Tag: Hamptons International Film Festival
Long Islanders may not give tourism here much thought—unless they want someone to blame for summer traffic on the South Fork—but it plays a vital part in our regional economy. People in the hospitality industry fervently want it to have a bigger role here year-round. Creating a great destination miles from the Manhattan skyline in a place not universally known for having great hotels, luxury resorts or secluded getaways is a daunting proposition, but dozens have unarguably succeeded on the Island despite the challenges. Their stories reveal a lot about the possibilities and the pitfalls of hosting travelers here.
Jordan Rothstein’s unleashes his jazz-folk-rock masterpieces at Treme Blues & Jazz Club, the Hamptons International Film Festival invades the East End, Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen rock The Paramount, Johnny Rivers and Eric Burdon & The Animals rip up NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Graham Nash wows Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Riot In Riverhead bodyslams Suffolk Theater, Mike Stud floors The Emporium, Kataklysm destroys Revolution Bar & Grill, Guy Fieri dishes up 'Family Food' at Book Revue & so much more!
With Long Island serving as the set of TV shows and movies so much that the region was dubbed “Hollywood East,” it’s fitting that LI has a slew of annual film festivals. From the Hamptons to the Gold Coast, cinemaphiles can go film fest hopping across the Island throughout the summer and into the fall. Some have already concluded so far this year, such as the LI LGBT film fest that wrapped up last month. And the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington regularly hosts mini-film fests of its own. Here are six upcoming annual film festivals on Long Island
"The film was born out of my relationship with Karina Smirnoff of Dancing with the Stars."