Hamptons Doc Fest, Nov. 29 – Dec. 3
Come to the 11th annual Hamptons Doc Fest (formerly called the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival), Nov.29-Dec. 3, all at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, featuring Q&As with directors, Audience Award, Saturday night Gala with Career Achievement Award to Sheila Nevins.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29: 2 pm “Grit,” Q&A with SVA faculty; 4 pm “For the Birds,” Q&A with director Richard Miron, co-producer Jeffrey Star; 6 pm “Liyana”; 8 pm Opening Night Film & wine reception, “Every Act of Life,” Q&A with film subject Terrence McNally in conversation with Harris Yulin.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30: 10:30 am Shorts Program: “Song of Bethlehem,” “Unwelcome,” “Dr. Trash,” “30% Sun, 100% Fun,” “My Paintbrush Bites”; 1:30 pm “Left on Pearl,” Q&A with director Susie Rivo; 3 pm “Science Fair,” with Q&A; 5:30 pm “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake,” winner of Hector Leonardi Art & Inspiration Award, Q&A with director Matthew Kaplowitz/assoc.producer Andrea Levine; 8 pm Friday Night Spotlight, “Carmine Street Guitars,” Q&A with director Ron Mann, guitarist G.E. Smith.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1: 10:30 am “The Hello Girls: The 100-Year Old Story of America’s First Female Soldiers”; 12 pm “Ballet Now,” Q&A with director Steven Cantor; 2 pm “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” winner of Filmmakers’ Choice Award, Q&A with director Sam Pollard; 4:30 pm “Strangers No More,” winner of Sloane Shelton Human Rights Award, Q&A with panel of filmmakers; 7 pm GALA, wine/buffet reception, Career Achievement Award to longtime head of HBO Documentary Films Sheila Nevins, interview by Marc Levin, screening of “Triangle: Remembering the Fire” and “The Number on Great Grandpa’s Arm”.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2: 11am “Making Montgomery Clift,” Q&A with directors Robert Anderson Clift, Hillary Demmon; 1 pm “Three Identical Strangers,” winner of Breakout Director Award, Q&A with director Tim Wardle; 3 pm “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” Q&A with director Susan Lacy; 6 pm “Moving Stories,” Q&A with producers Mikael Sodersten, Cornelia Ravenal; 8 pm Sunday Night Spotlight, “To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor,” Q&A with Judith Kasen-Windsor.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, Douglas Elliman Community Day. Tickets are free, but reservations are required, at hamptonsdocfest.com. 12 pm “Manry At Sea: In the Wake of a Dream,” Q&A with director Steve Wystrach; 2 pm “Pick of the Litter,” Q&A with guide dog raiser; 4 pm “The Last Race,” Q&A with race track champ; 5:30 pm “Stand Up,” Q&A with producers Jennifer DeSane, Thomas O’Donoghue, Paddlers for Humanity; 7:30 pm Closing Night Film, “Free Solo.”
TICKETS: At hamptonsdocfest.com, baystreet.org, and Bay Street Box Office, 631-725-9500. $15 adults, $13 seniors (no online sales), Friday & Sunday Night Spotlights $25; Saturday Night Gala $50; four-day pass $150.