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Villeneuve delivers a worthy screen rendition of Dune, finally

Villeneuve delivers a worthy screen rendition of Dune, finally

If you’re not a fan of the science fiction genre, on the page or onscreen, you may feel a little baffled right now about why the arrival of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part One is being hailed as such a big deal. There are people out there saying that they’ve been waiting for this movie all their lives — or since Frank Herbert’s novel Dune was published in 1965, whichever is more recent. Few works in the SF canon have been so profoundly influential — including on such filmmakers as George Lucas, whose Star Wars universe made free use of many of Herbert’s narrative and worldbuilding concepts.

Orpheum in Saugerties announces Grand Reopening November 4

Orpheum in Saugerties announces Grand Reopening November 4

Film buffs in the mid-Hudson have reason to rejoice this week: Not only are long-awaited movies held back by studios on account of COVID beginning to surface in our local theatres, but one of the most beloved of those cinemas is about to reopen. Closed since March 2020 and acquired in July 2021 by Upstate Films, the Orpheum Theatre, located at 198 Main Street in Saugerties, will reopen its doors to the public on Thursday, November 4.

Jennifer Delora stars in Apples in Winter at New Paltz’s Denizen Theatre

Jennifer Delora stars in Apples in Winter at New Paltz’s Denizen Theatre

The Denizen discovered the multitudinous talents of deaf actor Jennifer Delora, an Ulster County native whose four-decade career has taken many surprising twists and turns before bringing her back home again. Delora will star in the one-woman show Apples in Winter, Denizen’s first in-person indoor production since the pandemic hit, opening this Friday, October 22, and running until November 14.