The Hamptons International Film Festival, held over Columbus Day weekend, is set to attract stars like Jennifer Garner, Deon Cole, Michael Finley, Spencer Haywood, Oscar Robertson, and PJ Tucker.
HIFF will open with the world premiere of Alison Chernick's documentary Itzhak, which portrays the extraordinary life of Israeli violin virtuoso and conductor -- and East End resident -- Itzhak Perlman. Perlman will be attending the premiere.
"We are thrilled to announce Allison Chernick's Itzhak as our opening night feature, and to have the talented Itzhak Perlman himself join us for our anniversary year. This diverse array of films … many with local ties, are sure to be some of the most talked about films at this year's festival," said HIFF artistic director David Nugent.
Another film of local interest that will premiere is Ben and Orson Cummings's Killer Bees, a story that follows the Bridgehampton High School basketball team and their community as they try to defend their state championship title. The doc is produced by Shaquille O'Neal and executive produced by Larry Gagosian.
Josh Klausner's Wanderland, which was filmed on the East End, tells the story of a character escaping his isolated life only to find himself lost on a surreal, all-night musical odyssey of misadventures. The film stars Tate Ellington, Dree Hemingway, Ronald Guttman, Harris Yulin, and Tara Summers.
Additional world premieres include 11/8/16, curated and produced by Jeff Deutchman, which is directed by over 40 filmmakers and captures footage from across the country documenting Election Day; and Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah's The First To Do It, recounting the life of Earl Lloyd, the first African American to play in the NBA. The film features interviews with NBA players Carmelo Anthony and Kawhi Leonard, and is executive produced by Anthony, Leonard, Tony Parker, Michael Finley, and PJ Tucker.
Tiffany Bartok's Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story, also premiering, profiles the professional and personal life of iconic makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin. The film features interviews with models like Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss.
Brendan and Emmett Malloy's The Tribes of Palos is a coming-of-age drama centering around the lives of a family that move to affluent LA suburb Palos Verdes. The movie stars Jennifer Garner, Justin Kirk, Elisabeth Rohm, Goran Višnjić, and Joely Fisher.
Onur Tukel's The Misogynists follows the tales of characters coming and going from a hotel room on the night of the 2016 general election and stars Dylan Baker.
The festival will also screen Andy Serkis's Breathe, Rob Reiner's LBJ, Vincent Gagliostro's After Louie, Alexandre Moors's The Yellow Birds, Ai Weiwei's Human Flow, and Ruben Östlund's The Square and Oh Lucy!
For more information and tickets visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.