J. Hoberman’s New Book Looks Back at Reagan Era Films

In his new book “Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan,” renowned film and cultural critic J. Hoberman chronicles America’s collective “dream life,” analyzing the relationship between the nation’s movies and its politics.

Millenials Redefining Art Criticism

A new generation of commentators is remaking art criticism in their image. On Saturday, September 21, at 1 p.m., Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts “Art Criticism: The Next Generation” with Tiffany Bradley.

HIFF Announces More Films for October Festival

he 27th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place Columbus Day Weekend, October 10 to 14.

Toni Morrison Revealed: Film Takes a Public Look at a Private Life

Novelist Toni Morrison won the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the National Humanities Medal for her impact on the world of literature. But the moment a biographer or documentarian approached her, she immediately — and notoriously — turned them away. Until Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, that is, her longtime photographer and friend of 38 years.

More HIFF Films Announced For October Festival

This week the Hamptons International Film Festival announced A24’s “Waves”as its Closing Night Film. Directed by Trey Edward Shults, the film presents the lives...

HIFF: Preserving Tradition in “Honeyland”

“Honeyland,” a documentary by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, was the most awarded film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, winning the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, a Special Jury Award for Cinematography, and another Special Jury Award for Originality.

More Movies Announced For October’s Hamptons International Film Festival

“The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s new film based on the novel “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt, will be the Friday Centerpiece film at the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) on October 11. The film, which will be screened at Guild Hall, explores the life of Frank Sheeran and his career as a mob hitman. It stars Academy Award-winning actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

Constance Wu to be Honored in Greenport

The North Fork TV Festival announced Golden Globe nominee Constance Wu as this year’s Ambassador for the Arts recipient. A formal ceremony will take...

Mountainfilm On Tour: Hunting Human Albinos And Other Tales of Inequity

With equity comes a promise of fairness, justness and worthiness — an assumption of respect and dignity, the bedrocks beneath any given society. For Lazarus Chigwandali, it is much simpler than that. All he ask is that he not be kidnapped and murdered, his bones sold to the highest bidder as mystical objects.

Traces of the Trade: One Woman’s Journey To Learn An Ugly Family Truth

Katrina Browne grew up believing a family story. The rosy picture wasn’t wrong, per se — but it wasn’t perfectly accurate, either. It was truth by omission, overlooking one critical detail that, at her core, Browne says she somehow always knew.

DA Pennebaker, Groundbreaking Documentarian, Dies at 94

The Academy Award winning filmmaker DA Pennebaker, who helped define the modern documentary died Thursday at his home in Sag Harbor. He was 94.

The New Montauk Film Festival is All About the Environment

There’s a new film festival in town and it comes with the greenest of missions — to encourage and support filmmakers who incorporate messages of conservation and sustainability into their work. 

‘Donna’ Screens Months Before Wide Release, For a Cause

Domestic abuse crosses all socio-economic lines, and affects all genders and all ages — and, yet, it is a private tragedy. It is always happened to someone else.

Haskell To Lead Conversation After Screening of ‘His Girl Friday’ at Pierson High School

The “Really Funny” film series continues with a screening of “His Girl Friday” on Sunday, July 7, at 6 p.m. at the Pierson High School auditorium.
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Remembering Stonewall Riots at John Jermain

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots — a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ community against a police...

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Sara Cochran Named Executive Director of The Church in Sag Harbor

The Church — an incubator for the arts in the former Sag Harbor United Methodist Church building on Madison Street — now has an executive director and chief curator in Sara Cochran.

Review: ‘A Delicate Balance’ Visits the Deepest Fears of Dysfunctional America

So, what are the fears that keep you up at night? Edward Albee's play "A Delicate Balance" explores the inner-workings of dysfunctional America and the actors of Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center are presenting the play now through January 26.

Bluegrass Buskers Find their Stage at Sylvester Manor’s Concert Series

In their earliest incarnation, Damn Tall Buildings didn’t rehearse. They busked. The four musicians, who met at Berklee College of Music, convened at their favorite street corner and jammed for hours on old bluegrass songs. On January 18, Damn Tall Buildings kicks off the 2020 Sylvester Manor concert series with a performance at Shelter Island High school.