The Hamptons Doc Fest returns for its 14th edition this year with an in-person schedule of documentary screenings followed by a shorter, virtual program of films.
The festival takes place Dec. 3-10 in Sag Harbor, first at the Sag Harbor Cinema then at the Bay Street Theater, with a total of 30 films. The virtual version, which runs Dec. 11-18, features 11 of those titles.
Some screenings will include either in-person or virtual speakers. Director Stig Björkman will speak after the opening-night showing of his film "Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the Service of Mind." Director Dawn Porter will receive the festival’s Pennebaker Career Achievement Award at a screening of her new film, "Bree Wayy: Promise Witness Remembrance," about the police killing of Black medical worker Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Filmmakers Rex Miller and Sam Pollard will hold a virtual Q&A after a screening of their documentary "Citizen Ashe," about pioneering Black tennis champion Arthur Ashe.
Douglas Tirola's film "Bernstein’s Wall," about renowned composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, will receive the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation’s Art & Inspiration Award.
Tickets for in-person screenings are $15-$25; in-person passes are $250; virtual passes are $75. No tickets will be sold at the theaters; purchases must be made at hamptonsdocfest.com.