movie http://wamc.org en "Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter" By Richard Barrios http://wamc.org/post/dangerous-rhythm-why-movie-musicals-matter-richard-barrios <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Love them or love to hate them, embrace the glitter (however scratchy it may be) or deny the lure of those toe-tapping tunes - movie musicals have a storied - and serenaded - place in American popular culture.</p><p>Richard Barrios worked in the music and film industries before turning to film history with his award-winning book, <em>A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film</em>. His encore to that book is the new book, <em>Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter</em>.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 93509 at http://wamc.org "Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter" By Richard Barrios BIFF - "Fort Tilden" http://wamc.org/post/biff-fort-tilden <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The narrative feature, <a href="http://www.forttildenthemovie.com/"><em>Fort Tilden</em></a>, will screen twice at <a href="http://www.biffma.org">The Berkshire International Film Festival</a> this weekend. Tomorrow at 9pm at The Triplex in Great Barrington and Saturday at 2pm at The Beacon in Pittsfield.</p><p>The film is the full-length feature debut co-written and co-directed by Sarah Violet Bliss and Charles Rodgers.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 91447 at http://wamc.org BIFF - "Fort Tilden" BIFF - "May In The Summer" http://wamc.org/post/biff-may-summer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Cherien Dabis is a Palestinian American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. When her debut feature-length film, <em>Amreeka</em>, was released in 2009, she was named one of <em>Variety</em> magazine's "10 Directors to Watch."</p><p>Her new feature, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MayInTheSummerMovie"><em>May in the Summer</em></a>, is a culture clash drama-comedy and is tonight’s opening night film at the <a href="http://www.biffma.org">9th Annual Berkshire International Film Festival</a>.</p><p>In the film, May Brennan (played by Dabis) returns from New York City to her childhood home of Amman, Jordan for her wedding. Shortly after reuniting with her sisters and their long-since divorced parents, myriad familial and cultural conflicts lead May to question the big step she is about to take.</p><p>Cherien Dabis is in The Berkshires ready for the screening at BIFF tonight and she joins us, now.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 91523 at http://wamc.org BIFF - "May In The Summer" "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 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 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 Woodstock Film Festival 2013 Preview http://wamc.org/post/woodstock-film-festival-2013-preview <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Celebrating 14-years of innovative filmmakers and filmmaking, the <a href="http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com">Woodstock Film Festival</a> has unveiled its line-up of nearly 150 films, panels, and events, screening Wednesday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 6th, in Woodstock NY, and neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Kingston and Rosendale.</p><p>The festival which is featuring 25 world premieres, includes such special events such as the Kick-Off Screening with Dick Fontaine's <em>Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes</em> with Sonny Rollins as the special guest and a performance by The JD Allen Trio. In addition, the inaugural keynote speech will be delivered by Slava Rubin, the CEO of Indiegogo.</p><p>WFF's Co-Founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein joins us this morning for a preview.</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73703 at http://wamc.org Woodstock Film Festival 2013 Preview GHOST The Musical Starts Its National Tour At Proctors http://wamc.org/post/ghost-musical-starts-its-national-tour-proctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>GHOST The Musical</em> kicks off its National Tour on the mainstage at <a href="http://www.proctors.org">Proctors</a> in Schenectady, NY on Saturday, September 14th.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.</span></p><p>Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, <a href="http://www.ghostontour.com/"><em>GHOST The Musical</em></a> follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.</p><p>Bruce Joel Rubin joins us to talk about his film and his work adapting it for the stage.</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73353 at http://wamc.org GHOST The Musical Starts Its National Tour At Proctors Beacon Independent Film Festival http://wamc.org/post/beacon-independent-film-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Beacon Independent Film Festival will be held at University Settlement Camp in Beacon, NY September 13 </span>̶15<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Founded by Beacon resident Terry Nelson, the Beacon Independent Film Festival celebrates filmmaking and the act of watching films with others in your community.</span></p><p>The festival will showcase an array of emerging filmmakers both local and international and offerings will consist of short and feature length independent films that audiences might not otherwise have the opportunity to see.</p><p>The festival will open with a screening of “Ain’t In It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm,” and a music video and performance by Stephen Clair Trio. Afore mentioned festival founder, Terry Nelson, joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72933 at http://wamc.org Beacon Independent Film Festival