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  • Ralph Gibson on Film

    The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will screen “Ralph Gibson: Photographer/Book Artist,” a Checkerboard Film Foundation production, tomorrow at 6 p.m.

  • It is fitting that less than a month before this year’s Academy Awards, to be announced on Sunday evening, the New York State Education Department approved Stony Brook University’s Master of Fine Arts program in film, the first such program in the SUNY system.

  • The Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will launch “Madoo Talks,” its annual winter lecture series, on Sunday, with “The Gardener’s Garden: A Personal Vision,” a talk by Lindsey Taylor, a writer, editor, floral stylist, garden designer, and television producer. The series will feature three speakers with varied perspectives on the gardening world.

  • Southampton Town is celebrating its 375th birthday with a yearlong series of lectures, exhibitions, walking tours, parties, and dinners at locations throughout the town, beginning today at 3 p.m. with a screening of “The Manors of Long Island” at the Rogers Memorial Library. Next Thursday at 3 p.m., also at the library, Georgette Grier-Key, director and curator of the Eastville Community Historical Society, will discuss the influence of African-Americans locally and in the larger society.

  • Searching for Janeway

    Carol Janeway (1913-1989), a ceramicist whose work was widely exhibited and purchased by major museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt, is the subject of a monograph by Victoria Jenssen, a writer from Nova Scotia.

  • Joe Brondo, author and co-star of “Bluebirds,” which will open a six-performance engagement at Guild Hall on Friday, Feb. 20, did not grow up dreaming of a life in the theater. An East Hampton native, he was obsessed with computers while in high school. “That was all I did, I was always hunched over my desk,” he recalled. “I was kind of a class clown, but on the weirder end of the spectrum. I wasn’t the super-popular goofball.”

  • “From the Archive,” an exhibition of photographs by Gosta Peterson, a renowned fashion photographer, is on view at the Turn Gallery in Manhattan through March 22. The show includes groundbreaking black-and-white photographs from 1960 through 1980, among them his New York Times photographs of Twiggy, the iconic English model, and his “Fashion of the Times” cover photo of Naomi Sims, the first African-American to appear on the cover of an American magazine.

  • Pioneer at Watermill Center

    The Watermill Center will present a special workshop introducing the work of Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990), a revolutionary Polish visual artist and theater director, on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

  • 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.

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  • This year’s festival will include the world premiere of “The Champions,” a documentary by Darcy Dennett that follows the pit bulls rescued from the fighting ring of Michael Vick, the NFL quarterback, and the people who fought to save them despite pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society to euthanize them.
  • 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.