A film still from "Soul of a Farmer," in this year's Docs Equinox festival.
Arts Earth Day Featured Film

Docs Equinox Returns to SAC

Hamptons Doc Fest, in partnership with the Southampton Arts Center, inaugurates spring by kicking off Earth Day Week with its annual Docs Equinox celebration, which this year revolves around the theme of “Cultivating Connections: Soils, Farms, Food.” The weekend includes three days of programming at Southampton Arts Center on April 12 through April 14 that features welcoming food and wine receptions on Friday and Saturday, Sunday breakfast treats, four environmentally-focused
A scene from The Eternal Memory
Arts Film

Hamptons Doc Fest Features Are On Oscar Shortlists

Pictured Above: A scene from The Eternal Memory Five of the films screened at last December's Hamptons Doc Fest have been shortlisted for Academy Awards, and we'll be watching as the final list of Oscar contenders is released this week to see if they have made the final roster. The five films were among 30 documentary feature and short films shown at the festival at the Sag Harbor Cinema and
A still from “American Symphony,” which will be featured at the Hamptons Doc Fest’s Pennebaker Award Gala Dec. 2.
Arts Film Sag Harbor

Hamptons Doc Fest: Films That Inspire a Sense of Belonging

Pictured Above: A still from “American Symphony,” which will be featured at the Hamptons Doc Fest’s Pennebaker Award Gala Dec. 2. This year’s Hamptons Doc Fest will once again masterfully capture the breadth of human experience in a series of 30 films shown over the course of seven days at the Sag Harbor Cinema and Bay Street Theater beginning Nov. 30. The films cover a broad range of topical ground,
Mary Heilmann _Waves, Roads & Hallucinations_ Photographer Brett Jutkiewicz
Arts Film Top Stories Visual Arts

Seeing the World Through Mary Heilmann’s Eyes

Pictured Above: Mary Heilmann in her Bridgehampton studio. | Brett Jutkiewicz photo The arc of a human lifetime is the best of stories, encompassing formative moments, the quest for professional belonging, friendship and loss, success and periods of deep introspection. Director Matt Creed, a friend of the ever-innovating and celebrated 83-year-old painter and ceramicist Mary Heilmann, whose studio is in Bridgehampton, had unique access to interview the artist over the
Dave Lester painting a decoy in his shop in The Springs. |. Joanne Friedland Roberts photo
Arts Film History Top Stories

Film & Events Celebrate Bonac

Pictured Above: Dave Bennett painting a decoy in his shop in The Springs. |. Joanne Friedland Roberts photo This October, the Peter Matthiessen Center, formed to build on the legacy of the celebrated author and naturalist who for many years called Sagaponack home, is embarking on several ambitious projects to tell the stories of the interactions, both locally and globally, between people and the natural world. The two-part program “Celebrating
Arts Film Top Stories

OLA Film Fest Turns 20

Pictured Above: A still from "The Pink Lagoon," showing at the Westhampton Beach PAC Sept. 17 Adventure, strength, and inspiration form the conceptual and thematic core of this year’s 20th Anniversary Latino Film Festival, which is filled this year with premieres at three venues throughout the South Fork Sept. 14 through Sept. 17.   This year’s festival, organized by Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island (OLA), highlights four feature-length films and
Arts Film Performing Arts

North Fork Arts Center Holds Volunteer Day As It Approaches Fundraising Goal

Front Street in Greenport Village was abuzz with activity on April 15 as volunteers for the new non-profit North Fork Arts Center, working to revitalize the Greenport Theater, held a an open house at the historic movie house. The group does not yet own the theater and its 501(c)3 tax status is still in process with the IRS, but they’re close to reaching their goal. Owner Josh Sapan, who put
A still from "Patrick and the Whale," showing Sunday, April 16 at the Docs Equinox festival.
Arts Earth Day Environment Film

Docs Equinox Returns to SAC

Pictured Above: A still from "Patrick and the Whale," showing Sunday, April 16 at the Docs Equinox festival. In collaboration with Hamptons Doc Fest, Southampton Arts Center will present Docs Equinox, a three-film series, April 14 through April 16, in celebration of Earth Month. The program, themed “All In for the Aquifer,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings with cocktail receptions and information available from the “Water
Detail of Michael A. Butler’s portrait David Hempstead, Senior: The Seasons of a Man’s Life (2023), as seen in Forgotten Founders: David Hempstead, Senior.
Arts Film Visual Arts

Forgotten Founders Film Premieres at Sag Harbor Cinema

Pictured Above: Detail of Michael A. Butler’s portrait David Hempstead, Senior: The Seasons of a Man’s Life (2023), as seen in Forgotten Founders: David Hempstead, Senior. The Sag Harbor Cinema plays host Saturday, Feb. 25 to a film screening and art opening for "Forgetting to Remember," a collaboration with the Plain Sight Project, which is working to unearth the identities and stories of enslaved, indentured, and free people of color on the East
The marquee of the Greenport Theater. |. North Fork Arts Center photo
Arts Film Top Stories

A Push to Revive the Greenport Theater

Pictured Above: The marquee of the Greenport Theater. |. North Fork Arts Center photo A new community organization, the North Fork Arts Center, is working to raise $1 million to turn the Greenport Theater into a non-profit community arts center, just as the historic theater on Front Street was put up for sale for $5.5 million earlier this January. The group is spearheaded by Manhattan Film Institute founders Tony Spiridakis
A still from “Retrograde,” about the chaotic last days of the American war in Afghanistan.
Arts Film

Film Fest Highlights Crises, Both International & Local

Pictured Above: A still from “Retrograde,” about the chaotic last days of the American war in Afghanistan. This year’s Hamptons International Film Festival, held Oct. 7 through 16 at several venues on the South Fork and Shelter Island, highlights numerous films that focus on the planet’s environmental fight, as well as human conflict.  Among the highlights are the U.S. Premiere of “Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom,” by, directed