The Hamptons International Film Festival kicks off today and continues through the Columbus Day weekend. Some of the highlights for this year’s festival includes the U.S. premier of Heath Ledger’s last film The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.
Among the many events and screenings taking place on Long Island this weekend as part of the festival is a discussion and signing with Toby Talbot for her new book The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM at BookHampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.
The New Yorker was a legendary cinema on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the 1960s that screened cutting-edge films from around the world to audiences that included some of the city’s most influential producers, directors, critics, and writers—Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Susan Sontag, Andrew Sarris, and Pauline Kael. In this memoir Talbot shares stories from the projection booth, the box office, even the lost and found, detailing an important era in filmmaking and New York City culture.
For more you can also listen to Toby Talbot’s appearance on “The Leonard Lopate Show”