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Alec and Hliaria Baldwin, Toby Perlman, Itzhak Perlman, Alison Chernick, and Randy Mastro were at the Hamptons International Film Festival for its opening night screening of Ms. Chernick's documentary "Itzhak." Jackie Pape
Randy Mastro and Alec Baldwin, the festival's co-chairmen, welcomed the audience to the opening night screening in dramatic fashion.Jennifer Landes
Stuart Match Suna, Judy Giuliani, who is a board member, and Rudy Giuliani on the red carpetJackie Pape
Itzhak Perlman and students from the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island gave a mini-recital after the film.Jennifer Landes
Toni Ross and Judy Licht were two of the board members recognized during the opening remarks.Jennifer Landes
David Nugent, the festival's artistic director, and Anne Chaisson, the festival's executive director, recognized the contributions of their predecessors.Jennifer Landes
At the opening night party, Darius Yektai, Ben Cummings, Marisa Cangiolosi, and Orson Cummings celebrated the premiere of the Cummings brother's film "Killer Bees," about the Bridgehampton High School basketball team.Jackie Pape
Danny Lafuante, Peggy Stankevich, and Jessica Mackin Jackie Pape
Beth Swanstrom, Peter Johnston, and Laura HildrethJackie Pape
Ann Ciardullo, Keith Green, and Helen ClelandJackie Pape

"Meditation," at left in Edward Albee's loft, was one of two Milton Avery paintings in the Sotheby's sale of his collection on Tuesday. It sold for $3.7 million. Sotheby's

Colin Ambrose was the pit master for much of the evening, grilling up all manner of meat products for a hungry crowd. Photos by Durell Godfrey unless otherwise noted
The partnership's president, Nick Gazzolo, left, and Gavin Menu, the co-publisher and director of advertising for The Express, checked in guests at the party. Lori Hawkins
Margaret Garrett and Robby Stein
The crowd was as dense as the smoke from the grill.
Gordian Raacke, Gabrielle Raacke, and Edwina von Gal
Eric Fischl
Rive Weiner helped her dad, Jason Weiner, at the Almond restaurant table.
The flames flew high into the night.
Walter and Bina Bernard
Gene Casey

Those attending should expect lots of star power, serious cinematic achievement, and some surprises
Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield star in “Breathe,” to be shown at HIFF this year. Bleecker Street/Participant Media

Toby and Itzhak Perlman started the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island.

Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield in "Breathe," the Sunday Centerpiece Film of this year's film festival. Bleecker Street/Participant Media
Woody Harrelson stars as Lyndon Baines Johnson (with Kim Allen as Jackie Kennedy) in Rob Reiner's new film "LBJ."

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Carrie Mae Weems's "Color Real and Imagined," from 2014, is one of the works available through the Watermill Center's benefit. Watermill Center benefit/Artsy
Robert Wilson as captured by Annie LeibovitzWatermill Center benefit/Artsy
Matthew Benedict's "Firebox"Watermill Center benefit/Artsy
Paul Thek's "Untitled"Watermill Center benefit/Artsy

Jack Lenor Larsen is 90 this year and celebrating his birthday at Boom! the Cosmic Benefit. Larsenworld
The Buckminster Fuller-designed "Fly's Eye Dome" was dramatically illuminated at last year's LongHouse benefit.Jennifer Landes
A Howard Kanovitz aerosol-stencil-on-board treatment of one of his iconic South Fork subjects is being offered with an opening bid of $2,800. Eric Firestone Gallery
Kiki Smith's "Owl" has an estimate of $2,500 and one bidder as of this writing.Pace Gallery

Trisha Burke, Matt Lauer, Lisa Schiffter Greenberg, and Christie Brinkley attended a June benefit for the Sag Harbor Cinema at Le Bilboquet in Sag Harbor, one of many events planned to raise money for the project. Rob Rich/