“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.
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.