Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival
10:00 am - 09:30 pm
Bay Street Theatre, Bay Street at Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, NY. 11963.
Fifth annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival showcases “all docs, all day” on Nov. 30 (3 films, 4:30-10 p.m.), Dec. 1 (10 films, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.), and Dec. 2 (6 films, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.) at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, all with a Montauk-to-Manhattan focus. Post-event Q&As with directors, emceed by Bonnie Grice and Andrew Botsford. Audience award. Presenting sponsor, Bridgehampton Nat’l Bank. Full schedule at www.HT2FF.com
Sunday, December 2, the final day of the festival, features six films screened from 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., with Q&A emceed by arts writer/film critic Andrew Botsford.
10 a.m. “Children of Chabannes” (93 min.) an Emmy Award-winning film by directors Lisa Gossels and Dean Wetherell tells story of how the people in tiny French village of Chabannes during World War II saved the lives of 400 Jewish refuge children, including Ms. Gossels’ father and uncle. The documentary represents the HT2FF’s first annual “Filmmaker’s Choice Award” and was nominated for this honor by Cat Del Buono of East Hampton, a filmmaker from last year’s festival.
1 p.m. “Deputized—Como Pudo Pasar?” (84 min.) by directors Sue Hagedorn and Amanda Zinoman, explores 2008 Long Island hate crime whereby 37-year old Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was assaulted and killed by a group of teenage boys.
3:30 p.m. “Harry Hellfire” (97 min.) by director Jim Morrison of Greenport tells about great but unknown rock musician who lives in a tent behind seaside graveyard in Greenport.
5:30 p.m. “Courting Justice” (54 min.) by director Ruth B. Cowan profiles the fearless female judges of South Africa who are charged with guarding human rights.
This is followed by “Right There” (17 min.) by directors Florence Buchanan and Arthur Bijur, which recounts how children of PS 234, just three blocks north of the World Trade Center, returned on 10th anniversary of 9/11 to discuss what they remember of that day.
7:30 p.m. The closing film is “Plimpton: Starring George Plimpton as Himself” (89 min.), directed by Luke Poling and Tom Bean, co-edited by Casey Brooks, who grew up in East Hampton, which documents the life of founding editor of The Paris Review, amateur sportsman, fireworks enthusiast and bon vivant in both New York City and the East End of Long Island.
Tickets for each film segment are $15 ($13 for senior citizens, though no online sales). The Saturday night gala, including reception and “Leonard Bernstein” film is $25. A full festival pass for all three days of films including the gala is $100.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.HT2FF.com; at the Bay Street Theatre box office in person, by phone at 631-725-9500, online at www.baystreet.org or at the door; and in person at the Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-2499.
The HT2FF.com website has a full description of films, photos, and links for purchasing tickets.
Further information is available from executive director Jacqui Lofaro at info@HT2FF.com.