Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Kindergarten Teacher’ to Open Hamptons Film Festival

Variety | 8/15/2018 | Dave McNary
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Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Kindergarten Teacher” will open the 26th Hamptons International Film Festival on Oct. 4.

Gyllenhaal portrays a kindergarten teacher uses questionable methods to cultivate the poetic talents of one of her students.

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Sara Colangelo directed the film, which also stars Parker Sevak, Rosa Salazar, and Gael García Bernal. Colangelo is a 2013 alumna of the festival’s annual screenwriters lab. She and Gyllenhaal will both attend the festival.

“The Kindergarten Teacher” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will also be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It is scheduled to be released Oct. 12 on Netflix.

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The festival will also feature works from two other alums of its screenwriters lab: 2015 participant Ísold Uggadóttir’s “And Breathe Normally,” about the blossoming relationship of two women in Iceland — one an airport worker, the other a detained refugee; and 2016 participant Cathy Yan’s “Dead Pigs,” about the interwoven lives of five individuals in Shanghai.

The festival also announced on Wednesday that it will screen the U.S. premiere of Eva Trobisch’s...
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