Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, but world-wide pandemics have a way of altering the normal flow of things. For example, while usual air traffic may be down somewhat these days at Francis Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, the tried and true drive-in has popped up in its place.
Sag Harbor Cinema’s Drive-in series continues at Havens Beach with films every Sunday night that offer a true salute to the summertime spirit, brought to the comfort of your car. On August 9, the cinema will show “Big Wednesday.”
For the week of August 5 and continuing, Hamptons Doc Fest founder/executive director Jacqui Lofaro has added a new documentary, “The Fight,” to the hamptonsdocfest website. The film provides an inspiring, inside look at the important legal battles that lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are facing during the Trump administration in areas such as immigrant rights, abortion rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.
Sag Harbor Cinema’s drive-in series continues at Havens Beach with films every Sunday night that offer a salute to the summertime spirit, brought to the comfort of your car. Sunday, August 2, brings Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild” to the screen at Havens Beach.
For years, Long Island’s Jewish Film Festival hosted by the Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach has been a community staple. Many of the latest Jewish and Israeli films would first come to the Hamptons for their U.S. debut before going to other cities throughout the country. This year, due to COVID-19, synagogue leadership had to get creative as they wanted to continue with the festival but to do so in a manner that would be safe for all participants. As a result they decided to take it in a new direction — a drive-in movie series.
This week, the Hamptons Doc Fest added another “Fest Favorite” film — “What Happened, Miss Simone?” — to its website, hamptonsdocfest.com. The Spotlight Film at the documentary film festival in December 2015, its award-winning director Liz Garbus was the winner of the festival’s Filmmakers’ Choice Award.
This week, Hamptons Doc Fest added free access to another “Fest Favorite” film — “A Moment in Time: Hamptons Artists” — along with the interview with the director Lana Jokel of Bridgehampton.
On July 26, Sag Harbor Cinema revisits summertime romance at its drive-in — with a touch of the “illicit" — in Billy Wilder’s adaptation of Sam Axelrod’s play in “The Seven Year Itch.”
Added this week to the Sag Harbor Cinema’s Virtual Cinema is Dawn Porter’s new documentary “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” a portrait of the civil rights activist and octogenarian Democratic congressman from Georgia who died on July 17.
The Parrish Art Museum, which delivered live-stream programs from mid-March to mid-July, has resumed onsite programs and will present outdoor films and projections on the theme of water on the weekend of July 24 and 25.
Lila’s 87, Spike and Gerson are both 96, Maury clocks in at 102, and Myra … well, Myra’s, not saying exactly how old she is. Then there’s Stella — the grand dame at 103. Meet the cast of “Stella & Co: A Romantic Musical Comedy Documentary About Aging,” by Sag Harbor filmmaker Robin Baker Leacock.
Directed by Matt Wolf, “Spaceship Earth” (2020, 115 min.), almost like a science fiction film, tells the visionary story about an historic experiment involving eight men and women who built and in 1991 quarantined themselves for two years inside a giant, pyramid-shaped glass replica of the Earth’s ecosystem, called Biosphere 2.
This week, Hamptons Doc Fest added access to the first-run documentary film “John Lewis: Good Trouble” on the hamptonsdocfest.com website. Directed by Dawn Porter, “John Lewis: Good Trouble," explores the life of Civil Rights icon John Lewis, his “thousands of protests, 45 arrests, and 33 years in Congress” in Georgia.
Summers were once for drive-ins, and this summer, they are back again thanks to Sag Harbor Cinema which brings its drive-in series at Havens Beach on Sunday nights in a true salute to the summertime spirit, brought to the comfort of your car.
Sag Harbor Cinema brings audiences a new selection of films — which includes a recently opened feature by New York filmmaker Abel Ferrara; a fascinating documentary about artist Hilma af Klint; and the important restoration of a previously lost classic of Afro-American cinema.