6.14/ Long Island Museum: Documentary ‘Sour Grapes’ Screening, July 6


Film Screening & Wine Reception

Plus free museum admission

Thursday, July 6
The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, along with the Port Jefferson Documentary Series, will host the 2nd Summer Thursday event on Thursday, July 6 with a film screening of the documentary SOUR GRAPES, a wine reception with the film’s director and free admission to the Long Island Museum’s exhibition, Midnight Rum:  Long Island and Prohibition.  The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m.
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Set in the super-fast, super-rich world of LA and New York during the financial boom of the early 2000s, in the lead up to the 2008 financial crash, and featuring the obsessive collectors, outraged wine producers, suspect auction houses, and specialist FBI sleuths, SOUR GRAPES is an “Emperor’s New Clothes” fable for the modern age.  The film traces the story of the millions of dollars made from the sale of fake vintage wine, which flooded a susceptible luxury market with counterfeits that still lie undetected in cellars across the world.  The film was awarded Winner of Best Documentary at the Key West Film Festival.
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In addition to the film, there will be a wine reception and a chance to meet Reuben Atlas, who co-directed the film, from 5 to 6 p.m.  Advance tickets to the film and reception are available for $12 at portjeffdocumentaryseries.com through July 5, 2017.  Tickets for the film only will be available at the door for $7 (no credit cards please).  Ticket holders will receive complimentary admission to the Midnight Rum exhibition from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Visitors Center. The reception begins at 5 p.m. in the Carriage Museum’s Gillespie Room and the film begins at 6.  Advance tickets are available online only. The museum does not sell advance tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.portjeffdocumentaryseries.com/.
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Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults and children with an understanding of Long Island’s rich history and diverse cultures. Regular museum hours are Thursdaythrough Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5. For more information about programs and exhibitions, please call 631-751-0066 or visit the museum website at www.longislandmuseum.org.
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