Saturday, Feb. 23: Does appearing as an extra in a movie or TV show sound appealing? If you’re willing to hang out at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center for most of the day this Saturday, your wish might come true.
The Ulster Town Board last week backed a request by HBO to shut down four miles of Route 209 for three separate days between April and June for the filming of a miniseries based on Wally Lamb’s best-selling 1998 novel I Know This Much is True.
Friday-Sunday, February 15-17: This year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America, at Jamestown.
Their humor ages amazingly well.
The son of Eastern European immigrants, Peter was born in Kingston in 1939. His first language was Serbian.
Saturday, Feb. 9: Hilarie Burton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Paul Rudd will try to scare you in Kingston.
Sunday, Feb. 10: Readings feature fiction and memoir about the rough-and-tumble of finding love, feeling love, losing love and keeping love. The featured readers include Jana Martin, Nina Shengold, Robert Burke Warren, Beverly Donofrio and Lisa Phillips.
Saturday, February 9: Screening begins at noon of shorts from Bill Moyers’ series on abortion in America. It will be followed by a panel and audience discussion anchored by Ruth-Ellen Blodgett, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Friday, Feb. 15: For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, glitz and glamour, the club was highly exclusive, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily.
It’s a visual gem that ought to be studied frame-by-frame by anyone pursuing a career in cinema.