Local culture news

An opinionated sampling of the feature films available for preview before the festival
Fredrik Gertten’s battle to get his film released in “Big Boys Gone Bananas!*” is a modern-day David and Goliath story, well told.

An “interactive immersive installation”
Simple hand motions or full body movements make “Dandelion Clock” an immersive and interactive piece. Jenny Gorman

Ms. Gabrielian has performed on four continents and in many top-name venues
“Elegance and poise” marked Tanya Gabrielian’s performance on Saturday night. Tom Kochie

There are a number of films this year made or contributed to by South Fork natives or part-timers
Casey Brooks, Michael Halsband, Jack Heller

Last-minute additions to film fest
“Cloud Atlas,” with Halle Berry and Keith David, is one of several films the Hamptons International Film Festival has added to its schedule in the past week.

Local art news
Sarah Dornner’s “Isometric Folding Screen,” made this year, will be on view in Halsey Mckay’s new show, “Sixth Sax,” which was organized by Patrick Brennan.

It has been a long journey to get this far
The new Parrish Art Museum is only weeks away from opening to the public and days away from the staff’s moving into new offices. An aerial view shows the museum in an earlier state. At top, two views of the gallery spaces in the Water Mill building. Cully/EEFAS, Aerial Photo

The artist’s vision will further become reality on Saturday, when the Ark Project hosts twilight tours of the 95-acre farm and sculpture park
Tundra Wolf, above, and Luna Shanaman are carrying forth the vision of Nova Mihai Popa at his outdoor sculpture museum in Bridgehampton and will begin a series of twilight tours of the 95-acre farm on Saturday. Morgan McGivern Photos

Described by organizers as a traditional harvest festival with a modern spin
Rhett Miller will headline Saturday’s SeptemberFest concert at Agawam Park in Southampton with his new band, the Serial Lady Killers. Mark Seliger