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.
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
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
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
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
Southampton Arts Center Friday, March 23 at 8pm, 85mins Q/A with filmmaker Wendy Keys and Walter Bernard Admission Free
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
Sunday, March 25 at 2pm, 60mins Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor
HT2FF 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
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.
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
Friday, May 18 at 7pm, 78mins Southampton Arts Center, Southampton Village
HT2FF 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.
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.
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 that their family’s tumultuous history, unspoken for decades, will vanish with Regina, Sonia sets out to recapture their shared experiences.
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.