Three more early Oscar front-runners have been added to the lineup of this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival.
Among the new titles announced Tuesday are “La La Land,” a musical that re-teams Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone under the direction of Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash”); “Lion,” starring Dev Patel as a young Indian man who leaves his adoptive parents (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) to find his biological family; and “Moonlight,” about a boy whose only father figure is a Miami drug dealer (Mahershala Ali).
Other noteworthy additions to the festival include “Una,” an adaptation of the hit Broadway play “Blackbird,” and “Christine,” starring Rebecca Hall as Christine Chubbuck, the television anchor who killed herself on air in 1974.
The festival had previously announced that another film being touted as an Oscar contender by critics, the Casey Affleck drama “Manchester by the Sea,” will be the Saturday centerpiece film. Affleck plays a Boston janitor who reluctantly returns to the small Massachusetts fishing town where he was raised.
The 24th Hamptons International Film Festival runs Oct. 6-10 at venues across the East End.