Getting too much work done today? Put on your headphones and take a gander at some major films debuting at the Hamptons International Film Festival this weekend. What looks good to you?
Kill Your Darlings
Kill Your Darlings is based on true events and characters. A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William Burroughs (Ben Foster).
12 Years a Slave
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.
A lonely writer (Joaquin Phoenix) develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. Written and directed by Spike Jonze, and starring Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara and Amy Adams.
An aging, booze-addled father (Bruce Dern) makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son (Will Forte) in order to claim a million dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
August: Osage County
August: Osage County stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis and Dermot Mulroney as members of a dysfunctional family who return to their Oklahoma roots after a crisis.
· Hamptons International Film Festival [Official site]