Hamptons Film Festival Adds Michael Moore's 'Where to Invade Next,' 'Room' and 'Bridge of Spies'

Robert D. Ward
'Where to Invade Next'

Moore, Dan Rather and Emily Blunt will also participate in talks as 'Anomalisa,' 'Macbeth' and 'Suffragette' also join the Long Island event's lineup.

The Hamptons International Film Festival has added a number of buzzed-about fall films to its lineup, including Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next documentary, Brie Larson starrer Room and Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks' Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, which will serve as the festival's closing night film. Also joining the lineup are Paramount's recently acquired Charlie Kaufman co-directed stop-motion animation film Anomalisa; Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard; and Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan.

HIFF also announced that Moore, Emily Blunt and Dan Rather will participate in Q&As. Rather is one of the subjects of opening night film Truth, about the former CBS News anchor's controversial report about George W. Bush's military record and will be interviewed by Alec Baldwin, who will become HIFF co-chairman after this year's festival and is a longtime board member.

Many of the buzzy movies added to the lineup will be in the festival's Spotlight Films section, which will feature the North American premiere of A Royal Night Out; U.S. premieres of I Saw the Light, The Lady in the Van and Louder Than Bombs, the East Coast premieres of Anomalisa, Macbeth and Born to be Blue. Other movies in the Spotlight section include When I Live My Life Over Again, Brooklyn, Experimenter, Meadowland and Where to Invade Next.

The East Coast premiere of Room will take place as part of the World Cinema lineup, which will also include the U.S. premiere of Cannes title Dheepan, East Coast premiere of The Wave and a screening of Son of Saul.

“Our Spotlight and World Cinema films, from all around the world and right here in the Hamptons, make up the heart of our festival’s line up, and we are so proud of this year’s selections,” said HIFF artistic director David Nugent.  “In addition, it is an honor for us to close our 23rd festival with Steven Spielberg’s new film, as he was a part of our very first edition.”

HIFF executive director Anne Chaisson added: “We have a strong slate this year which includes 72 features and 59 shorts representing a total of 41 countries. It is a privilege to bring once again a diverse and sophisticated line-up to our audiences as we see our festival continue to thrive on such rich programs.”

The 23rd annual Hamptons International Film Festival is set to run from Oct. 8 to 12.