‘Absolute Wilson’ To Screen At HIFF


In conjunction with the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Watermill Center Film Series will include a Weekend of Films and Talks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 11, 12 and 13. The films will be screened at the UA East Hampton Cinema, the Watermill Center and the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

On Friday, October 11, at 4:15 p.m., “Absolute Wilson,” which chronicles the life of Watermill Center Founder and Artistic Director Robert Wilson, will screen at UA East Hampton Cinema 6. The documentary film, directed by Katharina Otto-Bernstein, features candid interviews with Mr. Wilson, Philip Glass, David Byrne, Tom Waits and the late Susan Sontag.

On Saturday, October 12, at 4 p.m., the film will screen at the Watermill Center. Ms. Otto-Bernstein and Dr. Frank Hentschker will be present after the screening for a conversation about the making of the film.

On Sunday, October 13, the film “Sunshine Superman” will screen at 3 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. A talk with artist Christopher Knowles and dramaturg Lauren DiGiulio will follow.

“Sunshine Superman” tells the story of Mr. Knowles through the eyes of his friend and collaborator, director Richard Rutkowski. The filmmaker focuses on the principal collaborator to theater director Robert Wilson, exploring the mind and creative impulses of the shy young man whose autism and introverted nature contained a brilliance for patterns and numbers as well as a savant-like memory.

To learn more, or to purchase tickets, visit watermillcenter.org/events.

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