Sag Harbor Cinema Spotlights Regional Talent
The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center will launch a new programming initiative, Local Produce, with a screening of “All Square,” a new comedy starring Michael Kelly, Jesse Ray Sheps, Pamela Adlon, and Harris Yulin, on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Pierson High School auditorium.
“The idea is to spotlight local talent when the opportunity comes,” said Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, the head of the center’s programming committee. “In this particular case, Harris called and said, ‘I have this new movie. Look at it.’ It’s a very cool comedy, very funny, and kind of dark in an interesting way.”
“All Square,” directed by John Hyams, is about a small-time bookie (Mr. Kelly) who turns a big profit by taking bets on Little League games. The film won the narrative spotlight award at this year’s South by Southwest film festival in Austin.
Mr. Yulin, who plays Mr. Kelly’s father, has a house in Bridgehampton and is a member of the cinema’s advisory board. “Harris is fearless,” Ms. Vallan said. “The depth, the range, and the originality reflected throughout his oeuvre perfectly embody the great artistic spirit that animates our region.” Ms. Vallan envisions Local Produce as a long-running program that connects local talent with the community.
Tickets are $10 in advance at the cinema art center’s website, sagharborcinema.org, $15 at the door. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Mr. Yulin and Ms. Vallan.