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  • The conversation at the East Hampton Middle School between the actor Edward Norton, the recipient of the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award, and David Edelstein, the chief film critic for New York magazine, began auspiciously. Mr. Edelstein, referring to Mr. Norton’s inspiration for Mike Shiner, his self-involved character in the Academy Award-winning “Birdman,” asked, “Where do you go to find the ultimate narcissistic actor?”
  • One of the many surprises in “Wig Shop,” Kat Coiro’s compelling 15-minute contribution to the Hamptons International Film Festival’s program of shorts by female filmmakers, was Emily Mortimer’s performance as an Orthodox Jewish woman.
  • Josh Dayton will show recent work at Ashawagh Hall in Springs tomorrow through Sunday, with a reception set for Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. The show was organized by Arlene Bujese. “Bateau Promenade,” an exhibition of work by the Israeli painter Guy Yanai, will open at Harper’s Books in East Hampton with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through mid-December.
  • The Met: Live in HD will kick off its season with an encore screening of a new production of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde,” which will be shown on Saturday at noon at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The production will feature an outstanding cast of Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangane, and René Pape as King Marke.
  • It is no coincidence that “The Castle of Perseverance,” the second exhibition at Crush Curatorial in Amagansett, will open on Saturday in conjunction with the Hamptons International Film Festival. Organized by Molly Surno, an installation artist who works in film, video, and performance, the show, which includes work by 15 artists, is an exploration of the function of symbols as props in visual art.
  • The Drawing Room in East Hampton will present “Autumn Salon,” featuring works by 11 artists, from tomorrow through Nov. 28. The exhibition will include painting, sculpture, prints, works on paper, and photography. The Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor will be the site of an Art and Music Lounge from today through Monday, from noon to 10 p.m. daily, in celebration of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
  • 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!”

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