SPOTLIGHT will be the Saturday Centerpiece Film and CAROL will be the Sunday Centerpiece Film for the 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), which runs October 8 to 12, 2015.
Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, Academy Award nominee Tom McCarthy’s SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. The Saturday Centerpiece screening will be sponsored by Blundstone Boots. Open Road Films will release the title in select theaters on November 6, 2015. SPOTLIGHT will be in theaters nationwide by Thanksgiving.
In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, Academy Award nominee Todd Haynes’ CAROL, stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. The story follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. The Weinstein Company film will open in theaters on November 20th, 2015.