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Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards – Live Music – Woodstock

Sept 25 Woodstock




Propelled by inspired fiddle and cello playing, warm vocals, and arresting original songs, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have emerged as one of the most intriguing, versatile, and refreshing groups in the bountiful New England post-folk scene.Laura and the Dance Cards: “Expect exceptional music, charming and witty repartee, and a smile on your face,” promises Dean Seabrook of String Tix in Advance  ($20/$18 Seniors/$16 Upstate Films’ Members/under 16)
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KILCOOL + SIMI STONE + Nick Flynn LIVE Woodstock

Sept 30 Woodstock




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KILCOOL a band bonded by architecture, Samuel Beckett and song who call the Hudson valley home and are excited to perform at the theatre…SIMI STONE, multi-talented violinist, guitarist, pianist, composer, and singer, born and raised in Woodstock has performed and toured with Simone Felice, Connor Oberst, Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Amy Helm, and Duke and the King. Also writer/poet Nick Flynn reads… He’s possibly best know for his “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” (Norton, 2004), won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into ten languages, and it became BEING FLYNN starring Robert DeNiro. He is also the author of two books of poetry, “Some Ether” (Graywolf, 2000), which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and “Blind Huber” (Graywolf, 2002).

Fri Sept 30. $15.

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Nobody’s Perfect

A Free Screening brought to you by The Gillespie Forum.
In Person: Filmmaker Dana Weidman.

Nobody’s Perfect is about the discovery of the genetic mutation that causes Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy in the filmmaker’s family.
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Nosferatu with Live Music – The Invincible Czars

One of the most revered films in the history of cinema, and an important film of the silent era and one of the first vampire movies — is the story of a real estate transaction gone sour. The film was nearly lost when the estate of Bram Stoker (Dracula) won their suit for copyright infringement which resulted in nearly all of the prints of the movie being destroyed.
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Life, Animated

Directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind’s best-selling book Life Animated: a story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, tells the real-life inspirational story of his son Owen, a boy who couldn’t speak for years until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. 
IN PERSON: Roger Ross Williams Wed Oct 12 Rhinebeck 8pm – A co-presentation of The Devereux Foundation and Upstate Films ($12/$10 seniors/$8members)

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The Brainwashing of My Dad

In Person: Filmmaker Jen Senko
When her father transformed from a non-political, lifelong Democrat into a Right-Wing fanatic after listening to talk radio, filmmaker Jen Senko set out to uncover the forces behind the media that changed him.
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Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists whose pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Screeening in Woodstock in conjunction with Woodstock Arts Association & Museum REEL ART/ARTISTS series…
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The Haunting

Have you ever wanted to discuss the differences between a book and its movie rendition? Here’s your chance! Upstate Films and Oblong Books are partnering to bring you ADAPTATIONS — a series of combined book groups and screenings of select adapted works.
To kick off the series this Halloween, and to celebrate Shirley Jackson’s centennial, Oblong is organizing a book group around her 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House. And Upstate will host a screening & discussion of its equally mesmerizing 1963 film adaptation on October 30th at 2pm in Rhinebeck. The screening is open to all. But if you’d like to join the book group, simply read the book, or check out Shirley Jackson’s new biography, click here.
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