Join us this Tuesday, August 17 at 7PM along with Robert Longo and Shirin Neshat for a conversation focusing on the process of visual artists making and directing films – how the approach is different, and what the advantages are of being an artist involved in creating cinema. Longo will also discuss his directorial debut with the film Johnny Mnemonic which celebrated its 25th Anniversary last year, and was transferred from color to black and white – the artist’s original intention. This version of the film will be screened directly after the conversation at 8:30PM.

The talk and film will both take place indoors and are free of charge. Proof of full vaccination is required for all John Drew Theater programs.


Robert Longo’s exhibition, A History of the Present, is on view at Guild Hall through October 17.

Principal Sponsor: Lucio and Joan Noto
Lead Sponsors: Susan and Olive Numeroff in memory of Marvin Numeroff, Fern and Lenard Tessler, Alison and Donald Weiss, and public funding provided by Suffolk County
Co-Lead Sponsors: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Jacqueline Brody, Robert Lehman Foundation, Metro Pictures, Elin and Michael Nierenberg, Dayna and Steve Novenstein, and Pace Gallery
Additional support: Shari and Jeff Aronson, Carol and Arthur Goldberg, Agnes Gund, and Deborah and David Roberts
Special thanks to Saunders & Associates

Guild Hall’s museum programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, an anonymous donor, Peggy J. Amster, Crozier Fine Arts, and funding from The Michael Lynne Museum Endowment, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

Free gallery admission is generously funded by Dime Community Bank and Landscape Details.

Theater Programming supported in part by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Barbara Slifka, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Straus Family Foundation, Brown Harris Stevens, Michael Balmuth, Blythe Danner, Lang Insurance, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment


Photo credits left to right:
Robert Longo. Photo: Martin Kunze
Shirin Neshat courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery, NY. Photo: Lyle Ashton Harris
Keanu Reeves in Johnny Mnemonic. Photo courtesy of Robert Longo Studio.


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Guild Hall

158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937



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