07/01/2013 12:42 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Featuring Classics and Sneak Peeks of Hot New Indies, FILM @ Southampton Center Kicks Off July 12

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This summer just got even hotter! Starting on July 12, The Hamptons International Film Festival and the Southampton Center (located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village) will co-present the inaugural season of FILM @ Southampton Center.

Featuring a lineup that includes classic favorites and sneak peeks of highly anticipated independent films, FILM @ Southampton Center will take place outdoors on Friday nights—July 12 to August 23—and indoors on select Saturdays in July and August. What's more, all FILM @ Southampton are *free* and open to the public!

"We are thrilled to present FILM @ Southampton Center in partnership with The Hamptons International Film Festival," said J. Whitney Stevens, Southampton Center Board Chair. "We cannot think of a more natural partner for this program and look forward to a long relationship with The Hamptons International Film Festival. This is an opportunity to offer Southampton a diverse lineup of quality independent film, crowd-pleasing classics and family entertainment."

Anne Chaisson, Hamptons International Film Festival Director, concurs: "For nearly 10 years, The Hamptons International Film Festival has been showcasing high profile and independent films at the UA Theater during our festival in October. We have long wanted to create programs from Montauk to Southampton, and with this partnership, our dream of showcasing film, expanding our educational program, as well as producing our signature 'Conversations with' throughout the year can finally become reality."

Trailer: Running Wild

So what's in store? Let's start with the Fridays Outdoor Movies Under the Stars. Movies will screen on the beautiful Arboretum Lawn of Southampton Center—the films start at sunset (unless otherwise noted, approximately 8:30 pm), but make a night of it with blankets, beach chairs, and a picnic. If it rains, the festivities will move indoors, where seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

July 12
Chasing Ice
Directed by Jeff Orlowski
75 Min / Rated PG-13 / Documentary
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

July 19
Running Wild
Directed by Suzanne Mitchell
93 Min / Rated PG / Documentary
This inspiring journey is the story of a remarkable cowboy who triumphs in his quest to protect and preserve America's western horses. Winner of the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival Audience Award.

July 26
Wreck-It Ralph
Directed By Rich Moore
Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch
108 Min / Rated PG / Animated
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Come early! At 7:00 pm, storyteller LuAnn Adams will bring stories 'to life' with visuals, puppets, music and lots of audience participation. For families with children ages 4-12.

August 2
Safety Last (1923)
Directed by Fred C Newmeyer and Sam Taylor; Cast: Harold Lloyd
In this recently restored B&W silent classic, a small time department store clerk (Lloyd) seeks for a big pay day by performing an incredible promotional stunt in the hopes of attracting customers and impressing his girlfriend.
Silent film, presented with Live Piano accompaniment

August 9
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Directed by David Lowery
Cast: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster
105 Min / Rated R / Drama
The timeless tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. Official Selection Cannes Film Festival, winner of the Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

August 16 - **starts at 9:30PM**
Jaws (1975)
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
124 Min / Rated R / Classic
Three men set out to stop a great white shark from terrorizing their idyllic town.

August 23
Step Into Liquid
Directed by Dana Brown
87 Min / Rated PG / Documentary
In this stunningly photographed documentary, world class surfers travel the globe to find and conquer the biggest, most dangerous waves on the planet.

Trailer: Drinking Buddies

On select Saturdays, audiences are invited inside the Southampton Center for the Saturdays Inside series, also free, featuring sneak previews of some of the most highly anticipated independent films of the coming months. (Parents, beware: most films contain adult content.) Doors open at the Southampton Center each Saturday at 7:00 pm, and the films will screen at 7:30 pm. Please note that seating is limited; admission is on a first come, first served basis.

July 20
Blue Caprice
Directed By Alexandre Moors
Cast: Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond
94 Min / Rated R / Drama
Inspired by true events, BLUE CAPRICE investigates the notorious and horrific Beltway sniper attacks from the point of view of the two killers, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America. An Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival and Opening Night Film at New Directors/New Films at MoMA & The Film Society Of Lincoln Center.

July 27
Prince Avalanche
Directed By David Gordon Green
Cast: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch
94 Min / Rated R / Drama
Two highway workers spend the summer of 1988 painting isolated roads in the
woods, where they find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind. Winner of Best Director at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival.

August 3
Drinking Buddies
Directed by Joe Swanberg
Cast: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston
90 Min / Rated R / Comedy
When two co-workers at a craft brewery share a flirtatious attraction despite their significant others, a drunken weekend alone provides clarity to their situation. Official Selection of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.

Come early! At 6:00pm, Southampton Publick House will host a FREE pre-screening Beer Tasting at Southampton Center.

August 17
Short Term 12
Directed by Destin Cretton
Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr.
96 Min / Rated R / Drama
A young couple experiences the trials and triumphs of working together at a foster care facility for troubled teens. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.

For audiences out East for the season, this will be an unprecedented summer of movies! (And don't forget the SummerDocs Series, going on now. Next up, Gasland Part II on July 5.)

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