A New Feature Film Starring David Cross and Debra Messing
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 7 PM | $15 ($12 for Members)
Outdoors on the West Lawn – Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics – and something to keep you warm!
COVID-19 – What to Expect: There will be no restrooms available for use during outdoor programs. Attendees are required to wear masks at all times (except when eating), and to place themselves at the orange markers which will be installed every 10 feet on the grounds in order to enforce social distancing guidelines.
Additional support for Film programming has been made possible by the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs.
Film at SAC is sponsored by Brown Harris Stevens with additional support provided by the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs.
The Dark Divide (2020 | 108 min. | Directed by Tom Putnam)
It’s 1995. Nature writer Robert Pyle (David Cross) is struggling to finish his next book…and help his wife Thea (Debra Messing) navigate a relapse of her ovarian cancer. Thea never stops pushing her husband to be a better man, take control of his life, get out of the classroom and into the forests he loves to write about but seldom visits. Not until after Thea dies does Pyle finally, reluctantly accept her challenge — spending a month hiking across Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest in search of new species of butterflies. As he overcomes each hurdle, this shy academic finds a new appreciation for Thea, and an understanding of how much she brought to his life. Equal parts Jack London, Henry David Thoreau, and H.P. Lovecraft, Pyle’s true-life journey leads him to discover a few things about himself, and a lot about the need for wilderness in our lives. With David Koechner, Cameron Esposito, Gary Farmer and Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood. Music by The Avett Brothers, Giants in the Trees featuring Krist Novoselić, The National Reserve, Samantha Crane, Bombadil, and more.
Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times