‘FilmArts+Forum’ Shines Spotlight on Architecture, Horses and More


Jake Gorst has spent the past two decades researching and documenting midcentury modern architecture, including the work of his grandfather, architectural designer Andrew Geller.

He also happens to be an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker.

The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival’s series, “FilmArts+Forum,” continues on Saturday, September 8, with Gorst’s film “Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island,” screening at 6 p.m. at the Amagansett Library, located at 215 Main Street, and followed by a Q&A with architect Bill Chaleff.

“Sadly, much of Long Island’s rich heritage of midcentury modern architecture has disappeared due to redevelopment and natural disaster,” according to a press release. “‘Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture’ seeks to highlight some of the region’s best work as a way to bring awareness and appreciation for such architectural achievements.”

On Thursday, September 13, the John Jermain Memorial Library will screen “Penny and Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner,” which flips the script on Penny Chenery, who had always told stories of her champion thoroughbreds Riva Ridge and Secretariat, but now tells the story behind her.

The film will begin at 7 p.m. at the Sag Harbor library, located at 201 Main Street. The series will continue with “Shelter Island: Art+Friendship+Discovery” on Monday, September 24, at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Library, located at 2478 Main Street in Bridgehampton, and “Souvenirs: The Many Worlds of Mickey Wolfson” on Sunday, September 30, at 6 p.m. at the Amagansett Library.

Admission is free, but reservations are requested. For more information, visit ht2ff.com.