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Hamptons International Film Festival heats up

Actress Helen Hunt attends the premiere of "Every

Actress Helen Hunt attends the premiere of "Every Day" during the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. (April 24, 2010) (Credit: Getty Images)

Things start warming up Friday (including the weather) at the Hamptons International Festival. But there's one bit of bad news: “Greetings From Tim Buckley,” a biopic about the 1960s troubadour and his son, Jeff (Penn Badgley), has been pulled from the fest. Still, here are some recommendations for the day. All times are afternoon.

1 p.m. at UA East Hampton: John Nash, the Nobel-winning economist, may not be your usual film-fest celebrity. But he'll be here for an extended Q&A after a screening of “A Beautiful Mind,” which was based on his life.

3:30 p.m. at UA East Hampton: Tobey Maguire plays against type as a morally dubious doctor in “The Details,” a black comedy from Jacob Estes. With Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney and Ray Liotta.

3:30 p.m. at Southampton Regal: “Out of the Clear Blue Sky” is a documentary that examines the outsize impact of 9/11 on the financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald. The filmmaker lost a brother who worked there.

6:45 p.m. at UA East Hampton. In "59 Middle Lane,” the adopted children of Hamptons' murder victim Ted Ammon search for their biological roots. Directed by the son, Greg Ammon.

7 p.m. at UA East Hampton. A sneak preview of “The Sessions,” a potential awards contender starring John Hawkes as a paralyzed poet hoping to lose his virginity to a sex-surrogate (Helen Hunt). Based on a true story.

9 p.m. at Guild Hall. Actor Colin Farrell and writer-director Martin McDonagh re-team for ”Seven Psychopaths,” an oddball caper comedy. With Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson.
 

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