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"Spotlight" and "Carol" to anchor Hamptons film fest

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams star

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams star in a drama about The Boston Globe's investigation into the Catholic Church's child-sex scandal. Out Nov. 6. Photo Credit: Open Road Films / Kerry Hayes

The awards-season contenders "Spotlight" and "Carol" will be the centerpiece films at the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival.

"Spotlight," the festival's Saturday centerpiece film, tells the story of the Boston Globe investigation that broke open the worldwide child-sex scandal within the Catholic Church. The cast includes Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams.

"Carol," directed by Todd Haynes ("Happiness") and based on a novella by Patricia Highsmith ("The Talented Mr. Ripley"), stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as women who fall in love during the 1950s in New York City. It will be the festival's Sunday centerpiece film.

The two movies "have garnered high praises and are highly anticipated for the awards circuit this year," the festival's executive director, Anne Chaisson, said in a statement. "Both films truly demonstrate the high caliber of films that we continue to pursue and program at our festival."

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