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  • Nothing brings the spirit of the season into our hearts quite like a great holiday movie. "Christmas films" come in many shapes and sizes and exist across many genres. Jeremy Arnold is a film historian, commentator.
  • The long-awaited sequel to “Avatar” begins its run today at the only theater in Pittsfield, Massachusetts — and with it, sweeping technological advancements for local moviegoers.
  • The works of William Shakespeare are legendary. Renowned in theatre and literature, the Bard’s works have been spun into numerous plays, movies, and television adaptations. There’s no counting how many Shakespearean themes have inspired modern-day creative media. Writer-director Keith Boynton’s film “The Scottish Play” is a humorous and exciting take on Shakespeare’s centuries of influence, and the passion creators and artists share for him.
  • David Strathairn stars in the film "Remember This" which will be part of the Woodstock Film Festival on 9/28 - featuring a Q&A with Strathairn and the filmmakers. The film will also screen as part of The Adirondack Film Festival on 10/15.
  • Bull Durham, the breakthrough 1988 film about a minor league baseball team, is widely revered as the best sports movie of all time. But back in 1987, Ron Shelton was a first-time director and no one was willing to finance a movie about baseball—especially a story set in the minors. But something miraculous happened and the new book, "The Church of Baseball" attempts to capture why.
  • While locked-up for six years in federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art—including an astonishing 40-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper. He smuggles out each panel piece-by-piece with the help of fellow artists, only seeing the mural in totality upon coming home. The documentary "Art & Krimes by Krimes" will be the opening night film at this year's Berkshire International Film Festival on June 2, 2022 at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, NY. We are joined by director Alysa Nahmias and artist Jesse Krimes.
  • May the 4th be with you. You know, it Stars Wars Day. But, if you wait just a few days – what a musical celebration we can have.The music of John Williams has transported us beyond our imagination. To new worlds. Through heart-pounding adventures. On Saturday Night, The Albany Symphony Orchestra will be at the Palace Theatre where David Alan Miller conducts all your John Williams favorites: "Superman," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Harry Potter," "E.T.," and of course, "Star Wars."
  • The 2nd Annual Albany Film Festival -- featuring a number of "bookish" events, and events that emphasize writing – will be presented by the NYS Writers Institute on Saturday at the University at Albany. The Albany Film Festival is a very story-focused festival, with conversations about filmmakers as storytellers, book-to-film, writing vs. visual storytelling, screenwriting, criticism, and film history and biography. The emphasis is more on conversation and Q&A with guests than on screenings of full films. NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl is here to preview the festival and explore the intersection of writing and cinema.
  • The 2022 Academy Award ceremony will take place this Sunday at 8pm in Hollywood, California. Oscar contenders include Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story," Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog," and Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up." Also making the Best Picture nominee list: "Coda", "Dune", "King Richard," "Licorice Pizza," "Nightmare Alley," "Drive My Car," and "Belfast." With all of that information and 10 great movies and a lot of other nominations - let's talk Oscars with our good friend Thelma Adams. Thelma is the author of the historical novel "Bittersweet Brooklyn," the best selling "The Last Woman Standing" and "Play Date." In addition to her fiction work, she is a prominent American film critic and an outspoken voice in the Hollywood community. She comes to us this morning in her role as an acclaimed Oscar-ologist.
  • From acclaimed cultural and film historian James Curtis comes a major biography, the first in more than two decades, of Buster Keaton - a person who elevated physical comedy to the highest of arts and whose ingenious films remain as startling, innovative, modern, and irresistible today as they were when they beguiled audiences almost a century ago.