The world premiere of “The New Sincerity,” a comedy written by Alena Smith and directed by Bob Balaban, will kick off the Mainstage summer season at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on May 26. The other Mainstage productions will be “Other People’s Money,” starring Jason Alexander in the play by Jerry Sterner, and “Grey Gardens,” the musical based on the story of the Beale ladies.
The Hamptons International Film Festival and Guild Hall will present a screening of “The Searchers,” John Ford’s 1956 western, on Saturday at 7 p.m. Alec Baldwin and David Nugent, the festival’s director, will host the program.
Although it got mixed reviews upon its release and received no Oscar nominations, “The Searchers” is now considered by many, including the American Film Institute, among the 10 best American films of all time.
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.