For the second year in a row the Manhattan Film Institute is hosting a summer film camp for actors and directors at Peconic Landing in Greenport. This year the film camp runs from June 30 to July 14 and also features three film screenings that will be open to the public. The screenings include an actor or director from the screened film to speak about their work and answer questions from the audience.
The first film will be shown this Saturday, July 6. The movie of choice is the 2000 psychological thriller “Memento,” written and directed by Christopher Nolan of “The Dark Knight” fame. The plot follows a man who suffers from short-term memory loss and uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife. Actor Joe Pantoliano, who plays a key role in the movie, will be on hand to talk about the movie and do a Q&A session after.
The next week, on Thursday, July 11, the 1999 film “A Walk on the Moon” will be shown. The movie stars Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen as the young housewife and the free-spirited salesman she has an affair with. The director, Tony Goldwyn, will attend to speak and answer questions.
The last film will be the 1994 “Bullets Over Broadway” and will be screened on Saturday, July 13. This movie was directed by the famed Woody Allen and takes place in 1920’s New York City. It tells the story of a struggling playwright who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in order to get his play produced. Actor Chazz Palminteri, who plays the character Cheech in the film, will be the featured celebrity guest in attendance.
All films begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and cost $15.
The screenings will be held at Peconic Landing’s Community Center Auditorium at 1500 Brecknock Road in the property. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (631) 477-BLUE or by visiting www.peconiclanding.ticketleap.com.