The opening night event, to be held at the Southampton Cultural Center, kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, and will feature original, local poets in a spoken word segment called "Expressions with Class" and live jazz music by Charles Certain and his band Touche. Suggested donation for this event is $5. For more information, call 631-873-7362.
The next day, the films can be viewed at the Parrish Art Museum starting with a children's segment at 1 p.m., for ages 3-10, which will feature Garrett's Gift, the true story of African American inventor Garrett Morgan.
This will be followed by the family selection at 1:30 p.m., which will feature the Young Peoples Project, Finding Our Folk. This film tells the story of a group of young people who documented their stories and the stories of others following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. The film's producer, Omo Moses, and narrator, Albert Sykes, will be at the screening.
The classic selection, at 3 p.m., will feature A Raisin in the Sun, starring Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier. The feature presentations are Catch a Fire, a political thriller telling the true story of a South African hero's journey to freedom during the country's most turbulent period in the 1980s, at 5:30 p.m.; Tangy's Song, a short film that tells the story of a gospel singer who was widowed at 29 and is living with HIV; and Cover, the story of a woman whose life unravels when she becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation and realizes her husband has been leading a double life.
For more information about the film festival, call 631-283-2118.