The festival's other special conversation will take place between celebrated director Sidney Lumet and journalist Adam Green. The festival will include a screening of Lumet's latest film, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke.
More than 100 films will be shown at the festival. Highlights include Bob Balaban's Bernard and Doris, starring Oscar winner Susan Sarandon as heiress Doris Duke and Tony winner Ralph Fiennes as her gay butler; the documentary Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway; The Savages, an offbeat family drama starring Hoffman and Laura Linney; and Starting Out in the Evening, starring Tony winner Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Lili Taylor, and Adrian Lester.
For tickets and information, call 631-747-7978 or visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.