Although it's not even Labor Day yet, the Hamptons International Film Festival is already preparing for its big event over Columbus Day weekend. On Friday, the festival announced its opening night film, "Just Mercy," and a group of other high profile films it plans to screen this year.
"Just Mercy," directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, stars Michael B. Jordan as a young lawyer working for justice for his clients in a system skewed against them. Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Karan Kendrick, and Brie Larson also star.
Other films to look out for are "Ford v. Ferrari," the Saturday Centerpiece film directed by James Mangold, and the world premieres of Treva Wurmfeld's "Conscience Point," Ben Steele's "In Memorium," Mark Landsman's "Scandalous," and Anthony Baxter's "Flint."
The festival also announced that Alfre Woodard will participate in the festival's A Conversation With . . . series in support of her film "Clemancy," directed by Chinonye Chukwu. In the movie, she plays a prison warden dealing with the stress of death row executions.
Passes and packages for the 2019 festival will go on sale next Thursday, and individual tickets will go on sale on October 1.