The 10th annual free winter film series at Guild Hall, presented in partnership with the East Hampton Library, kicks off Sunday at 4:30 p.m. with “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea,” the story of a 17-year-old French girl who emigrates to Israel with her family. Distressed by the hatred between Israelis and Palestinians, she writes a letter expressing her feelings and puts it into a bottle that her brother throws into the sea near Gaza. A few weeks later, she receives an email from a young Palestinian boy, and a long-distance friendship develops.
The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue is also opening a new production next Thursday. “Heroes,” translated from the French and adapted by Tom Stoppard from “The Wind in the Poplars” by Gerald Sibleyras, is set in France in 1959 in an old soldiers’ home, where three World War I veterans fantasize about regaining their freedom, despite their age and limitations.
Following Monday's heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Health Department has advised swimmers against bathing at 64 beaches across the county, including Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. No other beaches in East Hampton Town are covered by the advisory, which has to do with bacteria levels related to stormwater runoff.