Metaphorphoses, Tanaquil Le Clercq and George Balanchine (Kino Lorber, Inc)

Rosendale to screen lauded Tanaquil Le Clercq biopic this Sunday

Truth really is stranger than fiction sometimes. Consider this uncanny incident in 1944, when the original March of Dimes – a pet cause of president and polio victim Franklin D. Roosevelt – was…

John Belushi in Animal House

Don a toga and get in free to see Animal House at UPAC on Friday

The Bardavon will continue the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC)’s sixth season of classic films on the big screen with the National Lampoon’s 1978 classic comedy Animal House on Friday, March 7 at…

Winter’s Tale’s Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay

Readers who waited to see Winter’s Tale done justice onscreen will have to wait longer

When you’re a cineaste and a bookworm, the announcement that a favorite novel is going to be adapted for the silver screen tends to generate a combination of excitement and dread. We all…

Natalie Merchant

Shelter screening & domestic violence panel this Friday in Kingston

Natalie Merchant attended the first One Billion Rising Ulster County event in 2013, created as part of an international event to raise awareness of domestic violence. Moved by the event, she hosted a concert…

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Ode to a musical vehicle for joy – and protest

The great paintings and sculptures that were liberated near the end of World War II from their intended destination in a “Führermuseum,” as depicted in the current movie The Monuments Men, were not…

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie is thoughtful fun for all ages

Sometimes the most accessible and pleasurable antidote to midwinter cabin fever is a movie that’s really lightweight, silly and fun. Hollywood studios usually seem to assume that the time when we most want…

Tom Hiddleston stars in London National Theatre Live’s Coriolanus (photo by Spencer Murphy)

Loki versus the plebeians: Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus

Ask random Shakespeare fans what their favorite is among the Bard’s plays, and the likelihood is very low that many – if indeed any, unless they’re actors – will mention Coriolanus. T. S….

The Monuments Men stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.

Old stuff worth saving: The Monuments Men

Ever get to feeling like we, the American moviegoing public, went astray somewhere along the way, becoming so enamored of our own sophistication that we got too jaded to enjoy a real old-fashioned…

Last year’s One Billion Rising flash mob dance in downtown New Paltz (photo by Lauren Thomas)

One Billion Rising speak-out & flash mob in New Paltz

Violence against women isn’t talked about openly. Those who have suffered through it often endure in silence; they don’t tell anyone about it. Yet, according to statistics published by the United Nations in…

Natalie Merchant will introduce the premiere of Shelter: A Concert Film to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence on Friday morning, February 14, at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston.

Shelter film premiere, panel discussion on domestic violence in Kingston

In this issue of Almanac Weekly and elsewhere you’ll be hearing a lot this week about the global One Billion Rising movement to resist violence against women – and in particular about events…

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