Traveler’s Guide to the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival

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By Clara Morgan

The 22st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) takes place this year Thursday, October 9, 2014 through Monday, October 12, 2014 and will showcase some of the hottest movies this fall, many of which made their big screen debuts earlier this year at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals.

Academy Award-nominee Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild will have its East Coast premiere as the festival’s opening film on Friday, October 10, 2014. Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon stars in the superb adaption of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling 2012 memoir. It follows Strayed as she embarks on a life-changing journey: a solo, 1,000-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. Academy Award-nominated actress Laura Dern, who stars alongside Witherspoon in the film, will be in attendance for the premiere and will participate in HIFF’s signature program, “A Conversation With…” on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Following the World’s Elite Film Festivals

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Industry watchers set your calendars – While there are over 2,000 annual film festivals in the world, only a handful are truly renowned.
Attendees have the opportunity to critique each film and gain insight on the latest developments in the industry. These elite festivals also provide access to financing, professional advice, and access to some of the world’s most famed celebrities and celebrations as well.
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