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  • While high-profile films and well-known actors and directors are an important part the Hamptons International Film Festival, the work of film artists who will define the future of the medium is likely to be found in the festival’s competition section, a category distinguished by its focus on emerging, often first-time, filmmakers who take risks and challenge cinematic conventions.
  • Jim Gingerich was born in Texas and raised there and in Oregon, but, despite his love of the region, he moved to New York City 40 years ago and has spent much of his time since then painting the landscape of the South Fork.
  • Canio’s Gallery in Sag Harbor will open “The Odd in the Ordinary,” a group exhibition of work by local photographers, with a reception tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. Organized by Kathryn Szoka, the exhibition reflects what six photographers see as they observe the East End. “Solarplate 2016,” a juried exhibition of Solarplate etchings will be on view at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue from Saturday through Nov. 13. Dan Welden, the originator of the Solarplate process and an internationally known printmaker, painter, and educator whose home and studio are in Sag Harbor, judged the exhibition.
  • A hypercritical mother, Mack the Knife, and Emma Goldman will appear in various incarnations at Guild Hall this week, starting tomorrow evening at 8 with a personal documentary by the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum, “Look at Us Now, Mother!”
  • Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater will hold a sneak preview of “Chapter & Verse,” a film by Jamal Joseph, an Oscar-nominated writer, activist, former Black Panther, and professor at Columbia University’s graduate film program, on Sunday afternoon at 2. A question-and-answer session with Mr. Joseph will follow the screening, which will benefit Impact Repertory Theatre and the Eastville Community Historical Society.
  • A reception will be held tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Art Barge on Napeague for “Art Sail,” a show by the Barge artists. Roisin Bateman and Mark Webber, two East End painters, will exhibit new work at the Jackson Carriage House in Amagansett tomorrow through Sunday, with a reception set for Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Rae Ferren, whose distinctive impressionistic paintings captured the space and light of the East End, died on Sept. 6 at Southampton Hospital. She was 87 and had been ill for several years with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological disorder.

  • In 1998, Sandy Tolan, an American journalist and author, met Ramzi Aburedwan, a 19-year-old Palestinian musician living at the time with his impoverished grandparents in a refugee camp near Ramallah on the West Bank. That meeting led to a piece on National Public Radio about the young musician with a dream of a career in music and “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land,” Mr. Tolan’s 2015 book about Mr. Aburedwan and the broader social and cultural context in which his story has unfolded.
  • “My Lessons From Dogs,” a solo show written and performed by Patrick Christiano and directed by Kate Mueth, will be presented at Guild Hall on Sunday afternoon at 2. The program will benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.
  • After catching its breath following a busy summer, the Watermill Center is ready to welcome fall with a weekend open house featuring talks and open rehearsals by four resident artists and the final International Brunch of 2016.

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