Don’t miss the Saunders Free Community Day this Friday, December 10th, at Bay Street Theater! All film screenings are free to the public. Reservations to insure seating are required at Bay Street, book your tickets here or call the Bay Street Theater Box office at 631-725-9500.
Friday, December 10th – Lineup
12:00pm “Tigre Gente”
(93 min.) Directed by Elizabeth Unger, a National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker, this documentary reveals the illicit jaguar trade pervasive in the Madidi National Park in Bolivia and also the selling of jaguar teeth in China and Myanmar—both leading to the eventual eradication of the species.
2:30 pm “Television Event”
(91 min.) This film looks at how ABC took a terrifying subject—a fictional war between the NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact countries that escalated into a full-scale nuclear exchange between the U.S. and the Soviet Union—and turned it into a prime-time made-for-TV film called “The Day After” in 1983, viewed by over 100 million people. In “Television Event,” director Jeff Daniels, who was only five at the time, examines how ABC created a media event that moved a nation to confront its fears and swayed international policy on nuclear proliferation. Daniels will be interviewed about the film on Zoom.
5 pm “Raise the Bar”
(70 min.) Director Gudjon Ragnarsson tells the story of 8-to-13 year old girls on a basketball team in Iceland who were constantly trained to “raise the bar” and treated like professional athletes by their coach Brynjar Karl Sigurosson. Their coach and the film producer Margret Jonasdottir will both appear in the post-film Q&A with Andrew Botsford.
8:00pm Closing Night Film, “Torn” (92 min.)
“Torn” (92 min.), directed by Max Lowe for National Geographic, will be shown at 8 p.m., followed by a possible Q&A on Zoom. The film provides an intimate look at the Lowe-Anker family as Alex Lowe’s eldest son Max Lowe, the director, captures their emotionally and physically-harrowing journey to Tibet’s 26,289-foot mountain Shishapangma to put Alex to rest after the renowned mountain climber was tragically lost with his cameraman David Bridges in a deadly avalanche there in 1999. Surviving was Alex’s best friend and mountaineer Conrad Ankar, who fell in love with Max’s widow Jennifer and stepped in to help raise Alex’s three sons.
Go to www.hamptonsdocfest.com for all passes and tickets, as no tickets will be sold at the Sag Harbor Cinema or Bay Street Theater this year.