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  • New at Harper’s

    Harper’s Books in East Hampton will open “Brad Phillips: Law and Order” with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will continue through Jan. 5.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival’s “A Conversation With Patricia Clarkson” on Friday delivered more than advertised. The actress, whose film “Learning to Drive” was one of the festival’s Spotlight Films, provided her Bay Street Theater audience with a riveting, hourlong performance filled with humor, insight, self-revelation, and a bounty of anecdotes and observations culled from almost 30 years as an actress, all elicited with finesse by the film critic Thelma Adams.

  • Oren Moverman, who wrote and directed “Time Out of Mind,” a Hamptons International Film Festival Spotlight Film, engaged in a wide-ranging conversation about his approach to filmmaking with Joe Neumaier, film critic for The New York Daily News, on Saturday. Rowdy Hall in East Hampton was the setting.

  • Judy Mauer at Lawrence

    “Judy Mauer: NYC Dolls,” an exhibition of work by the New York City street photographer, will open at Lawrence Fine Arts in East Hampton Saturday with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. It will remain on view through Nov. 5.

  • The Hamptons International Film Festival announced the winners of its jury and special prizes on Monday.
  • “Gabriel” opens with a shot of a winter landscape just before dawn, its stillness suddenly shattered by the roar of a bus speeding across the screen. A young man in a woolen watch cap and winter coat gazes out the window. He tries harmlessly to engage a little girl who is grinning at him from several rows away. She finally joins him, and they are pretending to be smoking Twizzlers when the girl’s mother rushes up the aisle, snatches her daughter, and drags her back to her seat.

  • Like them or hate them, pop-ups have become commonplace on the South Fork. From Whole Foods to Shuko, from Dash to Joe Fresh, shops, restaurants, and even art galleries have been sprouting up every summer since Nobu opened at the Capri motel in Southampton in 2011.

    “The App Store” in Sag Harbor will close at the end of business on Sunday after a two-month run at GeekHampton on Bay Street, but it can’t be accused of trying to make a quick buck.

  • 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.

    Techspressionism Rising

  • The house at 54 Quimby Lane in Bridgehampton is the oldest on the lane, even though it was developed just after the turn of the  century (the 20th, that is) and 54, which dates to 1750, didn’t arrive until the 1960s.

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  • 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.

  • 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.