The Hamptons International Film Festival is continuing its 25 Years: 25 Films series this Saturday, May 6, with 1995 selection Last Summer in the Hamptons at Southampton Arts Center.
Last Summer in the Hamptons tells the story of a large extended family’s final summer at their family estate. A comedy/drama with Chekhovian undertones, the movie focuses on Helena, the head of the eccentric family of theater people, as she gathers her friends and family to share the summer with her before she sells her East Hampton property. But by bringing everyone together, Helena inadvertently creates rivalries and tension, especially for Oona, a temperamental movie actress who seeks the creative approval of her creative peers.
Last Summer in the Hamptons was filmed entirely on location in East Hampton and directed by Henry Jaglom. Actor Nick Gregory will attend the screening at Southampton Arts Center.
The Hamptons International Film Festival started the 25 Years: 25 Films screenings to celebrate the festival’s 25th anniversary. HIFF films from 1993 to 2016 are being shown almost weekly, since February, in venues across the Hamptons, as well as some outside New York. The series concludes with the 25th Annual Hamptons Film Film Festival taking place over Columbus Day weekend, October 5–9.
The next film in the series is The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg on May 13 at the East Hampton Library.
Last Summer in the Hamptons starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane). Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here.
To learn more about the 25 Years: 25 Films Screening Series, visit the HIFF website here.