'Redrum' in East Hampton With Wine and Dinner to Follow

Hamptons Film Festival Screening at Guild Hall
Jack Nicholson sure looks cold in the wintry finish of “The Shining.”

Anyone who has stayed on the East End throughout the winter understands the inevitability of cabin fever. Although it may not have resulted in murderous rage (or has it?), the actions of Jack Nicholson’s character in “The Shining” as he chases down his family with an ax may not seem so extreme by the time February rolls around these parts.

Into such an environment comes a perhaps cathartic screening of the film on Saturday night as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Now Showing winter film series. “The Shining,” directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on a novel by Stephen King, is about a family who takes residence in a grand but empty hotel as caretakers for the winter months when it is closed. It soon becomes apparent, however, that the rooms and public spaces may not be as unoccupied as they seem.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Alec Baldwin and David Nugent, the festival’s artistic director. Those who may wish to shake off the shadows or continue the discussion may join them and others at a benefit dinner for HIFF at the Maidstone Hotel, hosted by The East Hampton Star.

The film will screen at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall. Tickets for the film and talk are $25 and $20 for members. The dinner following is $95 and includes the cost of the ticket for the film and talk.