Congratulations to our fall Audience Award Winner, the dramatic and emotional DESERT ONE! The brilliant Barbara Kopple and her staff and crew could not have been easier to work with and we are delighted that they got this well-deserved recognition. In their honor, we have made a donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which has been empowering children of fallen special operations forces since 1980. More info about this organization may be found at: https://specialops.org/support-for-wounded/


Guest Speaker, pre-recorded for
PJDS via Zoom: Alex Winter, Director
and Mike J. Nichols, Film Editor,
moderated by Tom Needham

November 15, 2020 7PM
(with 48 hours to watch)
Virtual Screening Online


Guest Speaker, pre-recorded for PJDS
via Zoom: Alexander Nanau, Director,
moderated by Tom Needham

November 16, 2020, 7pm EST
(with 48 hours to watch)
Virtual Screening Online


Guest Speaker, pre-recorded for PJDS
via Zoom: Erika Cohn, Director,
moderated by Tom Needham

November 17, 2020, 7pm EST
(with 48 hours to watch)
Virtual Screening Online


Dear Film Lovers,

Before we slip into the dark of winter, we have decided to have one more celebration: HAPPY 15th ANNIVERSARY TO THE PJDS!

It has been a wild and crazy 15 years with this last year being the wildest. As always, we are guided by our desire to bring the best of documentary film to our part of Suffolk County and three amazing films have come our way before their opening to the rest of the world. So we are doing a mini-festival! THREE FILMS-THREE DAYS-$33 DOLLARS

Our “three-doc” 15th year anniversary festival, for cozy, at-home, online viewing, will begin on November 15th and will work like this:

The films will be presented on three consecutive days, the 15th, 16th and 17th of November beginning at 7pm EST. And each film will be available to watch for 48 hours as many times as you would like. Viewers will be able to watch the film on a computer, I-pad and a smartphone. You will also be able to view on your TV with either an Apple TV or Chromecast device.

You will also be able to purchase individual tickets at $12 a ticket and will have 48 hours to watch as many times as you would like.

A quick glimpse at some of the different ways films come to us:

Film #1: ZAPPA
Co-Director Wendy Feinberg has chased this film for five years. From the time Director Alex Winter first mentioned he was working on it, Wendy was determined to bring ZAPPA to our audience. She kept in touch, contributed to its production and got to see an early version. And voila! By the way, this will be the third film directed by Alex Winter to be presented by the PJDS!

Film #2: We virtually attended the Hamptons International film festival and COLLECTIVE won for best documentary. Of course, we wanted it for you.

Film #3: BELLY OF THE BEAST. We took a chance on a young director’s film, THE JUDGE, in 2017. The film went on to win numerous awards and then Erika Cohn brought us her next creation, BELLY OF THE BEAST.

So, three reasons to celebrate. Watch for tickets to go on sale will on sale on our website on the Tickets Page. They will go on sale shortly!

Happy anniversary! 3 for 33!

Warmest regards,
The Film Board
Port Jefferson Documentary Series
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Memories of Our 50th Anniversary of “Woodstock ’69” Screening of WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION and Pre-screening “Wine and Woodstock” Party on 7/29/19 at Theatre Three

(Photos Courtesy of Lynn Rein and Eric Fieldstadt)

Memories of our Blues Concert and Screening of HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY Film, May 20th at Theatre Three