The Hamptons International Film Festival will launch a Summer Sunday Classics series this week at Solé East in Montauk.
Beginning at 7 p.m., the resort will serve a casual barbecue and cocktails for purchase, with a free outdoor screening after sunset. This week’s movie is “To Catch a Thief” with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. The 1955 thriller is set on the French Riviera with breathtaking scenery and car chases, all in Technicolor.
Karen Arikian, the executive director of the festival, said the program offers a selection of “timeless, beloved films that provide an opportunity for movie lovers to enjoy some of the cinema’s most memorable moments,” most of which are appropriate for the whole family. “When is the last time, if ever, that you saw ‘The Wizard of Oz’ on a big screen?” she asked. Audiences can do so on Aug. 28.
Others in the series include “Summer Stock,” “American Graffiti,” “The Hudsucker Proxy, “West Side Story,” “The Muppet Movie,” “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” and “Big Night.” Screenings will be listed weekly in The Star’s film calendar.