One of the stars to come out to the Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton this weekend was none other than Huntington native Ralph Macchio.
Macchio, an actor best known for the "Karate Kid" series, told photographer Lisa Tamburini, a friend to East Hampton Patch, that this was his first Long Island film festival despite having grown up on the island.
He directed "Across Grace Alley," a short film shown at the festival.
"I was born and raised on Long Island and it's my first time here at the festival festival," Macchio said. "We wanted to have our East Coast premiere here, so I'm pretty excited about that."
The 24-minute film is about a young boy struggling with his parents' divorce who finds solace in his infatuation for a woman he discovers through a neighboring window.