Alfre Woodard and Brian De Palma

A Conversation With . . .




Each year the Hamptons International Film Festival hosts a series of conversations that include legendary personalities in the world of film. In celebration of her role in Chinonye Chukwu’s “Clemency,” the festival will honor Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Alfre Woodard with a special “A Conversation With . . .” career-spanning discussion.

In “Clemency” — an official selection of the festival — Woodard plays prison warden Bernadine Williams, who is dealing with the emotional strain of carrying out death row executions. The talk will be held Saturday, October 12, at 6:15 PM at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

“We are honored to have Alfre Woodard at this year’s festival and look forward to a captivating and engaging conversation with her, as well as our Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Brian De Palma,” said Hamptons International Film Festival Executive Director Anne Chaisson.

De Palma will also participate in a conversation with festival co-chair Alec Baldwin Saturday at 2:30 PM at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The film director and screenwriter is best known for his work in suspense, psychological thrillers, and crime dramas like “Carrie,” “Scarface,” “Carlito’s Way,” and “Mission: Impossible” across his over 50-year career.

In recognition of De Palma’s award, the festival will present a screening of his 1981 film “Blow Out,” starring John Travolta.

Woodard and De Palma are in good company with past “A Conversation With . . .” events including names like Steven Spielberg, Robert Altman, Susan Sarandon, Laura Dern, Edward Norton, Emily Blunt, Hilary Swank, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Richard Gere, and Martin Scorsese, among many others.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.