The Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) will unveil a new batch of @ Home Virtual Cinema programming on May 29.
Earlier in May, the Cinema screened Lee Grant’s Down and Out in America and SHC’s tribute to the Academy Award winner actor/director will continue with a Grant double bill. Both A Father … a Son … Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (USA 2005; 95 minutes in English) and What Sex Am I? (USA 1985; 60 minutes in English) will be available to enjoy digitally.
A Father … a Son … Once Upon a Time in Hollywood provides an intimate look at the careers and lives of Kirk and Michael Douglas.
“Well into his 80s, with speech slurred by a stroke, Kirk Douglas remains a magnetic onscreen presence as he and son Michael reminisce about their lives and careers in this simple yet highly entertaining HBO docu,” Brian Lowry said in his Variety review. “Interviews with the elder Douglas’ sons, friends, wives and ex-wives paint a clear if not always flattering portrait of a towering Hollywood figure, the son who labored to escape his shadow and the warmth of their current bond. Still, it’s primarily Kirk’s show, and one suspects that’s just the way he’d want it.
What Sex Am I? follows a group of transgender individuals in mid-1980’s America.
In addition to watching the documentaries at your own convenience, Grant will join Sag Harbor Cinema in conversation via Facebook at a date to be announced.
The Cinema will also present Bertrand Bonello’s Zombi Child (France 2019; 103 minutes in French and Haitian with English subtitles) and Phillip Borsos’ The Grey Fox (Canada 1985; 92 minutes in English).
Zombi Child is “a zombi drama that’s not undead but bracingly alive” as noted by Screen Daily. When Fanny befriends Mélissa, who moved from Haiti to France after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, a family’s mysterious zombie secret comes to light.
The Grey Fox, a Canadian biographical Western, follows a stagecoach robber (Richard Farnsworth) that after spending decades in the slammer decides to do what he’s best at again – rob. “One of the loveliest adventures of the year…director Phillip Borsos is able to make this a human story and still keep it exciting as an action picture,” Roger Ebert said in a review for the Chicago Sun-Times.
For more information, visit www.sagharborcinema.org.