The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is proud to announce that The Artist, a Weinstein Company release, will screen at Guild Hall in East Hampton on October 16th as the Closing Night Film of the Festival. However, as in previous years, the Festival will continue with screenings through the following day as well (Monday, October 17th).
The Artist is set in Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky’s the limit – major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies. The Artist stars Jean Dujardin, winner of this year?s Cannes Film Festival 2011 Best Actor award on behalf of the film, along with Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle and Penelope Ann Miller. Film is penned, produced and directed by Michel Hazanavicius. The Weinstein Company plans a November 23, 2011 release.
H IFF is also proud to announce Paramount Vantage’s Like Crazy as this year’s Centerpiece Film to screen in East Hampton on October 15th. A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. Director Drake Doremus? film Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazy depicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love.
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