The 21st annual Hamptons International Film Festival got off to a strong start Thursday with the opening night film Kill Your Darlings and the reception at East Hampton Point. Day two has many more exciting movies and events in store.
Here are five picks for how to spend day two of the festival.
1. About Time in Southampton
The opening night film for the Southampton Cinema is About Time, a romantic comedy about a young man who discovered he can travel through time. Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy and Rachel McAdams star in this film directed by Richard Curtis, who also made Knotting Hill and Love, Actually. The screening is part of HIFF’s Focus on UK Film series. Tickets are $30. Catch it today at 6:30 p.m. or Saturday at 9:15 p.m.at East Hampton Cinema.
2. Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way World Premiere
This feature length documentary by Donna Zaccaro is about the life of former Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, who was the first major party nominee for vice president of the United States. See it at 4:30 p.m. today at the East Hampton movie theater or catch it at Sag Harbor Cinema Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
3. Absolute Wilson
The Watermill Center will present a special screening of the 2006 documentary Absolute Wilson at the East Hampton movie theater at 4:15 p.m. Directed by German filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Absolute Wilson explores the life and career of avante garde artist Robert Wilson, the founder of the Watermill Center in Water Mill.
4. Louder Than Words
Starring David Duchovny and Hope Davis, Anthony Fabian’s Louder Than Words tells the real life story of a couple who—after the sudden death of their young daughter, and deeply shaken by the less than ideal conditions of her hospital—decide to build a premier children’s hospital. See it today at 6 p.m. at the East Hampton movie theater or catch it Saturday at 3:15 p.m. in Southampton Village. Duchovny will be at the festival giving interviews, and perhaps he will be on hand to chat about the film with audiences after screenings.
5. Breathe In
Guy Pearce stars as a married music teacher who privately reminisces about his days as a starving artist in the city. Amy Ryan plays the wife, who decides, along with their daughter, that their family should host a foreign exchange student. The presence in his home of the British high school senior soon rekindles an impetuous aspect of the man’s personality. Drake Doremus directs. See the film today at 9 p.m. in East Hampton or Saturday at 1:45 p.m. at the East Hampton theater.
Be sure to always arrive at least 15 minutes early to a screening. Event admission require passes or tickets. Visit hamptonsfilmfest.org to check availability and purchase tickets, or visit a box office.