Festival unveils full lineup, including Richard Curtis’ latest and John Wells’ August: Osage County.
Richard Curtis’ About Time has been announced as the Southampton opener of the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF).
The festival has also unveiled its full lineup, with includes John Wells’ August: Osage County as their Saturday Centrepiece and the likes of Breathe In, Her, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Labor Day in their Spotlight selection.
As previously announced, Kill Your Darlings and 12 Years A Slave bookend the festival, with Nebraska screening as the Sunday Centrepiece.
This year’s festival will also host the world premiere of American Masters - Marvin Hamlisch: One Singular Sensation, as well as the US premiere of Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie.
David Nugent, HIFF artistic director, commented: “The films in our 21st edition represent our mission of bringing the best cinema from around the world to the impassioned and curious audiences in the Hamptons.
“With a mixture of new films from master filmmakers, plus work from the next wave of filmmaking talent, we are very excited to share this program with our community.”
New York Film Critics Circle members Joshua Rothkopf, Joe Neumaier, Bilge Ebiri and jury member Karen Durbin will serve as mentors, panelists and jurors at various events throughout the festival, which will screen films from over 35 countries.
For the full lineup, visit the festival’s website.