Fall 2013

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Monday, October 14 -Passed

Please note special viewing time-7:30pm
Tickets $5 at the door

Followed by a Q & A with Master Sommelier, Dustin Wilson, Wine director at New York’s three-star Michelin Eleven Madison Park Restaurant

SOMM, a documentary by Jason Wise, takes the viewer on a humorous and illuminating journey into a world that is shrouded
in mystery, the Court of Master Sommeliers and its prestigious and intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. In his film, Jason follows four young wine professionals who have put their lives on hold as they prepare to take the Master Sommelier Exam. To pass this test, which began 40 years ago with less than 200 Master titles to date, one has to have extensive knowledge of literally every nuance in
the world of wine, spirits and cigars. Through a process of practical tasting regimens and intense study, often at the risk of their personal relationships and sanity, the film extracts the dedication and frustration that these young men put in to achieve their goal of becoming Master Sommeliers.

Thank you for your support!
Pre-Film Wine Tasting Event – SOLD OUT
Tasting conducted by Mora’s Fine Wines & Spirits, featuring wines by Esprit du Vin

IN GOD WE TRUST – The Bernie Madoff Story


Monday, October 7, 7pm – Passed

Theatre Three, Main Street, Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speakers: Directors Derek Anderson & Victor Kubicek

Eleanor Squillari went to work every day believing she was working for a great company, a great man. For twenty-five years she sat 15 feet from Bernard L. Madoff as his personal secretary. She never imagined that he was perpetrating the largest financial crime in history. On December 11th, 2008, her life as she knew it was destroyed…until she decided to do something about it.

She became obsessed with unearthing the truth. Through this film we experience this journey with Eleanor, as she examines how she unwittingly participated in the massive Ponzi scheme, which operated right under her nose. Years of Eleanor’s files and personal memories begin to unwind the crimes as she aids the FBI investigation, and struggles to determine which of her formerly trusted co-workers were involved. As she probes deeper into the deceit, Eleanor finds that Bernie’s Ponzi scheme was only the beginning, a small fraction of the criminal activity that took place everyday for decades, right under her nose.

Year: 2012 Run Time: 82 minutes Language: English



Monday, September 30, 7pm – Passed

Theatre Three, Main Street, Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker: Eric Montalvo, attorney for Adam Winfield

Winner: Best Documentary – Tribeca Film Festival

THE KILL TEAM, a story about a young soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the military to horrific atrocities being committed by U.S. soldiers, and who then himself became a target of one of the largest war crimes investigations in U.S. history.

In 2010, a group of U.S. soldiers in southern Afghanistan – bored, frightened, and angry intentionally killed civilians, planting weapons on their victims to stage the incidents as “good shoots.” They called themselves, “The Kill Team.” Specialist Adam Winfield alerted the military to the killings through his father, but his warnings went unheeded. Adam’s fellow soldiers, sensing that he was going to talk, threatened to silence him – permanently.

On May 2, 2010, the Kill Team decided to carry out another murder, this time in Adam’s presence. Weeks later, Adam was flown back to Fort Lewis in Washington State and charged with premeditated murder. United States v. Winfield, draws attention to a difficult truth: in war, the freedom to follow one’s conscience is sometimes a luxury.

Year: 2013 Run time: 90 minutes. Language: English



Monday, September 23, 7pm – Passed

Theatre Three, Main Street, Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker: Director, Neil Barsky

Former Mayor Koch is the quintessential New Yorker. Filmed shortly before his death, he is ferocious,charismatic, and hilariously blunt. A riveting portrait of a towering and polarizing man, he ruled New York from 1978 to 1989. It was a decade of graffiti, near-bankruptcy,and rampant crime. Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan and the town he helped transform. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, KOCH chronicles the personal and political toll of running one of the world’s most amazing cities.

2013 Audience Award- Best Documentary at the Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Festival
Year: 2012 Running time: 100 minutes. Language: English



Monday, October 21, 7pm – Passed

Theatre Three, Main Street, Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guest Speaker:

Sanaa Nadim, Muslim chaplain, Stony Brook University

Salma, a young Muslim girl from a village in southern India was locked up by her family at age thirteen. For 25 years, she was forbidden to study and was forced into marriage. Words were Salma’s salvation and she began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper. Through an intricate system, she was able to sneak her writing out of the house, eventually getting her work into the hands of a publisher. Against all odds Salma became the most famous Tamil poet, the first step toward discovering her own freedom and challenging the traditions and code of conduct in her village.

Winner of the Documentary Edge Festival 2013
Year: 2013 Running time: 90 minutes Language: Tamil



Monday, October 28, 7pm – Passed

Theatre Three, Main Street, Historic Port Jefferson Village

Guests: Director, Jean-Michel Dissard, Panel of Students from film

This screening is co-sponsored by Long Island WINS and Welcoming Long Island, two Long Island organizations who seek to build mutual respect and cooperation as new immigrants come to Long Island and integrate into the social fabric of their new communities.

I Learn America, is a film that follows one year in the lives of five young and vibrant immigrant teenagers, that come together at the International High School at Layfayette, a New York City public school, dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers.

With a student population of more than 300, using two-dozen languages, the students strive to master English, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future they can claim as their own. Through their personal stories we learn that some have come to live with their parents for the first time in years, some have left their families behind, others have escaped civil war and poverty. While this unique high school offers its students the opportunity to get a good education, they are also confronted with the all-too-real possibility that they may never live the American dream.

The children of immigration, here to stay, are the new Americans. How we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the 21st century and beyond.

Year: 2013 Running time: 90 minutes Language: English



Monday, September 16, 7pm – Passed

Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University

Guest Speaker: Director, Alex Meillier

Intrigue. Romance. Revolution. It all comes together in this action-packed documentary film which chronicles the tumultuous birth of a new nation in East Timor through a never-before-seen perspective.

Kirsty Sword, a young Australian activist, aspired to be a documentary filmmaker, but instead became a underground operative for the Timorese resistance in Jakarta, code named ‘Ruby Blade’. Her task: to become a conduit of information and instruction for the enigmatic leader of the resistance, Kay Rala “Xanana” Gusmão, while he was serving life in prison for his revolutionary activities.
Through correspondence, they fell in love. Alias Ruby Blade captures their incredible love story from the beginning to the ultimate triumph of freedom in East Timor, demonstrating along the way the astonishing power of ordinary individuals to change the course of history.

Year: 2013 Running time: 73 minutes Language: English and Timorese