animation http://wamc.org en Stephen Lang And "The Wheatfield" At The Crandall Theatre http://wamc.org/post/stephen-lang-and-wheatfield-crandall-theatre <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Stephen Lang is a Tony Award-nominated American actor and playwright who is also well known for his film work - including his roles as George E. Pickett in <em>Gettysburg</em>, Stonewall Jackson in <em>Gods and Generals</em>, Colonel Quaritch in <em>Avatar</em> and many others.</p><p>This Sunday at 4pm <a href="http://www.crandelltheatre.org/chatham-film-club">The Chatham Film Club</a> and the <a href="http://www.cchsny.org/">Columbia County Historical Society</a> present an exciting combination of theater, film and music that tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of Union officer and Medal of Honor Winner James Jackson Purman.</p><p>The program features a one man show written and performed by Stephen Lang, original music composed by Robert Kessler and performed by virtuoso double-bassist Timothy Cobb, and the a screening of the short film <a href="http://www.thewheatfieldfilm.com/"><em>The Wheatfield</em></a>, written and performed by Lang, and directed by filmmakers, Alexander and Adrian Smith. The program is hosted by historian <a href="http://www.haroldholzer.com/">Harold Holzer</a>.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 79689 at http://wamc.org Stephen Lang And "The Wheatfield" At The Crandall Theatre FilmColumbia - Gary Leib - Animiation for Adults http://wamc.org/post/filmcolumbia-gary-leib-animiation-adults <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.garyleib.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gary Leib</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has won wide praise for his work as an animator and cartoonist, including a 1994 Harvey nomination for his </span>Fantagraphics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comic book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Idiotland</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Yorker</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Musician Magazine</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York Observer</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Raw</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Blab</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and as weekly features in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York Press</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for many years. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught in the graduate computer animation program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. His animation company is called, </span><a href="http://www.twinkleland.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Twinkle</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Gary curates “Animation for Adults” for the <a href="http://www.filmcolumbia.com">FilmColumbia</a> Festival and this year’s program will screen at 12:30 pm on Saturday.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 76253 at http://wamc.org FilmColumbia - Gary Leib - Animiation for Adults "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic" at Norman Rockwell Museum http://wamc.org/post/snow-white-and-seven-dwarfs-creation-classic-norman-rockwell-museum <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;">This summer </span><a href="http://www.nrm.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Norman Rockwell Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pays tribute to Walt Disney, another American icon of the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Century, with a special exhibition celebrating the </span>75th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the acclaimed visual storyteller’s first feature-length animated film. </span><a href="http://www.nrm.org/2012/12/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-the-creation-of-a-classic/" style="line-height: 1.5;">“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic”</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be on view at the Museum through October 27, 2013.</span></p><p>The exhibition celebrates Walt Disney’s vision and the artistry of his dedicated staff, illustrating how they shaped and defined an entirely new American art form through their creation of this groundbreaking film.</p><p>Joining us is exhibit Curator and Creative Director of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, Lella Smith who guides a staff of 24 in exhibiting, archiving, and digitizing the library’s collections. We also welcome, the Chief Curator for the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stephanie Plunkett.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69490 at http://wamc.org "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic" at Norman Rockwell Museum The Fairest One of All by J.B. Kaufman http://wamc.org/post/fairest-one-all-jb-kaufman <p></p><p><em>Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</em> was first shown to a theatrical audience in December 1937 and brought overwhelming, joyous applause from a house full of hardened film-industry professionals.</p><p>From today’s perspective, its stature is even greater—named as one of the best movies of all time by the American Film Institute, and still beloved by children and adults around the world.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51897 at http://wamc.org The Fairest One of All by J.B. Kaufman