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Film Screening: The Red Turtle

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.
2017 Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film

Saturday May 20th

1-3 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

Film Screening – The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Join the East Hampton Library and the Hamptons International Film Festival for a screening of the film, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, directed by Aviva Kempner.
More than ten years in the making, Aviva Kempner’s lively and nostalgic documentary about baseball legend Hank Greenberg is as timely as a Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa home run. Almost eighty years ago, as Hitler invaded Europe, Hank  Greenberg, the strapping Detroit Tigers first baseman, challenged Babe Ruth’s record by by hitting 58 home runs in a season.  “I came to feel that if I, as a Jew, hit a home run, I was hitting against Hitler,” wrote Greenberg, who succeeded despite being the focus of intense anti-Semitism throughout his career.  Greenberg was a hero and role model to many, and Kempner’s lovingly crafted and brilliantly researched film combines rare archival footage with interviews of family members and fans including Walter Matthau, Alan Dershowitz, Bob Feller, Ralph Kiner, and Ira Berkow.

Sat May 13th

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

at The East Hampton Library

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

Film Screening “Lion”

“The Lion” tells the story of a five-year-old Saroo, who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, using Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. This BAFTA Award Winner was based on the book by Saroo Brierley and directed by Garth Davis. It stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara.

Saturday May 6th
1-3:30 PM

call (631)324 -0222 ext.3 to register, or at The Adult Reference Desk, or at The Eventbrite link below

Film Screening “La La Land”

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
Winner of 6 Academy Awards

1-3 PM

call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 to register, or register at The Adult Reference Desk, or at Eventbrite

Movie – Jackie (2016)

A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.

Three Academy Award Nominations including Best Actress – Natalie Portman



1-3 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

Film Screening “Rebel Rossa,” followed by Q/A with director Williams Cole

Join the East Hampton Library for a screening of “Rebel Rossa,” directed by Williams Cole.  A Q/A with film director Williams Cole will follow after the film.

April 22nd
2:30-5 PM

register at the Adult Reference Desk, or call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or register at Eventbrite…

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was one of the most controversial figures in Irish history.  A committed Republican, he created the concept of bombing campaigns against England in the 1800’s.  His funeral in 1915 lit the fuse to revolution resulting in the rebellion of Easter 1916.  Today he is still revered in Republican circles.  Banished as an exile to the United States he continued to relentlessly campaign for Irish independence becoming an influential figure in Irish America.   One hundred years after his death his great grandsons investigate Rossa’s legacy and their relationship to their infamous relative.  Directed by Williams Rossa Cole, this journey explores Irish American identity as descendents of one of the most notorious and revered figures in Irish history.  Filmed in the centenary year of O’Donovan Rossa’s death, the grandsons find themselves not only observers of their relative’s commemorations, but actual participants. With original music composed by James Fearnley of the Pogues.

Williams Rossa Cole (Producer, Director) Williams Cole has been producing, directing and editing documentary film for over 15 years.  Feature-length credits include Sundance Film Festival premieres like Finding Fela! (2014), 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013), the HBO feature Gun Fight (produced with Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple) and the documentary Giuliani Time.  He just completed producing a film about the poet WS Merwin that aired on PBS and is co-directing a film about the legendary publisher Barney Rosset (  Recently he filmed in places like Lebanon, Senegal, India, Thailand and Chile for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Dz100 Resilient Citiesdz initiative and has produced and directed over 60 short documentary profiles of authors for Open Road Integrated Media.  He was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics and a founder of the Brooklyn Rail (

Film Screening “A New Leaf”

Playboy Henry Graham squanders his wealth and must seek out a new source to maintain his idle rich lifestyle. The easy alternative to work is to find a rich woman, marry her, and murder her. Klutzy, nerdy Henrietta Lowell is the ideal candidate. But in dealing with his klutzy, nerdy, trusting new wife, a botanist, and her ill-managed estate, Henry unwittingly begins to assume some sense of responsibility.

2/15 Weds

5-7 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

Light Between the Oceans (screening)

Tom is a World War I veteran who maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel, a woman desperate to have a baby. Her prayers are answered when an infant washes up on shore in a rowboat. Tom thinks they should notify the authorities but ultimately gives in to Isabel’s wish to keep the girl. Fate strikes again when the couple meet the child’s biological mother on the mainland. Now, Tom and Isabel must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of four people.

2/4 Sat

1-3 PM

East Hampton Library

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

Winter Film Festival, “Finding Gaston”

Finding Gaston (documentary)
a film by Patricia Perez
Spanish with English subtitles

This appetizing documentary follows acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio on an amazing journey into Peruvian cuisine and culture.

1/22/17 — Sunday
2-4 PM

register at The Adult Reference Desk, or call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or register at the Eventbrite link below:

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