09/28/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTOS | Violinist Niv Ashkenazi and pianist Matthew Graybil, alumni of the Perlman Music Program, will perform sonatas by Brahms and Dvorak at the Clark Arts Center on October 7.

COURTESY PHOTOS |  Violinist Niv Ashkenazi and pianist Matthew Graybil, alumni of the Perlman Music Program, will perform sonatas by Brahms and Dvorak at the Clark Arts Center on October 7.

The fall season for the Perlman Music Program (PMP) kicks off on Saturday, October 7 at 5 p.m. with a Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series concert by PMP alumni violinist Niv Ashkenazi and pianist Matthew Graybil performing sonatas by Brahms and Dvorak in the Clark Arts Center. (more…)

10/06/16 2:00pm
The official 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival poster featuring ‘Ship of Fools,’ a painting by artist John Alexander.

The official 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival poster featuring ‘Ship of Fools,’ a painting by artist John Alexander.

HAMPTONS FILM FEST

The first hint of fall is in the air, and for film lovers that means just one thing — the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is gearing up for another run on the East End over Columbus Day Weekend.

The 24th edition of the HIFF runs from October 6 to 10 and includes 68 features and 58 shorts — representing the work of filmmakers from 32 countries — that will be screened at venues in East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Southampton. In addition to the movies, HIFF also hosts panel discussions and parties.

For full schedule, film descriptions and ticket packages and passes visit hamptonsfilmfest.org. (more…)

10/04/16 4:41pm
Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio (left) on location in the rainforests of Indonesia while filming “Before the Flood.” (Photo courtesy National Geographic Films)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio (left) on location in the rainforests of Indonesia while filming “Before the Flood.”

Like many coastal communities, Shelter Island is a place where residents are keenly aware of the waters that surround them. From flooding due to coastal storm events, to salt water intrusion in wells and other fresh water bodies, life by the sea has always been a delicate balancing act on the Island

This weekend when the Hamptons International Film Festival comes to the South Fork, one documentary being screened makes the case that issues related to sea level rise are likely to get worse in coming years as polar ice melts at an accelerated rate and greenhouse gasses continue to build around the world.

That film, National Geographic’s “Before the Flood,” is directed by Fisher Stevens, who rented a home on Shelter Island this past August, and won an Academy Award for his 2009 documentary “The Cove,” about the secret slaughter of dolphins in Japan. (more…)