Film

Finding Father: Cambiz Amir-Khosravi’s Inheritance

He barely knew his father. His few memories of the man who abandoned him as a child with neither explanation nor apology made it easy for Cambiz Amir-Khosravi to shrug his shoulders at…

Now You See Me 2 tricks audiences into believing that they’re enjoying themselves

When Now You See Me, Louis Leterrier’s flashy caper flick about an ill-assorted quartet of elite stage magicians recruited to expose high-stakes corporate wrongdoing, came out in 2013, I gave it a lukewarm…

Love & Friendship puts the caustic back in Austen

Screenwriter/director Whit Stillman had to sell his Manhattan apartment to make his first feature film, Metropolitan, in 1990. But if money had been no object, it’s a fair bet that he would have…

Stephen Jenkinson’s “Die Wise” workshop & Griefwalker in Kingston

Upon finding himself in the presence of dying people – this as head of a counseling team in a palliative care program – Stephen Jenkinson, Canadian teacher/farmer/storyteller/canoe-builder, witnessed the dilemma of our contemporary…

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Taste of Woodstock to benefit Woodstock Film Festival

A growing number of communities in the Hudson Valley host annual “Taste of” events under a variety of names, some of them long-established. Now in its fourth year, Taste of Woodstock may be…

Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans in Captain America: Civil War

Is Civil War the best Avengers-related Marvel movie yet?

Funny how “patriotism” gets continually redefined depending on such variables as which party currently holds the presidency, whether or not the nation is officially at war or how well the economy’s doing. Surely…

Don Cheadle impresses in uneven anti-biopic Miles Ahead

When jazz trumpeter Miles Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, his nephew announced that Don Cheadle was the only person the family would consider to star…

Purple Rain screening and dance party in Rosendale

With a showing of Purple Rain on Saturday, May 7, the Rosendale Theater Collective offers the community an opportunity to come together, sing, dance in your seats, laugh, cry and celebrate the life and…

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Immigrant art exhibit, films & talks in Kingston

  “An accent marks the lag between two cultures, two languages, the space where you let go of one identity, invent another, and end up being more than one person, though never quite…

Greenville Drive-In reopens with Breakfast at Tiffany’s screening, oysters & jazz

There’s no doubt that Americana nostalgia is alive and well in the Hudson Valley: Numerous diners are bedecked with vinyl and chrome, retro antique stores abound and classic cars start popping up like flowers as…

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