UPCOMING SPECIAL SCREENINGS
AND GUEST Q&AS AT SAG HARBOR CINEMA
Emile de Antonio’s Rush to Judgement on November 21st
And meet the producers of Bradley Cooper’s
Leonard Bernstein portrait, Maestro, on November 25th
Sag Harbor, NY – Sag Harbor Cinema is proud to announce a brand new 4k restoration screening of Emile de Antonio’s provocative documentary Rush to Judgement, marking the 60th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, on November 21. Adapted from Mark Lane’s best selling book, de Antonio’s film remains one of the strongest rebukes of the Warren Committee’s findings to this day.
Also upcoming at the cinema, producers Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger will participate in a Q&A following the 6:15pm screening of Maestro on Saturday November 25th.
Maestro, which was written/directed by and also stars Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein, follows the life and career of the legendary composer through the lens of his relationship and complex marriage with Felicia Montealegre Bernstein, played by Carey Mulligan. A love letter to art and family, Cooper’s film was made with the support of the composer’s children Amy, Nina and Alexander Bernstein, who gave the crew access to the family’s Connecticut house, where the film was shot.
Back behind the camera after the worldwide success of A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper has stated that for Maestro, he drew cinematic inspiration from filmmakers Ernst Lubitsch, Sidney Lumet, and Hal Ashby.
The initial concept of the film originated with Amy Durning and Fred Berner, who then approached Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg with it. Both filmmakers remained as producers when Bradley Cooper came on board to star and direct.
“I knew that Bernstein, if he could be truly embodied, would be an irresistibly compelling character for the big screen. Coupled with the potential to use his original compositions as score, the prospect was thrilling,” says Berner, who has always been fascinated by the many facets, internal and external, that make up a creative life, hence his production of the Oscar-nominated Pollock. “Bernstein’s talent, his theatricality, his unbridled enthusiasm for people and artistic exploration — I knew this was someone we could have fun with and also illuminate the pressures of the time he lived in.”
“He’s the kind of person you start to read about and immediately you’re hooked,” adds Durning of falling under Bernstein’s spell. “It’s not just his story, it’s him, he’s intoxicating as a human being. People tried to define him over and over again and he resisted. He wanted it all.”
Fred Berner is a director and producer. He produces films through his company Fred Berner Films along with creative executive Amy Durning.
Prior to producing Maestro, Kristie Macosko Krieger produced the Spielberg-directed films West Side Story, Ready Player One, The Post, and Bridge of Spies, while serving as executive producer on The BFG. She is a two-time Golden Globe-winner and Academy Award, PGA Award, Emmy Award and BAFTA-nominated producer and currently serves as part of the senior leadership team at Amblin.
Tickets for the screening are available on the cinema’s website, sagharborcinema.org.
Dir. Bradley Cooper
USA, 2023; 129 mins, in English
Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.
RUSH TO JUDGMENT
Dir. Emile de Antonio
USA, 1966; 124 mins, in English
In 1966, the documentary Rush to Judgment presented for the first time a simple, concise legal argument that the Warren Commission was hiding something, suggesting a broader conspiracy. Lee Harvey Oswald could not have single-handedly killed President John F. Kennedy.
Director Emile de Antonio and lawyer Mark Lane recorded unpolished, first-hand interviews from witnesses with direct proximity to the murders–but who were not given a platform in the official inquiry. For a subject that has been rehashed and sensationalized so many times in the intervening 60 years, this documentary brings fresh clarity and presents a cool-headed argument that is untouched by time.
Digital restoration by The Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research,
University of Wisconsin-Madison and Sphinx Productions
Sag Harbor Cinema
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