BY TRACEY TOOMEY
Isabella Rossellini and Judy Licht at the 18th annual Hamptons International Film Festival’s “Conversation With...” series
|The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center|
The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center celebrates the life and work of Jackson Pollock, considered one of the pioneers of the Abstract Expressionist movement, and that of his wife, artist Lee Krasner. Pollock and Krasner purchased a 19th-century farmhouse near the Accabonac Creek thanks to a loan from Peggy Guggenheim. Pollock then converted the barn behind the house into his studio, and there he created some of his most celebrated paintings. Today the property is a National Historic Landmark, and the Stony Brook Foundation is responsible for its preservation. Visitors can tour the house, where a selection of Pollock’s and Krasner’s works are on display, and even peek inside Pollock’s studio, which still bears his famous paint splatters on the floorboards. 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, 324-4929
The annual Hamptons International Film Festival, one of the area’s most high-powered cultural events, will take place this year October 13 to 17. The festival is dedicated to promoting up-and-coming independent and international films and filmmakers, and it has been a launching pad for many noteworthy movies, including Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire. Attendees can expect to see feature-length narratives, short films and documentaries that represent a range of global perspectives as well as roundtable discussions and a lecture series. If you are a star gazer, it is a great time to visit the village—you might see Natalie Portman crossing Main Street, or spy Sharon Stone leaving a screening.
PHOTOGRAPH BY ERIC STRIFFLER (AERIAL); AMY PILKINGTON (FRESNO); STEVEN A HENRY/WIREIMAGE (ROSSELLINI)