Magazine article Screen International

'I, Tonya' to Close Hamptons International Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'I, Tonya' to Close Hamptons International Film Festival

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East Coast jamboree runs from October 5-9.

Top brass at the Hamptons International Film Festival said on Monday that I, Tonya, fresh from Toronto where it was arguably the most sought-after title, will close the 25th anniversary edition of the festival.

Craig Gillespie’s drama about US skater Tonya Harding stars Margot Robbie and joins a roster of more than 65 features and 50 shorts when Hamptons runs from October 5-9.

The festival will also host an on-stage conversation centred on Jordan Peele’s breakout horror hit Get Out. Peele, producers Jason Blum and Sean McKittrick, and stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams will attend.

Additions to the Spotlight programme include a roster of awards hopefuls led by Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, Reginald Hudlin’s Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman, Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck, and Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected). …

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