Dan Rather, Michael Moore, Emily Blunt Join Conversations at Hamptons Film Fest

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The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced three guests taking part in the popular A Conversation With series, Dan Rather, Michael Moore, and Emily Blunt, during the 23rd annual festival October 8-12.

All three conversations will take place at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Amagansett’s Alec Baldwin, the incoming Hamptons International Film Festival co-chair, will lead a conversation with Rather on Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. Rather, who has interviewed every U.S. president since Eisenhower,  was the anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years.

The film festival’s opening night film, Truth, stars Robert Redford as Rather and dramatizes the 2004 CBS investigation into George W. Bush‘s military record.

Sunday, October 11, at noon, filmmaker Moore will speak with Marshall Fine, the chair of the New York Film Critics Circle. Moore’s first film, Roger & Me, broke box office records and gave birth to the modern documentary movement, according to the festival. He broke the record twice more with Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11. His new film, Where to Invade Next, will screen at the festival.

Blunt, the winner of the Variety Creative Impact in Acting Award, will speak with Jenelle Riley, the deputy awards and features editor at Variety,  on Sunday, October 11, at 2 p.m. Blunt is know for a number or films, including The Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Woods, The Devil Wears Prada and Your Sister’s Sister.

Blunt’s upcoming films include Animal CrackersThe Girl on the Train and The Huntsman.



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