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Hamptons Doc Fest And Parrish Art Museum Team Up For Black History Month Program

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Director Dawn Porter. KEVEN SCANLON

Director Dawn Porter. KEVEN SCANLON

An image from Dawn Porter's documentary

An image from Dawn Porter's documentary "Bree Wayy: Promise, Witness, Remembrance."

authorStaff Writer on Jan 24, 2022

On Friday, March 4, at 6 p.m., in recognition of Black History Month, Hamptons Doc Fest and the Parrish Art Museum will present a program of two short films onsite at the Parrish Lichtenstein Theater. (Please note this event was rescheduled from February 4 due to inclement weather.)

Jeffrey Dupre’s film “Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace” (2014, 38 min.) focuses on Wiley, a contemporary African American portrait artist.

Director Dawn Porter’s film “Bree Wayy: Promise, Witness, Remembrance,” brings to light the works of art created in response to the tragic death of Breonna Taylor — focusing in particular on a painting by Amy Sherald. With stories told from distinct perspective, the two films celebrate these African American artists.

Following the screening, Parrish senior curator Corinne Erni will moderate a live conversation via Zoom with Jessica Chermayeff, award-winning producer of “Kehinde Wiley” and Dawn Porter, director of “Bree Wayy” who was honored with Hampton Doc Fest’s prestigious Pennebaker Award in December 2021.

Tickets for the program are $15 ($5 for members) and are available for purchase at parrishart.org. The Parrish Art Museum is at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. This indoor event requires all attendees to wear medical-grade masks at all times and show proof of vaccination. Those 18 and older must provide a valid ID.

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