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Don’t frack with America: The unofficial premiere of Dear President Obama

When Jon Bowermaster’s Oceans 8 Films released the documentary Dear Governor Cuomo in 2012, its aim was to raise public consciousness about the dangers of hydrofracking, drawing on the scary experiences of our…

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London revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Rosendale Theatre

This Sunday afternoon and again on Tuesday evening, the Rosendale Theatre presents the latest in its series of screenings of classic works captured live on the British stage via National Theatre from London….

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Rosendale Theatre screens The Amazing Nina Simone

When the late Nina Simone first hit the music scene in the 1950s, and right through the Civil Rights movement of the ’60s, even the most anti-racist of white audiences didn’t know what…

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Upstate Films Rhinebeck screens locally shot Theresa is a Mother

The popularity of the Hudson Valley as a place to shoot movies – especially indie films – continues to grow apace; and it’s always great news for the local economy when a homegrown…

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Judi Dench & Kenneth Branagh on screen in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

First it was onscreen operas from The Met: Live in HD; then it was classic plays from London via the National Theatre Live series that have become wildly popular ways for us provincials…

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Pachyderms in peril: Free screening of Warlords of Ivory in Millbrook

The more scientists study endangered elephants, the more we can appreciate their intelligence, their inventiveness, their capacity for play and empathy – and the more appalling their slaughter for mere human adornment seems….

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Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch on screen in Rosendale

The British National Theatre Live series is hot right now. Consider the casting of today’s great actor Benedict Cumberbatch – of Sherlock fame – as Hamlet, in a new full-length production screening this…

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“Misunderstood Creatures” get in free at Edward Scissorhands this Friday at UPAC

If you don’t want to fork over the nominal $6 admission charge for the 7:30 p.m. show of Edward Scissorhands this Friday, November 20 at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, all…

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The Amazing Nina Simone screens with director’s chat at Upstate Films

When the late Nina Simone first hit the music scene in the 1950s, and right through the Civil Rights movement of the ’60s, even the most anti-racist of white audiences didn’t know what…

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Special screening of Theeb with director Naji Abu Nowar at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck

Jordanian director Naji Abu Nowar wanted to make a feature film about Bedouins, inspired particularly by the dramatic possibilities inherent in the sacred law of hospitality, or dakheel: If a stranger arrives at…

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