Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presents a new film series called “Friday Night Flicks” beginning this weekend. Following each film, there will be a talkback and Q&A with the audience.
The first two films will be shown Friday, February 1, at 8 PM. The evening begins with a screening of “Straws,” a film by Linda Booker, narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins. The doc explores some of the issues faced by wildlife in the seas due to plastic straws. Bay Street is also challenging Main Street, Sag Harbor to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles and plastic straws.
The 45-minute film will be followed by a talkback with Bob DeLuca, president of Group for the East End, Tracy Mitchell, executive director of Bay Street Theater, and Susan Lamontagne, president of Public Interest Media Group.
Following “Straws,” will be a group of shorts titled “60 MiNueTs, TOXIC,” written and directed by Lamontagne, a children’s health advocate. The shorts examine environmental health challenges, such as the games industry keeping dangerous products on the market. The film’s creative team included Sag Harbor’s puppeteer Liz Joyce, videographer Jon Hokanson, and graphic designer Diane Hewett. A talk with Lamontagne will follow.
The series will continue on Friday, February 8, with a screening of Mike Nichols’s classic of the 1960s,“Carnal Knowledge,” which will include a Q&A with screenwriter Jules Feiffer. Jack Nicholson stars in this bittersweet comedy about two college roommates.
Jump to Friday, April 12, “City Hall” will be shown and followed by a talkback with producer Ken Lipper. In the film — which stars Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, and Danny Aiello — the accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the deputy mayor.
Tickets for each date are $12 and are available at http://www.baystreet.org.