The Birds of Prey story picks up right after the most problematic aspect of the Harley Quinn narrative: her toxic co-dependent relationship with the Joker.
Saturday, Feb. 15: Featuring storytellers from the Nubian Café and Circle of Brothers, Black Stories Matter addresses incidents of hate, bigotry and racial injustice in the local community while elevating the underrepresented stories of the black experience in America – the triumphs, humor, beauty and resilience.
“For this pitch, you have to feature what’s wrong – total warts-and-all, and we’ve got a few warts in Ellenville. It’s a reality TV show, so we needed to be real.”
Wednesday-Sunday through Mar. 1: It’s an astonishingly demanding play, and Weagant gives it her all and then some. You don’t want to miss this one – especially in as intimate a setting as Denizen’s little black box.
Best to keep your eyes on the two leads here, as they circle, retreat from and attack one another in the center of the bullring that is a disintegrating marriage. In fact, you’ll find it hard to look away.
Thursday/Friday, Feb. 13/14: The Kaatsbaan Cultural Park for Dance observes Valentine’s Day with a two-day extravaganza of voguing, scholarship and practice.
Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 16: It’s the first festival of its kind exclusively featuring storytelling around solutions, rather than simply the impacts of climate change.
Friday, January 31: Worse things can happen to a motion picture than to become permanently associated with an annual holiday. Such was the fate of the charming 1993 romantic comedy Groundhog Day, the tale of a curmudgeon’s expiation, reform and rebirth.
Jan. 31-Feb. 6: For most of us, even fairly serious cinephiles, the toughest categories tend to be short films, which don’t get wide distribution. But as always, Upstate Films is there to help fill in the gaps in your Academy Award nominee familiarity.
Monday, Feb. 3: In Yellow Earth, the site of Three Nations reservations on the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota, Sayles introduces us to Harleigh Killdeer, chairman of the Tribal Business Council. “An activist in his way, a product of the Casino Era,” Killdeer, who is contracted by oil firm Case and Crosby, spearheads the new Three Nations Petroleum Company.