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Oyster Screening

Oceanic Global’s Hamptons Hub presented a screening of the film “Oyster,” a documentary sharing a story of oyster farmers, coastal communities, and climate change by director Kim Beamish. The movie was shown at UA East Hampton Cinema on Thursday, January 23.

Following the film was a reception across the street at Lululemon’s upstairs space. Over 200 oysters were served from a variety of local shellfish growers including Hamptons Oyster Co., Founders Oyster Farm, Peconic Gold Oysters, Peconic Pearls, Great Gun Shellfish, and Montauk Shellfish Company. Cocktails by Montaukila were also served.

A panel discussed local oyster farming. Panelists included Bell and Anchor chef Sam McCleland, Steven Schnee of Founders Oyster Farm, environmental advocate with Concerned Citizens of Montauk Kate Rossi-Snook, Karen Rivara of Peconic Pearls, and Matt Ketcham of Peconic Gold Oysters. The lively panel, which fielded many questions from an intrigued audience, was moderated by Elise Gilchrist from Dock-to-Dish.

Oceanic Global’s mission is to empower behavior that protects our ocean’s health, and to raise awareness of the effects of human consumption on our aquatic ecosystems. To learn more, visit