Monthly Archives: November 2017

We love the journey, more so because you have come along with us, many for the whole decade. Thank you for being part of our successful and growing film festival. We know that there is no festival without an audience, without eyes, ears and spirits attuned to life’s fascinating stories as told by talented documentary filmmakers. My personal thanks to the incredible HT2FF team for their energy and help; to Karen Arikian for her experience and talent for creative content; to our Advisory Board and Board members whose synergy combine to assure you a great festival experience. Let the celebrations begin.

Take 2: Hamptons International Documentary Film Festival

Today, the term “genius” is bandied about to describe pop stars, stand-up comedians, and even footballers. But Leonardo da Vinci earned the description, explains Walter Isaacson in his lavishly illustrated new biography of the great Italian artist. From iconic paintings—“Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”—to designs for flying machines and ground-breaking studies on optics and perspective, Leonardo fused science and art to create works that have become part of humanity’s story.

Leonardo Da Vinci: Genius For All Ages