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Hamptons film fest begins with Paul Giamatti film

Natalie Portman stars in the psychological thriller set

Natalie Portman stars in the psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, BLACK SWAN about a dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company, played by Mila Kunis. The movie is released by Fox Searchlight Pictures and directed by Darren Aronofsky. It plays at the 2010 Hamptons Film Festival in October. Credit: Niko Tavernise Photo/

The 18th installment of the Hamptons International Film Festival features a mix of upcoming studio releases like "The King's Speech," starring Colin Firth, and "127 Hours" with James Franco - who is scheduled to attend Saturday - as well as foreign-language films, documentaries and independent fare.

The festival also boasts one of its longest and most diverse guest lists in years, with bona fide movie stars like Isabella Rossellini, the young newcomers Freida Pinto and Emma Roberts, and such filmmakers as the Coen Brothers, Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity") and Lee Unkrich, the director of "Toy Story 3." Last-minute guest announcements included the actor Bill Pullman and the movie-mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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