Special Events

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Still Alice

Starts Friday
in Woodstock 
Jan 30 – Feb 5
Fri 7:30
Sat *4:30* 7:30
Sun 1:30 4:00
Mon – Thur 7:30 
(US / 2014 / Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland)
PG-13 / 101 mins.
* Saturday at 4:30, the screening will be followed by a q&a with representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association – Hudson Valley Chapter 
* Golden Globe winner for Best Actress, Academy Award nominee for Best Actress 
Based on a best-seller by Lisa Genova and featuring a Golden Globe-winning performance from Julianne Moore, STILL ALICE is a searing, unsparing, portrayal of a professor brought down in mid-career by Early Onset Alzheimer’s.
Alice Howland, happily married to her husband John (Alec Baldwin) and mother to three grown children (Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish), is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested as she struggles to stay connected to who she once was. A tough-minded look at a difficult disease, STILL ALICE is at once heartbreaking and inspiring, as powerful as it is crushing.

At Saturday’s 4:30 screening, representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association – Hudson Valley Chapter will speak about Alzheimer’s disease and the organization, which provides support and assistance to our communities. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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Pelican Dreams

In Rhinebeck
Feb 8
Sun 1:00
(USA / 2014 / Directed by Judy Irving)
G / 80 mins.
* In person: Migratory bird rehabilitator Annie Mardiney 
In a story of friendship, survival and the spirit of flight, filmmaker Judy Irving (THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL) follows a wayward, starving California brown pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans’ nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges.
The film is about wildness: How close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it? PELICAN DREAMS stars “Gigi” (for Golden Gate) and Morro (a backyard pelican with an injured wing). Like THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL, Irving’s study of brown pelicans is affectionate, at times humorous and reveals a sense of wonder and awe at the birds’ simple beauty. — Shadow Distribution

Mardiney is a licensed New York State rehabilitator and a federally licensed migratory bird rehabilitator. She received her New York and Federal Fish and Wildlife rehab licenses nine years ago. She has had birds of one kind or another since she was 7 (starting with Chirpy, a rooster), and ran the poultry/rabbit 4-H club for 10 years. Her love of birds and wildlife were well-known during those years that whenever someone found an injured or orphaned bird or rabbit, they would bring it to her.

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Oscar Party at Upstate Films

Oscar Party
Sunday, February 22nd
Pre-show Red Carpet coverage begins at 7:00pm. Awards begin at 8:30.
The 87th annual Academy Awards…
Tickets available at the Upstate box office starting Monday February 9th. Suggested donation: $10 per ticket (ballot for Award Prediction Contest included in cost of ticket). Limit 4 advanced tickets per person. Net proceeds will benefit The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. 
Potluck! Prizes! Dress up! Tuxedos/Pajamas encouraged – and bring some food to pass around…
Prizes handed out for:
Best fancy outfit
Best pajamas
Best “Dress-like-your-favorite-movie-from-2014″ outfit
Award Predictions

Upstate’s Oscar parties are generously supported by:
businesses to be announced…