This summer marks the seventh year the Hamptons International Film Festival is presenting documentaries over the summer. Series presenter Alec Baldwin, who will return to lead conversations with filmmakers and special guests, says "The SummerDocs series has been a tremendous success for HIFF and our patrons. The program brings the best in documentary film to Guild Hall during the summertime, when film fans are craving some serious subjects."
This year's choices are Best Of Enemies, to be shown Saturday, July 11, at 7:30 PM. It's about the debates during the 1968 Democratic and Republican conventions between William F. Buckley, Jr, and Gore Vidal. (That's a must-see for political junkies like us!)
Listen To Me Marlon will be shown Saturday, August 1, at 8:00PM. It's a "creative odyssey into the mind and motivation of an enigma… previously unheard personal audio tapes reveal witty and unexpected turns of Marlon's thinking; dipping between light and dark, humour and self-psychoanalysis."
Finally, Peace Officer is on Friday, August 28 at 7:30 PM. The film tells the story of William "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team, only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later.
· Summer Docs [HIFF]