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Beginning Tuesday, June 15, Andrew Botsford of Quogue will once again introduce our summer films each Tuesday night and discuss them afterward with guest commentators, followed by an informal audience discussion.
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Andrew is a visiting professor and communications consultant for the graduate arts program at Stony Brook Southampton, co-host of the annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, and editor-at-large for HamptonsArtHub.com, an online-only publication and website focusing on visual arts in the Hamptons, NYC and South Florida. An actor with the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue since 1985, Andrew has written extensively about film, theater, and the arts and was for 20 years the associate editor of The Southampton Press and editor of its Arts & Living section.
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Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin’s urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water.
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“The film questions the fixed nature of human behavior in a world whose borders are constantly shifting.” Slant Magazine
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“Christian Petzold’s optimistic romantic tragedy Undine is a ciné-conundrum par excellence.” The Arts Desk
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When Alexis capsizes off the coast of France, David comes to the rescue and opens his eyes to a new horizon of friendship, art and sexual bliss.
“…stylishly mounted and sensitively played.” Times (UK)
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“Summer of 85 might find Ozon at his briskest and breeziest, but as a specifically gay loss-of-innocence parable, it shoulders an unspoken weight.” Daily Telegraph (UK)
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When a proposed pipeline creates hostilities between residents of a small town, a newly-arrived forest ranger must keep the peace after a snowstorm confines the townspeople to an old lodge. But when a mysterious creature begins terrorizing the group, their worst tendencies and prejudices rise to the surface, and it is up to the ranger to keep the residents alive, both from each other and the monster which plagues them.
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FINAL ACCOUNT is an urgent portrait of the last living generation of everyday people to participate in Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. Over a decade in the making, the film raises vital, timely questions about authority, conformity, complicity and perpetration, national identity, and responsibility, as men and women ranging from former SS members to civilians in never-before-seen interviews reckon with — in very different ways — their memories, perceptions and personal appraisals of their own roles in the greatest human crimes in history.
“An invaluable documentary that hears the reflections of former soldiers, guards and prison camp workers…” Chicago Sun-Times
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“The ringing message throughout ‘Final Account’ comes from the famous quote attributed to Edmund Burke, ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.'” CNN.com
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When simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, they decide to train it in the hope of making a ton of cash.
“In the otherwise stale world of French comedies, Dupieux stands so far out in left field that he’s become a genre unto himself.” Hollywood Reporter
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“Mandibles is an unexpectedly warmhearted crime fable about friendship, foolishness, and a giant fly.” Nerdist
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Retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger (Udo Kier) has given up on life from the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio nursing home. But when Pat gets word that a former client’s dying wish was for Pat to style her final hairdo, he sets out on an epic journey across Sandusky to confront the ghosts of his past–and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job. SWAN SONG is a comical and bittersweet journey about rediscovering oneself, and looking gorgeous while doing so.
“What’s most notable about Todd Stephens’ heartfelt salute to a real-life local legend is that the campiness of its outrageous plot becomes secondary to the soulful poignancy.” Hollywood Reporter
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“The film is built on a wonderfully nuanced performance by Kier, who behind his sadness and longing can still lob a sassy witticism at rival Dee Dee Dale.” The Film Stage
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Ema and Gastón are a young couple who adopted Polo, a young boy. However, they are unable to raise him and give him back. The couple must deal with the aftermath of the failed adoption as their household falls apart.
“Pablo Larraín’s Ema is woozy, difficult, intense: superbly composed…” The Guardian
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“One of the Year’s Most Electrifying Movies… Mariana Di Girolamo gives an incredible breakout performance in a delirious film about a dancer trying to get back the son she gave away.” Indiewire
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Cryptozoo is a hand drawn, gritty and fantastical parable about society versus the individual. A zoo that rescues mythological creatures in psychedelic 1960’s San Francisco races the U.S. Military to find and save a Baku, a Japanese dream-eating cryptid, to prevent the military from using the Baku to eat the dreams of the counterculture and suppress the anti-Vietnam War movement.
“Cryptozoo winds up as a window into a decidedly uncommercial mind, and a form of storytelling that isn’t the practiced, polished committee effort that comes out of animation houses like Disney and DreamWorks.” Polygon
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“This time out, Shaw (in collaboration with animation director Jane Samborski) is even more assured as both a storyteller and as a crafter of images, be they outrageous or gorgeous, haunting or hilarious.” TheWrap
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