film http://wamc.org en Metroland 4/3/14 http://wamc.org/post/metroland-4314 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of </span>Metroland<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87371 at http://wamc.org Metroland 4/3/14 "Mad As Hell" By Dave Itzkoff http://wamc.org/post/mad-hell-dave-itzkoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>“I’m mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!”</p><p>Those words, spoken by an unhinged anchorman named Howard Beale, “the mad prophet of the airwaves,” took America by storm in 1976, whenNetwork became a sensation. With a superb cast (including Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall) directed by Sidney Lumet, the film won four Academy Awards and indelibly shaped how we think about corporate and media power.</p><p>In <em>Mad As Hell</em>, Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times recounts the surprising and dramatic story of how Network made it to the screen.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86650 at http://wamc.org "Mad As Hell" By Dave Itzkoff Project Native's 4th Annual Environmental Film Festival http://wamc.org/post/project-natives-4th-annual-environmental-film-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.projectnative.org/">Project Native</a> is a non-profit environmental education organization committed to growing native plants, maintaining a native butterfly house and wildlife sanctuary, and promoting stewardship of the local landscape.</p><p>For the past three years Project Native has hosted a successful day-long environmental film festival. This year, the festival will kick off Saturday, March 29th at 7pm at<a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org"> The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington with a special screening of <em>Revolution</em>, an award-winning film by <a href="http://www.therevolutionmovie.com/rob-stewart/">Rob Stewart</a>, director of <em>Sharkwater</em>.</p><p>On Sunday, March 30th Project Native will once again host a full day of environmental films at the <a href="http://www.thetriplex.com/accounts/99/homepage/">Triplex Cinema</a> in Great Barrington. As in years past, the day will start at 10:00 am with a film for children and families.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86634 at http://wamc.org Project Native's 4th Annual Environmental Film Festival Annie Potts Is Flying High In "Pippin" On Broadway http://wamc.org/post/annie-potts-flying-high-pippin-broadway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Popular actress, Annie Potts, played - and this is really cherry-picking from her numerous <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001633/">credits</a> - Mary Jo Shively for sevens season on the CBS series, <em>Designing Women</em> and Janine Melnitz in <em>Ghostbusters</em> and <em>Ghostbusters II</em>. She received a Golden Globe nod for her work in <em>Corvette Summer</em> and voiced the memorable Bo Peep in Pixar’s <em>Toy Story</em> I and II.</p><p>Potts is currently playing Berthe in The Tony Award Winning Broadway Revival of <a href="http://www.pippinthemusical.com/"><em>Pippin</em></a> at The Music Box Theatre.</p><p>Pippin has a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. This revival is directed by Diane Paulus and features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main. Gypsy Snider helmed the Circus Creation and the choreography is by Chet Walker.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 85819 at http://wamc.org Annie Potts Is Flying High In "Pippin" On Broadway Robert Wagner Remembers Old Hollywood http://wamc.org/post/robert-wagner-remembers-old-hollywood <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>With a career spanning more than five decades, perhaps few actors are more qualified to recount the glamorous Hollywood era of the late 1940s and early 1950s than Robert Wagner.</p><p>His new book, <em>You Must Remember This</em>, is Wagner’s ode to a bygone age, to its incomparable style and how it was displayed, and to its legendary stars.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85750 at http://wamc.org Robert Wagner Remembers Old Hollywood Oh Hai, Greg Sestero - "The Room" Actor At The Linda 3/1 http://wamc.org/post/oh-hai-greg-sestero-room-actor-linda-31 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.theroommovie.com/"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Room</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a 2003 independent romantic drama film starring Tommy </span>Wiseau<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who also wrote, directed, and produced the feature - using his own money.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 84812 at http://wamc.org Oh Hai, Greg Sestero - "The Room" Actor At The Linda 3/1 Oscar Talk with Thelma Adams http://wamc.org/post/oscar-talk-thelma-adams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Nobody knows movies like <a href="http://www.thelmadams.com/wordpress">Thelma Adams</a>. So, we wanted to talk with her about Sunday night’s Academy Awards and find out her thoughts on possible winners and losers on film’s biggest night.</p><p>She is currently a <a href="https://www.movies.yahoo.com">Yahoo! Movies </a>Contributing Editor, film critic and Oscarologist. She was the film critic at Us Weekly for eleven years from 2000 to 2011, following six years at the New York Post. She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84582 at http://wamc.org Oscar Talk with Thelma Adams Ideas Matter: Freedom Riders http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-freedom-riders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week in our <a href="http://www.wamc.org/term/ideas-matter">Ideas Matter</a> segment we learned about an exciting national program, Created Equal, which uses documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. This week, we learn about how one local organization is using these films to discuss these ideas in the Capital Region.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84333 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: Freedom Riders Best Movies Of 2013 With Metroland's Shawn Stone http://wamc.org/post/best-movies-2013-metrolands-shawn-stone <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As 2013 draws to a close, we look back at the best films of the year as determined by Shawn Stone - The Arts Editor of </span>Metroland<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, The Alternative News Weekly of New York’s Capital Region.</span></p><p>Shawn's List:<br />10. <em>Rush</em><br />9. <em>American Hustle</em><br />8. <em>Passion</em><br />7. <em>Blue is the Warmest Color</em><br />6. <em>Spring Breakers</em><br />5. <em>Frances Ha</em><br />4. <em>Fruitvale Station</em><br />3. <em>The World's End</em><br />2. <em>Before Midnight</em><br />1. <em>Gravity</em></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 80857 at http://wamc.org Best Movies Of 2013 With Metroland's Shawn Stone "Critical Mass: Four Decades Of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades And Hurrahs" By James Wolcott http://wamc.org/post/critical-mass-four-decades-essays-reviews-hand-grenades-and-hurrahs-james-wolcott <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From his early </span>70s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dispatches as a critic for the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Village Voice</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on rock and roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism of the </span>80s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>90s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that made him famous, to his must-read cultural reporting for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Vanity Fair</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott">James </a></span><a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott" style="line-height: 1.5;">Walcott</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has had a career as a free lance critic and a literary intellectual like none other.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With his new career-spanning collection </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades and Hurrahs</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- he gives us his best critical essays and cultural journalism.</span></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78049 at http://wamc.org "Critical Mass: Four Decades Of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades And Hurrahs" By James Wolcott