While Human Rights Watch is one of the best-known and most effective organizations dedicated to investigating and defending human rights around the world, its emergencies team is less familiar to the general public. “E-Team,” a new documentary by Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny, sheds light on the work of four members of the division that, in the words of the organization’s website, “deploys as crises and conflicts are underway to impact the situation in real time.”
Landscapes at Ashawagh
Plein Air Peconic will return to Ashawagh Hall in Springs this weekend with “Land, Sea, Sky,” paintings by 11 East End artists whose work features the natural spaces of the region conserved by the Peconic Land Trust, which will receive a percentage of all sales.
The exhibition will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 10 to 5, and Monday from 10 to 4. A reception will take place Saturday from 5 to 8.
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.