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30th Anniversary Edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival to Host Special Screening of Apple TV+’s “Gutsy”

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The Hamptons International Film Festival announced they will host a Special Screening of Apple TV+’s new documentary series “Gutsy” followed by an “A Conversation With…” discussion with Host and Executive Producer Chelsea Clinton as part of the 30th anniversary edition of the Festival. HIFF also announced additional Spotlight selections at this year’s event, including the East Coast Premiere of Tobias Lindholm’s THE GOOD NURSE, and presentations of Rian Johnson’s GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY and Rodrigo Garcia’s RAYMOND & RAY. Alice Diop’s SAINT OMER will also screen as part of the World Cinema Narrative section.

On Monday, October 10, HIFF will host a special screening of Apple TV+’s new documentary series “Gutsy” followed by an “A Conversation With…” discussion with “Gutsy” Host and Executive Producer Chelsea Clinton, sponsored by The Macallan. The eight-part docuseries, based on the Clintons’ New York Times best-selling book “The Book of Gutsy Women,” features Hillary and Chelsea as they embark on a thought-provoking journey to speak with pioneering women artists, activists, community leaders and everyday heroes who show us what it truly means to be gutsy. Joining the Clintons in the series are some of their personal heroes: extraordinary, courageous and resilient women who have made an impact in their community and on the world, including Glennon Doyle, Dr. Jane Goodall, Mariska Hargitay, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Kim Kardashian, Megan Thee Stallion, Amber Ruffin, Amy Schumer, Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, Symone (aka Reggie Gavin), Abby Wambach, Natalie Wynn (aka ContraPoints) and many more. “Gutsy” shows Hillary and Chelsea as you’ve never seen them before, revealing their special mother-daughter bond and the unique, multigenerational way they approach the important and timely issues highlighted in each episode.

HIFF also announced additional Spotlight selections for the 2022 edition, sponsored by Audi, including the East Coast Premiere of Tobias Lindholm’s THE GOOD NURSE, distributed by Netflix and following a nurse who is suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths and risks her own life to uncover the truth, starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne and based on true events; Rian Johnson’s GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY, distributed by Netflix and sees Benoit Blanc and his signature Southern drawl return to peel back the layers of another madcap murder mystery in this highly anticipated follow-up to KNIVES OUT, starring Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista; and Rodrigo Garcia’s RAYMOND & RAY, an Apple Original Film about half-brothers Raymond and Ray who have lived in the shadow of a terrible father, until their father’s funeral where they have a chance to reinvent themselves, starring Ewan McGregor, Ethan Hawke, Maribel Verdú, Sophie Okonedo, Todd Louiso, Tom Bower, Oscar Nuñez, and Vondie Curtis Hall. Previously announced Spotlight selections include THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN, CALL JANE, DEVOTION, EMPIRE OF LIGHT, MY POLICEMAN, ROSALINE, THE SAME STORM, SHE SAID, TILL, THE WHALE, and WHO INVITED CHARLIE?

In the World Cinema Narrative section, sponsored by Warren Tricomi, HIFF also announced the addition of Alice Diop’s SAINT OMER, a SUPER release, which takes place in the northern French town of Saint-Omer where a young academic and novelist attends the trial of a woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter. Here is the full lineup for this year’s Festival

“To have the opportunity to add some of this year’s most talked about films and series to an already dynamic program of titles is a real privilege, especially considering this year’s milestone anniversary,” said HamptonsFilm Artistic Director David Nugent. “We feel so lucky to host some of the first screenings of projects that are sure to both entertain and inform our audiences out East.”

As previously announced, HIFF will host an “A Conversation With…” discussion and luncheon with Mariska Hargitay on October 15th. The event will be held at The Pridwin Hotel & Cottages on Shelter Island, sponsored by The Macallan. Hargitay will be honored with the 2022 Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award at this year’s festival.

The 30th anniversary edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October 7-16. Passes and packages are on sale now. Individual tickets, including tickets to Hargitay’s luncheon, will be on sale beginning September 26. Here is additional information on passes and packages for the 10 day festival!

HIFF thanks the supporters for this year’s festival, including returning Premiere Sponsor Audi; Signature Sponsors Netflix, Silvercup Studios, Variety, and Gibson Dunn; and Supporting Sponsor Regal Cinemas; as well as new Lead Sponsor The Macallan; Supporting Sponsors Crystal Head Vodka and Dragon Hemp; official Media Sponsors WNBC, The East Hampton Star, The Purist, WNET, Long Island Broadcast Radio EHM, 101.7 The Beach, and 102.5 BAZ; and long term support from New York State Council on the Arts, and Suffolk County Film Commission.

HamptonsFilm, home of the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), based in “The Hamptons” on the Eastern End of Long Island, was founded in 1992 to celebrate the art of film and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. A non-profit organization with year-round screenings of global narrative and documentary films, an annual Screenwriters Lab, a summer documentary showcase, and extensive educational initiatives, HamptonsFilm offers programs that enlighten, educate, and provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers, while also providing the East End of Long Island with an educational and cultural experience that enriches the lives of its citizens and contributes to the local economy. HIFF, celebrating its 29th year, is an annual premiere film event in New York State, and an intimate showcase of some of the year’s best offerings in contemporary cinema from around the world. Awarding prizes to filmmakers in cash and goods and services of over $130,000 each year, with over $4.5 million awarded in competition funds and services over the past 30 years, our program continues to play an important role during awards season. 2020 marked the 11th time in a row that a film in the Festival has become the eventual Best Picture winner at the Oscars, making HIFF the only Festival in the world with such a distinction. For more information please visit

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