Hamptons Doc Fest celebrates its 15th year with a live, six-day festival of 25 engaging, impactful documentary films, screening December 1-6 in Sag Harbor, at both the Sag Harbor Cinema and Bay Street Theater.
“2022 celebrates our 15th year bringing you the best documentaries with the best story power you’ve come to expect from Hamptons Doc Fest,” said Jacqui Lofaro, founder and executive director of the festival. “Our December program is a rich trove of compelling films, and we know that our documentary devotees will love the 2022 anniversary line-up,” she said.
Interested in documentaries about the arts—art, music, photography, fashion design? Or nature, environmental issues, social justice, investigative reporting, biography and history? Hamptons Doc Fest’s slate this year covers all that and more.
The festival comes complete with awards and tributes to films and directors, such as the Pennebaker Career Achievement Award, the Environmental Award, the Filmmaker Impact Award, the Art & Inspiration Award, the Human Rights Award, and the popular Audience Award.
“The festival will also pay tribute to National Geographic Documentary Films for their provocative documentaries from the world’s very best filmmakers,” said Karen Arikian, Hamptons Doc Fest’s artistic director. “We are thrilled to present two of their most recent films at this year’s festival.”
Another special feature is a 40th anniversary screening of “Say Amen, Somebody,” which includes a live, pre-film performance of contemporary gospel music.
As always, the festival presents its annual Young Voices Program for local middle and high school students, where this year, award-winning filmmaker Roger Sherman will conduct a hands-on workshop after the screening of a short film.
For tickets visit, www.hamptonsdocfest.com