‘Sea of Shadows’: Air, Land + Sea Screening at Gurney’s

Join HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent and special guests for this Air, Land + Sea outdoor screening of SEA OF SHADOWS—a riveting new documentary about the plight of marine animals in the Sea of Cortez. The film will be preceded by a sunset cocktail reception overlooking the ocean on the deck at Gurney’s Montauk.

Friday, August 16
Air Land + Sea Sunset Reception: 6:30pm
Outdoor Film Screening: 8:30pm

The Deck of Gurney’s Montauk | 290 Old Montauk Hwy

The Vaquita, smallest and most elusive whale on earth. (photo credit: National Geographic)

Sea of Shadows

Director: Richard Ladkani
Producers: Walter Köhler, Wolfgang Knöpfler
Executive Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Phillip Watson, Scott Z. Burns
105 minutes | PG-13 | 2019

A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in SEA OF SHADOWS, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller from National Geographic Documentary Films.

When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise.

SEA OF SHADOWS follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.

Dr. Cynthia Smith (program manager, Vaquita CPR)

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.


$23 for current HIFF Members: Purchase here!

Not a member? Buy a membership today (single memberships on sale for $50 for a short time only!) to gain access to this exclusive outdoor screening and reception:

Filmgoer ($50, single membership) or Dual Member ($100, covers two people)

Receive 1 ticket (2 for dual membership) to SEA OF SHADOWS​ Film & Reception​, PLUS:

Year-Round Benefits

  • Free admission for 1 (2 for Dual) to select year-round film screenings
  • Free admission for 1 (2 for Dual) to HIFF’s annual Screenwriters Lab Master Class
  • Discount for 1 (2 for Dual) on tickets to year-round HIFF events

Festival Benefits

  • Invitation for 1+ (2 for Dual) to an exclusive HIFF event during the festival**

Become a Filmgoer (or renew)
Become a Dual Member (or renew)

**Must join prior to Labor Day to receive this benefit

*If you would like the ability to select more than 2 tickets to the screening of SEA OF SHADOWS, you will need to purchase multiple memberships. Each membership will need to be purchased separately. If you have any issues purchasing or additional questions, please contact boxoffice@hamptonsfilmfest.org.

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