Speaker: Julie Cohen, Director
Long Island Museum
Speaker: Sandy Chronopoulos,
Director, by Skype
HOUSE OF Z
Speaker: Alexandra Dean,
Speaker: Sarita Khurana,
A SUITABLE GIRL
Speaker: Antonino D’Ambrosio,
Speaker: Wendy Whelan,
Prima Ballerina NYCB
Speaker: Roy Gutman,
Pulitzer Prize Winning
and A Member of the
CITY OF GHOSTS
Speakers: Scott Rosenbaum,
Director; Scott Sharrard,
Long Island Museum
ROAD TO GLORY
Vote for PJDS for Bethpage Best of LI Film Festival!
We were honored to win the Best of LI contest in the “Film Festival” category last year. It is now time to defend our title and we hope you will help us come in first for 2018.
From October 1 to December 15, you can vote for Port Jefferson Documentary Series in the “Film Festival” category once a day per IP address; additional rules and information are on the Bethpage Best of Long Island website.
AND THE WINNER IS…
Well, our fall season is over and the votes have been counted! We are thrilled to announce that our closing night film, SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY is the winner of our 2017 Fall Audience Award! Congrats to director, Scott Rosenbaum, producer, Tony Grazia and the rest of the SIDEMEN team! In honor of this win, we are donating to the Hubert Sumlin / Willie “Big Eyes” Smith Scholarship for The Pinetop Perkins Annual Workshop. The filmmakers are launching this workshop for the Pinetop Perkins Foundation, whose primary mission is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career.
As in our past seasons, all of our films in the 2017 Fall Series came in above the “Very Good” mark on the Audience Ballot. We feel this confirms that we are choosing some of the best new docs out there! In the words of one of our regular patrons, “It’s hard to believe, but each season the films get better and better!”
Our team would like to thank all who attended and supported the 2017 Fall Series! And please mark your calendars! The dates of our 2018 Spring Series screenings are March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. We are in the process again of looking for the best doc films out there and hope to see you in the spring! Keep checking our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Watch a slide show from our closing night screening of SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY and a short clip of the pre-screening concert with guitarist, Scott Sharrard.
Photos Courtesy of Eric Fieldstadt and Slide Show Created by Lynn Rein
Video Clip of Former Lead Guitarist of Gregg Allman Band, Scott Sharrard’s Concert Before Screening of 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)
“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