The East End has a long seafaring history, which is why the Parrish Art Museum is the perfect destination for the Maritime Film Festival’s summertime screening on Friday, August 15.
The festival, which was founded by street artist Andrew “PORK” Poneros and Timothy Regan, celebrates the human legacy of life and expeditions on the water by giving filmmakers and artists a platform to share a deeper understanding and appreciation of their relationship with the sea.
The festival, which will be held at the Parrish Art Museum’s Lichtenstein Theater, includes 14 short films, all under five minutes long. There will also be a brief talk by seafaring artist Duke Riley and a live musical performance. Besides Mr. Riley, the artists included in the show are Swoon, Jake Fried, Robin Frohardt, Johnson Higham, Kristen Lapore, Hayley Morris, Papa Nutrino, Andrew Poneros, Salazar, Studioswine, Greg Wilson and Smith Journal.
This screening is part of a larger annual festival that originally screened at Brooklyn’s Red Hook last year. The Parrish, with its upcoming exhibition Radical Seafaring in 2016, proved a good match for the celebration of both seamanship and art.
The festival starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. It is free for members. For more information, call (631) 283-2118 or parrishart.org.