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HamptonsFilm is pleased to continue to curate the hit screening series NOW SHOWING, featuring acclaimed first-run, art house, independent, and world cinema. The only difference is that now screenings will take place in the privacy of your own home.

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May 23: DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY

Directed by Elizabeth Carroll
(USA/Mexico, 2020, 82 minutes)

• Winner of the 2019 SXSW Special Jury Award for ‘Excellence in Storytelling’

“A lively… portrait of a woman as passionate about composting as chilaquiles, one who will pitch a fit if you put garlic in your guacamole.” The New York Times

Featuring extensive interviews with Diana Kennedy and famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and Alice Waters, DIANA KENNEDY provides an intimate look at the leading expert on Mexican cuisine. The author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and a two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana is called the “Julia Child of Mexico,” but the feisty cook prefers “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine.”


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May 18: THE BOOKSELLERS

Directed by D.W. Young
(USA, 2019, 99 minutes)

“Lovely and wistful… a documentary for anyone who can still look at a book and see a dream, a magic teleportation device, an object that contains the world.” Variety

Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.

Executive produced by Parker Posey, the film features interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers such as Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Kevin Young and Gay Talese.


Directed by Levan Akin
(2020, Sweden/Georgia/France, 113 minutes, in Georgian with English subtitles)

“Giddy with the pleasures of first love — how it pulsates through the body and mind… argues that joy itself can be a form of radical defiance.” The Independent

A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of the talented and rebellious Irakli throws Merab off balance, sparking an intense rivalry and a forbidden desire.



May 4: CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Directed by Justin Pemberton
(2020, New Zealand, 103 minutes, English and French with English subtitles)

“Trust me this is a movie that provokes a consistent sense of “Whoa!” By the end, you’ll know with greater clarity than you did before why we’re in the mess we’re in.” — Variety

Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time‘s list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities. Traveling through time, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world’s most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future.



April 27: SORRY WE MISSED YOU

Directed by Ken Loach
(2019, UK, 100 minutes)

“FIVE STARS! Ken Loach raises his game yet further with this gut-wrenching tale of a delivery worker driven to the brink…It’s fierce, open and angry, unironized and unadorned… This brilliant film will focus minds.”
— The Guardian

The British working class is once again the empathetic subject of Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU, a wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy.”

Ricky, a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise.

But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children. Capturing the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation they need to undertake to make it through each day, this universal story is skillfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty.


The Band (left to right): Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, and Robbie Robertson in ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo © by Elliott Landy.

April 13 + 20: ONCE WERE BROTHERS

Directed by Daniel Roher
(2019, Canada, 102 minutes)

“Triumphant. Robertson deeply dissects The Band’s magic and dysfunction.”
— Rolling Stone

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music, together making their mark on music history. ONCE WERE BROTHERS blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more.


Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

April 13 + 20: SLAY THE DRAGON

Directed by Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance
(2019, USA, 101 minutes)

“The most important political film of the year, and it may prove to be one of the key political films of the decade.” — Variety

Gerrymandering, the practice of redrawing electoral maps to serve the party in power, has been around for centuries. But in today’s hyperpartisan political environment it has been taken to unprecedented extremes, fueled by the elimination of corporate campaign contribution limits and the availability of vast amounts of personal information.

The new documentary SLAY THE DRAGON shines a light on this timely issue, and follows a handful of citizens’ groups, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally, as they battle party operatives and an entrenched political establishment to fix a broken system.



April 6: This week’s film is SAINT FRANCES, winner of the SXSW 2019 Narrative Feature Audience Award and a Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice for screenwriter and star Kelly O’Sullivan.

Kelly’s latest screenplay Mouse was selected for the 20th Annual HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab, which took place online this weekend, and she is also the 2020 recipient of support from the Melissa Mathison Fund.

“It’s truly refreshing to watch a film where nobody has anything figured out, where life proceeds messily and imperfectly. SAINT FRANCES is unpredictable in a very human way.” — RogerEbert.com

SAINT FRANCES

Directed by Alex Thompson
Written by and starring Kelly O’Sullivan

(2019, USA, 101 minutes)

Flailing 34-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’s moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family.



BACURAU

Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
(2019, Brazil/France, 131 minutes, English and Portuguese with English subtitles)

March 30: This week’s “screening” will support HamptonsFilmGuild Hall, and the distributor (Kino Lorber).

“Exhilarating. A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter.” This week’s film is BACURAU, a Critic’s Pick in The New York Times.

A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.


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