Log In   ·   Become A Member

Jean-Marc Vallée’s "Wild" Named Southampton Opening Night Film At Hamptons International Film Festival

Nicole Barylski

Reese Witherspoon stars as Cheryl Strayed in "Wild." (Photo: Fox Searchlight)

"Bennett Miller and Jean-Marc Vallée are two of the most exciting filmmakers working today, each of whose last films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture," said Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) Artistic Director David Nugent. "Their latest films continue their evolution as artists and we are so proud to share their work with our audiences."

Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild" is making its East Coast Premiere during the HIFF Southampton opening night on Friday, October 10, 2014. The adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's best-selling 2012 memoir stars Reese Witherspoon, who takes viewers on a captivating journey of heartache and discovery. Overcome by the death of her mother (Laura Dern), Strayed's life starts to spirals out of control as her marriage ends and she turns to heroin. Four years later, Strayed is ready to get her life back on track and leave her baggage behind as she takes a life-changing trip, a solo 1,000-mile plus hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. "Wild" will be released by Fox Searchlight on December 5, 2014.

Academy Award-nominated actress Laura Dern will be in attendance for the Kaufman Astoria Studios sponsored premiere and she is also taking part in HIFF's signature program "A Conversation With..." on Saturday, October 11th at Bay Street Theater. Jean-Marc Vallée will also be at the premiere of "Wild," which is his follow-up to "Dallas Buyers Club."

Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" is the Saturday Centerpiece Film screening at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday, October 11th.

The 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will be held over Columbus Day Weekend, from Thursday October 9, through Monday, October 13.

For more information, visit hamptonsfilmfest.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Please type the word 'water'
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

The Hamptons-NY
The Hamptons Apparel and Accessories Collections pay respect to the rich history found at every beach, dock, main street and village that makes up The Hamptons. We designed this for YOU and everyone you know that loves The Hamptons.