Bay Street Theater Partners with Hamptons International Film Festival and Others to Bring Academy Award Nominated Films & More

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announce that films will return to Bay Street this winter and spring, with support from Hamptons International Film Festival and others.

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Photo by: Courtesy of Hamptons International Film Festival.

Sag Harbor, NY - January 31, 2017 - Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that films will return to Bay Street this winter and spring, with support from Hamptons International Film Festival and others.
Coming first, Bay Street is partnering with Hampton International Film Festival beginning Saturday, February 11, with shows at 12 noon, 2pm, 5pm and 7pm, with a chance for audiences to see the new Academy Award nominees in the categories of Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film. This represents the 12th consecutive year that Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present this special theatrical experience, which has become a perennial hit with audiences around the world. The cost is $14 per screening or $24 for both. Don't miss your only opportunity to watch the nominated shorts before the 89th Annual Academy Awards which takes place later this month. For Hamptons International Film Festival members please contact the Box Office for your tickets at 641-725-9500.
With the recent fire at the Sag Harbor Cinema, Bay Street Theater was thrilled to be able to help fill in the gap to keep films available for the community. "We are fortunate to have been granted a beautiful new projector from the Century Arts Foundation, with additional support from Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, and the Cinema Art Centre. If not for all the support, along with our friends from the film industry, we would not have been able to step in to make this happen," states Executive Director Tracy Mitchell.

The February 11th program includes:
2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated (90 MIN)
The official line-up for the animated shorts with a note regarding child-appropriate content includes:

Animated Shorts (Running Time: 86 minutes)
1. Borrowed Time - dirs. Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, USA, 7 minutes
2. Pearl - dir. Patrick Osborne, USA, 6 minutes
3. Piper - dir. Alan Barillaro, USA, 6 minutes
4. Blind Vaysha - dir. Theodore Ushev, Canada, 8 minutes
5. The Head Vanishes (additional film) - 9 minutes
6. Asteria (additional film) - 5 minutes
7. Happy End (additional film) - 6 minutes
8. Pear Brandy and Cigarettes - dir. Robert Valley, Canada and UK, 35 minutes
Please note Pear Brandy & His Cigarettes is not appropriate for children and there will be a Parental Guidance warming prior to the screening of this short.
Live Action (130 MIN)
1. Sing - dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes
2. Silent Nights - dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes
3. Timecode - dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes
4. Ennemis Interieurs - dir. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 minutes
5. La Femme et la TGV - dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes
The schedule for February 11th will be as follows:
A. 12:00 PM Animated (approx. 90min)
B. 2:00 PM Live-Action (approx. 120min)
A. 5:00 PM Animated (approx. 90min)
B. 7:00 PM Live-Action (approx. 120min)
The Hamptons International Film Festival will also have additional screenings of films in March and April. Log on here for more information.
Bay Street Theater will present Legends of Rock films, hosted by Joe Lauro from Historic Films on February 10th and March 10th. Log on to for more information.
The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will present a film on April 23rd at Bay Street Theater. Times and film names will be announced soon or log on here.
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.