Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23: Lisa Channer, who grew up in New Paltz in the 1970s in a household that was a sort of hippie arts salon, experienced an epiphany in her mid-teens as a result of reading Isadora Duncan’s autobiography. It changed her path and her life. Now she’s portraying Duncan in Dancing on the Edge, a new drama by much-anthologized playwright Adam Kraar about the brief, stormy marriage of the “mother of modern dance” to Russian Imaginist poet Sergei Esenin in the early 1920s.
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Mario Cantone, whose rapid-fire, over-the-top humor entertained audiences at the first Woodstock Comedy Festival, returns on Saturday, September 16, to headline this year’s event, the fifth annual comedy fundraiser for Family of Woodstock and the Polaris Project against human trafficking.
There’s more humor than horror in this one.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17: Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart star in Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Vertigo, cited by the American Film Institute as the country’s greatest mystery film. Screening the film classic with a live performance of Bernard Herrmann’s haunting score is the brainchild of film and television director Allen Coulter, known for his work on HBO’s The Sopranos.
Opening on Friday, Sept. 8: This marks the group’s 60th anniversary season.
Saturday, Sept. 9: After a couple of decades as a world adventurer, author and filmmaker who documented Antarctica and other far-flung parts of our ocean planet on National Geographic expeditions, the Stone Ridge resident simply wants to save the world’s waterways — in particular the one closest to home.
For Josh and Benny Safdie, indie co-directors who grew up in Queens, its harshly neon-lit boulevards lined with strip malls, car dealerships, check-cashing joints and White Castles are the perfect setting for their über-edgy new caper movie.
Friday-Saturday, September 1-2: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival takes Love’s Labour’s Lost on the road to Storm King Art Center.
Tuesday, Sept. 5: The Saugerties podcaster asks himself: “How do you tell a true story to an audience that’s hungry for a story better than their own lives?”
Scratch the surface of this film and you get much more than a detective thriller. Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation is one of the deadliest places in the Lower 48 states – largely because it’s among the coldest, windiest and snowiest. But the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho for whom the area is home face additional life-threatening challenges: poverty, drug and alcohol addiction and violent crime. Unemployment rates on the reservation exceed 80 percent; the average life expectancy is below age 50.