Saturday, May 4: Best friends since the first grade, Rhett & Link are a comedic duo known for hosting the most-watched daily show on the Internet, Good Mythical Morning. Their narrative series Rhett & Link’s Buddy System and the award-winning weekly podcast Ear Biscuits, as well as their wildly popular comedic songs, sketches and low-budget local commercials, have established the pair as viral superstars of the new model.
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Sunday, Mar. 24: Under artistic director Alberto Lopez, Calpulli brings a new work-in-progress, Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo, which will be followed by a post-show discussion.
Friday, Mar. 15: “Their show is not an autism awareness campaign, they say. They want people to laugh simply because they’re funny.”
Is Roma worth the effort to find? Absolutely yes. Its huge pile of cinematography prizes is well-warranted; shot in digital 65mm format, its black-and-white tones are subtle, silken. It tells much of its story in long, unbroken tracking shots, with the camera often slowly rotating 360 degrees to take in all the sprawling details of a space.
Thursday- Sunday, Mar. 7-10: One need not be either “colored” or a “girl” to be profoundly affected by this extraordinary, transformative work of theater.
I never thought I’d be caught admitting that a movie series is markedly better than the books upon which it is based, but here we have it.
Saturday, Mar. 2: It’s an imaginative notion for an interview show dreamed up by actress Sarah Thyre and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean. Sometimes the hosts as well as the guests end up weeping on-air – even when the tear-inducing event shared is something as silly as a TV commercial.
Saturday, Mar. 2: When Joni Mitchell turned 75, her literal hordes of indebted admirers and peers, famous in their own right, showed up to pay tribute to her astounding musical and cultural achievements. The whole affair was captured on film.
The original Lego Movie didn’t merely milk consumer interest in the parent product; it brazenly mocked its own brand and passive consumerism as an approach to living. Alas, much of the charm of the original has been lost in its sequel.
The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free through the 21 public libraries in Ulster County.