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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…

Matt Walsh in Hits, directed by David Cross

Five Hudson Valley-produced films to premiere at Sundance

Thanks in large part to the efforts of the folks at the Hudson Valley Film Commission, the mid-Hudson Valley has become an ever-more-attractive cluster of locations for shooting movies, whether big-budget or indie….

Benedict Cumberbatch as Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (the play was first performed at the National Theatre in 1967 with John Stride and Edward Petherbridge in the title roles). Photo by Catherine Ashmore

Rosendale screens National Theatre from London’s 50 Years on Stage

Imagine being in London for the holidays and getting to see the cream of the British stage – 100 of them – assembled for a gala evening of scenes from classic productions at…

Still from Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin

Eisenstein’s silent classic Battleship Potemkin with live piano this Sunday

When contemporary filmmakers want the audience to feel a sense of dread, they have a formidable technological arsenal at their disposal to make it so. Even so, few modern movies can capture the…

Bernetta Calderone: innkeeper at Bernetta’s Place and technical advisor to Orange Is the New Black. (photo by Mookie Forcella)

Gardiner B&B-owner brings her corrections background to Orange Is the New Black

She has a place in Gardiner, a bed-and-breakfast with sprawling grounds but a cozy feel. She’s got a classic GMC truck in her tidy garage and a Harley for good measure. She championed equal…

Eva Marie Saint (above) and Cary Grant star in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest at UPAC in Kingston on Friday night. Dress as a president and get in free.

UPAC screens Hitchcock’s North by Northwest this Friday

The 1959 Alfred Hitchcock suspense thriller North by Northwest will be screened on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC). North by Northwest is directed by Hitchcock,…

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Director Josh Fox to show Gasland Part II in New Paltz

Gasland, winner of several major film festival awards and a finalist for the Academy Award for Best Documentary, helped trigger the anti-fracking movement, with its revelations about how oil and gas companies’ hydraulic…

Alan Rickman in CBGB

Bearsville to screen CBGB featuring Alan Rickman

You had to be there at CBGB, and for once I am feeling grateful that I wasn’t. Hilly Kristal’s legendary New York City music club is one of the great stories in American…

Climber Lynn Hill (Patagonia)

Reel Rock Film Festival & climbing superstar Lynn Hill in New Paltz

If you’re seriously into rock climbing, the nerve center of your contacts with civilization in these parts is bound to be Rock and Snow in downtown New Paltz. That’s where the climbers go…

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Plan 9 from Outer Space screening to raise funds for Ed Wood statue at the Bardavon

The Bardavon will present Ed Wood’s 1959 sci-fi/horror film Plan 9 from Outer Space on Friday, October 11 at 8 p.m. at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie. The evening will also include a screening…

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