The Southampton Jewish Film Festival Returns to Arts Center

The fourth annual Southampton Jewish Film Festival, a program of seven films, most accompanied by guest speakers, will open on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center with “Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness,” a portrait of the writer, whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” The evening’s speaker will be Kenneth Kaufman, the author’s great-grandson. 

The festival will continue on Tuesday evenings through Aug. 21. The complete schedule can be found at Tickets are $15 and available at

In Sag Harbor, Temple Adas Israel is hosting Erev Seret (Movie Night), a series of free screenings with themes drawing on Jewish and Israeli culture and history. Next up is “1945,” a Hungarian film about two Orthodox Jewish men who return to their village in Hungary soon after the end of World War II only to encounter suspicion and fear of their motives. Now in limited release, “1945,” which has been shown in numerous festivals in the United States and abroad, will be shown on Wednesday evening at 7.