Two stars have been confirmed for “A Conversation With…” events at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival.
Bonham Carter is attending the Festival on behalf of the BBC America biopic Burton and Taylor, directed by Richard Laxton, which will premiere in the Focus on UK Film section. A Conversation With… Helena Bonham Carter will take place on Saturday, October 12. Find tickets.
Burton and Taylor
Director: Richard Laxton
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Dominic West
The tempestuous 14-year union of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor is an epic Hollywood love story: eleven feature films, a seventy carat diamond, countless bottles of booze, and one unforgettable condemnation from the Vatican. Set in 1983, just eight years after their second divorce, Burton and Taylor follows the alluring couple as they professionally reunite to star in a West End revival of Noël Coward’s Private Lives. With dynamite performances from Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter, director Richard Laxton crafts a delightful tribute to the iconic pair in this BBC America docudrama.
The iconic actor Bruce Dern stars in Alexander Payne’s new film, Nebraska. HIFF is please to present A Conversation With… Bruce Dern on Sunday, October 13, moderated by Time Out New York senior film writer Joshua Rothkopf and featuring Nebraska co-star Will Forte. Find tickets.
Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Stacy Keach, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk
From Alexander Payne, the Academy Award®-winning director of Sideways and The Descendants, comes this hilarious, bittersweet film about Woody Grant, a taciturn curmudgeon convinced he’s won a million dollars from a generic sweepstakes letter. Determined to collect his prize, he wrangles his down-and-out son David into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Nebraska features some of the sharpest, most compassionate filmmaking of Payne’s career, topped with colorful turns by June Squibb and Stacey Keach, Will Forte in a winning lead role, and a soulful, career-capping performance by the legendary Bruce Dern as Woody.