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Speaker: Julie Cohen, Director


September 11
7pm
Long Island Museum

AMERICAN
VETERAN


Speaker: Sandy Chronopoulos,
Director, by Skype


September 18
7pm
Theatre Three

HOUSE OF Z


Speaker: Alexandra Dean,
Director


September 25
7pm
Theatre Three

BOMBSHELL:
THE HEDY
LAMARR STORY


Speaker: Sarita Khurana,
Director


October 2
7pm
Theatre Three

A SUITABLE GIRL


Speaker: Antonino D’Ambrosio,
Director


October 9
7pm
Theatre Three

FRANK SERPICO


Speaker: Wendy Whelan,
Prima Ballerina NYCB


October 16
7pm
Theatre Three

RESTLESS
CREATURE:
WENDY WHELAN


Speaker: TBD


October 23
7pm
Theatre Three

CITY OF GHOSTS


Speakers: Scott Rosenbaum,
Director; Scott Sharrard,
Guitarist


October 30
7pm
Long Island Museum

SIDEMEN: LONG
ROAD TO GLORY

SPOTLIGHT ON A SPECIAL SUMMER EVENT

Please view some memories of our special summer Wine and Cheese Reception and screening of the film SOUR GRAPES, followed by a “Q and A” with director, Reuben Atlas.  Again, we would like to thank Pindar Vineyards Port Jefferson Wine Shop for providing their delicious wines and C’est Cheese, Pt. Jefferson, Brew Cheese, Stony Brook, Bliss Restaurant, E. Setauket and Wild By Nature, E. Setauket for providing the scrumptious cheese platters!  And of course, we would like to thank all who attended for your support of the Port Jefferson Documentary Series. (Photos and Slide Show by Lynn Rein)

SPOTLIGHT ON A SPECIAL EVENT

port jeff documentary i am not your negro screening
port jeff documentary i am not your negro screening
Prof. Ekwueme Michael Thelwell
port jeff documentary i am not your negro screening

We are thrilled and honored to have had the privilege of screening the film, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, on April 3, 2017 at The Long Island Museum. Our guest speakers were Dr. Zebulon Miletsky, Assistant Professor in the Stony Brook University’s Africana Studies Dept. and Professor Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, author and professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The screening of the film was organized and coordinated by co-director, Barbara Sverd.

After taking extra time to accommodate the over-capacity standing room-only crowd in the adjoining room, Dr. Miletsy took the mike to introduce Professor Thelwell. Then Professor Thelwell took some time to give us a background on his friend and colleague, James (Jimmy to him) Baldwin. His essay on James Baldwin was also given out to all. The “Q and A” after the film basically turned into a discussion between the speakers and the audience. A reoccurring comment by many was how in awe they were at the large attendance and how special it was for so many to come together as a community to celebrate James Baldwin and have a frank and thought-provoking discussion about race in America today.

port jeff documentary i am not your negro screening
The Long Island Pulse Listing for Event
port jeff documentary i am not your negro screening

Best_of_Long_island_2017_best_film_festival_port_jefferson_documentary_series

“Long Island’s film festival scene has come a long way, and it’s undeniable that each plays a vital role in giving Long Island audiences a diverse offering of films. Standing out for its devotion to documentaries—which are evocative, thought provoking, and shed light on often-unrepresented segments of our population—is the Port Jefferson Documentary Series. The series has been highlighting some of the best documentaries from around the world since 2005. For more than a decade, the Port Jefferson Documentary Series’ volunteer members diligently screen a vast assortment of films each and every year in order to select the best documentaries that should be represented. Talk about commitment to the arts! Its no wonder why Long Islanders voted Port Jefferson Documentary Series the best!”

-Best of LI