American Hotel and wondered if any visiting film celebrities were in residence. No paparazzi in sight.
The Bay Street Theater had a line forming for Conversations with Alan Cumming. It would have been wonderful to see him, but errands and the last swim of the season were calling. Love you Alan, next time.
Being around all of this film hoopla did get me thinking about some of the wonderful inspiring films about art and artists. There could be a film festival devoted to them. Considering the special events this past summer for Jackson Pollock's centenary, I was surprised that the Hamptons film festival didn't replay Pollock (2000), a favorite filmed in the Hamptons and New York City. A recent Pollock mention here. Ed Harris plays the role of Jackson and Marcia Gay Harden is his artist wife Lee Krasner. Val Kilmer plays DeKooning and Amy Madigan is the incredible Peggy Guggenheim.
No art film festival would be complete without the classic film The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) based on the Irving Stone's historical novel of the life of Michelangelo.
It is available here.
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