There was once a small, eclectic movie house that gave cinema of all kinds a home. It was a place for dreams, for art, and when it tragically burned to the ground, the community rallied around it, rebuilding it to its former glory. If this story sounds familiar, it should — but it is not recalling the catastrophic Main Street fire that partially destroyed the Sag Harbor Cinema in 2016, explained screenwriter Bill Collage.
A change in leadership at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center has landed longtime arts education director Julienne Penza-Boone at the helm of the Main Street venue, following Executive Director Gram Slaton’s exit on September 3 — just 14 months into his tenure.
He began life as a runaway and went on to have a career as a boxer, a World War I flying ace, a jazz musician, a Paris nightclub owner and a spy for the French resistance. He was multilingual, played a role in the Civil Rights movement, and was even the manager and tour director for Louis Armstrong. Meet Eugene Bullard, the most accomplished man you’ve never heard of.
Lovers of the season will appreciate the Southampton History Museum’s upcoming Holiday Party. Titled “Hearthside Cheer: Designer Tree Auction,” the party is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. The festive evening at the Rogers Mansion, which was built during Southampton’s Gilded Age, will include food, drinks, music, and a designer tree auction.
In the weeks leading up to its reopening, Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) is presenting “Here Comes the Cinema!” a feast of films celebrating movie houses of all kinds and a tribute to the magic of cinema as a shared experience.
In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the shocking revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. “At The Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal” is a documentary that reveals a dangerous system that prioritized winning over everything else, including protecting young female athletes.
South Fork Performing Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center (SCC) is presenting two productions in December. The first, on December 6 and 7, is “Disney’s...
It's December, which means it's time for the holiday dance shows — this year, in addition to the Hampton Ballet Theater School and Studio 3, Our Fabulous Variety Show presents its first-ever partnership with the Arts Academy of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.
In June 2018, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced the establishment of the Roy Lichtenstein Study Collection, created by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation’s gift of more than 400 of his works in all media spanning his entire career.
The musical director of the Sag Harbor Community Band and former director of the Choral Society of the Hamptons talks about his new composition, “Dancing: Variations,” which will be performed at the Choral Society of the Hamptons annual seasonal concert on Sunday, December 8, at 3 and 5:30 p.m. and the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.
As the creator and executive producer of the American Masters series on PBS, filmmaker Susan Lacy has profiled a diverse range of cultural and artistic icons in her career. But throughout her 30-plus year career in biographical filmmaking, one type of personality Lacy had never before tackled was someone who worked in the fashion industry — until now.
The ends of the earth where land meets sea is traditionally a great place to set a story, especially when trouble is brewing. So when Nicola Harrison set out to write her first book, she decided to do just that — and she made sure the location was also a place that was near and dear to her heart.
On August 3, filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker died at age 94 at home in Sag Harbor, leaving behind a legacy that includes dozens of cinéma vérité documentaries, notably “Dont Look Back,” “Monterey Pop” and, of course, “The War Room,” which will screen on Saturday, December 7, at the Southampton Arts Center, as part of the 12th annual Hamptons Doc Fest.
For Alex Gibney, an Oscar-winning documentarian perpetually drawn to stories about power, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was practically irresistible. Once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, in 2017, the reformed oligarch — who rocketed to wealth and prominence in the 1990s, only to serve a decade in prison in Russia and become an unlikely leader of the anti-Putin movement — was finally ready to explain exactly how he got there. And an eager Gibney was ready to listen, cameras rolling.
It’s long been said that music has the power to heal, and while pessimists may argue this is nothing more than wishful thinking, in the spring of 2018, journalist and author Gail Sheehy witnessed firsthand just how effective music can be when it comes to healing society’s deepest wounds.