‘Attica’ Free Screening & Discussion at the Crandell Theatre, Jan 30

The Crandell Theatre presents the riveting 2021 documentary Attica by Emmy® winning director Stanley Nelson and co-director Traci Curry, about the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility. The screening is followed by a post-film discussion with Daniel L. Meyers, the attorney who litigated the “Attica Massacre” for over 25 years, his step-son Jared Reinmuth, an author and co-writer of the graphic memoir, Big Black: Stand at Attica, Jose Pineda III, the executive director of After Incarceration, a Hudson Valley-based restorative justice nonprofit project, and Laurie Scott, director of ReEntry Columbia.

Attica was nominated for three Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards including Best Historical or Biographical Documentary, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Director. It was also named Official Selection at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film chronicles the infamous 1971 prison rebellion, one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history, which was initiated by prisoners demanding better living conditions. The uprising lasted for five days and left 39 people dead. The documentary is an unnervingly vivid investigation that sheds new light on the enduring violence and racism of the prison system. Survivors, observers, and expert government officials recount the violent five-day standoff between mostly Black and Latino inmates and law enforcement that gripped America then, and the film highlights the urgent, ongoing need for reform 50 years later. The panel discussion will further elaborate on the film, the historic event, and the current state of prison reform from multiple perspectives.

View the trailer here

All attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear masks.
Seating is limited, please reserve your ticket in advance.

Runtime: 120 Minutes
Genre: Documentary

DATES/TIMES: Sunday, January 30, 2022 / 1pm

Reserve Online

LOCATION: The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037


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Art Omi Turns 30 in 2022!

Celebrating 30 Years of Igniting Change Through the Arts

Art Omi will commemorate the milestone through programs and events that highlight the organization’s work over the past three decades. These include the debut of Art Omi Presents, a new conversation series exploring contemporary arts and architecture. An Ecology Series will offer visitors guided tours that engage with the natural landscape of the Sculpture & Architecture Park throughout the year. Also in 2022, Art Omi breaks ground at a new site in Chatham, New York. Art Omi Pavilions at Chatham will present the work of distinguished artists and collectors in a series of 18 standalone pavilions distributed over a scenic 190-acre site.

For a full list of programs and events throughout the year, visit artomi.org/calendar.

LOCATIONOmi International Arts Center
Benenson Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075


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Mahaiwe Screening of The Shining, Jan 28

The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, is screening the 1980 film, The Shining, on Friday, January 28th. Considered one of the most influential thrillers of all time, The Shining follows Jack (Jack Nicholson) and Wendy (Shelley Duvall) Torrance as they oversee a remote hotel in the Colorado Rockies over the winter.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Rated: R
Runtime: 2h 26min 

Limited capacity audience. Masks required. Attendees will be asked to present proof of vaccination upon admission. Read the updated Safety Guidelines for more information.

DATE/TIME: Friday, January 28, 2022 /  7pm

All tickets should be purchased in advance (either online or over the phone) prior to arriving at the theater. Tickets will not be sold at the box office. Tickets available at mahaiwe.org

LOCATION: The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA


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