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.
Saturday, May 20: Of 10 Hairy Legs founder and choreographer Randy James’ work, esteemed dance critic Robert Johnson writes, “Dances that explored the tricky politics of gender rubbed up against a solo that seemed to plead for peace…Ideas ricochet and the atmosphere is exhilarating.”
His office isn’t the kind of place you associate with someone who has produced a clutch of Hollywood and independent films you know and love: The Talented Mister Ripley, Cold Mountain, The English Patient, to name but a few.
The story revolves around a couple who marry after a six-week courtship. At their wedding, attended by a mysterious old man, a supernatural event occurs that tests the young couple’s love and commitment to each other.
So far this year, Ulster County has played host to six major motion picture productions featuring top Hollywood talent like Whoopi Goldberg, “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams and Stone Ridge resident Melissa Leo. Last year, Kingston was the backdrop for two films, a TV show and a commercial. Just four months into 2017, four movies have shot on city streets.
Saturday, May 6: Creativity theorist Stephen Nachmanovitch described galumphing in a more positive light, as “the immaculate rambunctiousness and seemingly inexhaustible play-energy apparent in puppies, kittens, children, baby baboons – and also in young communities and civilizations…the seemingly useless elaboration and ornamentation of activity.”
Saturday, May 13: It’s a special event called Jardín Andaluz, and it will incorporate a full flamenco performance with wine and supper, accompanied by Spanish classical guitar.
Opening Saturday, April 29: Considering that his Almost, Maine recently supplanted A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the most frequently performed play in US high schools, and that his Love/Sick is being produced by community theatrical companies all over the map as well, actor/playwright John Cariani could just sit on his laurels from here on in, living very well indeed off his residuals. But he’s at it again, tweaking a macabre comedy about consumerist suburbanites with something to hide. The playwright will attend opening night.
Saturday, April 22: “I have a large seashell collection that I keep along all the major coasts.”