At the Montauk Library

This year’s program of more than 140 films seemed to have a common theme — they were thought-provoking and encouraged hard questions
David Nugent, HIFF’s artistic director, looked on as Michele Mitchell gave an emotional thank-you on Monday. “The Uncondemned,” which she co-directed with Nick Louvel, won two awards at the festival. Christine Sampson

She discovered she could combine “my love of words with the graphic aspects of painting,”
Stephanie Brody-Lederman lives and works in an architectural masterpiece, both inside and outside, in Northwest Woods. Jennifer Landes
“It Began With My Dog,” above, and “Under the Extra Blanket,” below, will be part of Guild Hall’s upcoming exhibition of recent works by Stephanie Brody-Lederman.
“High”Gary Mamay Photos

The launch of the Portraits series
The guitarist G.E. Smith and the artist Dan Rizzie, shown at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, will perform with Carter Burwell, a composer, and Ralph Gibson, a photographer, at Bay Street Theater on Saturday. Robert Comes

Linked by their obsessions with specific individuals
The filmmakers Vibeke Bryld, Ilinea Calugareanu, David Shapiro, and Jon Fox Mark Segal

Local Art News
Plein Air Peconic painters, such as Ellen Watson, showed their latest and greatest at Ashawagh Hall in Springs this weekend. Durell Godfrey

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

At the Quogue Community Hall

At the Montauk Library

At the Bridgehampton Museum’s Archive Building