Southampton Arts Center: Mountainfilm on Tour / Sept 14 & 15


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Mountainfilm on Tour to Return to Southampton Arts Center 

September 14th & 15th

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour will soon return to Southampton Arts Center on Friday & Saturday, September 14th & 15th with films that will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: Using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects.

Elyn Kronemeyer, sponsor of Mountainfilm on Tour Southampton and SAC Board Member selected this year’s films from over 100 short documentaries that were showcased at the Mountainfilm Festival over Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. According to Ms. Kronemeyer “We are thrilled to host Asha Stuart, Director of Lost Tribe of Africa and JaBig, subject of Escape who rode 17,000 kilometers on his bicycle from Montreal to the Arctic Ocean. As special guests – they will be honored at Saturday’s Filmmakers Party and will host Q&A’s after each night’s screening.”

New this year is a special Spanish Film Program on Saturday at 4 PM…the program will explore Latin American culture, current events & athletic adventures.

On Friday, September 14th at 1:30 PM the Southampton High School will host a special Student Program for Southampton Intermediate School and Tuckahoe Students.

The festival will kick-off on Friday, September 14 at 7 PM. Tickets for Mountainfilm on Tour in Southampton are on sale now at the Southampton Arts Center or can be purchased online at southamptonartscenter.org. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at the Southampton Arts Center. The cost for each show is $15 on Friday & Saturday at 7 PM and $5 for the Saturday 4 PM Matinee. The Filmmakers Party on Saturday at 6 PM is $50 ($40 for Friends of SAC & $25 for guests under 30) and admission includes the 7 PM films.

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All proceeds go to benefit the Film Program at SAC. See the complete film playlist & synopsis at http://southamptonartscenter.org/events/category/film/. Mountainfilm on Tour in Southampton is hosted by Elyn & Jeff Kronemeyer in partnership with Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons.

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Mountainfilm Festival 

 

Mountainfilm began in 1979 and is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. The festival is best described by one word: inspiring. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on contemporary issues, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists. To learn more about the festival, visit www.mountainfilm.org.

Mountainfilm for Students

Whenever and wherever Mountainfilm is on tour, the aim is to educate and inspire beyond our theater audiences. Mountainfilm for Students is a free educational outreach initiative that introduces students in K-12 public schools to essential environmental, cultural and social issues with age-appropriate film programs. Mountainfilm currently reaches over 20,000 students each year.

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Featured Synopses… 

 

Lost Tribe of Africa

Directed by Asha Stuart (12 minutes)
Over 500 years ago an African tribe arrived on the shores of India. Their ancestors escaped into the forest where they live today, most of them Hindu converts where they are members of the tribe.
Siddi means “enlightened ones” but the Siddi’s are “Untouchables” in India’s caste system. The film asks the question: “How do you empower the youth in a world where people think they are less than human.” 

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ESCAPE

Directed by: Anjali Nayar (8 minutes)
There is something gloriously incongruous — and almost incomprehensible — about a risk-averse, non-athletic, native Rwandan DJ finding the real meaning in his life by pedaling across Canada to its frozen Arctic Ocean shore in an attempt to break the record for the longest, continuous, fixed- gear bike ride. Through the course of this unlikely adventure, the protagonist, Jean-Aime Bigirimana, aka JaBig, also finds that the truth about escaping is not as black and white as, say, his spandex silhouette against the cold Canadian snowscape.

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Southampton Arts Center

Southampton Arts Center has become a hub for arts and culture on the East End with almost 40,000 visitors, 6 exhibitions and over 200 events in 2017 alone. The broad programming is delivered year-round through an impressive array of partners including New York Academy of Art, Hamptons International Film Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Telluride Mountain film, the Watermill Center, and many more. With the recent upgrade of the theater, including state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, lighting and new seating, Southampton Arts Center has expanded its breadth of programming to include first-run films, theatrical performances and concerts.

Southampton Arts Center’s mission is to serve our East End community as a hub for arts and culture while preserving the iconic building and grounds of 25 Jobs Lane for future generations.

Southampton Arts Center is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.

For information, please visit www.southamptonartscenter.org @southamptonartscenter 

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