Today seems like the perfect day to head to the Southampton Arts Center to catch a 25th anniversary screening of “The Addams Family” movie. The film, inspired by the illustrated works of our very own Charles Addams, will be screened tonight at 7 p.m. in association with the Hamptons International Film Festival. Come dressed as your favorite character and you might win a best costume prize. While there, check out the more than 50 original works on exhibit from all aspects and genres of subject matter, including The Addams Family cartoons, courtesy the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation.
Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for that cameo appearance in the movie by Barry Sonnenfeld, who not only directed the film but also lived on the East End for years and years. And just for fun — bonus Party Girl points if you know which famous TV actress Jimmy Workman, the kid who played Pugsley, is related to. Because this is the kind of thing that my brain likes to focus on. : ) Get tickets here.
Here’s what else is happening at HIFF today. Only one more day left to catch your new favorite features, documentaries, shorts, special programming, talent and more.
And congrats to our friend Janet Lee Berg, who will be at the Quogue Library today at 2 p.m. to talk about her newest book, “Rembrandt’s Shadow.” Similar to some of the themes in the book “The Lady in Gold” and the subsequent film “The Woman in Gold,” this book is also based on real-life events centered around the Holocaust and an original masterpiece. The novel tells the story of the early life of Sylvie Rosenberg, an aristocratic daughter of a renowned Jewish art dealer in Holland. After spending the first 15 years of her life doubting her father’s love, she discovers one day that he has traded his beloved Rembrandt to the Nazis in exchange for her life. Good stuff! Hats off to Janet!!
Later today, starting at 6 p.m., Dockers in East Quogue is hosting its wildly successful end-of-year “Eat & Drink Us Dry” celebration. The annual season finale party is always a great time and a fantastic way to bring the season to a close.