Film

A Case of Road Rage

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.

Chill Out to Cool Films in Mashashimuet Park

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.  

‘The Last Waltz’ Comes to Southampton Arts Center

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. 

A Celebration of Latin American Film

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.

Vintage Piece of Historic Film Documents a Long Ago Fourth of July

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.

Reliving the Summer of Love with ‘Monterey Pop’ on the Big Screen

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.

Screening of the Documentary ‘The Proposal’ and a Live Talk at the Parrish

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.

It’s Here! The Opening Weekend Movie Line-up at Sag Harbor Cinema

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.”

HamptonsFilm Summer 2021 Outdoor Screening Series

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.

Finally! Let’s Go to the Movies!

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.

From The Ashes: A New Book by Photographer Michael Heller Documents the Rebirth of...

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.

Let’s Go Green at Southampton Arts Center!

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 at The Movies, a Trip Down Sesame Street

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’s ‘Voices of Youth’ Speaks Truth

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.

‘Her Name is Chef’ Offered by Hamptons Doc Fest

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.

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Sag Harbor Cinema Screens ‘Putney Swope’ in Honor of Director Robert Downey Sr.

Beginning Friday, July 30, Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) celebrates the late Robert Downey Sr. with a screening of his anti-establishment satirical comedy, “Putney Swope” (1969). The film stars Arnold Johnson as Putney Swope, a Madison Avenue adman who is inadvertently elected to head the agency.

Alan Alda Returns to Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival with a Tale of Bach

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival is back and so is actor and author Alan Alda who will open the festival on August 4 with a narrative program about Bach's Chaconne.

From the Great Beyond: Christopher Allan Brings Psychic Readings to WHBPAC

Every waking moment, Christopher Allan lives with an inescapable white noise, like a refrigerator humming, or background music at the supermarket. When he tunes in, the quiet sharpens into focus. His physical world fades away. And, in a meditative state, he hears them — the voices whispering in his ear.