Slated for release on July 10 via a variety of cable on-demand platforms, including iTunes, Google and Amazon Prime, is a new independently produced supernatural thriller titled A Deadly Legend. It was filmed in Sullivan and Greene County, and producers Kristen Anne Ferraro and Eric Wolf – d/b/a REMcycle Media, Inc. – are based in Wurtsboro. It’s their first feature-length effort.
“She’s here!” Intermittent rain and a sustained sense of excitement both permeated the air outside the Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingston last Friday afternoon, as friends and admirers of Noami Leaf Halpern gathered to wish her a happy 106th birthday – pandemic-style, through window glass.
The Woodstock Film Festival will hold a special summer drive-in screening of Katherine Dieckmann’s 2006 film Diggers at the Greenville Drive-In followed by an in-depth filmmaker Q&A.
The D&H Canal Historical Society has disavowed reported plans to remove the community Christmas tree on the Village Green in High Falls to make room for an outdoor museum exhibit – plans that have caused a furor in the community in recent weeks.
A Call for Artists has been announced for a new annual fine-arts exhibition and competition this September. Regional in scope, the Kingston Annual 2020 will be hosted jointly by the Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD) and Arts Society of Kingston (ASK).
On August 29, fans of grand opera will be able to pull up to a choice spot on the grounds of Tech City in Kingston and enjoy a fully staged production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca from the shelter of their automobiles – not projected onto a giant outdoor screen, but live.
The need for social distancing is putting unprecedented strain on arts venues and organizations that normally rely on the ability of performers and audiences to share physical space. But the challenge to find alternative ways to teach skills and engage the public has led to innovative applications of digital technologies. These seem likely to reshape cultural offerings post-pandemic.
The Revival will indeed happen this year, only in an online version. The participating artists will get to sit back and enjoy the performances of their peers once they’ve recorded their segment from home, “Happiness, for me, is performing at the Clearwater Revival and, for the first time, being able to actually watch all the other great artists play,” says Tom Chapin, a longtime headliner and one of the organizers of this year’s virtual concert.
Think you’re sick and tired of being cooped up waiting for the pandemic to be over? Isolation can be even harder on energetic children – especially when they’re too young to process why it’s necessary. Hearing the story of another kid who’s going through the same challenge might be just the thing to help some youngster in your life make it through the next few months. That’s where Kingston teacher Holly Winter Huppert’s new children’s book comes in.
Much of the wicked fun of this movie lies in guessing who’s manipulating whom, when and why. Some reviewers have been comparing Stanley and Shirley to the cynical George and Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? but the relationships here are rather more complicated than that.