*Saturday February 13th at 12:30, Co-Directors C. Fraser Press & Darren Press In Person at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck.
Theresa McDermott has chased her “ideal” life as an urban-dwelling, punk(ish) singer-songwriter to the very end of its possible existence. She is broke, options have run out and she happens to have a few kids she is raising on her own since their dad split a year ago.
Based on Alan (BEYOND THE FRINGE, MADNESS OF GEORGE THE THIRD) Bennett’s memoir and smash West End play, this is the ‘mostly true’ story about an unlikely friendship between a writer and the elderly eccentric bag lady (Maggie Smith) living in a decrepit van who commandeers the driveway of his London home for fifteen years!
A film-maker has to cope with her dying mother and a pompous American star in this tragicomic triumph by Nanni Moretti whose films include THE SON’S ROOM which won the Palme D’Or at Cannes 2001, DEAR DIARY that dealt with the filmmaker’s own battle with cancer, and WE HAVE A POPE about a cardinal reluctant to don the robes.
In the late 1960s and 1970s, a group of renegade journalists known as the Videofreex democratized the future of the media as they deployed the first handheld video cameras to report and observe the world around them.Today, thanks to cell phones, the ability to shoot video footage anywhere and anytime is taken for granted, but 45 years ago the means of video communication were controlled by the TV networks.
Catch this year’s Academy Award nominated Oscar Shorts at Upstate Films!
Winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, László Nemes’ directorial debut is respectfully restrained yet unflinching in its realism as it depicts a search for redemption in the midst of the horrors of the holocaust.
Join us in celebrating this year’s Academy Awards at Upstate Films!