The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) has selected “Spotlight” and “Carol” as its Saturday and Sunday Centerpiece films, respectively.
Coming out of Telluride and TIFF with early Oscar buzz, “Spotlight” depicts the true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered a massive child molestation scandal within the Catholic Church. Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Stanley Tucci star.
“Carol,” which has already picked up its own accolades at the Cannes International Film Festival, centers around Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, who play two very different women who are drawn into an unexpected love affair.
“It is an honor to be screening these films for our Centerpieces this year,” said HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. “McCarthy and Haynes are two of America’s most talented filmmakers and they are working at the top of their game.”
“‘Spotlight’ and ‘Carol’ have garnered high praises and are highly anticipated for the awards circuit this year,” added HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson. “Both films truly demonstrate the high caliber of films that we continue to pursue and program at our festival.”
The Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 8-12. Watch a trailer for “Spotlight” above.