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HamptonsFilm presents NOW SHOWING The Mission, hosted by Alec Baldwin
Join us for this special screening of this Palme d’Or winner and 7-time Oscar® nominee (winner for Best Cinematography for Chris Menges).
HamptonsFilm Co-Chair Alec Baldwin will be in conversation following this special screening.
In director Roland Joffe’s historical epic The Mission, Jeremy Irons stars as Gabriel, an 18th-century Jesuit priest sent to the jungles of Brazil to build a Guarani Indian mission. Upon his arrival, Gabriel meets the slave trader Mendoza (Robert De Niro), a cruel, bloodless man who kills as many of the Guaranis as he enslaves. His brother Felipe (Aidan Quinn) is another of his victims, killed in a duel over a woman. Because of Mendoza’s aristocratic background, he cannot be tried for his crimes; however, the weight of his conscience inspires him to ask Gabriel for the opportunity to do penance at the mission. When Spain sells Brazil to Portugal, the two very different men must join together to defend the mission against aggressors. –RottenTomatoes
HamptonsFilm is pleased to continue to curate the hit screening series NOW SHOWING, featuring acclaimed first-run, art house, independent, and world cinema.
Since 1980, Alec Baldwin has appeared in numerous productions on stage, in films and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004) and has won three Emmy awards, three Golden Globes and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC-TV's 30 Rock. His films include The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Edge, It's Complicated, Blue Jasmine, Still Alice, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and The Boss Baby among many others.
Baldwin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994 and has received honorary doctorates from NYU (2010) and Manhattan School of Music (2012). He serves on numerous boards related to the arts, the environment and progressive politics including the Hamptons International Film Festival and the New York Philharmonic. He is also the radio announcer for the New York Philharmonic.
He has authored three books: A Promise to Ourselves, his memoir entitled Nevertheless, and, with Kurt Andersen, the Donald Trump parody You Can't Spell America Without Me.
He is the host of a podcast, Here's the Thing, for WNYC.
Baldwin is married to author and wellness expert Hilaria Thomas Baldwin. They have four children: Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo and Romeo, as well as his eldest, Ireland Baldwin. Baldwin hosts ABC’s Match Game, the classic television game show; a portion of his fees are donated to charity through The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation.