Sunday’s indie film screening of “Judy Berlin” honors film fest’s 25 years

As a self-proclaimed movie buff, I always find indie films to be thought-provoking, and this Sunday, on April 9, I can enjoy one of the five classic films revisited this month – “Judy Berlin” – in Hamptons International Film Festival’s (HIFF) 25 years: 25 Films series. Released in 1999, this indie film is being screened at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater.

Edie Falco, known for her roles in “Nurse Jackie,” “The Sopranos” and “Oz,” stars as Judy Berlin, an aspiring actress whose spunky idealism doesn’t mesh well with her small, suburban community. Falco will be speaking about “Judy Berlin” after the screening. To attend her talkback, guests must have a ticket to the HIFF screening.

While one of the five films for this month recently aired, HIFF will present “Embrace of the Serpent,” filmed in black and white, at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, on April 14. Then, “Kinsey,” starring Liam Neeson, will be presented, on April 20, and “No Man’s Land,” starring Branko Đurić and Rene Bitorajac, will be presented on April 27; both at Bay Street Theater. (The 25th and final screening in this series is to be presented at HIFF’s 25th annual Film Festival in October.)

And, being the movie aficionado I am, I know that the 25 Years: 25 Films series has left me – and you, if you love films like I do – with more acclaimed films that I can view. Visit HIFF’s website for more films and schedules.

“Judy Berlin” Screening – 6 p.m.
Hamptons International Film Festival’s 25 Years: 25 Films Series
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts
Corner of Bay Street and Main Street, Sag Harbor
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