Actor and Amagansett resident Alec Baldwin has donated $250,000 to the , just two months after making the same donation to Guild Hall.
The official announcement comes just before the film festival, which takes place on the South Fork of Long Island in October, presents its second installment in the SummerDocs series. Baldwin hosts the program of documentary films followed by discussion.
In May, , which provides performances, films, readings and exhibitions in East Hampton, along with arts education in schools and other activities that are needed.
According to a statement from him at the time, he donated all of the proceeds from a Capital One commercial and Guild Hall was just one of the recipients; The New York Philharmonic, the Roundabout Theater and the were also named as beneficiaries, though the amounts were not known.
A supporter of the arts and arts education, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner is on the East Hampton-based festival board, as well as the board at .
“We are extremely appreciative of this major contribution to the Hamptons International Film Festival, which clearly demonstrates Alec’s unwavering enthusiasm, commitment and support of non-profits struggling to survive in the economic climate of the times,” said film festival chairman Stuart Suna in a statement.
“Alec’s hands-on and year-round involvement in the festival as well as the SummerDocs series is a testament to his devotion and dedication in providing communities with every opportunity to enjoy the arts,” festival executive director Karen Arikian said.
The annual SummerDocs series at Guild Hall is in its third year. is sold out and will be screened on Friday.
Afterwards, Baldwin will be on stage with director Andrew Rossi and New York Times executive editor Bill Keller and reporter David Carr for an in-depth Q&A.
The final two SummerDocs screenings will be Pierre Thoretton’s L’Amour Fou on Aug. 19 and Alma Har’el’s Bombay Beach on Sept. 1.
The festival estival, founded to celebrate the Independent films, and will take place on Oct. 13 to 17 on the South Fork.