On Friday, June 25, The Church opens “Road Rage,” with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. The new exhibition features the piñata-inspired art of Justin Favela. An artist known for honoring his Mexican/Guatemalan heritage, he has made one of his lowrider sculptures for the show.
Summer in Sag Harbor means being outdoors, especially this year. So the Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) is partnering with Mashashimuet Park to present the Sag Harbor Outdoor Cinema, unspooling classics and recent standouts every Friday at sunset, all summer long.
Perhaps the greatest rock documentary ever made, Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz” captures what was advertised as legendary rock group The Band’s final farewell concert appearance. Joined on stage by more than a dozen special guests, including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Muddy Waters and Joni Mitchell, The Last Waltz started as a concert, but it became a celebration.
Sag Harbor Cinema continues its collaboration with Cinema Tropical, the leading presenter of Latin American films in the U.S., following the success of their recent joint program during the cinema’s grand opening weekend last month. Saluting Cinema Tropical’s 20th Anniversary, the series, running June 18 to 24, will include classics from masters of contemporary cinema.
LTV studios in East Hampton has a lot of old film in its vaults. As the local public access station and television studio, over the years LTV has become a repository of sorts for all kinds of footage shot by generations of East End residents, most of it in 16mm or 8mm format. But no one expected that one particular piece of footage discovered there recently, a rare 35mm film, would turn out to be as old as it is.
Monterey International Pop Festival kicked off the “Summer of Love” in June of 1967. Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker was hired to film the three-day music festival, where the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding staged pivotal performances in their careers. Sag Harbor Cinema continues its Pennebaker Hegedus Retrospective with “Monterey Pop,” June 11 to 18. On June 13, the cinema will host a conversation between Chris Hegedus, Pennebaker’s wife and filmmaking partner, and Robert Leacock, son of the film’s cinematographer, Richard Leacock, and onset sound and camera assistant.
On Friday, June 4, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present its first outdoor program of the season. The museum will screen the film “The Proposal,” a 2018 documentary which is being co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest in collaboration with Dia Art Foundation.
In recent years Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, the artistic director of the new Sag Harbor Cinema, has programmed many off-site film screenings around the East End while the cinema, which burned in a massive fire in December 2016, was being rebuilt and transformed into a nonprofit institution. During that period, she had lots of time to consider what the opening film would be when the cinema was finally ready to welcome the public into the space. Now, she has it all figured out. “It’s not an opening film,” she said. “It’s the opening films.”
This summer, HamptonsFilm will screen classic crowd-pleaser films every week in Herrick Park in East Hampton Village. Films run Wednesdays from June 2 to August 25 and begin at 8:30 p.m.
It took a village, a town and a supporting cast of hundreds of individuals, but when the Sag Harbor Cinema finally and officially opens its doors to the public over Memorial Day weekend, movie-goers will no doubt be bowled over by the results.
December 16, 2016, is a date that will long live in the memories of Sag Harbor residents. Early that morning, a fire ignited in the rear of the Compass building on Main Street and soon, whipped by strong winds on the coldest day of the year, began its march south on Main Street. By the time it was extinguished later in the day, the conflagration had taken out several buildings, including a large portion of the Sag Harbor Cinema. Among those who witnessed the fire’s destructive path was Michael Heller, who was present that day not only as an active member of the East Hampton Fire Department but also as a professional photographer.
Now through July 11, Southampton Arts Center (SAC) is showing “EARTH — Artists as Activists” a multidisciplinary exhibition curated by Amy Kirwin with work...
This week Sag Harbor Cinema opens a new documentary. Inspired by Michael Davis’s book, “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street” it follows the making of the renowned PBS children’s television program.
OLA (Organización Latino-Americana) of Eastern Long Island recently commissioned “Voices of Youth” a short film by Sag Harbor resident and college student Allura Leggard on the topic of mental health access for adolescents.
Hamptons Doc Fest marks Mothers Day on Sunday, May 9, with a new documentary “Her Name Is Chef,” about changing gender roles in restaurant kitchens, available online on the Doc Fest website for two weeks, from May 9 to 23.