Hamptons Film Fest unveils 2012 competition slate

Five documentaries, including Jessie Vile's Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (pictured), will screen in competition at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival.
September 19, 2012

Five documentaries have joined the  line-up for the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival.

After announcing that Liz Garbus’ TIFF hit Love, Marilyn will open the five-day festival, organizers have unveiled the full competition slate, including documentaries that will compete for this year’s Golden Starfish Award.

Making its world premiere at the festival is Rising From Ashes, director T.C. Johnstone’s Forest Whitaker-narrated doc about five cyclists that form the first Team Rwanda while racing for spots in the 2012 Olympics.

The other docs set to screen in competition this year are Bay of All Saints, Annie Eastman’s portrait of three women who live on shacks built on stilts in the biggest bay in Bahia, Brazil; Colombianos, director Tora Mårtens’ story about two brothers grappling with one’s attempt to kick a substance abuse problem; El Huaso, Carlo Guillermo Proto’s personal doc about his troubled father, who plans to live out his dream of becoming a rodeo cowboy in Chile before committing suicide; and Jessie Vile’s Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (pictured above), about a guitar prodigy whose musical career is upended by ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The Hamptons International Film Festival takes place in East Hampton, New York, from October 4-8.

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