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Passion for Docs Keeps Growing in Hamptons Take 2 Film Fest’s 10th Year

Passion for Docs Keeps Growing in Hamptons Take 2 Film Fest’s 10th Year by Kara Westerman The “golden age of documentaries” is certainly here, and the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, in its 10th anniversary

The cast of Los Nadie, to be screened in Riverhead Nov. 19.

OLA Film Fest Expands Westward

Since not long after its founding in 2002, Organización Latino-Americana of the East End’s annual Latino Film Festival has been a crucial part of its mission to highlight Latino artists and culture. But until

"Joseph Duo was a Liberian militia commander, immortalized by Hondros after firing a rocket-propelled grenade at rebel forces at a key strategic bridge on July 20, 2003, in Monrovia, Liberia."

Life on the Ground —  Bearing Witness

Life on the Ground: Bearing Witness The Hidden Gems of the Hamptons International Film Festival by Kara Westerman The Hamptons International Film Festival has been bringing extraordinary films to the East End for years, 25 to be

A still from “Greenport."

Celebrating Television on the North Fork

The Second Annual North Fork TV Festival will be held September 7 through 9 in Greenport, with screenings scheduled at the Greenport Theatre and at venues throughout the village. According to the festival’s organizers, The

A rendering by NK Architects of the proposed redevelopment of the Sag Harbor cinema.

Sag Harbor Partnership Moves Forward with Cinema Purchase Plan

The Sag Harbor Partnership announced July 2 that, with $4.5 million committed to their effort to raise $8 million to purchase the Sag Harbor Cinema property, they are signing a contract and going ahead

Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in "Loving"

Hamptons Film Fest Celebrates Record Oscar Nominations, 25th Anniversary

As the Hamptons International Film Festival enters its 25th year, the festival is celebrating this month with a record 45 Oscar nominations for films that screened at last October’s festival. Among the nominated films are

The poster for this year's Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival

Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival Brings Packed Schedule of Documentaries to Sag Harbor

The ninth annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival is once again bringing a series of intense and fascinating documentaries to Sag Harbor the first weekend in December, with films on subjects ranging from artists

The film poster from "Our Last Tango"

OLA’s 13th Latino Film Festival: A Celebration of Culture, Cinematography and Storytelling

Thirteen years ago, Organización Latino-Americana of the East End founders began developing a Latino Film Festival as a cultural conduit through which Latinos from different countries here on the East End would find new perspectives on a varied and rich

Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in "Loving"

HIFF Will Open and Close with “Loving” and “American Pastoral”

The Hamptons International Film Festival announced this week that writer/director Jeff Nichols’ “Loving” will be the opening night film and “American Pastoral” will be the closing night film of the 24th Hamptons International Film Festival in

A still from "The Messenger," a documentary to be screened at the April 17 Spring Docs Day

Hamptons Take 2 Film Fest Launches Spring Docs Day

The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival is presenting a special “Spring Docs Day,” comprised of three compelling, animal-related films and a day-long silent auction on Sunday, April 17 at the Bay Street Theater in

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Telling Nina Simone’s Full Story

We were all sitting in Bay Street Theatre last Friday night anxiously awaiting a viewing of “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” the complicated story of the life of Nina Simone, the classically-trained pianist turned jazz

South Fork Sculptor Sarah Lowenstein with her sculpture, "Dark Elgy," of family members of the victims of Pan Am 103

Ever Since Pam Am 103: Sag Harbor Premiere’s Reminder of Lessons Unlearned

Back on Dec. 21 of 1988, when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, we didn’t really have much of a concept of what terrorism was. But the lessons of that day, unheeded

"He Named Me Malala"

Malala Yousafzai Tells Her Haunting Tale

You’ve probably never heard of Malalai of Maiwand, even if you do know the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who won the Nobel Peace Prize after she was shot by the Taliban for insisting

"How To Change The World"

Hamptons Film Fest Adds Stories of Environmental Justice and Long Island

The Hamptons International Film Festival has long had a feature series on films of Conflict and Resolution, telling tales of social strife from throughout the world, but this year they’re also unveiling a new


Small Film Festivals Showcase America’s Cultural Landscape

The Hamptons International Film Festival is just weeks away, but there are plenty of chances to see some fascinating films that explore the true breadth of culture in American at smaller film festivals on

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