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Hamptons International Film Festival: Richard Gere, Alan Cumming on Saturday's schedule

Alan Cumming attends the Baume & Mercier reception

Alan Cumming attends the Baume & Mercier reception during the Hamptons International Film Festival at the Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack. (Oct. 5, 2012) (Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com)

Saturday is usually the Hamptons International Film Festival's busiest day, and even more so this year.

Squeezed into the day are two installments of the festival's annual "A Conversation With..." series, featuring Richard Gere and Alan Cumming, along with a gathering of 10 up-and-coming actors (including Nate Parker, Domnhall Gleeson and Bella Heathcote) at noon at the Presbyterian Church Hall in East Hampton. And that's not even counting the special screenings, the centerpiece film and other movies. Here are a few highlights, below.

Noon at Guild Hall: "Days Of Heaven," Terence Malick's romantic masterpiece and Gere's breakthrough role.

2 p.m. at UA East Hamptons: "Smashed," a comedy-drama about addiction, stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, an actress and festival guest who is being made very visible this weekend.

2 p.m. at Bay Street Theater: "A Conversation With..." Alan Cumming, star of stage ("Cabaret"), screen ("Emma") and television ("The Good Wife").

3 p.m. at Guild Hall: Nathan Lane and director Mike Nichols will help present a tribute to Oscar-winning costume designer Ann Roth ("The English Patient").

7 p.m. at Guild Hall: "A Conversation With..." Richard Gere, whose career stretches from "American Gigolo" to the recent drama "Arbitrage."

9 p.m. at Guild Hall: "Argo," Ben Affleck's political thriller about a strange-but-true rescue mission during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, is the festival's centerpiece film.

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