HamptonsFilm Drive-In

Thanks to all who joined us at the July HamptonsFilm Drive-In with your bright smiles, followed safety protocols, and enthusiastically shared your love of watching movies.

A huge thank you to Hayground School for partnering with us!


SummerDocs! | Friday, July 31

Directed by Barry Avrich
(2020, Canada, 94 minutes)

A controversy erupts when an unassuming couple floods the American art market with a collection of fake art valued in the millions, bewildering the art world elite. This is an entertaining and suspenseful tale of an ingenious con that everyone wanted to believe was real.

Join us on Friday, July 31, for a sneak peek at this new documentary.

Featuring a post-screening (virtual) conversation with Barry Avrich, hosted by Alec Baldwin + David Nugent.


Wednesday, July 29

Directed by Mel Stuart
(1971, Rated G, USA | East Germany | West Germany | Belgium, 98 minutes)

“Probably the best film of its sort since THE WIZARD OF OZ. It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren’t: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination.” — Roger Ebert

A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka’s magical factory. One after another, tickets are discovered by ghastly children—but will the lad find the last remaining one and have all his dreams come true?

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” Based on Roald Dahl‘s classic 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this magical film is a fan favorite for all ages.

Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, and Michael Bollner


Monday,  July 27
Sunset | HamptonsFilm Drive-In at Hayground School

Directed by Nancy Meyers
(1998, Rated PG, USA | UK, 128 minutes)

“Movies like this remember how much fun escapism can be.” — Roger Ebert

In this update of a 1961 film, twins Annie and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) are strangers until happenstance unites them. The preteen girls’ divorced parents, Nick (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth (Natasha Richardson), are living on opposite sides of the Atlantic, each with one child. After meeting at camp, American Hallie and British-raised Annie engineer an identity swap, giving both the chance to spend time with the parent they’ve missed. If the scheme works, it might just make the family whole again.


Retrospective Mondays | July 20

Directed by Steven Spielberg
(1993, PG-13, USA, 127 minutes, English)

“A thrill ride worthy of a real-life amusement park.” — Daily Telegraph

Almost 20 years after he made us afraid of the water with a mechanical shark in JAWS, Steven Spielberg utilized new computer generated imagery to show us what it would be like to live among dinosaurs. In short, it’d be as scary as being in the water with a great white.

Recently selected by the National Film Registry for its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance, the film spawned four commercially successful sequels and a fifth is on the way. Come see it on the big screen, and be sure to stay in your car, as you never know what will be roaming the grounds outside.

Starring Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, B.D. Wong and Samuel L. Jackson.


First-Run Fridays | July 17

Directed by Max Barbakow
(2020, Rated R, 90 minutes)

“A near-perfect, sneakily provocative romcom… on a time loop where repetition can kill sex drives and even the will to live, but still leaves you laughing gratefully at the resilience of love.” — Rolling Stone

When carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Milioti) have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other. Setting a record at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for sale price, and made by a filmmaker who won a Student Award at HIFF years ago, this comedy has Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island team update and twist the Groundhog Day template with uproarious and raunchy results…


Retrospective Mondays | Monday, July 13

Directed by Mark Waters | Written by Tina Fey
(2004, PG-13, USA | Canada, 97 minutes, English)

“Fizzes with peculiarly feminine evil, of the kind that comes dripping through a pillowy smirk garnished with baby-pink lipgloss.” — Daily Telegraph

Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows about “survival of the fittest.” But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time and falls prey to the psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teenage girls face today.

Maybe you’ve enjoyed the Broadway musical, but this classic teen comedy still resonates today! Written by (and featuring) Tina Fey, the film’s all-star cast includes Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert as “The Plastics,” plus Amy Poehler, Lizzy Caplan, Tim Meadows and Ana Gasteyer.

Sneak Peek: RELIC

Scary Wednesdays | July 8

Directed by Natalie Erika James
(2020, Australia | USA, 89 minutes, English)

Heralded as one of Indiewire’s ‘20 Rising Women Directors You Need to Know in 2020,’ Japanese-Australian director Natalie Erika James’s feature debut is a fresh and terrifying twist on the notorious haunted house tale.

When elderly mother Edna (Robyn Nevin) inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) rush to their family’s decaying country home, finding clues of her increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence. As Edna’s behavior turns increasingly volatile, both begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her. All three generations of women are brought together through trauma and a powerful sense of strength and loyalty to face the ultimate fear together. Join us for a sneak peek of this IFC Films release.

SummerDocs Presented by Alec Baldwin: ASSASSINS

First-Run Fridays | Saturday, July 11 (Rain date)

Directed by Ryan White
(2020, USA, 104 minutes)

Our 12th Annual SummerDocs series is back! Featuring a post-screening (virtual) conversation with Ryan White, hosted by Alec Baldwin + David Nugent.

In 2017, Kim Jong-nam—the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un—was assassinated in the bustling departures hall of Malaysia’s international airport. The spectacularly brazen murder happened in broad daylight, filmed entirely by security cameras. Footage showed two young women approaching Jong-nam from behind, covering his eyes with their hands, and pressing VX—the most lethal nerve gas on earth—into his eyes. He stumbled away and was dead within an hour.

But if the murder was extreme, the story that came next was even more bizarre: The two women who killed Jong-nam claimed they had simply been hired to pull a video prank and had no idea what they were really doing. The Malaysian government scoffed, arrested and imprisoned the women and put them on trial for murder, facing execution. But was their outlandish story actually the truth? And would anyone believe them?

ASSASSINS travels from the sanctums of Pyongyang to the rice fields of Indonesia and Vietnam to the courtrooms of Kuala Lumpur to tell an extraordinary tale of manipulation and subterfuge in the age of social media. Join us for a sneak peek of this Magnolia Pictures release.

Opening Night: THE WIZARD OF OZ

Retrospective Mondays | July 6

Directed by Victor Fleming
(1939, USA, 102 minutes, English)

There’s no place like home.

Few films continue to resonate with audiences decade after decade as does Victor Fleming’s 1939 masterpiece THE WIZARD OF OZ. With vibrant technicolor imagery, timeless music by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, and a stellar cast anchored by a then 18-year-old Judy Garland, the film is woven into our cultural fabric in so many ways. If you haven’t seen it on the big screen, now is the time.

Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton

As part of our partnership with Resy, why not pick up a takeout package from a local restaurant on the way to the show? Moby’s is serving up an Italian summer picnic for four, and Elaia Estiatorio has a variety of Greek specialties.

Place an order just as you would make a Resy: find an available day/time for your chosen restaurant, select the party size (the number of people that the meal serves), click “Order Pickup”, and show up at the right time. Payment and gratuity are finalized upon ordering. Bon appetit!

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