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.
The “Willem de Kooning: Ten Paintings, 1983-1985” exhibition at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue dazzles in its scale and vision. An expertly chosen sampling of the best works of the artist’s late "classic" period, the works sing together in a room that while full of white space, barely seems able to contain them.
On Sunday, Bruce Dern and Will Forte, the stars of Alexander Payne's new film "Nebraska," offered an early appetizer to a later Conversation series discussion after the 12:30 p.m. screening of the film at Guild Hall.
Alexander Payne, the movie's director, shot the film in black and white and Mr. Dern said that was because of the bleak terrain and hard life most people lead there. "People don't leave, but they have a stoicism and honesty about them. If you start B.S.ing them they know it."
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.