Bernstein Bio Caps Sag Cinema Series
The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center’s Artists Love Movies series will conclude on Sunday with a screening of “Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note,” a documentary by Susan Lacy, in the Pierson High School auditorium at 4 p.m. Jamie Bernstein, author of “Famous Father Girl: Growing Up Bernstein,” and Ms. Lacy will host the program.
Created in 1998 for the American Masters series on PBS, the film features interviews with such noted Bernstein collaborators as the composer Stephen Sondheim, the lyricists Adolph Green and Betty Comden, and Jerome Robbins, the choreographer-director.
In his 1998 review, the New York Times television critic Walter Goodman wrote, “Part autobiographical and altogether affectionate, this tribute brings out the qualities that endeared him to generations of collaborators, students, and audiences.”
A writer and filmmaker, Ms. Bernstein has written and narrated concerts for audiences of all ages about Mozart, Aaron Copland, and Stravinsky, among others, and codirected “Crescendo: The Power of Music,” a documentary now streaming on Netflix. She also created “The Bernstein Beat,” a family concert about her father.
Tickets to the screening are $10, free for 14 and under. A benefit reception with Ms. Bernstein will be held afterward at the Sag Harbor residence of Ms. Lacy. $150 includes the film and reception.