Southampton Arts Center & Members of the Shinnecock Nation Present
AN EVENING IN CELEBRATION OF NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE
5-6 PM/ 8-9 PM: Shinnecock Artisans Market (Cash Only)
6 PM: Welcome Ceremony by Shane Weeks
6:15 PM: Screening of THE BLESSING followed by Q&A with Directors Jordan Fein & Hunter Baker and Producer Laura Ball
8-9:30 PM: Harvest Pot Luck Dinner – Seasonal & locally-sourced dishes welcome. Sassafras tea will be served.
(2017 | Documentary | 74 min.)
Personal and crucial, The Blessing follows a Navajo coal miner raising his secretive daughter as a single father, struggling with his part in the irreversible destruction of their sacred mountain at the hands of America’s largest coal producer. Captured over the course of five years, filmmakers Jordan Fein and Hunter Baker join a Navajo family for some of the most deeply personal and important moments in the character’s lives, from a miner enduring a life threatening injury and confronting the deep spiritual sacrifice he makes to provide for his family to a young Navajo woman discovering her inner identity and managing the expectations of her traditional father, while playing on the men’s varsity football team and being crowned homecoming queen. First and foremost a character-driven film, The Blessing brings the search for acceptance to broad audiences through the unprecedented and intimate access the filmmakers have been given to this underreported social and environmental story on the Navajo Nation.
Film programming at SAC is sponsored, in part, by Suffolk County.
Two simultaneous exhibitions focusing on the world of printmaking will feature giants in modern and contemporary art, along with talented artists from all over the world. Both exhibitions, the brainchildren of Sag Harbor artist and master printmaker Dan Welden, combine to create a milestone event that brings printmaking to the forefront of art. Presented with Inspiration Plus and Dan Welden. Image: Roy Nicholson; Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea) 7, 2013; Solarplate
After sharing "secrets" in September, Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Lies”. Each participant will tell a true story about a lie they told our were somehow part of. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. November Raconteurs to be announced. Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.