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Jan 4, 2018 11:09 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Julie Andrews, Carl Bernstein, Isabella Rossellini And More Special Guests Join Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center Free Film Series

Carl Bernstein speaks at Hampton Library in Bridgehampton in 2017. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY
Jan 8, 2018 9:52 AM

The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center—an organization that was set up to purchase and save the Sag Harbor Cinema after a December 2016 fire devastated the movie theater and other Main Street buildings—is offering free film screenings at South Fork venues on select Sundays this winter with filmmakers and other special guests.

Billed as a “provocative film exploration of the diverse and enduring ideas that have shaped our country and its people,” the American Values Film Series will continue on January 14 with “All the President’s Men,” a 1976 film about Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and their investigation of the Watergate scandal. Mr. Bernstein will attend the screening at Guild Hall in East Hampton and take part in an in-depth discussion of the film with the audience.

The series will visit Guild Hall again on January 28 with the beloved classic “Casablanca,” a 1942 film that gleaned eight nominations at the 16th Academy Awards and won Outstanding Motion Picture, Best Director for Michael Curtiz and Best Screenplay for Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch. Actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini, who is the daughter of “Casablanca” star Ingrid Bergman, will be the special guest.

The 2002 film adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical “Chicago” will be screened on February 11 at the Ross School Senior Building Lecture Hall in East Hampton. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellwegger star as two jailed women who are awaiting murder trials. Among a total of six Academy Awards, “Chicago” won Best Picture, becoming the first musical to take that coveted Oscar since “Oliver!” in 1968. The special guests will be director and choreographer Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca.

“American Psycho” comes to the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton Village on February 18. Christian Bale stars as a New York investment banking executive who is secretly a psychopath with violent fantasies. The 2000 social satire film is based on author Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel of the same name. Avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson will discuss the film.

Actress Julie Andrews will be the special guest for the March 4 screening of “The Americanization of Emily,” the 1964 dark comedy-drama she starred in opposite James Garner. The film is set in 1944 London. Mr. Garner plays a lieutenant commander who had refused to step foot on shore during D-Day, and Ms. Andrews plays the title character and his love interest, who lost both her husband and brother in the war. This screening will take place at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor.

For event times and to register for free seats, visit sagharborcinema.org/american-values.

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