Once again, I would like to point everyone in the direction of Frontrunners, which opened at the Film Forum last night. Treat yourself right and go see it today or tomorrow or this weekend. A documentary about an election that is actually light and hopeful and engaging is just what the doctor ordered at the moment.
In non-NYC news, the Hamptons International Film Festival is underway, and last night's opening night film, Valentino: The Last Emperor, was a great way to kick it off. Read my Hammer to Nail review, in which I explain my extreme aversion to the fashion industry in general, yet confess my appreciation of Matt Tyrnauer's surprisingly touching film. It really is one of the more interesting screen romances in years.
I have already missed my first screening of the fest in order to get that Valentino review written, but will be seeing The Red Race and Haze this afternoon and tonight. One of the festival's really cool programmers named Holly personally recommended them both (she's pretty; I might ask her out on a date—shh, don't tell her, though). There's still time to hop on the Jitney or the LIRR and make your way to the Hamptons, for it appears that the fun has only just begun.