Film Fest to Open with Beats and Parties

Jack Huston, left, as Jack Kerouac in "Kill Your Darlings" with Elizabeth Olsen, returns to the Hamptons International Film Festival as one of Variety magazine's "10 Actors to Watch."

   The Hamptons International Film Festival will open Thursday with a screening of "Kill Your Darlings," a film about the meeting of Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs when Ginsberg was at Columbia University, at Guild Hall.

   An invitation-only VIP reception will precede the showing and the festival's opening night party will follow at East Hampton Point. 

   Several films will be screened during the day as well at the East Hampton theater, including the Golden Starfish Award nominees "Chimeras" and "2 Autumns, 3 Winters." Barbara Kopple's film "Running from Crazy," about the complex psychology of the Hemmingway family will screen at 4:30 p.m. The documentary filmmaker who made the four-hour documentary "The Hamptons" in 2001 will also participate in a Rowdy Talks discussion Friday at 10 a.m.

   The complete schedule and ticketing information are available at the film festival Web site hamptonsfilmfest.org.

   A copy of the 2013 program guide can be downloaded as a PDF.