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  • The Hamptons International Film Festival’s 23rd iteration, which will take place from Oct. 8 through 12, will be the last with Stuart Match Suna as chairman. Mr. Match Suna, the president of Silvercup Studios and a founder of the festival, has been chairman for 18 years.
  • Rock ’n’ roll, ballet, cabaret, and Dr. Oz will take turns entertaining and informing audiences at Guild Hall in East Hampton Village this week, with “Bjork: Biophilia Live,” a film that captures the artist’s 2013 multimedia concert in London, set to conclude the Rock Cinema series tonight at 8.
  • "Let them eat cake" at the “True Confections,” exhibition of work by Monica Banks and Christa Maiwald at the Nightingale. The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum will present “East End Artists: Then and Now,” an exhibition organized by Peter Marcelle, from tomorrow through Aug. 23.
  • The more than 30 works assembled for “Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky,” which will open Sunday at Guild Hall and remain on view through Oct. 12, provide a master class in the artist’s use of an encyclopedic range of materials and processes, many of them industrial, to revive the landscape genre, expand its possibilities, and mine its art historical antecedents.
  • For Esperanza Leon, a curator who had an art gallery, Solar, on David’s Lane in East Hampton Village from 2005 to 2011, exhibitions of work by contemporary local artists have become a moveable feast.

  • Tonight at 8, Guild Hall’s Rock Cinema series will present “Aerosmith Rocks Donington,” a documentary that captured the rock group’s concert at the 2014 Download Festival in Leicestershire, England.
  • Philip Taaffewill show works on paper and illustrated books at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller’s East Hampton outpost. Show opens Saturday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Roisin Bateman, a painter whose work is inspired by nature’s laws of transformation, will conduct a four-session watercolor workshop at the John Jermain Memorial Library. Classes will start Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and continue Tuesdays at that time through Aug. 25.
  • The filmmaker has published a book, “Independent Ed: Inside a Career of Big Dreams, Little Movies, and the Twelve Best Days of My Life,” and has a new series, “Public Morals,” to air on TNT.
  • The second film in the Hamptons International Film Festival’s SummerDocs series, “Listen to Me Marlon,” has no talking heads, no interviewees, no narrator. With the exception of a few television news clips, the voice on the soundtrack is Marlon Brando’s, and it affords access to the actor’s multidimensionality seldom available even to his friends.
  • Kate Donachie's exhibition of paintings at Fireplace Project are inspired by a letter from Georgia O'Keeffe to Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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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.