For the past two years, I’ve been a member of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s (HIFF) screening committee. I watch dozens of submitted films and write brief reviews for and rate each, helping the programmers to decide which films to accept into this prestigious festival. This year, HIFF turns 20 and I made sure to attend for the first time.
My friend Erin and I took the train from the western tip of Long Island to the eastern side, a three-hour ride. (There’s a reason it’s called “Long Island.”) This was my first trip to the Hamptons, home of New York’s well-to-do and known for some of the most pristine beaches on the East Coast.
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Coming June 22 is Timur Bekmambetov’s latest offering, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The horror film follows the sixteenth President as he sets out to eliminate the vampires who are planning to take over the United States. Benjamin Walker stars as the title character. His previous credits include Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Kinsey (2004). Rounding out the cast are Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturgess, Alan Tudyk as Stephen A. Douglas, as well as Rufus Sewell, Anthony Mackie, and Erin Wasson. Here are some images of what to expect:
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