'The Girl,' 'Frankenweenie' join 2012 lineup
World preems of films including HBO’s Hitchcock biopic “The Girl” and indies “Lumpy” and “Refuge” join festival faves such as “Amour” and “The Sessions” along with family title “Frankenweenie” on the slate of the 2012 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival.Competish titles in the mix — five narrative features, five docs and five shorts — include Martin Lund’s Norwegian comedy “The Almost Man,” Umut Dag’s Austrian drama “Kuma” and Forest Whitaker-narrated “Rising From the Ashes,” T.C. Johnstone’s doc about Rwanda’s 2012 Olympic cycling team, also getting its world preem at the fest. Julian Jarrold’s “The Girl,” which stars Toby Jones as Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren, is skedded as part of the fest’s spotlight series, as is Michael Haneke’s “Amour,” Ben Lewin’s “Sessions,” Yaron Zilberman’s Philip Seymour Hoffman starrer “A Late Quartet” and Martin McDonagh’s black comedy “Seven Psychopaths.” Along with Justin Long comedy “Lumpy” and Krysten Ritter starrer “Refuge,” other world premieres on tap for the fest include Dave Stewart and Stevie Nicks’ doc “In Your Dreams — Stevie Nicks” and Griffin Dunne topliner “The Discoverers.” A number of films will screen in the Hamptons after earlier runs in the Gotham environs, including Tribeca outings “War Witch,” “Whole Lotta Sole,” “Future Weather” and “Don’t Stop Believin': Everyman’s Journey.” “Amour” and “Not Fade Away” are among the films that will screen as part of the upcoming New York Film Festival, which runs Sept. 28-Oct. 14, overlapping with HIFF. Pics joins a lineup that already includes openers “Love, Marilyn” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” centerpiece “Argo” and closer “Not Fade Away,” while James Shamus and costume designer Ann Roth are already set to be honored at the fest. The 20th annual HIFF runs Oct. 4-8 in East Hampton as well as other venues scattered around Long Island.
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