Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Season

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LOVE, GILDA

Monday, September 17

7:00pm Theatre Three, Main Street,
Historic Pt Jefferson Village

Guest Speakers: Bronwyn Berry, Producer; Carolyn Hepburn, Executive Producer

Moderator: Tom Needham, Host of “Sounds of Film” on Stony Brook University’s Own Radio Station, WUSB

There’s the beloved image of Gilda Radner: fearless, passionate, iconic. And then there are shades of Radner the public wasn’t privileged to know, beyond her beloved characters on Saturday Night Live: the Radner who struggled with success, fame, relationships, and with ovarian cancer. In LOVE, GILDA, director Lisa D’Apolito uses rare personal recordings and journal entries to tell Radner’s story in her own words. Friends and admirers, including Amy Poehler, Cecily Strong, Lorne Michaels, and a host of others, offer their most cherished memories of this brilliant trailblazer. What results is a touching tribute to and a fascinating contemplation of the comedian’s enduring cultural impact.

Time: 88 minutes


Presented in collaboration with the Long Island Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

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WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS

Monday, September 24

7:00pm Theatre Three, Main Street,
Historic Pt Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker: Jon Kasbe, Director

In a Kenyan town bordering wildlife conservation land, two men try to hold onto their increasingly fragile status quo. A small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline. The plummeting elephant population in Africa has captured the attention of the world. And as the government cracks down, the poachers face their own existential crisis. For them, conservationists are not only winning their campaign to value elephant life over its ivory, but over human life as well. Who are these hunters who will risk death, arrest and the moral outrage of the world to provide for their families? Director Jon Kasbe followed the film’s subjects over a three-year period, gaining an extraordinary level of access and trust as he became part of their everyday lives.The result is a rare and visually arresting look through the perspectives and motives of the people at the epicenter of the conservation divide.

Time: 79 minutes

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ROLL RED ROLL

Monday, October 1

7:00pm Theatre Three, Main Street,
Historic Pt Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker: Nancy Schwartzman, Director

In small-town Steubenville, Ohio, at a pre-season football party, a horrible incident took place. What transpired would garner national attention. As amateur crime blogger Alex Goddard uncovers disturbing evidence on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter documenting the assault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high school football team, questions arise around the collusion of teen and adult bystanders. ROLL RED ROLL explores the complex motivations of both perpetrators and bystanders to unearth the attitudes at the core of their behavior. The Steubenville story acts as a cautionary tale of what can happen when adults look the other way and deny that rape culture exists. With unprecedented access to police documents, exhibits and evidence, the documentary feature unflinchingly asks: “Why didn’t anyone stop it?”

Time: 80 minutes

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HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL

Monday, October 8

7:00 PM Theatre Three, Main Street,
Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker: Daniel A. Miller, Director

A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat,Team Israel finally ranked among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to play in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players — Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway — most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, and never having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. As their “Mensch on a Bench” mascot tags along, the team does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.

Time: 87 minutes


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Sponsored by Temple Isaiah


Hospitality donated by Duck Donuts of Hauppauge

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Gift basket for raffle provided by The Long Island Ducks

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SKID ROW MARATHON

Monday, October 15

7:00 PM Theatre Three, Main Street,
Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speakers: Director Mark Hayes, Producer Gabrielle Hayes

Recipient of 18 awards from 12 different film festivals SKID ROW MARATHON follows Superior Judge Craig Mitchell over a period of four years as he starts a running club on L.A.’s infamous Skid Row. If club members stay clean, off the streets and out of jail, the Judge will take them around the world to run marathons.The runners fight the pull of addiction and homelessness at every turn. Not everyone crosses the finish line yet second chances do exist. According to David Wild, writer, producer and Rolling Stone contributing editor, ‘SKID ROW MARATHON is one of the most inspiring and ultimately uplifting movies that I have ever seen. It’s a true story that needs to be seen about the most important marathon of all — life.”

Time: 85 minutes

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STUDIO 54

Monday, October 22

7:00 PM Theatre Three, Main Street,
Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speakers: Myra Scheer, executive assistant to Rubell and Schrager; Marc Benecke, doorman; Gerard Renny, VIP doorman; Scottie Taylor, bartender; and Chuck Garelick, head of security

Nothing defined the disco era and debauchery in the late 70’s in New York more than the legendary night club, Studio 54. In its infamous heyday, celebrities, socialites, the straight, gay and the beautiful danced, drank, got high, and, most importantly, got seen. It was where the underground became mainstream, where inhibitions were left at the door, and what happened inside Studio 54 mostly stayed inside Studio 54. Located at West 54th Street, a then-seedy part of town, Studio 54 was the brainchild of Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two college buddy entrepreneurs from Brooklyn who, over the course of 33 months, became the kings of New York — and then lost it all due to greed. With unprecedented access to Ian Schrager, the normally reclusive, co-owner of Studio 54, the other being the more outgoing Steve Rubell, who died of complications from AIDS in 1989, we hear the whole unvarnished story for the first time. With a treasure-trove of rare footage, celebrity interviews, a glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon the film takes the audience past the red velvet ropes, recalling an unforgettable place in an unforgettable time.

Time: 98 minutes

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SCIENCE FAIR

Monday, October 29

7:00pm Earl Vandermuelen High School, Old Post Road,
Historic Port Jefferson NY

Guest Speaker: Dr. Marnie Kula, Director InStar Science Research/Science Chair at Ward Melville High School, Three Village School District

Directed by Christina Costantini and Darren Foster, SCIENCE FAIR won the first ever Festival Favorite Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, beating out 123 other films. The film follows nine students and one mentor from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and hormones, on their journey to compete against 1700 students from 75 countries at the Intel Science Fair. Though all are participating for the love of science, we also learn there are underlying influences motivating them to pursue their dreams.

Time: 90 minutes