At The Crandell: ‘The Isle of Dogs’ and ‘A Fantastic Woman’

There’s a lot going on at The Crandell this weekend. The Isle of Dogs is currently playing, and there is a special Sunday matinee showing of ‘A Fantastic Woman’. Following is some info about the two movies, plus trailers and showtimes.

The Isle of Dogs

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono.

TRAILER:

INFO:
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements and some violent images)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Directed By: Wes Anderson
Written By: Wes Anderson
Runtime: 101 minutes
Studio: Fox SearchLight

SHOW TIMES:
Mon 4/16 thru Wed 4/25, at 7:00pm
2:00pm Sunday Matinee

A Fantastic Woman

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando’s family don’t trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death. Orlando’s ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral. And to make matters worse, Orlando’s son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with Orlando. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.

TRAILER:

INFO:
Rated: R (for language, sexual content, nudity and a disturbing assault.)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: Sebastián Lelio
Written By: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza
Runtime: 100 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

SHOW TIMES:
Sunday 4/22 at 12:00pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D

LOCATION:
The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street in the Village of Chatham, NY

MORE:
CrandellTheatre.org
FaceBook.com/CrandellTheatre

 

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Free Admission to Any National Park This Saturday

NPFNPF-P60197_14X48_v5.inddNational parks that typically charge entrance fees will be offering free admission this weekend to mark the start of National Park Week.

For one week each April, the National parks join the National Park Foundation (the official charity of America’s national parks), to celebrate America’s treasures. The theme for 2018’s National Park Week is “Park Stars,” celebrating everything from starry skies to superstar volunteers, park features, and resources. Parks, programs, and partners nationwide invite people everywhere to explore stories, experiences, and sites that brighten the National Park System and public lands.

DATES:
April 21 through 29, 2018

LOCATIONS:
National Park Parks across the country.
Use the “Find Your Park” locator by clicking here.

 

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New Lebanon Bicentennial Commemoration, Apr 21

This Saturday is the 200th anniversary of New Lebanon’s chartering. Bicentennial Commemoration events will be taking place all summer long, starting on Saturday morning. Saturday’s program will include a presentation of proclamation from State Government, Re-enactment of the charter signing, various displays of historical interest, entertainment, special commemorative cancellation stamp, and more.

Later in the day there will be a pot luck supper ‘Sup and Swing’ at the Jr/Sr High School featuring the High School Chorus, and entertainment from the locally renown Twangbusters.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, April 21 2018, from 10 am – 12 pm
Sup and Swing: 5 pm – 8 pm

LOCATION:
Immaculate Conception Church
14755 NY-22,
New Lebanon, NY 12125

Sup and Swing:
14665 NY-22,
New Lebanon, NY 12125

MORE:
http://growthevalley.org/nl200

 

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Lebanon Valley Speedway 2018 Grand Season Opening, Apr 21

 

When I bought and moved into my house, the month was December. Several months later the Lebanon Valley Speedway opened for the summer season, and I discovered that the sounds from the speedway can be heard at my house. Luckily, I’m far enough that it’s usually just a low buzzing noise in the distance. Over the years Ive actually grown to like the sound. For one thing, it reminds me that it’s summer. The other reason I like it is that I live on a quiet road and am surrounded by woods – it’s secluded, so I like hearing the sounds and knowing that there is something happening down in the valley.

The 2018 season kicks off this Saturday with the 66th Grand Season Opening, featuring L&M Motors & Sayer’s Auto Wrecking’s $3000 Modified Event. To see the full schedule for the season, click here. And, if you have never been to the speedway for an event, definitely check it out this summer – it’s always a fun time.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, April 21 2018,  5pm – 10pm

ADMISSION:
GA Kids $2 – GA Adult $11 – Reserved $13 – Tower or Roof $16

LOCATION:
1746 US Route 20
West Lebanon, NY 12195

MORE:
www.lebanonvalley.com
facebook.com/lebanonvalleyspeedway
@LVSpeedway

 

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New Lebanon Library Crafts Event: DIY Puffy Paint Art

The New Lebanon Library will host it’s monthly Family Crafts event next week. This month’s craft session will instruct kids through the process of making a DIY Puffy Paint Art. Kids will learn how to make their own puffy paints, and create a painting to take home.

All materials will be provided by the library.
For ages 5 and up.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, April 19 2018, from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

LOCATION:
New Lebanon Library
550 State Route 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125
Phone: 518-794-8844
Email: leb@taconic.net

MORE:
NewLebanonLibrary.org
Facebook.com/NewLebanonLibraryNY
twitter –@NewLebanonLib
518-794-8844
leb@taconic.net

 

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Interesting Article About The Berkshires in The New York Times

There was a very interesting article in the April 13, 2018, issue of The New York Times. The article, titled “Betting on the Berkshires” by Tim McKeough, takes a look at the Real Estate happenings, economic developments, and potential of Berkshire County. The article gives us a great overview of ongoing activity taking place in the northern Berkshire towns like North Adams.

Here are the first few paragraphs of McKeough’s article:

When the partners behind Tourists, a boutique hotel under construction in North Adams, Mass., invited the celebrated San Francisco-based chef Cortney Burns to open a restaurant at their establishment, her first impulse was to say no.

“I had no reason to go to the East Coast. I had one restaurant I was closing, one I had just opened and another I was just about to sign the lease on,” said Ms. Burns, 38, a James Beard Foundation Award winner who was co-chef at Bar Tartine in San Francisco before opening Duna, both with Nicolaus Balla. “So by no means did I find myself free.”

However, after agreeing to visit North Adams, a former manufacturing town of brick industrial buildings ringed by rolling green hills in Berkshire County, to discuss a possible consulting role, she found it impossible to leave.

“What I saw here was this beautiful confluence of nature, culture, solitude and such a deep historical story,” Ms. Burns said. “It was one of those open doors that I felt like I would be a fool to not walk through.”

The article also discusses some recent real estate transactions, new development projects in Great Barrington, and new restaurants in the region. If you haven’t read the full article yet, click here, and check it out. Its a great read.

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Capturing the Beauty of The Land, A Program at North Chatham Free Library

The North Chatham Free Library presents ‘Capturing the Beauty of the Land’ with Jerry Freedner. Discover how the artist’s landscape photography helps the CLC (Columbia Land Conservancy) protect nature and the farms around us.

Freedner is a landscape photographer who is currently focusing on the rural lands and farms of the Hudson Valley. His photographs reflect a vision of the farmer as an artist and the land as art.

For information, call 518-766-3211.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, April 15 2018,  at 3pm

ADMISSION:
Admission is free. All events are open to anyone of any town or hamlet.

LOCATION:
North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, New York 12132

MORE:
NorthChathamLibrary.org
Facebook.com/North-Chatham-Free-Library
518-766-3211
Email: nclibrary@fairpoint.net

 

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