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The Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2021 Slate

On September 15, HamptonsFilm announced its full slate of programming for the 2021 edition of the Hamptons International Festival (HIFF), including the closing night presentation of Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” the East Coast premiere of Pablo Larraín’s “Spencer” as the Saturday Centerpiece Film, and additional films to the Spotlight section, as well as Signature Programs including Views From Long Island; Conflict and Resolution; Air, Land & Sea; and Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights

2021 Hamptons International Film Festival Lineup

On September 15, HamptonsFilm announced its full slate of programming for the 2021 edition of the Hamptons International Festival. The festival run October 7 to 13.

‘Life Goes On’: John Melillo Reflects on East End Roots, Vietnam War in Solo...

For John Melillo, Long Island is home — starting in the 1950s from the time he was a boy, spending every vacation, holiday and spare moment with his family on the East End. His childhood and young adult life were idyllic, with a healthy dose of excitement, up until 1970 and the moment he was drafted into the Vietnam War. Today, chronicling the journey of both past and present are two series of paintings, on view starting September 17, in “Life Goes On,” the artist’s solo show at the Southampton Cultural Center that explores not only his time in Vietnam, but also his relationship with the East End.

Southampton Arts Center is Clearing the Air

Following a year of unique and unprecedented challenges, Southampton Arts Center’s (SAC), “Clearing The Air” is an exhibition that examines the healing and transformative power of the arts.

Hamptons Fine Art Fair Attract the Art Collectors

The premiere of the Hamptons Fine Art Fair (HFAF) from September 2 to 5 attracted more than 5,000 art enthusiasts who perused the four art-filled structures on the grounds of event co-producer, Southampton Arts Center (SAC), on Jobs Lane.

‘Pandemonium — Nature and Time’ Features Noyac Artists

Noyac-based artists Mary Boochever and Keven Teare will be participating in “Pandemonium — Nature and Time,” a group exhibition opening this Friday, September 17, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gallery at the Bellport Brookhaven Historical Society, 12 Bell Street, Bellport.

Roisin Bateman Shows at John Jermain Library

Sag Harbor artist Roisin Bateman will exhibit her work at the John Jermain Memorial Library from September 16 to October 31. An artist’s reception take place at the library on Sunday, September 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Tony Rosenthal’s Artwork Featured in Auction

The personal collection of Southampton-based American sculptor Tony Rosenthal will make its very first public appearance in Glen Cove at Roland Auctions NY. Tony Rosenthal (American, 1914-2009) may be best known in the New York area for creating the landmark 15-foot high rotating sculpture the “Alamo” cube on New York City’s Astor Place.

The Art of Wearables

The Arts Center at Duck Creek is opening “Elizabeth Duffy: Wearing,” an exhibition opening on September 18, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and remaining on view through October 23.

Hamptons International Film Festival sets COVID-19 Guidelines

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, the 2021 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will closely monitor and follow all public health guidelines during its run from October 7-13.

Art of Darkness: Banksy/ Blek Le Rat/ Richard Hambleton

From September 18 to October 10, Chase Contemporary will host an exhibition of paintings by street art legends Banksy, Blek Le Rat, and Richard Hambleton. On view at the gallery’s East Hampton location, among the works featured will be Banksy’s famous “Haight Street Rat,” 2010, which was the subject of the documentary “Saving Banksy.”

Bedside Reading Brings New Reads to East End Inns

Bedside Reading continues the summer season with an extra weekend of summer reads for the weekend of September 17.

Shady’s Dilemma

It was always going to end this way. That’s the thought I had day after day as the awful end to America’s longest and losing war played out in video images that were shocking but not surprising.

Meyerowitz’s 9/11 Photographs to be Shown at the Parrish

In the days, weeks, and months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a colossal clean-up effort took place at Ground Zero, with thousands of first responders clearing up the wreckage of the Twin Towers. Also on the scene with the police officers, firefighters, construction workers, engineers, and volunteers was one man, Joel Meyerowitz, and his trusty large-format camera.

A Question of Faith: Thought-Provoking Readings at Bay Street Theater

For a time, Hope Villanueva found herself inundated with plays in development — reading at least one per day for weeks on end to see which floated to the top for “Title Wave @ Bay Street: The New Works Series,” kicking off this weekend at the Sag Harbor theater.

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Rocco Liccardi Remembers an Earlier Sag Harbor

When he was 10 years old in 1948, Rocco Liccardi — like others in his family — would tease his father about buying a piece of land in the Wickatuck hills near Noyac Bay and his decision to build a house there. But the family did it, coming out to Long Beach Lane for days at a time, camping out in old Army tents on the property while Rocco’s father put the house together.

18th OLA Film Festival Offers a Cultural Bridge

As a nonprofit organization, the primary mission of OLA (Organización Latino Americana) of Eastern Long Island is to advocate for the East End’s Latino immigrants. But it also seeks to build bridges by connecting Spanish-speaking residents with the wider year-round community and, in the process, educate everyone about the concerns and strengths of their neighbors. OLA’s annual Latino Film Festival of the Hamptons is designed to do just that.

Two Decades Later, Eric Fischl Reflects on the Power and Pain Behind ‘Tumbling Woman’

“Tumbling Woman.” It’s a sculpture created by artist Eric Fischl in the months immediately after 9/11, and it was born as an honest reflection of the complicated emotions that emerged after the attack on the World Trade Center — especially for those who lived in New York.