Southampton Arts Summer 2014 at Stony Brook Southampton will present four public events during the coming week, starting Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a free staged reading in the Avram Theater of “Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell.”
The reading will feature Mercedes Ruehl, Matthew Klam, Ain Gordon, Stephen Hamilton, and Christian Scheider reading from a script shaped by Kathie Russo, Gray’s widow, and Lucy Sexton, a theater director, from the monologist’s published work as well as from more personal material.
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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.