Monsters Run Amok in ‘Matinee,’ a Cold War-Era Tribute

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.”

Film Offers an Inside Look at the World of Booksellers

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.”

Film Explores an Artist’s Past and Passions

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

Young Sag Harbor Filmmaker Makes Debut At L.A. Film Festival

Director Bill Morrison To Present Dawson City Film In Sag Harbor

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.

Director Mary Harron Reflects On Buster Keaton’s Work In ‘The Cameraman’

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.

Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ Screens at Guild Hall

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.

Sag Harbor Cinema Screens Keaton Classic

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.

‘Incitement’ Examines Extremism and the Assassination of a World Leader

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.

Free Screening Of The Film ‘Just Mercy’

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.

Holiday Week Workshops and a Family Film at the Parrish Art Museum

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.

Time to Twist and Shout with The Beatles on Film

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.

“Queen of Hearts” Takes Top Award At Hamptons Doc Fest

The 12th annual Hamptons Doc Fest ran from December 5 to 9, with screenings at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor and the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton Village. The festival winner of the Long and Mattone Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature was “Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack.”

Documentary Looks at Life of Oliver Sacks

Shortly after receiving the news of a fatal diagnosis in early 2015, world-renowned British neurologist, historian, physician, and author Oliver Sacks sat down with filmmaker Ric Burns for a series of lengthy filmed interviews to discuss the story of his life.

Trouble in Paradise: Documentary film examines a catastrophic wildfire

On November, 8, 2018, a wildfire broke out near the town of Paradise, California. Over the course of just a few hours, the Camp Fire, as it was called, razed the town and grew into the country's deadliest wildfire in over a century. A year later, in the film “Fire in Paradise” the PBS series FRONTLINE examined the details of the fire by exploring who was to blame and why it was so catastrophic.

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