This absorbing character study from Joseph Cedar (Footnote) shines its gaze on New York’s network of fixers, connectors, and middlemen. Richard Gere stars as a seasoned “macher,” Yiddish for a man who knows the right people and gets things done, and in his hands the main character is fascinating.
Join us Saturday May 6th at 10am for a free benefit screening (suggested donation $10), followed by a panel discussion anchored by Gail Myers, Deputy Director of NY Statewide Senior Action; Kelly McMullen, Director of Ulster County Office for the Aging; and representatives from the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network. This screening is presented by the ENGAGE Film Series (read more on the series below), and proceeds will benefit NY State Caring Majority Coalition — a new coalition working for affordable long-term care for ALL New Yorkers.
Not at all a typical bio-pic, this film reveals and respects what made Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson – a poet of her time and for all time.
Lone Scherfig (Italian for Beginners, An Education) directs this witty story about a scriptwriter who finds herself hired to bring a female perspective to the British Ministry’s film division in 1940, when 30 million people a week escaped the war by going to the movies.
In association with Woodstock Artists Association and Museum – We present this film about Black Mountain College, located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, which was was an influential experiment in education that thrived from 1933 to 1957 and inspired and shaped twentieth century American art.
In Person: Discussion with Mary Emma Harris, author of The Arts at Black Mountain College and Jacqueline Gourevitch, painter and student at BMC. Reception at WAAM follows discussion.
$12 general public / $10 Seniors / $8 Upstate and WAAM members and students.
Sunday, May 21st in Rhinebeck at 2:00.
Join us for four short films about the Indian American immigrant experience, linked through the performances of the award-winning actor Hesh Sarmalkar. This screening will be followed by a q&a with the actor and a reception catered by Cinnamon Indian Cuisine.
The first line of David Edelstein’s New York review nails it. “The “I” in the ghostly documentary I Called Him Morgan is Helen Morgan, the “him” Lee Morgan, the transcendental bop trumpeter whom Helen (his wife) shot in the chest on a snowy night in 1972, some years after she’d pulled him out of the gutter and helped him kick the heroin habit that had ended his career.”
“Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) – one of the world’s most exciting directors – makes his National Theatre debut with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece…
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age.