“Last Days in Vietnam,” the third film in the Hamptons International Film Festival’s SummerDocs series, will be screened on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall.
This final film from Rory Kennedy, whose intimate biography of her mother in the film “Ethel” was screened in the SummerDocs series two years ago.
Alec Baldwin will host the event and lead a discussion with Ms. Kennedy and Stuart Herrington, one of the subjects of the film.
The film focuses on the efforts of a small group of Americans to protect their South Vietnamese friends and co-workers who are in danger of imprisonment and death with the impending victory of the North Vietnamese Army. Saigon was under fire and evacuation delayed by the inaction of Congress, so the group launched its own initiative to save as many lives as possible.
Ms. Kennedy made the film for American Experience and it will open theatrically in New York on Sept. 5.
The final film in the series, “The Overnighters,” will be screened on Aug. 29. The films are $23, $21 for members.
The festival will also present a Summer Family Film Festival next weekend at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane in Southampton Village. It will include family-friendly short and feature-length films.
On Friday, Aug. 22, Charlie Chaplin’s silent shorts will be shown outdoors on the lawn with live piano accompaniment. A 3-D screening of “How to Train Your Dragon” will take place at the Southampton movie theater on Aug. 24. Other films include “We Are the Best!”, “Ghost Dog,” and “Disneynature’s Bears.” Tickets for these films, which cost $12 or $8 for children per screening, available at hamptonsfilmfest.org, where a full schedule can be found. A package for the series is also available.
A weeklong student filmmaking workshop will also take place from Aug. 18 through 22 at the Southampton Arts Center.