FIRST REFORMED: FIRST IN OUR NEW WINTER SERIES "PRESENT TENSE"
FIRST REFORMED with Paul Schrader
Sunday, January 20th, 6pm
Guild Hall, 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY
Tickets $15 online and at the door
Talk-back after the movie with writer/director Paul Schrader & Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan
The first "Present Tense" film in our new winter series is Paul Schrader's critically-acclaimed new film, FIRST REFORMED, a powerhouse tour-de-force starring Ethan Hawke as the troubled Protestant minister of a dwindling congregation and Amanda Seyfried. Schrader is perhaps best known for having written TAXI DRIVER and RAGING BULL, and with FIRST REFORMED he has created what he describes as a "spiritual film". Since its release, FIRST REFORMED has amassed 40 wins and 62 nominations both here and abroad, with a 93% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The screening at Guild Hall will be followed by a Q&A with Schrader and Cinema programming head Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan.
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THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING
On Saturday, January 26th, we are proud to present the HBO documentary THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING. Directed by Nathaniel Kahn (MY ARCHITECT) for HBO, the film takes a clear-eyed look at the art market now, and asks important questions about art, our society, and values, and our future.
Join filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn, artist John Alexander, and producer Carla Solomon for a fascinating conversation following the screening!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 6PM
158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
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CARMINE STREET GUITARS
GET READY FOR GUITAR GREATNESS!Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center, in collaboration with the Hamptons Doc Fest, presents Carmine Street Guitars. After its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and acclaimed screenings in other major festivals (Toronto, New York, Mumbai and Vienna, e.g.) Canadian filmmaker Ron Mann’s new documentary is the Friday Night Spotlight Film at the 11th Annual Hamptons Doc Fest.
BAY STREET THEATER
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 8PM
Tickets and more information at hamptonsdocfest.com and baystreet.org
A Q&A will follow the screening hosted by Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan with director Ron Mann and legendary guitarist GE Smith, formerly head of the SNL Band and guitarist for Pink Floyd’s recent worldwide tour.
Custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young assistant Cindy Hulej (pictured) build handcrafted instruments from wood from old hotels, bars, churches and other local buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick Kelly guitar, each one has its own New York story. The physical beauty of every guitar and the rich, deep, sophisticated sound are born of the alchemy that happens when the age, history and uniqueness of the wood is combined with the precision, inspiration and passion of a master craftsman plying his trade. These guitars area favorites of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Patti Smith. Carmine Street Guitars features a cast of prominent musicians and artists: Eszter Balinth, Christine Bougie (Bahamas), Nels Cline (Wilco), Kirk Douglas (The Roots), Eleanor Friedberger, Bill Frisell, Dallas & Travis Good (The Sadies), Jim Jarmush (Squrl), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Band), Marc Ribot, Stuart Hurwood (Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson), and Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan Band). It will open on April 24, 2019 at the Film Forum in New York City.
SAVE THE DATE FOR AN OLD-TIMEY HOLIDAY PARTY!
We thought it was about time for a little nostalgia, especially on the anniversary of the fire that gutted the Sag Harbor Cinema on December 16, 2016. So we're celebrating our First Responders and our community with an old-fashioned Holiday party at Christ Episcopal Church:
In addition: CAROLING will be provided by boots on the ground theater's DICKENS CAROLERS, decked out in Victorian garb, REFRESHMENTS provided by JANET O'BRIEN CATERING, and SANTA will be greeting children thanks to photographer/graphic designer and veteran Santa CHARLIE GRUBB!
Sunday, December 16th
4:00pm: Santa, Cookies, Cider, and Caroling
5:00pm: It's a Wonderful Life!
Note: The Community Café mentioned in the poster is a wonderful new initiative on the part of the Christ Episcopal Church to offer a restaurant-style meal once a week to those in need or who are just in need of company!
PETER, PAUL & MARY AT NEWPORT, 1963-65 will be a SNEAK PREVIEW/WORLD PREMIERE
shown thanks to Executive Producer Joe Lauro. Produced for PBS, the film includes recently discovered and restored footage and is narrated by Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey. It will premier later this fall on PBS . Lauro will be present to talk about the film and will also be showing "outtake" footage from, the Newport Festivals with stars including Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Judy Collins. The total screening time is 75 minutes.
Pierson High School Auditorium
Saturday, Nov 2, 6pm
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door
All proceeds go towards rebuilding the Sag Harbor Cinema.
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BRUCE VAUGHN: THE FUTURE OF THE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE AND IMMERSIVE NARRATIVE
Bruce Vaughn is a 4th-generation Sag Harborite. He was the head of Disney's Imagineers before becoming CEO of
DREAMSCAPE IMMERSIVE, the most cutting-edge INTERACTIVE VR company in the world, creating awe and wonder. Vaughn spoke about his Sag Harbor experience on
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018
3PM, PIERSON HIGH SCHOOL
AUDITORIUM, 200 JERMAIN AVE,
This was a phenomenal talk! Thanks to Bruce for coming and enlightening the community!
US THEATRICAL PREMIERE: RETURN TO MONTAUK
From the director of the Academy Award Winning film THE TIN DRUM, comes Volker Schlondorff's latest movie, RETURN TO MONTAUK. Released in Europe in 2017, this screening was the first theatrical premiere in the US.
RETURN TO MONTAUK stars Stellan Skarsgard as Max Zorn (Breaking the Waves, Hunt for Red October, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Thor) and Nina Hoss as Rebecca (Something to Remind Me, Yella, and A Woman in Berlin, about whom The New York Times wrote, “[Hoss] is an actress of haunting subtlety.”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018
7PM, GUILD HALL, EAST HAMPTON, NY
Thank you to our sponsors: The Maidstone Restaurant, Bedell Cellars, Bellissima Prosecco, & LI Vodka!
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: REACHING FOR THE NOTE with Jamie Bernstein and Susan Lacy
(USA, 1998, 117 min.)
Sunday, September 16, @4pm, Pierson High School Auditorium, 200 Jermain Ave, Sag Harbor, NY
Director Susan Lacy and author and daughter Jamie Bernstein hosted LEONARD BERNSTEIN: REACHING FOR THE NOTE (1998), part of Lacy's award-winning PBS documentary series American Masters. This indelible portrait of one of the great creative forces of the 20th Century follow Bernstein through his incandescent career and introduces us to him on a personal level as well. We are thrilled to have Jamie Bernstein, author of FAMOUS FATHER GIRL: GROWING UP BERNSTEIN, recently published to high praise for its courage and lucidity, joining Susan Lacy onstage for this screening.
OBLAKO-RAY with Eric Fischl (USSR, 1990, 79 min.)
Sunday, July 1, @6pm, Pierson High School Auditorium
200 Jermain Ave, Sag Harbor, NY
Join us for this rare Russian film (in Russian with English subtitles) discovered by Eric Fischl years ago while he was judging the Locarno Film Festival and which left an indelible impression on him. As Fischl says, “Movies transport me deeply and meaningfully into the world while taking me briefly out of mine.”
THE MISFITS with David Salle (USA, 1961, 125 min.)
Sunday, July 15, @6pm, Pierson High School Auditorium
200 Jermain Ave, Sag Harbor, NY
Artist David Salle showed the classic film THE MISFITS, the powerful 1961 drama directed by John Huston, with screenplay by Arthur Miller and starring legends Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Eli Wallach and Montgomery Clift, who are drawn together in the sere landscape of Nevada in a business scheme to capture wild horses for profit.
BOOM FOR REAL with Sara Driver (USA, 2017, 119 min.)
Sunday, July 22, @6pm, Pierson High School Auditorium
200 Jermain Ave, Sag Harbor, NY
Sara Driver presented her film BOOM FOR REAL THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQU8IAT, which follows Basquiat's life pre-fame and how New York City, the times the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became. Using never-before-seen works, writings and photographs, director Sara Driver, who was part of the New York arts scene herself, worked closely and collaboratively with friends and other artists who emerged from that period.
SPF-18 with Alex Israel (USA, 2017, 80 min.)
Sunday, July 29, @6pm, Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
Alex Israel presented SPF-18 (2017), his love letter to surfing culture and art in his native California. This romantic comedy takes place in Santa Monica and tells the story of strife between teen surfers and their lovers when an enigmatic musician shows up on the beach.
THE GENERAL with Robert Wilson (USA, 1926, 67 min.)
Sunday, August 5, @6pm, Pierson High School Auditorium
200 Jermain Ave, Sag Harbor, NY
Robert Wilson hosted this great classic, an action-adventure-comedy starring the great Buster Keaton and co-directed by Clyde Bruckman. Not terribly well received when it was released, THE GENERAL (1926) is now universally acknowledged to be one of the greatest films ever made.
CUBAN FOOD STORIES with Maria Bacardi (Germany, 2018, 82 min.)
Sunday, August 12, @6pm Pierson High School Auditorium, 200 Jermain Ave, Sag Harbor, NY
Artist/chanteuse Maria Bacardi hosted Asori Soto's cinematic love letter to Cuban food in CUBAN FOOD STORIES, a 9-part road trip through Cuba in search for the lost flavors of his youth. This is a journey to discover culinary traditions long thought lost due to the hardship that Cuba survived after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and your senses will be ignited with this colorful and delicious adventure.
CEUX DE CHEZ NOUS with Wendy Keys (France, 1915, 44 min., subtitled)
Sunday, August 19, @6pm, Ross Senior Lecture Hall
18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton
Wendy Keys presents CEUX DE CHEZ NOUS (1915), a 44 minute film that presents a rare and marvelous glimpse of Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sarah Bernhardt, Rodin and others at home, in their studios, and walking and flirting on the streets of Paris, in footage that is as stunning as it is astonishing.
MY ART with Laurie Simmons
(USA, 2016, 86 min.)
Sunday, August 26, @6pm, Pierson High School Auditorium, 200 Jermain Ave, Sag Harbor, NY
Writer/Director and artist Laurie Simmons made her feature length debut with MY ART (2018). Produced by Andrew Fierberg, who will be joining her onstage, MY ART chronicles the summer of a single artist, played by Simmons, who goes upstate to work on her latest creative endeavor, in which she reenacts famous films, from THE MISFITS to A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons' daughter, will be in attendance.
SPIRITED AWAY with April Gornik
(Japan, 2001, 86 min.)
Sunday, September 2, @6pm, Pierson High School Auditorium, 200 Jermain Ave, Sag Harbor, NY
April Gornik, artist, hosted a feat of the imagination in Hayao Miyazaki's brilliant animated film SPIRITED AWAY (2001). SPIRITED AWAY follows a young girl to a strange, enchanted and sometimes threatening place, a parallel universe where she must earn her freedom to rescue her parents. The highest-grossing film in Japanese history, it also won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards.