90 Miles is dead; long live 90 Miles!
Notably generous with atmosphere but parsimonious with explanations for characters’ behavior, Daphne du Maurier’s stories have proven irresistible candy to movie directors – thrice to Alfred Hitchcock alone.
Opens June 23: Before it became a world-wide sensation, there was a reading of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton at Vassar. Hamilton went on to win Best Musical and ten other Tonys in its Broadway incarnation.
Almost all of this film was shot inside and immediately outside one of Woodstock’s uninhabited Byrdcliffe houses.
I wanted Wonder Woman to be better than it is. It’s still pretty damned exciting. Go see it by all means, and if you or your friends have daughters, bring them along.
Opening June 2: A comedy about a still-born baby — starring the baby. Let’s see how Performing Arts of Woodstock (PAW) pulls this one off!
Saturday, June 3: In 2011, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist José Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine. The autobiographical documentary film will be followed by a panel discussion.
With a mix of businesspeople and former theater professionals now on the board of directors, Phoenicia’s STS Playhouse is contemplating a new direction for the historic community theater.
Friday, May 26: Experimental musician and producer Matthew Cullen brings his unique electronic improvisation to the Hudson Valley with a live score to accompany the screening of the 1962 independent classic film.
The film keeps its focus on the woman herself, and on the apotheosis of her art as loss and suffering hone her core down to diamond hardness of mind and ineffable permeability of spirit.