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SAG HARBOR CINEMA PRESENTS ITS NEW WINTER SERIES

HERE COMES THE CINEMA!

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STARTING DECEMBER 16th WITH A FREE SCREENING OF GIUSEPPE TORNATORE’S CINEMA PARADISO,

FOLLOWED BY A CONVERSATION WITH BILL COLLAGE, AT BAY STREET THEATER 7PM.

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For the weeks leading to SHC’s re-opening, Here Comes the Cinema! is a feast of movie houses of all kinds and a tribute to the magic of cinema as a shared experience.

From Southern Italy to Taipei, to the Klondike of the Alaskan Gold Rush, from Key West during the Cuban missile crisis, to occupied Paris, from Texas to New Jersey, our new program will travel through film history to celebrate the power of film. Film literally changes history (for the best!) in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds; it turns Cold War fears into monsters in Joe Dante’s Matineé; it steps off the screen and into Mia Farrow’s life in The Purple Rose of Cairo and into a closing movie palace in Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye Dragon Inn; it brings Buster (Keaton) his dream girl in The Cameraman and it lies forgotten in the frozen pool turned hockey rink of an old mining town that was the final stop of a distribution chain of films and newsreel in Bill Morrison’s haunting Dawson City Frozen Time. Movies and the old town movie theater are the metaphors for a changing America in Peter Bodganovich’s melancholic coming of age elegy

The Last Picture Show; while real life horror meets movie horror in a drive in Bogdanovich’ Targets. Disney cartoons soothe an audience of convicts in the Great Depression era Hollywood satire Sullivan’s Travels.

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“Whether it’s a scene or an entire film, cinemas and the movie going experience have been at the heart of so many movies…It seemed a natural theme for this last pre-opening series; and also a good way to acknowledge the extraordinary collective effort that made possible the rebuild of the Sag Harbor Cinema”, says SHC’s Founding Artistic Director Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan.

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The screening of Giuseppe Tornatore’s Oscar winning Cinema Paradiso, followed by a conversation with screenwriter and SHC board member Bill Collage, moderated by D’Agnolo Vallan, will take place on Monday, December 16 (the third anniversary of the fire that partially destroyed SHC), at 7pm; at Bay Street Theater (1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 11963). Admission is FREE, but must be reserved by going to www.sagharborcinema.org. To make a reservation by phone, contact the Bay Street Box office at 631-725-9500, or visit Tuesday-Sundays 11 am to 5pm daily.

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Cinema Paradiso

Set in a small village in Sicily just after the World War II, the film follows the friendship of a young boy with the town projectionist. In the dark of a cramped movie theater, the boy, who later in life becomes a prominent Cinecittà movie director, is exposed week after week to the wonders of film by his mentor. Cinema Paradiso won the 1989 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as a Special Jury Prize at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival

Bill Collage

Bill Collage is a feature film screenwriter for over 25 years. His produced credits include… Exodus, starring Christian Bale; Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard; Divergent Series: Allegiant, starring Shailene Woodley, Myles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Naomi Watts; Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy;

Accepted, starring Jonah Hill…..and more, combining for a billion dollars in worldwide box office. He has worked with directors Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Zhang Yimou, Ron Howard, Darren Aronofsky, Cary Fukunaga and Anton Corbijn, among many others. His upcoming projects include Be Free Or Die, directed by Charles Burnett;

Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story, produced by Angelina Jolie; and Emancipation, starring Will Smith, directed by Antoine Fuqua.

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Following is a list of the films included in the series and the special guests in conversation after each screening.

 

HERE COMES THE CINEMA!

December 16th 2019 – February 2020

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Monday, December 16, 7pm
Cinema Paradiso, by Giuseppe Tornatore (1988) with Bill Collage
Bay Street Theatre

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Sunday, December 22, 2pm
The Purple Rose of Cairo, by Woody Allen (1985) with Eric Fischl
Pierson High School Auditorium

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Sunday December 29, 2pm
Goodbye Dragon Inn, by Tsai Ming-liang (2003) with Giuliana Bruno
Ross School, Senior Lecture Hall

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Saturday, January 4, 6pm
Sullivan’s Travels, by Preston Sturges (1941) with Laurie Anderson
Pierson High School Auditorium 

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Sunday, January 12, 2pm
Targets, by Peter Bogdanovich (1968) with Rene Shafransky
Pierson High School Auditorium

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Sunday January 19, 2pm
Inglorious Basterds, by Quentin Tarantino (2009) Guest TBA
Pierson High School Auditorium

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Sunday, February 2, 2pm
The Cameraman by Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton (1928) with Mary Harron
Bay Street Theater 

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Sunday February 9, 2pm
The Last Picture Show, by Peter Bogdanovich (1971) with Ed Burns
Bay Street Theater 

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Sunday February 16, 2pm
Dawson City:Frozen Time, by Bill Morrison (2017) With Bill Morrison
Bay Street Theater

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Sunday February 23, 2pm

Matinée, by Joe Dante (1993) with Dave Kehr
Pierson High School Auditorium 

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