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  • Four filmmakers whose works were in the Hamptons International Film Festival’s documentary competition gathered at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton on Saturday morning as part of the Winick Talks series. The directors are linked by their obsessions with specific individuals whose personalities and circumstances not only drove the filmmakers to make their films but also in large part determined how those films evolved.
  • The Watermill Center will present an open rehearsal of Amy Khoshbin’s “The Myth of Layla,” a work in progress that incorporates performance and video, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. “Fall Treasures,” a show of new and classic photographs, is on view through Nov. 23 at the Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor.
  • The film director Sidney Lumet, who died in 2011 at the age of 86, directed 44 feature films, beginning in 1957 with “12 Angry Men” and concluding 50 years later with “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”
  • Take a peek inside the studio wall with the Artists Alliance of East Hampton’s 28th annual studio tour. An exhibition of photographs by Rowenna Chaskey, will open at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor.
  • The Artists Alliance of East Hampton’s 2015 studio tour will provide an opportunity to experience the variety of work being created on the East End and to engage in illuminating conversations with the artists, 16 of whom will open their workspaces on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
  • Take the high road! Dell Cullum will teach drone photography at the Long House Reserve on Oct. 17.
  • A visit to Arlene Bujese’s East Hampton house and gardens makes something Robert Rauschenberg is quoted having said more than 50 years ago very clear: “Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in that gap between the two.)” For Ms. Bujese, there is no gap.
  • This year’s African American Film Festival, which will feature a stage play, spoken word performances, and live jazz as well as movies, will take place from next Thursday through Oct. 4 at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane.
  • Anna Jurinich, a Croatian-born artist will open at Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton with an exhibition of paintings exploring the human condition. The Tokyo photographer Daisuke Yokota will have his first solo exhibition in the United States at Harper’s Books in East Hampton.
  • Gone are the days when tumbleweed rolled down the streets of the East End after Labor Day weekend. Now, in addition to October’s high-profile Hamptons International Film Festival, the fall calendar is chockablock with music, theater, performance, art exhibitions, and other cultural enticements.

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  • The graduate program is now accepting applications for next fall.
  • The Hamptons Film Festival presented a double feature in Sag Harbor on Sunday afternoon.

  • The subject is the increasing radicalization of German youth from the mid-1960s through the formation of the Red Army Faction a/k/a the Baader-Meinhof group in 1970.
  • Sag Harbor's HarborFest 2015 offers maritime fun all weekend long.
  • This year’s festival will include the world premiere of “The Champions,” a documentary by Darcy Dennett that follows the pit bulls rescued from the fighting ring of Michael Vick, the NFL quarterback, and the people who fought to save them despite pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society to euthanize them.
  • Christmas Performances
    The Old Whalers Church will hold two Christmas celebrations this weekend. A radio play version of “A Christmas Carol” will be performed in the chapel of the church tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The free, hourlong show will include members of the East End theater community, church members, friends, and sound effects.

  • Saturday's foul weather didn't deter filmmakers and filmgoers from a festive brunch at c/o the Maidstone, which serves as the headquarters for the Hamptons International Film Festival. Mimosas, bloody marys, and passed hors d'oeuvres helped warm up a happy crowd.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival's official kickoff took place at Guild Hall Thursday night with a screening of Theodore Melfi's "St. Vincent" starring Melissa McCarthy as newly single mother who must leave her 12-year-old son (Jaeden Lieberher) in the care of her curmudgeonly new neighbor, played by Bill Murray, while she works.

  • "Charlie's Country" is the third collaboration between David Gulpilil, an Australian Aboriginal actor, and Rolf de Heer, a Dutch-born director who lives in Australia. Mr. Gulpilil plays the title character, who lives in a Northern Territory Aboriginal community where white laws have encroached and undermined the traditional ways of life.

  • The annual Box Art Auction to benefit East End Hospice will take place Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ross School Center for Well-Being in East Hampton. Now in its 14th year, the event is the hospice’s only annual fund-raiser held in East Hampton.

    Each year, approximately 100 artists transform small cigar and wine boxes into works of portable art. Among this year’s participants are Jennifer Cross, Eric Fischl, Connie Fox, April Gornik, Priscilla Heine, William King, Rex Lau, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, and Frank Wimberly.