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Mountainfilm on Tour Southampton: Opening Night

Fri, Sep 14, 20187:00 PM

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton
Filmmakers Reception: Saturday, September 15 | 6 PM | $50 ($40 for Friends of SAC) – includes Closing Night films RJ RIPPER Directed by: Joey Schusler, Aidan Haley 13 minutes Rajesh Magar has been obsessed with bikes since he was a small child growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal. When the other kids were studying, he’d be dreaming about, designing and drawing bikes. As the son of a construction worker and housemaid, however, a bike wasn’t easy to come by. Undeterred, he built one, a clunky Frankenstein, but a mountain bike nonetheless. He started racing, and his drive and raw talent got noticed, leading to a job as a mountain bike guide and a path to professional racing. Today, Nepal’s National Champion is living proof that it pays to stick to your passion, no matter how implausible it seems. WHY NOT NOW: VIVIAN STANCIL Directed by: Riley Hooper 3 minutes Blind and afraid of water, Vivian Stancil learned to swim at 48. “I heard that blind people can’t swim,” Stancil says, followed by: “Oh, yes they can!” Two hundred and twenty-one medals later, at half her former body weight, Stencil is still at it. THE FRENCHY Directed by: Michelle Smith 17 minutes Jaques Houot, 82, may just have found the fountain of youth. The Carbondale, Colorado-based French ski racer, downhill mountain biker, road cyclist and incorrigible flirt is the embodiment of joi de vivre. Houot has survived some two dozen close calls, including avalanches, cancer, car accidents, a heart attack and even attempted murder. As a survivor, he explains, he tries to enjoy every day he has, ripping through his mountains with his signature catchphrase, “No problem!” “When you laugh, you add one extra hour on your life. I’m going to die very old, because I love to laugh,” he says. INTERSECTION: MICAYLA GATTO Directed by: Lacy Kemp 5 minutes Professional mountain biker and artist Micayla Gatto recreates in her paintings the sweeping vistas of ridgelines she rides on her bike. Both cornering berms and putting paint brush to canvas allow Gatto to achieve that magical flow state where she exists completely and happily in the present moment. Intersection takes us inside the vibrant space where artist and athlete collide, as Gatto pedals through her artwork with a splash of color. LIFEBOAT Directed by: Skye Fitzgerald 32 minutes “Another tragedy in the Mediterranean,” a newscaster reports after a flimsy boat carrying 600 migrants sinks in the dangerous central Mediterranean crossing between Libya and Italy. Masked men wearing gloves pull back huge white tarps covering some of the victims. Skye Fitzgerald’s Lifeboat, a 2017 Mountainfilm Commitment Grantee, goes on to chronicle a successful rescue by the German nonprofit Sea-Watch. “Libya is hell,” says a survivor. Conditions in Libya offered “two options: Life or death,” says Aisha. She beat the odds, many others did not. LOST TRIBE OF AFRICA Directed by: Asha Stuart 16 min Over 500 years ago an African tribe arrived on the shores of India. Their ancestors escaped into the forest where they live today, most of them Hindu converts where they are members of the Siddi tribe. Siddi means “enlightened ones” but the Siddi’s are “Untouchables” in India’s caste system. The film asks the question: “How do you empower the youth in a world where people think they are less than human.” A NEW VIEW OF THE MOON Directed by: Wylie Overstreet 4 minutes Wylie Overstreet was hanging out in his L.A. apartment one night and, out of boredom, decided to take his high-powered telescope out to the street to peer at the moon. Pretty soon people began wandering up and asking him what he was up to. When he showed them, they nearly fell over in awe. A New View of the Moon is just the reminder we need to keep looking up. Because as Galileo said, back in 1610, “it’s a beautiful and wondrous sight to behold the body of the moon.” Mountainfilm on Tour Southampton has been made possible thanks to the support of Elyn & Jeff Kronemeyer and Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons. Please visit www.southamptonartcenter.org for more information.

Artists Love Movies – “LEONARD BERNSTEIN”

Sun, Sep 16, 20184:00 PM

Pierson High School
200 Jermain Avenue
Sag Harbor
​Director Susan Lacy and author and daughter Jamie Bernstein host LEONARD BERNSTEIN: REACHING FOR THE NOTE (1998), part of Lacy’s award-winning PBS documentary series American Masters. This indelible portrait of one of the great creative forces of the 20th Century follow Bernstein through his incandescent career and introduces us to him on a personal level as well. We are thrilled to have Jamie Bernstein, author of FAMOUS FATHER GIRL: GROWING UP BERNSTEIN, recently published to high praise for its courage and lucidity, joining Susan Lacy onstage for this screening. (Tickets are also available for a benefit reception afterwards at the home of Ms. Lacy in Sag Harbor. See website for further details.)
Bob Giovanelli
imdbob@gmail.com
(917) 562-8455
http://www.sagharborcinema.org
Price: $10

Heart of Springs Gala Benefit

Sat, Sep 15, 20185:00 PM-7:00 PM

Ashawagh Hall
780 Springs Fireplace Road
Springs
Please join us on Saturday, September 15th, for the Bi-Annual “Heart of Springs” Gala Benefit, all proceeds to support “Heart of Springs” Charities to help preserve and protect our community in the Heart of Springs. Tickets & Sponsorships available at www.HeartOfSprings.org or call (631) 604-5252. This special event features live music, fine wines & local craft beers and sumptuous local fare. A limited edition print of an original painting of the Heart of Springs is also available as a wonderful keepsake. Attire is Fisheman Formal.
registration information:
REGISTRATION: Sat, Sep 15, 2018 to Sat, Sep 15, 2018
CONTACT: Tickets
EMAIL: info@heartofsprings.org
PHONE: 631 604-5252
URL: http://www.heartofsprings.org
Please join us on Saturday, September 15th, for the Bi-Annual “Heart of Springs” Gala Benefit, all proceeds to support “Heart of Springs” Charities to help preserve and protect our community in the Heart of Springs. Tickets & Sponsorships available at www.HeartOfSprings.org or call (631) 604-5252. This special event features live music, fine wines & local craft beers and sumptous local fare. A limited edition print of an original painting of the Heart of Springs is also available as a wonderful keepsake. Attire is Fisheman Formal.

Bobby Van’s

Bobby Van’s, founded in 1969, was originally renowned as the gathering place for such literary giants as James Jones and John Knowles. It is even rumored that Truman Capote finished his novel In Cold Blood in the original Bobby Van’s. This legacy can be seen today in the art and photographs decorating the dining room. Bobby Van’s Restaurant is light and airy, with both indoor and outdoor dining options, while maintaining a quintessential steakhouse elements, such as a rich wood bar area that is well-stocked by the best in bartender expertise. This establishment is frequented for both its food and drink. The Bridgehampton location is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner for the laid back dining experience that has delighted since the days when Bobby Van himself serenaded guests.

https://bobbyvans.com/steakhouse/bridgehampton

SoMAS Southampton Fall Lecture Series

Fri, Sep 07, 20187:30 PM

Stony Brook University
239 Montauk Hwy
Southampton
Stony Brook Southampton will be hosting the first lecture of the semester titled “High-Precision Measurements of the Emission Rates of Greenhouse Gases from East Coast Urban Environments” by Dr. Paul Shepson. Please join us for what is sure to be an exciting lecture!
Courtney
courtney.lindquist@stonybrook.edu
(631) 632-5046

SoFo: Rescuing Ladybugs, a book reading & discussion

Fri, Sep 07, 20187:00 PM

South Fork Natural History Museum
Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place
Bridgehampton
Rescuing Ladybugs: Inspirational Moments with Animals that Changed the World. Jennifer Skiff, Author Reading and Discussion: Adults/Children 8+ 
Jennifer Skiff is an award-winning journalist, author, and animal advocate. Her best-selling inspirational books, The Divinity of Dogs and God Stories, are published in seven languages. For more than a decade Jennifer traveled the world as an investigative environmental correspondent for CNN. Her independently produced programs about animals have aired on the Discovery Channel and other networks throughout the world. Among other honors, she’s received the prized Environmental Media Award. Passionate about animals and their welfare, Jennifer works with charities throughout the world to bring relief to abused, exploited, and abandoned animals. She led the successful campaign to build the first bear sanctuary in Laos and initiated and supervised the release of twelve chained monkeys back into their natural habitat in Indonesia. Skiff is the chair of the Humane Society of the United States Maine State Council, chair of the SPCAHC Trustee Council, advisor to Animal Aid USA and the Institute for Humane Education, and a trustee of the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Australia. In 2015, she was featured in the book One Hundred and One Reasons to Get Out of Bed: Small World Steps, Big Planet Heroes along with Dame Jane Goodall and Sir Richard Branson. In 2018, she was celebrated for her contribution to animal welfare at Parliament House, Western Australia. With her favorite Aussie and beloved rescue dogs, Jennifer spends her life in perpetual summer between Maine and Australia.

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
SoFo Staff
sofo@hamptons.com
631-537-9735
Price: See above
registration information:
REGISTRATION: Mon, Jul 09, 2018 to Fri, Sep 07, 2018