"The Amazing Nina Simone" Screens at Upstate Films

Eunice Waymon's prodigious talent as a pianist was noticed early on in Tryon, North Carolina, but it wasn't until the young piano phenom started to play and sing in Atlantic City that Nina Simone was born. Jeff Lieberman's new film tracks Simone's unusual career.

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The Reel Deal

FilmColumbia takes place at various locations in Chatham and Hudson from October 20 to 25. Filmcolumbia.org.

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Sponsored Post: Groundswell

Saturday, August 29 (*30 rain date), 7pm
Join us for a free family and people of all ages evening at Olana. Pack a cooler, blankets and chairs and join us on the East Lawn for live music, star-gazing, and outdoor film! No registration required. Tickets and information: http://www.olana.org/calendar/outdoor-movie-epic-and-more/

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Video: On the Cover

Walter's photographs deploy layers of irony. Her ad-hostile pictures mimic the very formula advertisements use—she often works with lenticulars, photos whose appearance changes when you look at them from different angles, and in many of her photographs she plays the part of each subject to expose the stereotypes that populate the world of commercials.

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Video: On the Cover

Walter's photographs deploy layers of irony. Her ad-hostile pictures mimic the very formula advertisements use—she often works with lenticulars, photos whose appearance changes when you look at them from different angles, and in many of her photographs she plays the part of each subject to expose the stereotypes that populate the world of commercials.

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Teaching Humanity to Admire Itself

A Psychomagical Conversation with Alejandro Jodorowsky
Alejandro Jodorowsky embodies the crazy, creative wisdom of the spiritual warrior. Whether he's making movies, writing books, practicing Zen under a master, learning sexual tantra from Gurdjieff's daughter, giving free tarot readings to all comers, he is the artist, as Dylan says, who doesn't look back.

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She's Beautiful When She's Angry

She’s Beautiful When She's Angry is showing at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck on March 7 (followed by a Q&A with editor/producer Nancy Kennedy) and at Upstate Films in Woodstock on March 8 (followed by a Q&A with writer Sheila Isenberg). The film also screens at Time and Space Limited in Hudson March 12 through 15 and March 21 to 22.

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Guerrillas in Our Midst

This spring the film Here Come the Videofreex will debut. “The Art of Guerrilla Television” includes a 70s-style carousel slide show of photos taken by the Videofreex.

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The Lives of Hamilton Fish

Rachel Mason's multimedia musical on the story of two men named Hamilton Fish is performed in Peekskill and Carmel this month.

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The Wonderful World of Boning

Upstate Films in Woodstock hosts an evening of sex ed films and comedy on November 10.

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Film Review: Passing Ellenville

Hillary Harvey reviews Passing Ellenville.

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Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Martin Scorsese presents a tour of restored Polish cinematic classics, some of which will show at Upstate Films beginning Sunday, August 10.

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Rails to the Catskills

Ghost Trains
Tobe Carey’s cinematic love letter to Catskill railroads premieres on June 1.

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First Saturday of every month, 5-8 p.m. — ASK's openings are elegant affairs with wine, hors d'oeuvres and art enthusiasts....

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