HIFF 'Now Showing' at Bay Street and More

The winter film series continues
“The Other Side of Hope” by Aki Kaurismaki will be screened at Bay Street Theater on Sunday as part of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s winter series.

The Hamptons International Film Festival will continue its Now Showing series in February with five screenings at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor and Guild Hall in East Hampton. 

Next up is “The Other Side of Hope,” a film by the Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki, at Bay Street on Sunday at 1 p.m. The story follows two people, a Syrian refugee and a Finnish businessman at loose ends, whose lives intersect. 

Richard Brody of The New Yorker called the film a “spare, puckish, yet ruefully clear-eyed comedic drama,” and A.O. Scott characterized it as “humane and gravely funny” in The New York Times.

Subsequent February programs are “The Novitiate,” a drama about a 17-year-old who begins to question her faith as she studies to become a nun; “The Insult,” a Lebanese drama focused on an explosive trial pitting a Lebanese Christian against a Palestinian refugee; a program of Academy Award-nominated animated and live action short films, and the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Strangers on a Train.” 

Tickets to each program are $15, $12 for film festival members.