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Elvis is everywhere: Feast like the King at the Falcon

The Falcon in Marlboro celebrates the King with a showing of Rex Fowler’s Elvis Presley documentary 200 Cadillacs on Sunday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The 60-minute documentary, conceived and co-produced by Fowler,…

You can get a sneak peek at sequences from Josh Fox’s new film, hear live music and listen to Fox and erstwhile gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout drum up enthusiasm for renewable energy alternatives at SUNY-New Paltz on Tuesday, March 10.

Gasland director Josh Fox & Zephyr Teachout to host A Solar Home Companion in New Paltz

Being anti-fracking is all the rage these days; lots of celebrities have taken up the cause, and even Governor Cuomo has jumped on the bandwagon. But it wasn’t so long ago that nobody…

Protest march in Manhattan on Aug. 26, 1970, in She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (Diana Davies/International Film Circuit)

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry on screen at Upstate Films

If you’re old enough to remember the Second Wave of the Women’s Movement (the First Wave was for suffrage, from the mid-19th to the early 20th century), you may be among the few…


DREAMers among US

What’s it like being a teenager in the Hudson Valley when you are undocumented and can’t buy a car, attend college or do the other things that most of us take for granted,…

Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner

Timothy Spall is simultaneously repellent and spellbinding in Mr. Turner

Having now finally seen Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, I need to add another name to my list of performances worthy of a Best Actor Oscar that didn’t even get shortlisted among the nominees….

Patsy Ferran and with Arthur Darvill in Treasure Island. (photo by Johann Persson)

National Theatre Live’s Treasure Island screened in Rosendale

Though mainly famed as the wellspring of familiar tropes of the ever-popular pirate adventure genre, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is also remarkable in its portrayal of a terrific morally ambiguous villain –…

Julianne Moore in Still Alice

Losing her mind, finding her essence

For all the eminently justifiable hand-wringing about the persistent disproportionately low number of toothsome Hollywood roles for women, one can’t help noticing that some years seem to be especially juicy ones for male…

Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum in Jupiter Ascending

The mesmerizing mishmash of Jupiter Ascending

First things first: If, in spite of all the reviews that are piling up utterly trashing the Wachowski siblings’ new space epic Jupiter Ascending, you still plan to go see it, if only…


Videofreex: The Art of Guerilla Television in the Catskills

All photographs courtesy of Videofreex   On Saturday, February 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on the SUNY-New Paltz campus will officially kick off its 2015 spring…

J.K. Simmons in Whiplash.

J. K. Simmons terrorizes aspiring jazz musicians terrifically in Whiplash

What makes a great cinema villain? On paper we look for a bit of nuance and moral ambiguity, but on the big screen, we tend to like our bad guys to be at…

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