Savannah Film Festival to open with Portman as ‘Jackie’

This image released by the Toronto Film Festival shows Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy from the film, "Jackie." (AP)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Savannah Film Festival will open in October with a screening of the biographical film “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the lineup Friday for its 19th film festival, which is to run from Oct. 22 through Oct. 29.

Directed by Pablo Larrain, “Jackie” follows the widow of President John F. Kennedy in the days following the assassination.

Other films scheduled for the 2016 festival include the original musical “La La Land” starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and John Legend. There will also be a showing of “Arrival,” in which Amy Adams leads a team investigating the appearance of mysterious spacecraft across the globe.