Film Fest Flicks to See in Southampton

"Silver Lining Playbook" is opening film at Hamptons International Film Festival Southampton venue.

The Hamptons International Film Festival is bringing 13 films to Southampton Village this weekend, beginning Friday with director David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook.

The films are a mix of documentaries and narrative features, and American and international.

"Silver Linings Playbook," starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker and Julia Stiles, among others, is about a bipolar man (Cooper) trying to get re-acclimated to society and win back his estranged wife after a court-ordered stint at a psychiatric facility. While tickets to the Southampton opening night film are already scarce — you can wait in line at the theater for rush tickets — tickets to the rest of the weekend's films at the Southampton multiplex are still available as of Thursday night.

Visit the box office at United Artists Southampton or click the links in the film rundown below to order online.

Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Chronicle of Swedish filmmakers Fredrik Gertten and Margarete Jangård’s battle to release BANANAS!*, a documentary about Nicaraguan farmers suing Dole Food Company for their use of banned pesticides. Read More

Saturday, 1:45 p.m.
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There is nary a false note in this quietly moving, subtly funny drama, which features wonderfully realistic performances against a beautiful rural Canadian backdrop. Read More

Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
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The Details

Playing against type, Toby Maguire delights as the morally ambiguous Dr. Jeff Lang in this dark comedy with no shortage of laughs and gasps... Read More

Saturday, 6:15 p.m.
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Narrative, Golden Starfish Competitor

From debut director Umut Dag comes the powerful yet quiet family drama KUMA, which explores the relationship between Fatma, a dying woman clinging to old traditions, and her husband’s 19-year old second wife, Ayse. Read More

Sunday, 4:45 p.m.
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A Late Quartet
Narrative, Spotlight

As the world renown Fugue Quartet celebrates its 25th anniversary season, their patriarch Peter (Christopher Walken) discovers he may be forced into retirement by illness. Read More

Saturday, 8:45 p.m.
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Lay the Favorite
Narrative, Spotlight

Beth Waymer, played with humor and radiance by Rebecca Hall, is a dancer who heads to Las Vegas with dreams of becoming a cocktail waitress. Read More

Sunday, 9:15 p.m.
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Let My People Go!
Narrative, World Cinema

Reuben Steiner’s life spins from candy colored perfection to French farce when a man shoves nearly 200,000 euros into his hands and promptly keels over on the lawn... Read More

Friday, 9:15 p.m.
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One Day After Peace
Documentary, World Cinema

When Robi Damelin’s son was killed by a sniper while serving in the Israeli Army, her first reaction was to reach out to the Palestinian shooter, hoping to start a dialogue and come to terms with her grief... Read More

Saturday, 4 p.m.
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Out of the Clear Blue Sky
Documentary, World Cinema

Directed by a September 11th family member, OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY tells twin stories: the saga of the ravaged business and surviving employees, and an insider’s take on the unusual community of families that formed in the aftermath. Read More

Friday, 3:30 p.m.
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Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy
Narrative, World Cinema

With shades of TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY , PIAZA FONTANA is an impressively staged drama set in the politically volatile Italy of the 1960s and 70s. On December 12, 1969 a bomb is detonated at the National Agricultural Bank... Read More

Sunday, noon
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The Sessions
Narrative, Spotlight

One of the most surprising and winning films of the year, THE SESSIONS follows the true story of Mark O’Brien, childhood polio survivor paralyzed from the neck down and confined to an iron lung. Far from melancholy, Mark, a poet and journalist by trade, vows to fulfill a lifelong goal: to have sex with a woman. Read More

Sunday, 7 p.m.
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Silver Linings Playbook
Narrative, Spotlight

“Excelsior.” Remake yourself. David O. Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK follows the bipolar Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) on his unerring quest to re-write his own happy ending. Read More

Friday, 6:30 p.m.
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Narrative, Animation, World Cinema

Co-directed by Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie, who did the animation for THE TRIPLETS OF BELLVILLE and TARZAN, ZARAFA is a charming tale is sure to capture the hearts of kids of all ages. In French with English subtitles. Read More

Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
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For more HIFF films, see the Sag Harbor line up.


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