Joe Brondo, author and co-star of “Bluebirds,” which will open a six-performance engagement at Guild Hall on Friday, Feb. 20, did not grow up dreaming of a life in the theater. An East Hampton native, he was obsessed with computers while in high school. “That was all I did, I was always hunched over my desk,” he recalled. “I was kind of a class clown, but on the weirder end of the spectrum. I wasn’t the super-popular goofball.”
“From the Archive,” an exhibition of photographs by Gosta Peterson, a renowned fashion photographer, is on view at the Turn Gallery in Manhattan through March 22. The show includes groundbreaking black-and-white photographs from 1960 through 1980, among them his New York Times photographs of Twiggy, the iconic English model, and his “Fashion of the Times” cover photo of Naomi Sims, the first African-American to appear on the cover of an American magazine.
The Hamptons International Film Festival announced their annual awards Monday morning at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.
The festival’s Audience Awards went to Stephen Frears’s “Philomena,” a drama starring Dame Judi Dench, and “Desert Runners,” Jennifer Steinman’s documentary about the 4 Deserts Race Series of 150-mile ultramarathons. Irene Taylor Brodsky’s “One Last Hug (…And a Few Smooches): Three Days at Grief Camp” won the Audience Award for Best Short.
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.