For Anne Chaisson and David Nugent, the executive director and artistic director, respectively, of the Hamptons International Film Festival, this year’s program of more than 140 films seemed to have a common theme — they were thought-provoking and encouraged hard questions.
With her mysterious fragments of text and her recurring mix of painted objects dense with symbolic meaning, it is easy to mistake the work of Stephanie Brody-Lederman for some sort of rebus for anyone with the stamina and insight to solve.
As they have in recent years, the guitarist G.E. Smith and the musician Taylor Barton-Smith, who live in Amagansett, will liven up the South Fork’s off-season with a host of special events at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, starting on Saturday at 8 p.m. with the launch of the Portraits series.
Four filmmakers whose works were in the Hamptons International Film Festival’s documentary competition gathered at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton on Saturday morning as part of the Winick Talks series. The directors are linked by their obsessions with specific individuals whose personalities and circumstances not only drove the filmmakers to make...
The Watermill Center will present an open rehearsal of Amy Khoshbin’s “The Myth of Layla,” a work in progress that incorporates performance and video, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. “Fall Treasures,” a show of new and classic photographs, is on view through Nov. 23 at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor.
Karén Hakobyan, an Armenian-American pianist and composer, will perform in the Salon Series at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m. Since his debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 17, Mr. Hakobyan has performed in concert halls in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, won prizes at many piano competitions, performed on...
“An Inspector Calls,” J.B. Priestley’s classic British thriller, will kick off the Hampton Theatre Company’s 31st season next Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall. The show will run through Nov. 8.
Guild Hall’s JDTLab will have a free staged reading of “Ashes and Ink,” a play by Martha Pichey, a writer and ed- itor, tomorrow at 8 p.m. The play focus- es on the complicated relationship be- tween Molly and her son, Quinn, who descends into addiction after the sudden death of his father. Topaz Adizes, an Emmy Award-winner, will direct.
The film director Sidney Lumet, who died in 2011 at the age of 86, directed 44 feature films, beginning in 1957 with “12 Angry Men” and concluding 50 years later with “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”