02/01/17 6:01am
The Money Shot

Photo: From left, Joe Marshall (Steve), Kristin Whiting (Bev), Bonnie Grice (Karen) and Tamara Salkin (Missy) in Neil LaBute’s play “The Money Shot” at the Southampton Cultural Center. (Credit: Dane DuPuis)

Have you ever considered what would you might do to salvage your sinking career?

How about taking part in a film that puts you in a compromising position in the most literal of terms?

In Neil LaBute’s play “The Money Shot,” that’s the question facing Steve and Karen, two fading Hollywood stars whose outsized egos take center stage wherever they go, much to the dismay of their respective long-suffering spouses who are inevitably dragged along for the ride. LaBute’s 2014 Off-Broadway play is currently enjoying its Long Island premiere in a Center Stage production at the Southampton Cultural Center. (more…)

01/18/17 3:42pm

Legends of Rock logoFans of straight up rock n’ roll will be pleased to know that Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is bringing back Joe Lauro and his “Legends of Rock” films at the Sag Harbor venue on Fridays, January 20, February 10, and March 10 at 8 p.m.

The “Legends” programs are made up of rare and iconic filmed performances by the greatest icons in rock ‘n’ roll, jazz and blues. Past segments have included seldom seen clips of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Sex Pistols, David Bowie and many others. (more…)

01/05/17 6:08am
Mary Badham (as Scout) and Gregory Peck (as Atticus Finch) in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Mary Badham (as Scout) and Gregory Peck (as Atticus Finch) in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

In 1960, an unknown airline reservation agent named Harper Lee published her first novel. That book, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” went on to win the Pulitzer Prize and became a beloved works of fiction as well as a staple in American classrooms.

Two years later, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote adapted Lee’s novel for the screen and won the Oscar for his work. It was one of the film’s three Academy Awards and it featured a career defining performance by Gregory Peck.

On Saturday, January 7 at 7 p.m., Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater and the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will present a screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a film directed by Robert Mulligan which masterfully captures Lee’s deft exploration of race and class relations, gender roles, and a child’s loss of innocence.  (more…)