A breath of fresh air blew into Amagansett two weeks ago with the arrival of “The Outsider Eye,” an exhibition of Outsider Art at Ille Arts that will remain on view through Sept. 17.
Every summer the East End is jammed with art galleries and fairs displaying every imaginable type of art, but outsider artists have for the most part remained outside the arena.
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.