A Conversation With Annette Bening

HIFF25 is thrilled to announce that four-time Academy® Award-nominee (two-time Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner) and renowned actress Annette Bening will participate in A Conversation With… on Sunday, October 8, at 7:30pm at East Hampton Middle School, moderated by HIFF Board Member and actor Bob Balaban.

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Bening also stars in one of the festival’s Spotlight films, Paul McGuigan’s FILMS STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, opposite Jamie Bell, which will screen during the festival on Sunday, October 8, and Monday, October 9, at Guild Hall.

Annette Bening has been a force for over 25 years on screen. She is known for her roles in Rob Reiner’s THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, opposite Michael Douglas; Sam Mendes’ AMERICAN BEAUTY, starring Kevin Spacey; István Szabó’s BEING JULIA; Lisa Cholodenko’s THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, opposite Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo; Mike Mills’ 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (HIFF 2016), opposite Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning; and Warren Beatty’s RULES DON’T APPLY.

Bening will be seen in upcoming films including Michael Mayer’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play THE SEAGULL opposite Saoirse Ronan, Dan Fogelman’s drama LIFE, ITSELF with Olivia Wilde, Oscar Isaac, Samuel L. Jackson and Antonio Banderas, and Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut GEORGETOWN, opposite Waltz and Vanessa Redgrave.

“We are delighted to have one of the industry’s most formidable and talented actresses, Annette Bening, join us this year to converse about her body of work and new film FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL,” said HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson. “She is one of the most talented actresses of our generation and a perfect addition to our 25th anniversary.”

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