Category: Movies

FilmColumbia Marks Its 20th Anniversary, October 18-27

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Hosted by The Crandell Theatre, FilmColumbia is an annual eight-day festival of world-class films representing major studios, independents, international films, animated features, documentaries and children’s short films.

2019 marks FilmColumbia’s 20th anniversary, with nearly 60 films, including new releases from acclaimed directors Noah Baumbach, Alex Gibney, Ken Loach, Terrence Malick and the late Agnes Varda, and lauded performances from Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Isabelle Huppert, Scarlett Johansson, Clive Owen, Michael Shannon, Marisa Tomei and Alfre Woodard, among many others.

Schedule includes winners of five major awards at Cannes, inluding the Palme d’Or, and major movies screened at the Toronto, New York, Venice, Berlin, Telluride and Sundance Film Festivals.

For the fourth consecutive year, the festival will present a special tribute to an acclaimed artist with ties to Columbia County. This year’s honoree is producer, distributor, writer and director James Schamus, who has been a key player in the independent filmmaking world for 30 years. FilmColumbia 2019 will honor Schamus on October 18-19 with film screenings, a Q&A and a special benefit reception.

Click/tap here for more about the events and movies. The complete FilmColumbia 2019 schedule is available now at crandelltheatre.org/filmcolumbia/schedule

DATES/TIMES: Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 27, 2019
Movies are screened throughout the days and evenings

LOCATIONS:
Movies are shown in three locations in Chatham Village (Chatham, NY 12037):
The Crandall Theater (48 Main Street)
Tracy Memorial Village Hall (77 Main Street)
Morris Memorial (17 Park Row)

TICKET PRICES:
DAY FILMS
Crandell Theatre Members: $11
General Public $13

EVENING FILMS (5pm onwards, Crandell Theatre only)
Crandell Theatre Members: $14
Non-Memberships $17

FILM PASSES
Gold Pass (Access to all films and events, except Kick-Off Party)
Members: $220
General Public: $275

All Film Pass (Access to films only, does not include events)
Members: $200
General Public $250

Children’s International Film Program (Saturday, October 26, 10:30am) – Free

After School Filmmaking Project (Sunday, October 27, 11:00am) – Free

EVENTS:
Makers on Main Street, Thursday, October 24, 4:30-6:30 pm, Main St. -$15 plus $2 drinks

Friday Night Pub Party at People’s Pub, Friday, October 25, 10pm- Free, Cash Bar

Art of Film Editing with Bob Eisenhardt, Saturday, October 26, 10am-12pm, Tracy Memorial, $15

Blue Plate, Post-Sneak Party, Saturday, October 27, 10:15 pm – $15/Cash Bar

MORE:
For more information, including online ticket purchases, visit FilmColumbia.org
CrandellTheatre.org
FaceBook.com/CrandellTheatre

 

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James Franco’s ‘The Pretenders’ to Premiere at the Palace Theatre in Albany, Oct 5

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The Palace Theatre along with Film Albany is excited to roll out the red carpet for the Capital Region premiere of James Franco’s THE PRETENDERS on Saturday, October 5.  Filming for THE PRETENDERS took place in 2016 throughout Albany and the Capital Region including the Palace Theatre.

Directed by James Franco, the drama, written by Will Patterson and Jesse Woods – stars Jack Kilmer (The Nice Guys), Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe), Shameik Moore (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse), Tyler Alvarez (American Vandal), Brian Cox (X2: X-Men United), Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow), Juno Temple (Maleficent) and James Franco.

Life imitates deadly art as French New Wave obsessed film student Terry (Jack Kilmer) and his best friend, the smooth talking Phil (Shameik Moore) are both seduced by mysterious actress Catherine (Jane Levy). The longer they know each other, the more they realize they don’t truly know the real Catherine. After years of sex, betrayal, and collateral damage, the three careen into a lifestyle that leaves one of them fighting for their life.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, October 5, 2019 /  7pm (movie begins) doors open at 6pm.

TICKETS:
$10
Tickets can be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre Box Office, online at palacealbany.org or by phone at 518-465-4663.

LOCATION:
Palace Theatre
19 Clinton Ave, Albany, NY 12207

MORE:
palacealbany.org
facebook.com/PalaceAlbany
instagram.com/palacealbany

 

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Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker – Official Teaser Trailer

File this is the Way Beyond Columbia County category. As a life-long Star Wars fan, and movie-buff, I like to share the latest trailers for the Star Wars movies. After watching the following, I’m already excited for when this opens at The Crandell.

Enjoy!

 

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At The Crandell: ‘Dumbo’

Now Playing at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham –  Dumbo!

Dumbo

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story in which differences are celebrated, family is cherished, and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the troupe makes an incredible comeback, attracting slick entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

INFO:
Rated: PG (for peril/action, some thematic elements, and brief mild language)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Tim Burton
Written By: Ehren Kruger
Runtime: 112 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

SHOWTIMES:
Friday, March 29 – Thursday, April 4, 2019 / 7pm everyday plus:
4:30pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
2pm on Saturday & Sunday

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
Chatham, NY 12037

MORE:
CrandellTheatre.org
FaceBook.com/CrandellTheatre

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At The Crandell: ‘Captain Marvel’ Returns for a Second Week

Now Playing at the Crandell Theatre! Marvel’s Captain Marvel has been dominating the box office with a domestic total over $282 million! If you haven’t seen it yet, The Crandell has extended the showing for another week so check it out.

Captain Marvel

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

INFO:
Rated: PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Written By: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet
Runtime: 128 minutes
Studio: Marvel Studios

SHOWTIMES:
Friday, March 22 – Thursday, March 28, 2019 / 7pm everyday

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
Chatham, NY 12037

MORE:
CrandellTheatre.org
FaceBook.com/CrandellTheatre

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