FilmArts + Forum

Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wild Ride

Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wild Ride

Monday, Feb 26 at 7pm, 76 minutes
Hamptons Library in Bridgehampton

Zipper chronicles the battle over the future of Coney Island, an American cultural icon. A ride operator operates the Zipper. When his rented lot is sold to a developer, Eddie and his ride become caught in the power struggle between the developer and the City of New York over the future of the world-famous destination.

Outermost Radio

Outermost Radio

Sunday, March 4 at 2pm, 60 min
Amagansett Library

Outermost Radio takes an intimate look at a small community on the
tip of Cape Cod far from the mainland and out of the mainstream, committed to keeping their freedom of expression alive. Meet the people who bring their love of music, controversial points of view and authenticity to the airwaves.

 

Portraits of a Lady

Portraits of a Lady

Friday, March 16 at 7pm, 40 min
Shelter Island Library
Q/A with Walter Bernard, Producer

In October 2006, 25 artists came together to paint Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The result was a collection of vastly different images of this iconic figure. This film chronicles the process from the initial setting (where Justice O'Connor entertained the room) to the evening when the paintings were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery.

ALL ME: THE LIFE & TIMES OF WINFRED REMBERT

ALL ME: THE LIFE & TIMES OF WINFRED REMBERT

Thursday, March 22 at 7pm, 74mins
John Jermain Library, Sag Harbor
Q/A with Vivian Ducat, filmmaker

The artist relives his turbulent life, visualized by his extensive
paintings. A glowing portrait of how an artist and his art is made.
ALL ME is also a triumphant saga of race in contemporary America.

THE CHILDREN OF CHABANNES

THE CHILDREN OF CHABANNES

Monday, March 26 at 7pm, 93 mins
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

This documentary chronicles the extraordinary efforts of the staff at a remote French school, which sheltered hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis during the Second World War. In addition to taking in youngsters from various European countries, the people of Chabannes taught them French and went to great lengths to hide them from harm.

Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

Southampton Arts Center
Friday, March 23 at 8pm, 85mins
Q/A with filmmaker Wendy Keys and Walter Bernard

Glaser's remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait. He is the personification of American graphic design best known for co-founding New York Magazine with Walter Bernard and for creating the world-known I Love NY logo and the iconic Dylan poster shown above. Wendy and Walter will be in conversation with you after the film.

I KNOW A MAN...ASHLEY BRYAN

I KNOW A MAN...ASHLEY BRYAN

Sunday, March 25 at 2pm, 60mins
Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor

Hamptons Doc Fest 2017 Hector Leonardi Art & Inspiration Award-winning film by Richard Kane

This 94-year- old phenomenon will dazzle you with his creativity,
activism and genius. He's an African American poet/illustrator of over 50 children/s books, painter, puppet maker and all-around inspiration. Come be inspired to share a glimpse into his extraordinary life. Admission Free

Human Flow

Human Flow

Friday, April 13 at 6pm
In Partnership with The Parrish Art Museum

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration.

We are honored to welcome special guest Ninette Kelley, director of the New York office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Ms. Kelley will speak after the screening of Human Flow.

MISSION BLUE

MISSION BLUE

Sunday, April 22 at 2pm, 95min
with special guest Carl Safina
At Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor

The majesty and imperiled status of the world’s aquatic life are vividly captured in “Mission Blue.” Fisher Stevens and Robert Nixon’s documentary also serves as a biographical portrait of internationally renowned oceanographer and eco-activist Sylvia Earle, whose trailblazing career and inspiring ongoing efforts provide compelling human interest, while Bryce Groark’s spectacular underwater photography offers eye candy aplenty. Sylvia Earle is a fearless 78-year-old woman. In Mission Blue, we watch her dive with sharks in the deep blue sea and fearlessly dodge fishing nets as she swims through the middle of a major fishing operation. The film offers a bold new view of the famed oceanographer whose relentless pursuit of saving the ocean takes her from the mythical expanse of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the swirling schools of the Chesapeake Bay menhaden fishery to the bustling fish markets of Tokyo.

BIRD OF PREY

BIRD OF PREY

Sunday, April 22 at 4pm
Bay Street Theater

The Philippine Eagle is a bird of extremes. It’s the world’s largest and rarest eagle, found only in the Philippines. Fewer than 800 individuals remain today. In 1977, world-renowned cinematographer Neil Rettig filmed the first images of the Philippine Eagle in the wild, transforming the bird into a national symbol. But today, with a rapidly expanding human population facing serious political, economic, and environmental turmoil, the eagle’s plight has fallen out of public consciousness. “Bird of Prey” follows Neil’s return to the Philippines as he embarks on a grueling expedition alongside a small but devoted group determined to protect the eagle. Together, they answer the question: What will it take to save a species from extinction?

SOFT VENGEANCE: ALBIE SACHS AND THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA

SOFT VENGEANCE: ALBIE SACHS AND THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, April 30 at 7pm, 84mins
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

Albie Sachs spent more than 60 years of his life within the anti apartheid movement, starting as a young college student who got himself arrested as a white man sitting on a bench reserved for “non- whites.” Through the years, he was arrested, held in solitary confinement, tortured, and exiled. Despite it all, he would help to write the South African Constitution and serve on its first Constitutional and lead his nation towards forgiveness and reconciliation.

THE LAVENDER SCARE

THE LAVENDER SCARE

Friday, May 18 at 6pm, 78mins
Co-presented with Southampton Arts Center

Hamptons Doc Fest 2017 Sloane Shelton Human Rights Award winning film
Q/A with Josh Howard, filmmaker

It’s the 1950’s and the U.S. is in the grip of the Cold War panic. President Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” to the nation, and orders the immediate firing of any government official found to be gay or lesbian. From the midst of the longest witch hunt in American History, an unlikely hero — Frank Kameny, a Harvard- trained astronomer — is thrust to the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT movement.

$10 admission Reserve tickets at Southampton Arts Center, Southampton Village

Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro

Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro

Monday, May 21 at 7pm, 75mins
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

The film documents Curtis Shaw’s 12-year journey with his husband,
legendary songwriter Desmond Child, and the extraordinary story of
how they connected with Angela Whittaker, who would carry their
twin sons Roman and Nyro into the world. TWO started out as
Angela’s video diary from before conception through the boys’ first 10years and developed into over 300 hours of footage.

Admission Free - Reservation Suggested

WHEN PEOPLE DIE THEY SING SONGS

WHEN PEOPLE DIE THEY SING SONGS

Thursday May 24th at 7pm, 47mins
John Jermain Library, Sag Harbor

Olga Lvoff’s film is a sensitive examination of family, memory and
mortality. Under the watchful eyes of her dutiful daughter Sonia,
Regina recalls the Yiddish and French songs of her youth through
music therapy sessions following a stroke. But the 93-year- old
Holocaust survivor is starting to succumb to dementia. Fearful thattheir family’s tumultuous history, unspoken for decades, will vanish with Regina, Sonia sets out to recapture their shared experiences.

Q&A with Diane Giardi, founder of the collaborative music program with Peconic Landing called Music by the Bedside.

Admission Free - Reservation Suggested

EERO SAARIENEN:  THE ARCHITECT WHO SAW THE FUTURE

EERO SAARIENEN: THE ARCHITECT WHO SAW THE FUTURE

Friday, June 1 at 6pm, 55 min
Co-presented with Parrish Art Museum and in conjunction with Image Building

Q/A with filmmaker Peter Rosen

Finnish-American modernist architect Eero Saarinen’s sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture. He designed many visionary buildings, including the St. Louis iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan, New York’s TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, and Virginia’s Dulles Airport. Using the latest in drone technology, the film takes you on a journey with his son, director of photography Eric Saarinen, as he visits the sites of his father’s work on a cathartic journey that showcases the architect’s body of timeless work.

$20 guests, includes admission to the museum. $5 members Reservations at Parrish Art Museum

One Big Home

One Big Home

Wednesday July 11 at 6pm, 90min
Cutchogue New Suffolk Library, Cutchogue

Directed by Thomas Bena
Hamptons Doc Fest Festival Audience Award
Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.

Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size. "One Big Home takes a nuanced look at America’s McMansion problem. The film is ultimately a thought-provoking one, offering viewers insights from multiple perspectives and an inside look at how one community decided together in determining its future." Kimberley Lok, Treehugger

Admission Free - Reservation Suggested

The Way it Goes: Nathan Slate Joseph

The Way it Goes: Nathan Slate Joseph

Thursday July 12 at 7pm, 60min
John Jermain Library, Sag Harbor

Directed by Lana Jokel
Q/A with Filmmaker Lana Jokel and artist Nathan Slate Joseph
A documentary about painter and sculptor Nathan Slate Joseph whose work represents expansion and contraction, statements of destruction and reconstruction. Comprised of rusted sheets of steel and chosen objects, the works, vibrant in color, are cut, bent, and welded into shapes and wall reliefs. The film takes you through the creative process. Interweaved with the art are scenes through the decades, of family life, art world figures and events. The artist himself, intense, creative, daring, funny, and real . Among filmmaker Lana Jokel's documentaries are: Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, Claes Oldenburg, Chinese contemporary art, Hamptons artists and many more.

Admission Free - Reservation Suggested

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Monday, July 16 at 7pm, 54min
Co-presented with Southampton Arts Center

Directed by Lana Jokel. Q&A with Filmmaker Lana Jokel, Bob Colacello and Christina Strassfield

Don't miss this extraordinary 'reveal' of a documentary film on the legendary pop artist Andy Warhol. Lana Jokel's 1972 film captures it all with rare archival footage and interviews with art world icons.

On camera, Warhol is at his most talkative. In his inimitable style, he discusses life, society, money and art to reveal his uncanny instinct to pick up what is in the air and what is the pulse of things to come. Lively exchanges with architect Philip Johnson, art historian/art critic Barbara Rose, as well as insights from friends, superstars and art world figures, give an unflinching look into the personality of Warhol and his art.

This documentary will give you a sneak preview and prelude to the blockbuster Warhol retrospective, “Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again”at NYC's Whitney Museum. Show opens on November 12, 2018 and runs through March 31, 2019

$15 admission: Reserve tickets at the Southampton Arts Center

HELP US FIND SUNIL TRIPATHI BY NEAL BROFFMAN

HELP US FIND SUNIL TRIPATHI BY NEAL BROFFMAN

June 25 at 7pm
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

The Boston marathon terriorist bombing, social media run amok, and a missing boy converge in a nightmare story one family lives to tell. A fragile and depressed university student disappears from his apartment on a cold winter's night. Four weeks later his name and photo explode across social media and into the mainstream media as 'Suspect #2' in the Boston Marathon bombings. The search for truth derails with tragic consequences as collective fear and suspicion rain down upon a vulnerable family. Exclusive access and never released footage reveal the enduring love of a family in crisis.

Reservations requested Hampton Library

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER: SHUT UP AND LOOK BY MARYTE KAVALIAUSKAS

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER: SHUT UP AND LOOK BY MARYTE KAVALIAUSKAS

July 30 at 7pm
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

Q/A with filmmaker Maryte Kavaliauskas joined by artist John Torreano

This film provides an intimate look at Richard Artschwager, an extraordinarily gifted and reclusive artist. He's been called a pop artist, a conceptual artist, a minimalist, a master of the enigma, but none of these schools fit the range of his work. The artist himself says, "if you are a 'school'of' you are dead. A compelling look at a quirky, irreverent and reclusive artist who defied labels. Artschwager is known for his inventive, category-defying creations—plastic and wood sculptures and paintings on crenelated industrial paper. Despite being highly esteemed by museum directors and curators of contemporary art, fame eluded him up to the time of his death in early 2013. The film follows the artist as he turns reality upside down with his whimsical works of art. It joins him late in life as he abandons his reclusive lifestyle and permits a camera into the private world of his studio, his personal life, and his reminiscences of his colorful past.

Reservations requested Hampton Library

Inside the Perfect Circle: The Odyssey of Joel Thome

Inside the Perfect Circle: The Odyssey of Joel Thome

Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7pm, 60min
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

The documentary provides a close and personal look at the grammy award winning modern composer, Joel Thome. Thome collaborated extensively with rock icon Frank Zappa for years, arranging his elaborate music for orchestra and rock band. He also composed for guitarist Steve Vai and Pablo Picasso. In 1991 he suffered a debilitating stroke and was paralyzed on his left side. By using music as a resource for healing, he was able to return to the stage with a new project, his graphically notated mandala scores. With performance by The Scorchio Quartet, and animated mandala art by Harry C. Doolittle, this film is a feast for the senses.

Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island

Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island

Saturday September 8, 2018 at 6pm, 86mins
Amagansett Library
Q/A with architect Bill Chaleff

When much of Long Island was still farmland, before it was cool, before the hordes of summer beachgoers clogged the roads, before building lots sold for seven figures, writers, artists, musicians and architects discovered its beauty and solitude and began to build summer cottages and year-round homes. Design Onscreen recently released Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island, an 86-minute documentary film by Jake Gorst about the times, places and people that converged to create lively, free, experimental designs for mostly modest houses that sit lightly on their sites. It’s also a lament against their wanton destruction and a plea to preserve what’s left.

Modern Tide highlights some of the region’s best work as a way to bring awareness and appreciation for such architectural achievements. The film explores the work of the region’s best postwar architects and designers, including Albert Fey, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Andrew Geller, Philip Johnson, Charles Gwathmey and others.

Reservations Required
Call Amagansett Library at 631-267-3810

PENNY AND RED: THE LIFE OF SECRETARIAT’S OWNER

PENNY AND RED: THE LIFE OF SECRETARIAT’S OWNER

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7pm, 60min
John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor

From her parents’ climb out of poverty to her own emergence as the “First Lady of Racing,” Penny Chenery has always been fueled by the love of horses. Forever paired with the great Secretariat, Penny’s personal story also exemplifies the rise of women in her generation. Weaving together previously-unreleased photos and films from family archives, and intimate conversations with award-winning filmmaker John Tweedy, Penny & Red reveals her story as never before. Narrated by Academy Award nominated actress Diane Lane.

“A stunningly honest account of Penny’s life made more poignant and powerful by her unsparing self-reflection.” – William Nack, Author

Reservations Requested

SHELTER ISLAND: ART + FRIENDSHIP + DISCOVERY

SHELTER ISLAND: ART + FRIENDSHIP + DISCOVERY

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7pm, 77mins
Hampton Library in Bridgehampton

The story of Shelter Island resident and 'outsider' artist Harold Olson and his equally eclectic patron, Jimmy Olinkiewicz, a blue-collar gas station owner and father of an Autistic child. The film follows their amazing journey from selling paintings alongside a picket fence to a major showing at a Chelsea art gallery in Manhattan

During the summer of 2010, filmmaker Michael Canzoniero was visiting his in-laws on Shelter Island, New York. Michael's father in-law casually asked if he might be interested in seeing the art gallery that his friend Jimmy constructed in his gas station, featuring a local "outsider" artist. The idea of an art gallery in a gas station was enough to spark Michael's interest, but once he was introduced to benefactor Jimmy Olinkiewicz and artist Harald Olson, he knew there was something extraordinary happening. Michael grabbed his camera and began documenting the poignant relationships and captivating art he saw blossoming before his eyes.

“Shelter Island” is an uplifting account of how compassion and human connection can unlock great potential in hidden places.

Reservations Requested

Souvenirs: the Many Worlds of Micky Wolfson

Souvenirs: the Many Worlds of Micky Wolfson

Sunday September 30, 2018 at 6pm, 60min
Amagansett Library
Q/A with filmmakers Max Scott & Vera Graaf

An engaging documentary on the Miami heir and passionate collector Wolfson. Tirelessly circling the globe, Wolfson, who started to collect decorative arts and propaganda at the age of 12, ended up filling two museums on two continents with his provocative objects – and he still hasn’t stopped. Some call him a mad shopper, others a dreamer – but what emerges from the film is Wolfson, the visionary. Mitchell "Micky" Wolfson Jr. is an American businessman, collector, and the founder of the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach, Florida, and Genoa–Nervi, Italy

Reservations Required
Call Amagansett Library at 631-267-3810

Indian Point

Indian Point

Monday, October 29 at 7pm, 94 min
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant looms just 35 miles from Times Square. With over 50 million people living in close proximity to the aging facility, its continued operation has the support of the plant’s operators and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. But the plant has stoked a great deal of controversy in the surrounding community, including a vocal anti-nuclear contingent concerned that what happened at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could happen here. In the brewing fight for clean energy and the catastrophic possibilities of government complacency, the film presents a balanced argument about the issues surrounding nuclear energy.


Ivy Meeropol has produced and directed an array of acclaimed documentary films and television series, including an hour-long episode for CNN’s Death Row Stories; The Hill series for the Sundance Channel; All About Abe, a feature length documentary; and Heir to An Execution, which explored the legacy of her grandparents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award.

Reservations Requested (Link to http://www.hamptonlibrary.org)

The Windmill Movie

The Windmill Movie

Monday, November 26 at 7pm, 80 min
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

Wainscott was the subject of an autobiographical and sociological film, to be called Windmill that Richard P. Rogers had been working on, off and on, for 20 years. It was left unfinished at his death from a brain tumor at age 57 in 2001. Alexander Olch’s Windmill Movie incorporates a great deal of the film from that project. It neither attempts to recreate it, nor attempts to be a conventional documentary portrait of the artist. Think of it as Mr. Olch’s variations on the themes of Rogers’s life and art: class, identity, his relationships to women and the nature of filmmaking itself.

The 32-year-old Mr. Olch, who comes from the same background as Rogers, was a friend and protégé. Rogers was his adviser on his thesis film at Harvard and planned to produce Mr. Olch’s documentary on Orson Welles in Spain, a project Mr. Olch abandoned when Rogers died. Instead he became obsessed with making a film about his mentor after Ms. Meiselas asked him to help her sort through 200 hours of unedited material that her husband had left behind. In an interview Olch’s said, “Richard’s strategy for shooting was to hunt, without being quite sure what he was hunting for. His footage is decisive and beautiful yet so mysterious as to motive that it was engrossing to start working with it as an editor”.

Reservations Requested (Link to http://www.hamptonlibrary.org)


Esteban Vicente: Portrait of an Artist

Esteban Vicente: Portrait of an Artist

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7 PM, 49 min
Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton

A portrait of Spanish painter Esteban Vicente, who lived and painted in New York, including Bridgehampton, for 40 years.

His works reside in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente in Segovia, Spain, and also in two permanent rooms in the Reina Sofia.

In 1940 Vicente entered a period of creative crisis that led him to American Abstract Expressionism. Over a period of two decades, he gradually consolidated his own uniquely personal style, based on vibrant chromatic harmonies and vaguely geometric structures. Vicente and his wife Harriet fort came to the East End of Long Island in 1963 and bought an old farmhouse in Bridgehampton where they lived for nearly 40 years.

Reservations required info@hamptonlibrary.org (631) 537-0015

Beuys

Beuys

Director, Andres Veiel
Friday, January 4, 2019 at 6 PM, 107 min

“Bueys" is portrait of the artist as a socially conscious provocateur. Joseph Beuys was a 20th century German Fluxus, happening & performance artist as well as a sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue. Known for his highly original and controversial themes, his practice of “social sculpture” attempted to make art more democratic by collapsing the space between life and art. His work I Like America and America Likes Me (1974) remains a seminal piece of performance art. In the work, Beuys, over the course of three days, locked himself in a room with a live coyote, armed only with layers of felt and a cane. For some the work of the German artist Joseph Beuys is easy to dismiss. As they are preserved in museums, his installations can seem like debris strewn across the floor. The highly praised 2017 film “The Square” contains a running gag about an art work that is nothing but a pile of rocks, which keeps getting swept up by the cleaning staff of the museum; it’s clearly a poke at Beuys.

Tickets $15, Members $5 - Book tickets

Painters Painting

Painters Painting

Director, Emile de Antonia
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 6 PM, 118 minutes

Emile de Antonio's documentary about postwar American painting combines footage of museum shows with interviews with the artists themselves. Besides covering Abstract Expressionism in depth, the film discusses other significant 20th-century art movements, such as color-field painting and Pop Art. Some of the artists who discuss their work include Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Frank Stella, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Barnett Newman and Helen Frankenthaler. A studious film of the kind they don't make any more. In the early 70s, Emile de Antonio interrogated anybody who was anybody in the New York art world - from Robert Rauschenberg to dealer Leo Castelli - on what abstract art means. Everyone is prepared to take de Antonio's questions with total seriousness; a long way from the studied irony you'd expect if you asked the same thing today. As a result, de Antonio has put together a concise study of a postwar period when American painting eclipsed all comers, while helping to establish a chronology and a context for abstraction's evolution - from action painting to colour field. - Q/A TBA

Tickets $15, Members $5 - Book tickets

Basquiat: Rage to Riches

Basquiat: Rage to Riches

Director, David Shulman
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6 PM, 90 minutes

One of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a rock star of the early ’80s New York art scene. He lived fast, died young and created thousands of drawings and paintings. It took less than a decade for Basquiat, an accountant’s son from Brooklyn, to go from anonymous graffiti writer known as SAMO© to an epoch-defining art star. Today, Basquiat is in the top tier of the international art market along with Picasso, de Kooning, and Francis Bacon. 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Basquiat’s untimely death from a heroin overdose. In death, he has emerged as one of the most important artists of his generation and now exhibits in museums all over the world. The Basquiat: Rage to Riches documentary features exclusive interviews with Basquiat’s two sisters, Lisane and Jeanine, who have never before spoken about their brother and his art for a television documentary. With striking candor, art world colleagues, including dealers Bruno Bischofberger, Larry Gagosian and Mary Boone, and Basquiat’s most intimate friends, lovers and fellow artists draw a portrait of a handsome, charismatic and fragile personality – also divulging the cash, drugs and pernicious racism that he encountered. The main weapon Basquiat used to fight prejudice was his art. A game changer, his painting embodied and reflected breakthroughs in music, poetry and a new type of expressionism in modern art. - Q/A TBA

Tickets $15, Members $5 - Book tickets

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

Monday, January 28 at 7 PM, 89 minutes
The Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton

Plimpton! Tells the story of George Plimpton – writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many famous people of his time. This documentary uses Plimpton’s own words, along with the recollections of friends, family and contemporaries, to tell the story of this unique person. Plimpton was the founding editor of the Paris Review and turned it into one of the most influential magazines in history. He helped launch the careers of scores of writers, including Philip Roth, William Styron and Jay McInerney. In addition to the literary circles he traveled in, Plimpton was equally comfortable and welcomed by Presidents, sports stars, Playboy models, actors, and musicians. He was a familiar personality to many on the East End of L.I. - Q/A speakers TBA

Reservations required info@hamptonlibrary.org (631) 537-0015

Salt of the Sea

Salt of the Sea

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7 PM, 53 minutes
South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center.
377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton NY 11932

Salt of the Sea tells the story of a vanishing breed of independent commercial fishermen in New England. Filmed on several independently owned and operated boats in Long Island, Rhode Island and Massachusetts over 18 months, the documentary shows what happens when a passion for fishing intersects with the power of politics. Contradictory governments regulations, corrupt enforcement, and a tough economy are contributing to the loss of a way of life that has existed for centuries.

Tom Garber, who lives in Hampton Bays, L.I., has produced ten documentaries that have aired on PBS and the Discovery Channel. His themes cover ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. He graduated from the Film/Video Department of CalArts where he mentored with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Terry Sanders. He has received several awards, including a NY Emmy, a Bronze Telly, Platinum and Silver REMI Awards, and a Gold Medal from the Charleston International Film Festival. - Q/A with the director Tom Garber

Reservations required sofo@hamptons.com (631) 237-9735