Tag: Documentary

The Cat Rescuers Kit-Tea Party at Ancram Opera House, Apr 27

1253843-250The Cat Rescuers, a feature documentary by award winning filmmakers Rob Fruchtman (Sister Helen) and Steven Lawrence (Sarabah), will be shown at the Ancram Opera House this Saturday (April 27th) as part of a spring fundraiser for local cat rescues – Collaborative Cats and Cat Wranglers of Claverack.

The documentary had its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival where it won the Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award, given each year to a film that inspires audiences to respect the dignity and rights of all living beings and encourages dialogue about how we treat and view animals as a community.

The Cat Rescuers follows Sassee, Claire, Tara and Stu night and day as they hit the streets, backyards and alleys of Brooklyn to save feline lives. As the film unfolds, it shows the extraordinary skill, resilience and humor these passionate urban heroes bring to this challenging work, and how it has changed their lives. Against great odds, they are making a difference.

The Cat Rescuers film will be followed by the Kit-Tea party featuring refreshments by Harney Tea and delicious sweets by local volunteers. Kittens and cats will be available for viewing and adoption. Collaborative Cats annual Spring Raffle winners will be chosen.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 / 2pm
Kit-Tea Party at 3:30pm

ADMISSION:
$10.00 – Kit-Tea Party (includes refreshments and one raffle ticket)
$20.00 – General Admission (includes movie, refreshments & one raffle ticket)

Additional raffle tickets are available at the door.

To purchase admission tickets online, visit kitteaparty.brownpapertickets.com

LOCATION:
Ancram Opera House
1330 County Rt. 7
Ancram, NY 12502

MORE:
ancramoperahouse.org
facebook.com/ancramoperahouse
twitter.com/AncramOperaHse

 

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At The Crandell: ‘Free Solo’

Film Columbia 2018 is over, but the Crandell Theatre in Chatham continues it’s year-round offerings of new releases. Here’s what’s playing now.

Free Solo

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (Meru), world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, and our own Oscar-nominated editor Bob Eisenhardt, comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock, the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. Free Solo is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit. – Peter Biskind

TRAILER:

INFO:
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Runtime: 97 minutes
Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

SHOW TIMES:
Friday, November 2 through Thursday, November 8, 2018: All Showings at 7pm

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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At The Crandell: ‘Avengers: The Infinity War’ and ‘Hitler’s Hollywood’

Avengers: Infinity War has been shattering box office records. See it while it’s still at The Crandell Theatre. This Sunday’s matinee is Hitler’s Hollywood. Following is info and trailer for the two movies showing over the weekend.

Avengers: The Infinity War

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

TRAILER:

INFO:
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Written By: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Runtime: 156 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

SHOW TIMES:
5/4 – 5/10, 7:00pm 2D
5/5 – 2:30pm 2D

 

Hitler’s Hollywood

Filmmaker Rüdiger Suchsland suggests that the Third Reich was essentially an immersive movie starring the German nation, produced and directed by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Hitler’s Hollywood collages key films from the more than 1000 features the Nazis produced from 1933-1945: musicals, melodramas, romances, costume dramas, war films and when the real war got tough, insanely lavish, over-the-top fantasies. The German volk were portrayed as happy and sporty with lives of exaggerated cheerfulness or, conversely, full of morbid yearning for a death that would serve the Fatherland. Hannah Arendt gives perspective and context: One of the chief characteristics of modern masses (is) they do not trust their eyes and ears, but only their imaginations. What convinces masses are not facts, not even invented facts, but only the consistency of the illusion. It’s a frightening insight that could just as easily apply to the American political landscape today. – Karen Cooper, Film Forum

TRAILER:

INFO:
Rated: NR
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: Rüdiger Suchsland
Written By: Rüdiger Suchsland
In Theaters: Apr 11, 2018 Limited
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: Kino Lorber Films

SHOW TIMES:
Sunday 5/6 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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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.

At The Crandell: ‘Avengers: The Infinity War’ and ‘Itzhak’

Once again, The Crandell Theatre has something for everyone this weekend with Avengers Infinity War opening, and a Sunday matinee of Itzhak. Following is some info about the two movies showing over the weekend.

Avengers: The Infinity War

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

TRAILER:

INFO:
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Written By: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Runtime: 156 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

SHOW TIMES:
Fri 4/27, 7:00pm 2D, 9:45pm 3D
Sat 4/28, 2:00pm 2D, 7:00pm 2D & 9:45pm 3D
Sun 4/29, 2:00pm 2D & 7:00pm 2D
Mon 3/40 thru Thu 5/3, 7:00pm 2D

 

Itzhak

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak and Toby’s lives are dedicated to their large, loving, Jewish family in NYC and their continual support of young musicians. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

TRAILER:

INFO:
Rated: NR
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: Alison Chernick
Runtime: 80 minutes

SHOW TIMES:
Sunday 4/29 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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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.

At The Crandell – The Eagle Huntress, Sunday Only

NOW SHOWING at the Crandell Theater in Chatham: The Eagle Huntress

This Sunday, The Crandell presents a matinee showing of the documentary, The Eagle Huntress. Here’s the official synopsis:

Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined.

TRAILER:

Rated: G
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: Otto Bell
Runtime: 87 minutes
Studio: Kissiki Film

SHOW TIMES:
Sunday, February 19, at noon

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

The Crandell Theatre is located at 48 Main Street in the Village of Chatham. Visit CrandellTheatre.org for more info.

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