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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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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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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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