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Bits and Pieces 11.19.20

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:03
Audrey Flack was captured in her studio during the filming of "Queen of Hearts," a feature documentary on her life.

Flack Film Out
 "Queen of Hearts," a documentary about the life and work of Audrey Flack, is now available for virtual screenings at select national theaters.

Directed by Deborah Shaffer and Rachel Reichman, the feature-length film dives deep into Ms. Flack's career and family life. The filmmakers spent several years going through photo archives that date back to her childhood, interviewing others, and following her around her studio and the Photorealism show at the Parrish Art Museum a few years back.

Ms. Flack, a longtime East Hampton homeowner, praised the film for helping contextualize her work and her struggles to be seen and understood. It has been previously shown at several film festivals, including Hamptons Doc Fest. 

The Film Movement website has links to theaters where the film is available for a $10 rental for a three-day period.

Bay Street Auction
A virtual silent auction to benefit the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will open to the public on Sunday and continue through Dec. 1, "Giving Tuesday." Bay Street patrons and subscribers can take advantage of a V.I.P. pre-sale Thursday through Saturday. The virtual auction has been organized in place of the in-person auction usually held during the theater’s annual summer benefit.

Among the many items on offer are a Vespa scooter, tickets to a Billy Joel concert, a guitar signed by Jimmy Buffett, yachting excursions, travel packages, and local tours. The celebrity donors to the auction include Betty Buckley, Melissa Errico, Ben Vereen, and Alan Zweibel, as well as Mr. Joel and Mr. Buffett.

More information and a link to register can be found on the theater’s website.

PechaKucha Two Ways
For the first time, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present its popular PechaKucha Night Hamptons virtually, as well as live in its theater. On Friday at 6 p.m., six creative East End residents will present 20 images for 20 seconds each while delivering six-minute, 40-second disquisitions about their work.

The presenters in the 31st iteration of the series will include three artists, Irina Alimanestianu, Jody Cukier, and Jeremy Grosvenor; two photographers, Tria Giovan and John Madere, and Sarah Cohen, a physical therapist who launched the Center for Parkinson’s Disease at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Tickets for the in-person program are $20, $10 for members; the live-stream is free. Registration is on the museum’s website.

Jazz at St. Luke’s
The first concert in the fall jazz series at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton will take place on Saturday at 4 p.m., when the Simon Wilson Trio will perform both original compositions by Mr. Wilson and jazz standards. Tickets for the virtual-only event are $10 and available on the church’s website.

The trio consists of Mr. Wilson, a bassist, composer, and improviser; Kevin Sun, a saxophonist, improviser, and composer, and Aaron Seeber, a drummer. The group’s performances “explore the possibilities of the chord-less format, creating an open and expressive sound,” according to a release.

Submissions Open
The HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab, which will happen virtually from April 9 through April 11, 2021, is now accepting submissions via Over the course of the weekend, industry veterans will advise the participating fellows on their feature-length projects in a series of development sessions.

Submissions must include a completed draft of a feature-length screenplay, a cover letter and brief biography, and a unrefundable application fee. The early bird deadline is Friday, Nov. 27, and the fee is $55. A link to FilmFreeway, where detailed information can be found, is on the HamptonsFilm website.

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