WHO Tom Cruise
THE MOVIE "Jack Reacher"
THE MOVIE "Searching for Sugarman"
THE DEAL One of rock history's many would-be Dylans, the folk singer called Rodriguez recorded just two albums -- 1970's "Cold Fact" and 1971's "Coming From Reality" -- before fading into oblivion and giving up on music. Decades later, however, he found unlikely cult status in far-flung countries like Australia and South Africa, and samples of his songs popped up in tracks by Nas and DJ David Holmes, leading to a new touring career. Malik Bendjelloul's documentary about the long-forgotten musician will kick off the Hamptons International Film Festival's annual SummerDoc series; Alec Baldwin will interview the director.
INFO Friday at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. Tickets are $22. 631-324-0806; guildhall.org.
WHO Gina Belafonte
THE DEAL Susanne Rostock's biographical documentary on Harry Belafonte, which appeared on HBO in October, concentrates less on his singing career than on his civil-rights activism, including his behind-the-scenes efforts to recruit high-profile and seemingly unlikely stars such as Charlton Heston. The film screens locally next week with an in-person appearance by Rostock and Belafonte's daughter, Gina, who co-produced.
INFO Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $15. 631-423-7610; cinemaartscentre.org.