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  •     In his opening remarks as master of ceremonies for the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Golden Starfish Awards ceremony, Alan Cumming quipped that “Golden Starfish sounded like an S.T.D. It seems a little dirty.” Yet the ceremony was an overall sober affair that recognized and expressed gratitude for the festival’s 20th year while bestowing the traditional honors and several new awards for this year.

  •    The Round Table Theatre Company and Academy, a new classical theater ensemble, will hold its first staged reading on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at LTV Studios in Wainscott. A full production of “Macbeth” is planned for January.

  •     Anyone who followed the story of the grisly murder of Ted Ammon and its aftermath had to wonder at one point: “What happened to the children?”
        Mr. Ammon was bludgeoned to death in his East Hampton house at 59 Middle Lane in October 2001. Generosa Ammon, his estranged wife at the time, married Daniel Pelosi, the man who was ultimately convicted of his murder. They eventually split up and a month later, in 2003, she died of breast cancer.

  • Sainz at Ashawagh
        Francisco Sainz will be featured in an exhibition this weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. Beginning tomorrow, the artwork of Sainz, who died in 1998, will be shown with that of Susan Bradfield, Jennifer Cross, Monica Enders, Lily Kot, Teri Kennedy, Christine Newman, Maria Pessino, Gabriele Raacke, and Athos Zacharias.

  •     The Watermill Center has announced its Fall 2012 residency artists. Each year, the organization invites artists to use its buildings and grounds as a laboratory for their visual and performance art practice and projects.

  •     There are not many pieces like “Dandelion Clock” to be seen around the South Fork, and that is both too bad and kind of wonderful. The reason it is wonderful is that the “interactive immersive installation,” in the words of the artist, John Carpenter, remains on view at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton through this weekend, and it would be a good idea to see it.

  • There are a number of films this year made or contributed to by South Fork natives or part-timers
  • Sometimes, late is much better than never. Such is often the case with the last-minute additions to the Hamptons International Film Festival, which can end up being some of the most talked-about films of the year.
  • Artists Alliance at Ashawagh
        The Artists Alliance of East Hampton, which was founded in 1984 in honor of Jimmy Ernst, will show art by more than 50 of its members at its “Fall Art Exhibit” at Ashawagh Hall in Springs this weekend. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, mixed-media works, and photographs will be on view through Monday. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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  •    On a recent Friday, the new Parrish Art Museum space in Water Mill was a study in contrasts. Completion of the interior was continuing apace, but many discrete spaces already revealed their final state.
        There were soaring side galleries, like chapels, set along a more human-scaled nave-like central hall or spine. Some of these areas looked pristine, white, and ready, while others were still dusty, dirty, and littered with the tools of construction.

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