Heavy Hitters Gear Up for American Film Series

Jeff Bridges in “True Grit.” Courtesy photo
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit.” Courtesy photo

In the spirit of the Sag Harbor Cinema, the Sag Harbor Partnership is launching the free American Values Film Series, which will commemorate “the best of American values that we all, no matter our political stripe, share and celebrate.”

The series will start with “True Grit” on Sunday, December 10, at 2 p.m. at the Pierson High School auditorium, located at 200 Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor, followed by a Q&A with composer Carter Burwell, who scored the Coen brothers’ film.

“Town Bloody Hall,” with a Q&A by filmmakers D. A. Pennabaker and Chris Hegedus, will screen on Sunday, December 17, at 2 p.m. at the auditorium, and “Toy Story” will be shown on Sunday, December 23, at 2 p.m. followed by a talk with screenwriter Alec Sokolow.

In January, the series will continue through the spring, including “Casablanca” with Isabella Rossellini, “Chicago” with Rob Marshall and John DeLuca, “The Americanization of Emily” with Julie Andrews, Laurie Anderson and William Friedkin, and more.

For more information, visit sagharborcinema.org.