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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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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…

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…

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