In their film “Young Ahmed,” twin Belgian filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne tell the story of a Muslim teenager (played by Idir Ben Addi) in a small Belgian town who is radicalized by his imam, much to the distress of his single mother (Claire Bodson).
With hopes for a “soft opening” as soon as March 29 and a grand opening perhaps in mid-April, the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center unveiled plans this week to add a new element to the array of features it will be offering in its new three-screen Main Street complex: a part-time bar and concession area in what Cinema attorney Christopher Kelley called a “flex space” on the third floor of the new structure.
It’s written on his face. It moves through his chest, his arms, his legs. It speaks through the tap shoes on his feet — the power, voice and nuance of the African-American experience, informed by the generations who have come before him. For Omar Edwards, it’s the legacy of hoofers who shaped his future — the legendary Gregory Hines and his own cousin, Savion Glover, who exposed him to other strong black men leading by example.
In the 1993 film “Matinee,” director Joe Dante pays homage to William Castle, the master of exploitation who provided his audiences with extra frissons by wiring movie theater seats to give electric shocks during his 1968 film “The Tingler.”
Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. The 2019 film “The Booksellers” takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world and it will be screened on Saturday, February 22, at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton as part of HamptonsFilm’s series “Now Showing.”
As an artist, Ursula von Rydingsvard’s emotionally powerful work was informed by a childhood spent in wartime Germany. On Friday, February 14, a 6 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum screens director Daniel Traub’s 2019 film “Ursula Von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own,” a documentary that follows the New York-based contemporary artist as she completes recent commissions for MIT and Princeton University.
Young Sag Harbor Filmmaker Makes Debut At L.A. Film Festival
The film, which will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, gives viewers a glimpse of what the films consisted of, as well as what Dawson City was like during the early 1900s.
While on a trip to Paris when she was 14 years old, film director and writer Mary Harron was taken to a movie theater to see “The Cameraman,” the 1928 silent film starring Buster Keaton. “It was the first full-length Buster Keaton movie that I saw and I recall the effect it had on me,” Harron said in a recent phone interview.
HamptonsFilm’s next installment of “Now Showing” will be Pedro Almodóvar’s 2019 film “Pain and Glory” which will screen on Saturday, February 1, at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton.
The next installment of Sag Harbor Cinema’s “Here Comes the Cinema!” is “The Cameraman,” a 1928 film directed by Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton, which will be screened on Sunday, February 2, at 2 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Writer and director Mary Harron will lead a post-screening discussion.
On November 4, 1995, Yagil Amir, a devoted Orthodox Jew and a law student in Tel Aviv, assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The assassination was shocking, and the fact that it had been carried out by an observant Jew was even more so. The story of Amir and the events leading up to Rabin’s murder are revealed in “Incitement,” Yaron Zilberman’s new film which will be screened at Guild Hall on Saturday, January 25, by HampstonsFilm as part of its “Now Showing” series.
A free screening of “Just Mercy” will be held on Saturday, January 18, at 1 p.m. at the Regal Theater on Main Street in East Hampton. The screening is presented in partnership with the Hayground School and the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center.
With the kids out of school, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill has got you covered and is offering two Winter Vacation Art Workshops and a film in the days ahead to keep the little ones happy and thinking creatively.
Shake away the winter blues with the Montauk Library and its upcoming series “Twist and Shout: The Beatles on Film,” from late December to early February, six innovative and fun movies featuring The Beatles.