Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett will host a special Short Film Night on Saturday, March 14. The free event, which begins at 7 PM, will showcase 13 short films, between three and 15 minutes in length, ranging from an Oscar winner to local talent.
“We do try and make an emphasis on local filmmakers and connections out here. It’s not just a regular film night,” said Talkhouse partner Nicholas Kraus. Kraus will also be showing two of his own shorts, produced with Matt Hindra, “Robot Baby” and “USA Warrior Stories.” The event certainly isn’t meant to compete with the likes of HamptonsFilm or HamptonsDoc. It’s just a casual evening to gather with some popcorn, friends, and maybe even walk away with an interest to attend the bigger festivals.
Other confirmed films are “Daybreak Express” by D.A. Pennebaker, which will be presented by his daughter, a Hamptons artist, Zoe Pennebaker Breen; “Skin,” by Guy Nattiv, the 2019 Academy Award Winner Best Live Action Short; “Wing Dad” by Nick Weber; “Ned Smith” by Sophia Chahinian and Matt Hindra; “Montauk Sharks; Monster Man Mundus” by Tom Garber; “Pillow Man” by Chris Moore; and “Trains” by Bobby Priel.
“It’s just a way to do something a little bit different,” Kraus said. This will be the third year the Talkhouse has hosted the film night. Kraus hopes each person, visitor or local, takes away a new perspective of the Hamptons. Visit www.stephentalkhouse.com.