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by Nigel M Smith
September 18, 2012 6:39 PM
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Hamptons International Film Festival Announces Competition Slate and 'The Girl' Will Get Its World Premiere

Sienna Miller and Toby Jones in "The Girl"

The 20th annual Hamptons International Film Festival has announced its Spotlight Films, World Cinema Section and the films competing for this year's Golden Starfish Award.

No doubt the highest-profile addition to the lineup is the world premiere of Julian Jarrold's Alfred Hitchcock biopic "The Girl," starring Toby Jones as the famed autuer and Sienna Miller as actress Tippi Hedren. The film will screen in the Spotlight section, which also includes other buzzed-about titles like Tim Burton's black-and-white stop-motion family film "Frankenweenie," Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner "Amour," Ben Lewin's Sundance award-winner "The Sessions" and Martin McDonagh's recent Toronto winner, "Seven Psychopaths."

In addition to the films, the festival will feature talks with guests including Richard Gere, Alan Cumming and Steve Nicks.

And as previously announced, "Love, Marilyn" will kick off the event, while "Argo" will serve as the centerpiece film and David Chase's feature directorial debut,"Not Fade Away," will close the event.

The festival runs October 4-8.

The full slate for the festival is listed on page two, with synopses provided by the festival. Several additional titles will be added to the program prior to opening night and will be announced in the coming weeks.

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  • Lynda Hansen | September 19, 2012 12:01 AMReply

    Correction: For THE CHILDREN NEXT DOOR, directed by Doug Block — HIFF is holding the film's World Premiere, not its U.S. Premiere. Thanks! Lynda Hansen, Producer THE CHILDREN NEXT DOOR.