A conversation with Rick Liss, a painter and filmmaker from Amagansett, involves poking around in the dusty corners of history, specifically the cultural history of the East End and New York City over the past 60 years. Some artifacts have disappeared; Mr. Liss lost 30 years of work when Hurricane Sandy flooded his loft building in the South Street Seaport area in 2012.
Busy Day at Watermill
The Watermill Center has scheduled a full afternoon of activities Saturday, including an exhibition of new work by Jose Carlos Casado at 3 and a dance-theater work-in-progress by Jack Ferver at 4. Both artists are currently in residence at the center.
Filmed in Bellport over a period of 18 days for $700,000, "The Maid's Room" has the look of an expensive Hollywood production. “We did everything we could to make a local film, but not a small film,” says Michael Walker, its director.