Hamptons Film Fest Adds 'Goodbye Christopher Robin,' 'Three Billboards'
The Columbus Day weekend event will also feature screenings of 'The Shape of Water' and 'Call Me by Your Name.'
The Hamptons International Film Festival has added another batch of films to its lineup for the Columbus Day weekend event.
The Long Island fest, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will host the North American premiere of Simon Curtis' Goodbye Christopher Robin, starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie and with music composed by HIFF honorary board member Carter Burwell, as its Friday Centerpiece film. The festival's Saturday Centerpiece will be the East Coast premiere of Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand as a woman trying to solve her daughter's murder case.
The festival also added screenings of Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, which won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival; Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name, starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet; and Faith Akin's In the Fade, starring Diane Kruger.
Curtis, Burwell, Kruger and Hammer are all set to attend the event.
The festival also announced the winner of its Conflict and Resolution program, Greg Campbell's Hondros, which focuses on the war photographer of the same name who was killed in action at the age of 41. The festival's Compassion, Justice and Animal Rights section gave its "Giving Voice to the Voiceless" award to Allison Argo's The Last Pig, about a man in his last summer as a pig farmer.
HIFF has also set its documentary competition lineup: Gustavo Salmeron’s Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle; Jennifer Peedom’s Mountain; Jason Kohn’s Love Means Zero; Jed Rothstein’s The China Hustle; and the previously announced 11/8/16.
HIFF's narrative competition lineup includes the following films: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson’s Under the Tree; Carla Simon’s Summer 1993; Ali Asgari’s Disappearance; Cory Finley’s Thoroughbreds; and the previously announced Oh, Lucy!
“The addition of Goodbye Christopher Robin and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Centerpieces are sure to please audiences for their emotional depth, brilliant performances and captivating storylines,” HIFF artistic director David Nugent said in a statement. “We hope audiences enjoy these first-look opportunities, as well as the additional variety of creative voices and diverse stories playing at this year’s festival.”
The 25th anniversary Hamptons International Film Festival is set to run Oct. 5-9.