Hamptons International Film Festival And Alec Baldwin Present Page One

by GABRIELLE BLUESTONE · July 29, 2011

Fans of Alec Baldwin and the New York Times gathered at Guild Hall Friday night for a screening of Andrew Rossi's Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times. Part of the Hamptons International Film Festival (and Alec Baldwin doing good), the sold-out screening featured a panel discussion led by Baldwin.

One of the film's most unlikely stars -- caustic, hysterically funny Times media columnist David Carr -- immediately insulted one of the HIFF's sponsors, calling the Jitney "just a bus." Carr: you might have given Baldwin anxiety with that comment, but it's okay, we agree, that's why they invented the Ambassador line.

Screened before an older crowd of Hamptonites, Page One examines the newspaper crisis through the eyes of the Times and its reporters. The film has gained some momentum since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year, and Baldwin has found some success in championing critically acclaimed documentaries. Last year, Baldwin hosted The Cove, a documentary about dolphin hunting, at Guild Hall and the film went on to win an Oscar.