Watching and Talking Golf with Alec Baldwin at Guild Hall

If you think the toughest competition you can see on a golf course here on the East End is when the pros show up at Sebonack or Shinnecock Hills, or when you and your foursome take to the links with a friendly yet fierce wager on the line, think again. To witness some of the most intense and interesting golf competition you’re likely to ever see, you’ll have to head to Guild Hall.

The Short Game is a film about the little guys: eight talented boys and girls, ages seven and eight, who descend on one of golf’s meccas—Pinehurst, NC—to compete in the World Championship of Junior Golf. As 1500 young golfers from 54 countries aspire to be the sport’s next phenom, Josh Greenbaum, with his feature film debut, turns his lens on eight in particular—including Anna Kournikova’s younger brother Allan and Amari “Tigress” Avery, who shares a birthday, hometown and ethnic background as one Tiger Woods—as their stories intertwine to form a fascinating and often funny portrait of a group of very young athletes and their families as they navigate the narrowly-focused, peculiar, and highly competitive subculture of junior golf.

Following the screening at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, host and HIFF board member Alec Baldwin will engage a lively discussion with special guests. Fore!

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