Yesterday, just hours after Governor Cuomo announced that most COVID-19 related restrictions were eased effective immediately, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center welcomed audiences back to our summer cinema program: Tuesday Nights at the Movies with Andrew was starting off on the right foot. The timing was fortuitous. We hadn't planned on the Governor's announcement coinciding with the first of our films, but it meant greeting our movie-goers with huge grins that they could actually see for lack of masks on our faces. It meant that there was now no real barrier to bringing Undine and other foreign or independent first run films to East End audiences. The films would stand or fall on their own.
Welcome to the world of indie comedy, where quirk meets ridiculous and the results are remarkable. From a modern day Mark Twain story to tales of fantastic powers and extraordinary beasts, these yarns are sure to tickle you in all the right places. Did you miss them in the theatre? Stream these gems now!
We just couldn't resist another round of music documentaries! Dissect the anatomy of your favorite songs with the Netflix series Song Exploder (based on the podcast series of the same name), or see how music unlocks memories for dementia patients. Explore with us previously unknown genres and musicians, or relive a favorite live recording from 1972.
This week we bring you a longer list than usual, but we don’t think we’re telling any tall tales when we say that these shorts are worth the few minutes it takes to watch them. Some of our picks are documentaries, others brief but sweet stories. Some are animated, while others are live-action. You may have seen some already on the big screen in our annual showing of Oscar nominated short films, or maybe they’re completely new to you. In any case, we’ve got a condensed cinematic vision for everyone! P.S. – If you aren’t already following Short of the Week, be sure to check it out. SotW showcases curated shorts every Monday and Thursday.
In honor of the Christmas Bird Count, the nation's longest running community science bird project, this week we bring to your living room our finest feathered flicks. You may think us feather-brained for leaving off classics like Winged Migration, March of the Penguins, or The Big Year, but we can't stop raven about these impeckable picks.
But don't stew in it! Let WHBPAC cater to your entertainment needs this weekend, not with in person screenings as we had hoped, but with these appetizing international films. As more shutdowns loom, we're still dedicated to bringing you the berry best in world cinema and will send you the recipe for a sublime stay-at-home weekend. This week - you guessed it - is all about food in film, and, suffries to say, we're eggcited to satisfy your craving for movies! Grub your loved ones and the popcorn, and get ready for the gratest, cheesiest films we could find!