The upcoming September events include a performance by Vermont’s legendary Bread and Puppet Theater (September 7, 3 p.m.), the retro Latin band Los Hacheros (September 14, 3 p.m.) and blues and soul singer Martha Redbone, as well and two film screenings under the stars: The Goonies (September 13, 7:30 p.m.) and Taking Woodstock (September 20, 7:30 p.m.).
There is so much to love about The Peanut Butter Falcon that it’s tough to know where to begin praising it. Prepare yourself to fall head-over-heels in love with a lead character with Down syndrome on the big screen, portrayed by Zack Gottsagen, an actor who has genuinely walked the walk.
Lee Tannen, who lives near Hudson, wrote a memoir about his friendship with Lucille Ball during the last ten years of her life. When the theatrical version of the memoir, which has had success onstage in London, comes to the Woodstock Playhouse on Saturday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m., Tannen will be playing himself for the first time, in his two-person play I Loved Lucy.
After the Wedding is an emotional rollercoaster, its rapid-fire plot twists accelerating the closer it draws to its climax.
Tuesday-Monday, Aug. 27-Sept. 2: All the film entries are independently produced, and most advance progressive or countercultural points of view. Participating filmmakers, many of them multiple award-winners, come from all over the world; some will be in attendance for talkbacks with the audience.
Saturday, Aug. 31: For the first time, the audience will be invited to follow one of the master aerialist’s private daily practice sessions on the tightrope.
Bernadette Fox, the protagonist of Maria Semple’s satirical 2012 epistolary novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette and of Richard Linklater’s new movie based on it, is seriously suffering the effects of a dream deferred.
Upstate Films will screen Thelma and Louise outdoors at Greig Farm in Red Hook on Saturday, August 24 at dusk.
Choreography on the Edge is a consistently innovative program aimed at giving professional choreographers and dancers a chance to experiment and push their boundaries. Performances started last weekend with some chestnuts from past works and continue Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 with an array of new works by local choreographers Andrea Pastorella, Laura Ward, Julie Manna, Rebecca Frank, Jai Mason, Jess Lewis and Jocelyne Danchick.
If this sounds a lot like Gilead, the world of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale and its current hit Hulu TV series, you’re right.