Mark your calendars and snag your tickets, the 27th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival is here. From October 10th through October 14th, we want you seated at an East End movie theater with some buttery popcorn watching one of the riveting 69 feature films or one of the 51 shorts that will be shown throughout the festival. Here are 7 tickets we’re dying to get.
— Nell Blagg
Opening night will kick off with a screening of Just Mercy, a powerful true story, based on the best-selling book, that follows young lawyer and his history-making battle for justice. It will leave you wanting to end mass incarceration in America and any movie that stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson is a movie we want to see.
BORN TO BE
Trans was a serious buzz word in 2019. Merriam Webster even (and rightfuly so!) added “They” to the dictionary describing the pronoun as “a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.” Born To Be takes the conversation a step further by offering a compassionate look at how one surgeon’s pioneering work has changed the lives of those who are fighting for the right to define themselves.
FORD V FERRARI
A guys’ movie you girls will enjoy, too. Matt Damon and Christian Bale build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating force of Enzo Ferrari at the race track in France.
Starring Bruce Springsteen, who's arguably still got it. Those that have seen the film describe it as a concert from your seat so get ready to sing along to The Boss’s greatest hits.
Anna is a story about a middle-aged single mother living in a small industrial town in war-torn Eastern Ukraine. She is lured out of the house by a curious radio advertisement and by the looks of it, ends up at a meat production plant. Sounds bizarre but for some reason we are intrigued.
THE CAPOTE TAPES
Did you know Capote owned a home in Sagaponack? He did and you’ll be transported to the countless glamorous affairs at his humble abode in this time-capsule short that offers a revelatory glimpse into the author's life and work.
Clemency is a HIFF spotlight film due to its international praise and a whopping 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. At it’s core, the film is a thought-provoking look at the psychological effects of capital punishment. A gripping drama with an outstanding cast, Clemency is a must-see.
And an 8th for good measure:
BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR
Hot yoga isn’t for us but if it’s for you, see this feature documentary about the figurehead of the practice who used his power as both leader and teacher to commit sexual harassment, intimidation, and assault.
The list goes on, see the full line up here. We’ll see you at the theater.