Air, Land + Sea

The Serengeti Rules: Hugh Campbell + Peter Kragh Events

Founded in 2016 with the goal to generate awareness around man-made environmental issues, our year-round Air, Land + Sea series screens films that foster a deeper appreciation for our planet and allow filmmakers and experts to share information and discuss solutions to the global problems we face today.

Whether at the annual festival in the fall or at exclusive screenings and events throughout the year, Air, Land + Sea selections take filmgoers on a journey of environmental appreciation and awareness. This journey continues with post-screening Q+As that dive deep into the issues depicted on screen.

Air, Land + Sea was represented at HIFF27 with these selections: EARTH, FLINT, THE HOTTEST AUGUST, and our Air, Land & Sea Shorts program.

In past years we’ve shared breathtaking and awe-inspiring odes to our planet like EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY, and BEFORE THE FLOOD; films that explore the effects of manmade toxic waste in GRIT and FROM THE ASHES; to ecological challenges on the world’s animals in SONIC SEA and THE SERENGETI RULES, these documentaries take audiences on a journey of environmental appreciation and awareness.

This screening series continues all year long, creating citizen scientists who address the issues we face on the East End every day. Join as a member today; your membership will include various perks throughout the year.

Where the air, land and sea lure prominent visitors from around the world, and our local residents feel nothing short of devout passion for our waters—HamptonsFilm is perfectly poised to bring attention to global issues of environmental conservation.


Monthly Events

HamptonsFilm curates a selection of films, with screenings often followed by a panel of participants who will address the relevant issues.


“Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” — RogerEbert.com

Our FANTASTIC FUNGI event will be rescheduled!

FANTASTIC FUNGI is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

Directed by Louie Schwartzberg
(USA, 2019, 81 minutes)


Past year-round events have taken place at locations throughout the East End.


CONSCIENCE POINT

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:00 pm

Tutto Il Giorno Sag Harbor

Join us for a family-style dinner and an encore screening of this local story that affects us all, which world premiered at HIFF27.

Directed by Treva Wurmfeld | 2019

Shinnecock activist Becky Hill-Genia, the film’s heroine, is fighting to preserve Shinnecock sacred land and push forward legislation to protect ancestral grave sites. The film unearths a deep clash of values between the Shinnecock Indian Nation and their Hamptons neighbors.

• WINNER: HIFF27 Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice

The screening was followed by a panel discussion featuring members of the Shinnecock Nation and others.

  • Rebecca Hill-Genia: Activist, Shinnecock Nation
    Becky is a key subject of the film, and an American Indian Movement advocate.
  • Joe Shaw: Executive Editor of the Express News Group
    Joe has been the editor of the Southampton Press for the past 20 years.
  • Kelly Dennis: Shinnecock Tribe Member and Attorney
    Featured in the film, Kelly is a Shinnecock tribe member who serves as an attorney for the Shinnecock Indian Nation as well as individual tribe members. Kelly is involved in many social justice advocacy efforts for the rights and welfare of indigenous peoples, and she is also a nonprofit arts administrator at The Watermill Center, where she married the chef of Tutto Sag Harbor last October.
  • Bridget LeRoy: Associate Editor of The Independent
    Bridget has interviewed everyone from Steven Spielberg to Martha Stewart, from the Clintons to Julie Andrews, and has received more than 40 regional and national awards for journalism and editing. Bridget is also a co-founder of the Children’s Museum of the East End, and she currently co-hosts “Sundays on the East End” with Oscar-nominated screenwriter Alec Sokolow on WPPB at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

FIRE IN PARADISE

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:00 pm

Tutto Il Giorno Sag Harbor

We hosted dinner and an acclaimed short documentary (winner of the HIFF27 Audience Award for Short Film), followed by an extremely timely conversation with a panel of local experts:

John Pavacic—Executive Director of the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission

Bob Panko—Fire Management Specialist of the Commission

Ed Schneyer —Director of Emergency Preparedness of Suffolk County Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services (SCFRES)

Polly L. Weigand, CCA—Science and Stewardship Manager, Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission

Bayard Fenwick—Sag Harbor local volunteer firefighter and real estate agent with a background in conservation, biodiversity, forest management and fire behavior in the Mountain West

Fire Marshal John Rankin—Southampton Town Firefighter from the 1995 Pine Barrens Fire


SEA OF SHADOWS

SEA OF SHADOWS

August 2019
Sunset reception and outdoor screening on the deck at Gurney’s in Montauk
A feature documentary thriller that follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists, and the Mexican Navy on their desperate last-minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest whale from extinction.

THE SERENGETI RULES

May 2019
An evening of enlightening conversation and an inspiring ecological film at Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor
A band of young scientists discovers a radical new theory of the natural world, one that could help confront some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time. Post-screening conversation with Edwina von Gal (Founder, PRFCT Earth Project), Mike Bottini (Naturalist, Author, Environmental Consultant), Anne Chaisson (Executive Director of HamptonsFILM), and Nicole Delma (Founder of Air, Land & Sea).

FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF

FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF

August 2018
A screening at the Summer Studio at Madoo Conservancy
After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.
Followed by a talk with Edwina von Gal (Founder, PRFCT Earth Project), and Thomas Piper and Declan Blackmore (Summerhill Landscapes).


Air, Land + Sea began from an idea brought to us by Nicole Delma. Air, Land + Sea is made possible, in part, by the generous contribution of Susan and David Rockefeller. To get involved, please contact Amy Levin