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Brandy Burre in Actress, directed by Robert Greene

Director & star of Actress at Upstate Films Woodstock

All who live around creativity, as we do in this area, know its pitfalls as well as its soaring heights. The money dries up, or takes months to arrive after being promised or…

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Silent horror double feature in Rosendale

The Rosendale Theatre is bringing back Silent Film Sunday for a new season and new time on Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening the series – and keeping the audience in the Halloween mood…

Learn how to facelift the natural way in the 1996 video Facercize. (Courtesy of Found Footage Festival)

Found Footage Festival screens weird video gems in Woodstock

It’s always instructive to take a mental step back from total immersion in our day-to-day concerns and think about what an anthropologist from another planet or a historian from the future would make…

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Preview new Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelts

The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park will present a pre-broadcast screening of highlights from Ken Burns’ new documentary film The Roosevelts: An Intimate History…

Still from I Need My Monster

Woodstock Museum Film Festival this weekend

As summer winds down, a mid-Hudson culture vulture’s thoughts turn to the wonders that await us in the fall. High on that list is the Woodstock Film Festival (WFF), October 15-19. With its…

Still from 'A Will for the Woods'

Learn more about green burial in Rhinebeck

Ever go for a drive through central Queens or along Long Island’s Southern State Parkway and feel amazed that so many square miles of real estate are dedicated to rows of headstones? Not…

Two of Andrzej Wajda’s best-known classics, Ashes and Diamonds (above, 1958) and Man of Iron (1981), along with his less-familiar Innocent Sorcerers (1960), are included in a series of “Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” curated by Martin Scorsese.

Masterpieces of Polish cinema at Upstate Films

Though little-known in the US except for the work of expatriates ending up in Hollywood like silent-film siren Pola Negri and directors Roman Polanski and Agnieszka Holland, Polish cinema has a history as…

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National Theatre’s War Horse screens in Rhinebeck & Rosendale

So you’ve seen the Steven Spielberg film, and you’ve wondered how in the world a story of such epic scale could have been rendered onstage – garnering wild critical and popular acclaim, plus…

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You’re in Charge this Saturday at Upstate in Woodstock

If you’re old enough, you may remember actress Mary Kay Place as the wannabe country music star Loretta Haggers on the oddball 1970s TV soap opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman – a role that…

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…

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