Special Events

1984

This winter, George Orwell’s 1984 once again made the best sellers list, 68 years after its initial publication. On April 4th, movie theaters across the country — including Upstate Films — will be participating in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the ‘80s adaptation, starring John Hurt. On April 9th, Upstate will also partner with Oblong Books to present the film followed by a book group discussion. Both screenings will include a recorded introduction and post-screening discussion with director Michael Radford. 
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ENGAGE Film Series Presents: I Am Not Your Negro

Join us Saturday April 1st at 10am for a free benefit screening (suggested donation $10), followed by a panel discussion anchored by Black Lives Matter, Hudson Valley, Showing Up for Racial Justice Ulster County, and the Million Hoodies Project of Bard College. This screening is presented by the ENGAGE Film Series (read more on the series below) and proceeds will benefit Black Lives Matter, Hudson Valley. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin.
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Karl Marx City

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, it left behind tons of unanswered questions, among them filmmaker Petra Epperlein’s suspicion that her father (a suicide) spied for the Stasi, the East German state police.
“Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein’s unsettling new documentary, is a smart, highly personal addition to the growing syllabus of distressingly relevant cautionary political tales” – A.O. Scott NY Times
IN PERSON: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker, Matilda Tucker – Friday April 7 8:15
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Compassion & Choices Presents: How to Die in Oregon

Saturday April 8th at 1:30pm in Woodstock
In Person: Corinne Carey, NYS Campaign Director
In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life.
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ENGAGE Film Series Presents: Tomorrow

Join us Sunday April 23rd at 10am for a free benefit screening (suggested donation $10), followed by a panel discussion. This screening is presented by the ENGAGE Film Series (read more on the series below), proceed recipient TBD.

After having her first child, French actress and director Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds, Beginners), became increasingly aware of reports stating that humans’ environmental impact on the planet had reached a critical stage, threatening life as we know it. Conscious of the kind of world her son would grow up in, Laurent teamed up with Cyril Dion to make Tomorrow, a documentary about our environmental and social challenges.
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