Attention cinephiles, and Bill Murray lovers! The Hamptons International Film Festival opens tonight with “St. Vincent,” screening at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall and 8 p.m. at East Hampton United Artists. The movie stars Mr. Murray himself, who has been all over the place of late, as a misanthropic neighbor to Melissa McCarthy, a single mother who must leave her 12-year-old son in his care. The East End’s own Naomi Watts also stars as well.
Other major films to be screened during the festival, running tonight through October 13, include “Wild” with Reese Witherspoon; “Foxcatcher” with Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell; “The Homesman” with Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank; and “Still Alice” with Julianne Moore. The “Conversation With” series continues this year with Joel Schumacher, Patricia Clarkson, Laura Dern, Ms. Swank and Mr. Ruffalo. Breakthrough Performers for the 22nd annual film festival include: Kaitlyn Dever (“Laggies”), Lola Kirke (“Gone Girl”), Jack O’Connell (“Skins”), Miles Teller (“Whiplash”), Eve Hewson (“This Must Be the Place”), Zoe Kravitz (“X-Men First Class”), Tye Sheridan (“The Tree of Life”), Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Caleb Landry Jones (“Low Down”), and Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”).
For a full schedule of events, visit www. hamptonsfilmfest.org. And of course, keep checking back here for photos.
As evidenced by the photo I chose to ran, in support of a Sag Harbor-based filmmaker) HIFF isn’t the only place to see new films. The world premier screening of John Barrett’s documentary “Reel Montauk” will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Montauk Movie Theater.