The Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will launch “Madoo Talks,” its annual winter lecture series, on Sunday, with “The Gardener’s Garden: A Personal Vision,” a talk by Lindsey Taylor, a writer, editor, floral stylist, garden designer, and television producer. The series will feature three speakers with varied perspectives on the gardening world.
Southampton Town is celebrating its 375th birthday with a yearlong series of lectures, exhibitions, walking tours, parties, and dinners at locations throughout the town, beginning today at 3 p.m. with a screening of “The Manors of Long Island” at the Rogers Memorial Library. Next Thursday at 3 p.m., also at the library, Georgette Grier-Key, director and curator of the Eastville Community Historical Society, will discuss the influence of African-Americans locally and in the larger society.
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.