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Emergency Water Shut Off in North Haven

Posted on 24 July 2014

Customers connected to the Suffolk County Water Authority on North Haven Friday afternoon experienced an emergency shut down of service. According to a customer service representative from SCWA, the authority was replacing a water main on Ferry Road near Fresh Pond Rd. when it experienced “unforeseen problems” At about 4 p.m. The representative could not [...]

The Healing Power of Music Is Evident in “Alive Inside”

Posted on 24 July 2014

Michael Rossato-Bennett (L) and Dan Cohen. Alive Inside:A Story of Music & Memory fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.  This Friday it opens nationally, as it begins its second week in NYC.  Director Michael Rossato-Bennett literally ran to the post office before its midnight closing in order to submit it in [...]

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Robert E. Kalbacher

Posted on 23 July 2014

Robert E. Kalbacher, 82, of Springs, East Hampton, died Saturday, July 19. The hours for paying respects to Mr. Kalbacher will be observed at   Yardley & Pino Funeral Home, 94 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, on Wednesday, July 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. Michael’s Lutheran [...]

Twelve Years in the Making: The “BoyHood” Press Conference

Posted on 10 July 2014

BoyHood fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.  This Friday, innovative writer-director Richard Linklater’s bold 164-minute opus covering twelve years in the life of a boy (Ellar Coltrane as Mason), as well as his sister (the director’s daughter Lorelei as Samantha) and his divorced parents (Patricia Arquette as Olivia and Ethan Hawke [...]

Ashim Ahluwalia Shows Us the Ugly Side in Miss Lovely

Posted on 26 June 2014

Miss Lovely fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. Indian director-writer Ashim Ahluwalia’s second feature opened at the Cinema Village in New York City last Friday.  Everyone won’t like it but few will deny that it’s a uniquely made narrative about a subject we know nothing about.  It’s set in Mumbai’s sex-horror [...]

Paul Haggis and Two Actresses on Third Person

Posted on 19 June 2014

Third Person fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor. Written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis (who won back-to-back Best Screenplay Oscars for Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby and Crash, which he directed), it opens this Friday in New York City. Because the film has a twist that changes our perspective on [...]

Don McKellar’s Seductive “The Grand Seduction”

Posted on 05 June 2014

The Grand Seduction fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.  Don McKellar’s charming Canadian comedy is entering its second weekend in New York City, where it has received rapturous reviews.  I certainly had never before read a critic calling a film “adorable,” much less in the New York Times.  McKellar (inset left) [...]

TFF: Give Talya Lavie a Perfect Ten for “Zero Motivation”

Posted on 23 May 2014

Zero Motivation fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.  I hope that will happen soon because the US distribution rights to the unique debut feature of Israeli director Talya Lavie were recently sold to Zeitgeist Films.  This follows its overwhelming premiere at TriBeCa Film Festival, where it won the Founders Award for [...]

Kiki Sugino on Odayaka

Posted on 06 June 2013

Kiki Sugino (left) and her brother Jo Keita (right), the associate producer, sound designer, with Danny Peary. In the international news this month was the detection of frighteningly high levels of radiation in the groundwater two years after a tsunami and earthquake caused a near meltdown of a nuclear power plant near Fukushima, Japan.  I [...]

UPDATE: Lady Whalers Earn Spot in Playoffs

Posted on 26 October 2012

Players from the Pierson-Bridgehampton field hockey team we’re “jumping for joy” Friday morning, according to their coach, Shannon Judge, after word came down from the Section XI Seeding Committee that the Lady Whalers had earned a playoff exemption to face Southampton in The Suffolk County Class C Championship game on November 6. Judge said the [...]