The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival has re-launched as Hamptons Doc Fest — a shortened, more succinct name edited to reflect its passion for documentary film. The festival will be held November 29 through December 3.
Highlights include the opening night film Every Act Of Life, directed by Jeff Kaufman, screened on Thursday, November 29, at 8 PM. The film pays loving tribute to Terrence McNally, who will participate in a Q & A. McNally is a four-time Tony winning playwright and fighter for LGBTQ rights.
The Spotlight Film, co-presented by the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center, is Carmine Street Guitars. The film is a documentary about the Greenwich Village guitar shop, where custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his apprentice Cindy Hulej build handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood. The guitars have been embraced by the likes of Bob Dylan and Lou Reed. A conversation with director Ron Mann and Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, artistic director of Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center, will follow the screening.
On Saturday, December 1, at 7 PM, the Hamptons Doc Fest Gala will honor Sheila Nevins, the former president of HBO Documentary films. There will be a conversation with Nevins and award-winning filmmaker Marc Levin.
All in all, 30 films have been selected for viewing. All Hamptons Doc Fest events will be held at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
For more info and tickets, visit www.hamptonsdocfest.com.