Pollock-Krasner House Kicks Off ‘Imagining Art as Place’

The Pollock-Krasner House in Springs.

Every fall, the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center delivers a slate of lesser-known films by distinguished directors from across the world with one common hallmark: the use of art and the environment to drive the plot and themes.

This year is no different.

Kicking off the series, “Imagining Art as Place” — which is hosted by film historian Marion Wolberg Weiss — the circa-1985 Martin Scorsese film “After Hours” will screen on Friday, September 7.

Employing Kafka-like touches, the comedy follows a mild-mannered world processor trying to escape bizarre adventures as he wanders through SoHo. “Combining Film Noir and Screwball Comedy, this is Scorsese’s most unusual work,” according to a press release.

Unconventionality rules in “Museum Hours,” directed by New York-based filmmaker Jem Cohen — which will screen on Friday, September 14 — where an austere Viennese museum becomes a place of loneliness for both a guard and a female tourist. But when they explore the museum and the often-drab environs, they learn that art and life can be similar.

The series will continue with “My Mother’s Smile” on Friday, September 21, and “The Mill and the Cross” on Friday, September 28. All screenings begin at 7 p.m. at 830 Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton. Admission is free. For more information, call (631) 324-4929 or visit stonybrook.edu/pkhouse.