The Hamptons International Film Festival will present two more films before the end of the summer, Rory Kennedy’s “The Last Days in Vietnam” and “The Overnighters” from Jesse Moss.
Ms. Kennedy, who brought the film “Ethel,” about her mother, to Guild Hall two years ago, will discuss “The Last Days” with Alec Baldwin and her subject, Stuart Herrington, after its Aug. 16 screening. The film focuses on a small group of Americans, alone in Saigon as North Vietnamese troops began to close in on the city. With evacuation delayed by Congressional gridlock and an ambassador not grasping their peril or that of their South Vietnamese allies and co-workers, they took unsanctioned action to save as many of their lives as possible.
Described as a “modern-day ‘Grapes of Wrath,’ ” Mr. Moss’s film follows migrant workers to Williston, N.D., where the hydraulic fracturing work they hoped for does not materialize except for a few, who have nowhere to stay. Jay Reinke, a Lutheran pastor, takes them in, converting his church into a dormitory. “The Overnighters” won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival for intuitive filmmaking.
Both films will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall. Tickets are $23 and $21 for members and are available at guildhall.org or at the Guild Hall box office.