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A scene from "Close Harmony," which screens at East Hampton Library on April 20 and will be followed by a Q&A with director Nigel Noble. COURTESY EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY

authorStaff Writer on Apr 13, 2024

In the coming weeks, East Hampton Library and The Hamptons Festival of Music will present “Music and Art in Concert,” a six-part series featuring a line-up of Academy Award-winning or nominated short documentaries. The music-related films have been paired with an art related short to complement the viewing experience. Tickets for the screenings are free. East Hampton Library is at 159 Main Street in East Hampton. Register at 631-324-0222 or visit

The screening schedule:

Saturday, April 20 — 2 p.m.

“Close Harmony” followed by a Q&A with producer, director Nigel Noble

This documentary chronicles how a children’s choir of 4th and 5th graders at the Brooklyn Friends School and elderly retirees at a Brooklyn Jewish seniors center combine to give an annual joint concert. Close Harmony won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 54th Academy Awards.

Friday April 26 — 6 p.m.

“The Last Repair Shop”

Academy Award-winning Documentary “the Last Repair Shop” tells the story of four unassuming heroes who ensure no student is deprived of the joy of music. It is also a reminder of how music can be the best medicine, stress reliever and even an escape from poverty.

Wednesday, May 1 — 6 p.m.

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”

This Academy Award-winning film features 109-year-old Aliza Sommer-Herz, the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, who tells the story of how music saved her life: both at Theresienstadt concentration camp and in the years that followed.

Tuesday, May 7 — 6 p.m.

“A Concerto Is a Conversation” and “Christo’s Valley Curtain”

At only 13 minutes in length, Academy Award-nominated film “A Concerto Is a Conversation” manages to express much about race relations in a powerful, yet gentle manner. The film will be paired with the Academy Award Nominated Maysles brothers film “Christo’s Valley Curtain,” a look into the planning, design and installation of this incredible Christo and Jeanne-Claude spectacle.

Thursday May 16 — 6 p.m.

“Music By Prudence”

In this Academy Award-winning film, Prudence Mabhena leads a group of young, disabled Africans who inspire others with their music, proving that disability does not mean inability.

Thursday May 23 — 6 p.m.

“In Search of Cezanne” and “Bolero”

“In Search of Cezanne” poses the question as to how and why we appreciate a work of art as the life of Cezanne is explored. Academy Award-winning film “Bolero” highlights Maestro Zubin Mehta conducting the L.A. Philharmonic in a stellar performance of Ravel’s classic.

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