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12:00 pm, Saturday Dec 07


In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the shocking revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. At The Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal reveals a dangerous system that prioritized winning over everything else, including protecting young female athletes. A New York Times reviewer said the film is a “chilling reminder that real predators rarely look and act like movie monsters.” A review in Esquire dubbed the film, “One of the 15 best HBO documentaries of all time.”

There will be a very special Q/A with Judge Rosemarie Aquilina who presided over the infamous trial and sentenced Larry Nassar.

02:00 pm, Saturday Dec 07

Hamptons Doc Fest: KING BIBI

This film tells the remarkable, timely and controversial story of Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power, reflected through four decades of public appearances that changed Israel forever. “Bibi,” as he is known, evolved from Israel’s great political hope, to a controversial figure whom some perceive as Israel’s savior, and others as a cynical politician who will stop at nothing to retain his power. According to Director Dan Shadur, it is Bibi’s obsession with his reputation that threatens his rule.

04:00 pm, Saturday Dec 07

Hamptons Doc Fest: THE WAR ROOM

Given unprecedented access, documentary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker Chris Hegedus follow part of the 1992 Clinton campaign for president. During the New Hampshire primary, the campaign hits some stumbling blocks, chief among them the Gennifer Flowers scandal, but nevertheless manages to pull out a second-place finish. From there, strategists George Stephanopoulos and James Carville repair to national campaign headquarters in Little Rock to monitor the remaining duration of the campaign.

12:00 pm, Sunday Dec 08

Hamptons Doc Fest: 17 BLOCKS

Nine year old Emmanuel began filming himself and his family with a home video camera in 1999, capturing his Washington D.C. neighborhood through the eyes of an innocent child. Growing up just 17 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, however, proved more difficult than one might expect. Director Davy Rothbart began filming the members of the Sanford-Durant family after he met Emmanuel and his older brother in 1999 at a local basketball court and befriended them as they continued to document their daily life over two decades in a city plagued by poverty, addiction and gun violence.

02:00 pm, Sunday Dec 08


Hollywood’s Second World War tells the story of four Hollywood directors of European origin, who returned to the “Old World” during World War II to make propaganda documentaries for the U.S. Army at the front: William Wyler from Alsace, Frank Capra from Italy, Anatole Litvak from Ukraine and, in post-war Germany, Billy Wilder from Austria. The four men, three of whom came from Jewish families, risked their lives at times for their new homeland and returned to the U.S. with serious physical and psychological injuries. Their films are unique, long-forgotten documentaries dealing with the front line in Italy and the bombardment of Germany through to the liberation of Dachau. 

04:00 pm, Sunday Dec 08


Benedetta wants to disappear. An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women. But at the age of 75, she becomes fed up with all the roles that life has imposed upon her and decides to leave everything and everybody behind, to disappear to a place as far as possible from the world she knows. Hiding behind the camera, her son Beniamino witnesses her journey.

07:00 pm, Sunday Dec 08

Hamptons Doc Fest: THE DOG DOC

Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Dr. Marty provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose. His deeply empathetic philosophy offers a vital example of how improving overall health rather than merely treating disease can be transformative for all living beings. 

07:00 pm, Friday Jan 17

Free Screening of 2040: The Regeneration

After  a hugely successful Drawdown Festival at SAC we will be doing an extras screening of 2040 for those who missed it! Be captivated by this feature documentary film by Damon Garneau not yet released in the United States that shows how our community can positively impact and increase our chances for a healthy planet. 

05:00 pm, Sunday Feb 16


Presented with the Shinnecock Nation and the Express News Group


A waiting list will be taken starting at 4:30PM, IN PERSON ONLY, at the front desk. If space is available at 5 PM, we will allow more to enter.

For decades, the home of the Shinnecock Nation has been the subject of a brutal fight for ownership in the Hamptons, with an increased push for real estate development coming to a head against both the safety margin of Long Island’s environmental equilibrium and ties to ancestral homelands throughout the region. Directed by Treva Wurmfeld and following longtime Shinnecock activist Becky Hill-Genia and those fighting by her side, CONSCIENCE POINT takes a ground-level approach to documenting the almost two-decade-long battle for preservation that has come to encompass not only questions of land ownership, but the moralities of environmental use and income inequality within one of America’s wealthiest zip codes.

Panel discussion to follow moderated by Joseph Shaw, executive editor of the Express News Group with Shinnecock Nation members Charles Certain, Becky Genia, Alli Joseph, Bryan Polite, Tela Troge, and Shane Weeks.

08:30 pm, Sunday May 24

DRIVE-IN Screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark at Cooper’s Beach


Southampton Arts Center is excited to announce that they will kick off Memorial Day weekend with a first-rate drive-in movie experience at Coopers Beach in Southampton Village. Now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has endorsed drive-ins as an acceptable form of public entertainment, SAC acted swiftly to organize this special event celebrating the unofficial start of summer. At sundown on Sunday, May 24, approximately 8:30 PM, SAC will present the 1981 Steven Spielberg classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, made possible by the generosity of Simone and David Levinson. Please note that space is limited and advance reservations are required to ensure safe, contactless entry.

This event will also serve as a Food Drive benefiting Heart of the Hamptons. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to donate in support of the local food bank.