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Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center
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Friday, July 10, 2020

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9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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$40

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Adult,Teen/Tween

Sag Harbor Cinema’s Sunday Nights @ Havens Beach and Films added to SHC Virtual Cinema

Sag Harbor Cinema’s Sunday Nights @ Havens Beach and Films added to SHC Virtual Cinema

Following last Sunday’s screening of Point Break, complete with a surprise video message from one of the film’s villain-surfers who is a Sag Harbor local, SHC continues our summer drive-in series at Havens Beach next weekend with Wes Anderson’s coming-of age gem Moonrise Kingdom. A quintessential Anderson that is perfect for summer, the film features an all-star ensemble cast. Rated PG-13.

Tickets are also on sale for Selena, screening at the drive-in on Sunday, July 19th. The smash hit musical-biopic of the famous Tejano pop star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was Jennifer Lopez’s breakout film. A rare opportunity to see and hear Selena on the big screen under the gorgeous summer skies.

Added this week to the SHC’s Virtual Cinema is Dawn Porter’s John Lewis: Good Trouble, a portrait of the civil rights activist and octogenarian congressman. Lewis’ lifetime of fights for social justice are beautifully told through his own stories, archival footage, and interviews with Dem leaders whom he has inspired.

La Traversée de Paris also arrives at the virtual cinema. A black comedy classic, director Claude Autant-Lara teams beloved French cinema stars Bourvil and Jean Gabin as they attempt to deliver four suitcases of priceless pork to the black market in 1942 Nazi-occupied Paris.

Finally, we have extended our run of Tommaso, Abel Ferrara’s critically-acclaimed latest provocation. The film, starring Willem Dafoe in the titular role inspired by the director’s own life,  is as much an artistic triumph as it is a masterful feat in storytelling. In the words of RoberEbert.com’s Matt Zoeller Seitz: “If this film were a person, I would risk my life to save it.”

Please visit sagharborcinema.org to purchase tickets to the drive-in and virtual cinema.

ABOUT THE FILMS

Drive-in (Sunday, June 12)

Moonrise Kingdom

Directed by Wes Anderson (USA 2012; 95 mins. in English)

 

Although the film has an all-star ensemble cast (including Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwarzman, Harvey Keitel….should we go on?), its heart lies in the central romance between two pre-teens, Sam Shakusky (Jared Gilman) and Suzy Bishop (Kara Hayward). After becoming pen pal lovers, Suzy departs her oppressive home and Sam escapes his lonely scouting camp with fervent angst, and the two set up camp on a remote beach. Vivid storytelling, intelligent dialogue, visual symmetry, clever color palettes, and punchy music all set in a vibrant ‘60s backdrop are at their best in Anderson’s beautiful story of young love.

 

 

Virtual Cinema (Starting Friday, June 10)

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Directed by Dawn Porter (USA 2020; 96 mins. in English)

 

Civil rights activist and US Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) may have over 40 arrests under his belt (including five since he’s been in Congress), but the octogenarian is far from being done fighting for social justice. In the new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, filmmaker Dawn Porter explores Lewis’ resolute political beliefs in making necessary trouble against what is not right or fair. The film is a beautiful blend of interviews (with contemporary Dem leaders that Lewis has greatly influenced like Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez, the Clintons, Cory Booker, Nancy Pelosi, and Ilhan Omar) and superb archival footage from Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.

Porter visits Lewis’ early years on his family farm in Alabama where he, as a young man, hoped to be a minister and tested his sermons on the chickens. Instead, by 1965, he was marching with Dr. King in Selma – even suffering a skull fracture from a police attack on Bloody Sunday. “I’ve been beaten bloody, tear-gassed, fighting for what’s right for America. I’ve marched at Selma with Dr. King. Sometimes that’s what it takes to move our country in the right direction,” says Lewis, who today is again focused on battling voter suppression across America.

La Traversée de Paris

Directed by Claude Autant-Lara (France 1956; 80 mins. in French with English subtitles)

Though its French title leaves it a tad mysterious, make no mistake that La Traversée de Paris is a one of the greatest black comedies of the ‘50s. Named “Four Bags Full” for the USA and “Pig Across Paris” for the UK, La Traversée teams beloved French cinema stars Bourvil (Le Cercle Rouge, La Grande Vadrouille) and Jean Gabin (La Grande Illusion, Pép´ le Moko) as they attempt to deliver four suitcases of priceless pork to the black market in 1942 Paris. The duo work to evade curfew and the German police as they cross Nazi-occupied Paris but, naturally, the challenge compounds in a series of outrageous obstacles. Directed by Claude Autant-Lara (Le Rouge et le Noir), the film possesses a wit and shrewdness that is rare even 64 years later.

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