Trouble in Paradise: Documentary film examines a catastrophic wildfire

A production image from "Fire in Paradise."

On November, 8, 2018, a wildfire broke out near the town of Paradise, California. Over the course of just a few hours, the Camp Fire, as it was called, razed the town and grew into the country’s deadliest wildfire in over a century. A year later, in the film “Fire in Paradise” the PBS series FRONTLINE examined the details of the fire by exploring who was to blame and why it was so catastrophic.

On Wednesday, December 18, at 7 p.m., HamptonsFilm will present “Fire in Paradise” at Tutto il Giorno restaurant on Main Street in Sag Harbor as part of its “Air, Land and Sea Dinner and a Movie Series.” Through firsthand footage of the disaster and interviews with survivors and responders, the documentary tells the inside story of the most destructive fire in California’s history, its causes and the impact of climate change.

Tickets for the screening are $85 and include a family-style dinner served during the film. To purchase, visit and search events under the Hamptons International Film Festival box or call 631-324-4600.