Love, Marilyn, Argo & Not Fade Away Set For Hamptons Film Festival
Liz Garbus' documentary Love, Marilyn will have its U.S. premiere at the 20th edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival in the tony Long Island, NY town of East Hampton, while David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook will open HIFF in neighboring Southampton the following day. Both films debuted recently at the Toronto International Film Festival, with Playbook picking up the Audience Prize over the weekend. Fellow TIFF title Argo by Ben Affleck will screen as the five-day festival's Centerpiece, while Paramount Vantage's Not Fade Away will close out the event.
Garbus' Love, Marilyn will bow at HIFF October 4th, featuring an intimate and revealing portrait of the legendary Hollywood actress. HBO will air the film next year.
The Weinstein Company's Silver Linings Playbook centers on Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) who after a court-ordered stay at a psychiatric facility, moves back in with his parents (Robert De Niro and Jackie Weaver) and tries to win back his estranged wife, Nikki. And into the mix comes Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) who is also volatile, but offers to help win Nikki back, but there's a price.
Ben Affleck's Argo directs and plays Tony Mendez, a CIA agent who comes up with a daring plan to rescue six Americans hiding in the Canadian embassy in Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis. Warner Bros. will release the film October 12th.
The Sopranos creator David Chase makes his feature film directorial debut with Paramount Vantage's Not Fade Away, closing HIFF on October 7th. Starring Sopranos star James Gandolfini, the film is set in the '60s when the Rolling Stones appear on television and three best friends from the New Jersey suburbs decide to form a rock band.
"These films, with their range and risk-taking creative choices, represent the pinnacle of what the festival has endeavored to achieve for the last 20 years," said HIFF Director of Programming David Nugent in a statement. "The Oscar and Emmy recognition that each of these four filmmakers have already received is a testament to their vital creative force. I can't wait to share their distinct visions with our audiences in the Hamptons."