Stage & Screen

Colette sinks its teeth into the celebrated author’s stormy marriage

Colette sinks its teeth into the celebrated author’s stormy marriage

Henry Gauthier-Villars, a notoriously decadent Parisian author, music critic and bon vivant was Colette’s Svengali, locking her in a room and forcing her to write. His greatest commercial successes were the first four of her novels, the Claudine series, based on reminiscences of her girlhood but touted as his own writing. Only after their divorce was the actual author able to reclaim them under her own name.

Emo Philips plays Kingston’s Beverly

Emo Philips plays Kingston’s Beverly

Friday, Oct. 19: The comedian once described by Jay Leno as “the best joke writer in America” scored big in several films and television shows, memorably playing a table-saw demonstrator in the cult classic UHF and playing himself as a featured client in the popular Comedy Central cartoon Dr. Katz.

Woodstock Film Festival returns for its 19th year

Woodstock Film Festival returns for its 19th year

Oct. 10-14: This year’s festival features nine world premieres, four North American premieres, one U.S. premiere, a dozen East Coast premieres, and eight New York premieres among the 100 plus screenings and dozens of star-studded panel discussions and special events arrayed over five days, as well as special awards being presented to legendary theater and film visionary Julie Taymor and award-winning documentary director Matthew Heineman, known for his eye-opening work on healthcare and opioid addiction crises