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Movie Buzz: Furman previews, book and 'Breakfast'


THE EVENT Summer 2010 Furman Film Series

THE DEAL The series has announced its next lineup of sneak previews. On the list are "Countdown to Zero," a history of the atomic bomb; "The Extra Man," starring Kevin Kline as an escort for wealthy women; "Last Train Home," a documentary about a massive laborer migration in China; "A Film Unfinished," which restores a lost Nazi propaganda film; and "My Dog Tulip," an animated film with the voices of Christopher Plummer and Isabella Rossellini.

INFO Monday through Aug. 23 at Clearview Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. 516-829-2570; greatneckarts.org


THE MOVIE "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

THE DEAL It's now regarded as a lighthearted classic, but the 1961 movie raised eyebrows by casting Audrey Hepburn as a not-so-chaste social climber. A screening will be followed by a discussion with Sam Wasson, author of "Fifth Avenue, 5 AM: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman."

INFO Thursday night at 7:30 at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $13; 800-838-3006, cinemaartscentre.org


THE MOVIE "Whiz Kids"

THE DEAL This documentary about three science students competing for a prestigious national prize features one Long Islander, Ana Cisneros of Uniondale. (Her area of expertise: botany.) A screening will be followed by speaker Bonnie Blackwell, co-director of the RFK Science Research Institute in Glenwood Landing, which trains underprivileged high-school students in the sciences.

INFO Next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre. Tickets are $13.

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