Ian Duke With Cristine Cuomo

Debra Srb With Karina Srb
The Purist hosted a reception for the screening of “Whitney: Can I Be Me” at Union Cantina, a modern Mexican restaurant in Southampton, NY. The reception was followed by a Q&A with host and HIFF artistic director David Nugent, executive producer Ben Silverman, and director Rudi Dolezal at the Southampton UA Theater in Southampton. The screening was part of HIFF SummerDocs Series 2017. The acclaimed artist Eric Fischl was also on hand to sign copies of his newly unveiled poster design for the 25th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival.

Ben Silverman And Rudi Dolezal

Guests mingled at restauranteurs Ian Duke and David Hilty’s hit restaurant Union Cantina while tasting delectable hors d'oeuvres from the innovative Mexican kitchen. Union Cantina boasts award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf from legendary television show Iron Chef of America, who brings his dedication to the classic “farm to table” cooking style to the new Union Cantina.

Cristina Cuomo With Scott Kampf

Notable attendees included: Cristina Cuomo, Ian Duke, Anne Chaisson, Kim Brizzolara, Randy Mastro, April Gornik, Judy Licht, Charles Bronstein, Jordan Waxman, Ben Silverman, Rudi Dolezal, David Nugent, Eric Fischl, Keith Green, Ann Ciardullo, and Scott Kampf.