Guild Hall, Parrish
Free on Saturday
Guild Hall and the Parrish Art Museum will allow patrons with a Museum Day Live! ticket free access on Saturday during regular business hours. The program, sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, is in its ninth year. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants nationwide, and this year’s expects record-high participation.
Helena Bonham Carter took the stage and the hot seat at Bay Street Theatre on Saturday to tell the New York Daily News film critic Joe Neumaier what it's like to go to monkey school and having to audition for Stephen Sondheim even though she couldn't sing. The talk was part of the Hamptons International Film Festival's Conversation series.
Ralph Fiennes came to the Hamptons International Film Festival on Friday to discuss his film "The Invisible Woman," based on a book by Claire Tomalin about Ellen Ternan, a woman believed to have had a long affair with Charles Dickens sometime after they met in 1857, when she was very young and who reinvented herself after he died in 1870 to live a normal life.
A surprised and appreciative capacity audience greeted the filmmaker Costa-Gavras as he introduced his film "Capital" at a Friday afternoon screeing in East Hampton. Although the festival had little advance notice, they were able to put together a brief clip reel of the director's films such as "Z," "Missing," "Betrayed," "State of Siege," and "Amen" and interview him about his previous work and the current movie.
The Hamptons International Film Festival will open Thursday with a screening of "Kill Your Darlings," a film about the meeting of Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs when Ginsberg was at Columbia University, at Guild Hall.
An invitation-only VIP reception will precede the showing and the festival's opening night party will follow at East Hampton Point.
The Hamptons International Film Festival announced this week that Will Forte, who stars as Bruce Dern's son in the new Alexander Payne film "Nebraska," will join Mr. Dern in a talk on Sunday at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. The talk will be moderated by Josh Rothkopf, the senior film writer for "Time Out New York."