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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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FilmColumbia 2018, October 20-28

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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. In addition to screening approximately 50 films, the festival also features panels, Q&A sessions with filmmakers and screenwriting workshops.

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, October 28, 2018
Movies are screened throughout the days and evenings.
For the full schedule, Click Here to visit www.filmcolumbia.org/schedule-and-tickets/tickets

LOCATIONS:
Movies are shown in three locations in Chatham Village:
The Crandall Theater (48 Main Street)
Tracy Memorial Village Hall
(77 Main Street)
Morris Memorial (center of Park Row).

TICKET PRICES:
$11 – $17 per movie
Gold Pass: Access to all films and events, except Brian Cox honoring party – $275 for non-members/$220 members
All Film Pass (Access to films only, does not include events) – $250 for non-members/$200 members

Sat, 10:30 am, Crandell Theater – Children’s International Film Program – Free

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

 

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FilmColumbia 2017, October 22-29

Hosted by The Chatham Film Club and The Crandell Theatre, FilmColumbia offers film buffs an exciting long weekend of film screenings and meet the filmmaker events. In the festival’s history, many films have been screened that have gone on to garner industry and critic awards and nominations. This year’s selections will introduce audiences to an outstanding group of new films before they are released to the general public.

DATES/TIMES:
October 22 – 29, 2017
Movies are screened throughout the days and evenings.
For the full schedule, Click Here to visit www.filmcolumbia.org/schedule-and-tickets/tickets

EVENTS:
Fri, 10/27, 10 pm – Pub Party – The People’s Pub, Main St., Chatham- Free/Cash Bar
Sat, 10/28, 9:30 am – Screenwriting Panel – $17
Sat, 10/28, 10:30 pm – Post Sneak Party – Blue Plate Restaurant- $15/Cash Bar

LOCATIONS:
Movies are shown in three locations in Chatham Village:
The Crandall Theater (48 Main Street)
Tracy Memorial Village Hall
(77 Main Street)
Morris Memorial (center of Park Row).

TICKET PRICES:
Day Films (All Films at the Morris will cost the day film rate)
CFC Members: $11 Non-Members $13

Evening Films (Starting at 5:00 pm at the Crandell Venue ONLY)
CFC Members: $14; Non-Memberships $17

Passholders Please Note: Passes do not include Langella Screenings on October 20th & 21st.

Gold Pass – Access to all films & events
CFC Members; $220, Non-Members; $275

All Film Pass – Access to films only, does not include events
CFC Members: $200 Non Members $250

Sat, 10:30 am, Crandell Theater – Children’s International Film Program – Free

MORE:
For more information, including online ticket purchases, visit FilmColumbia.org.

 

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Crandell Theatre Finally Going Digital

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When The Chatham Film Club purchased the Crandell Theater, they set out on a fund-raising plan to upgrade the theater’s antiquated film projector with a digital system. That upgrade is happening now and it’s not a minute too soon. I love The Crandell and love seeing movies at this local treasure. However, there are more and more movies that have to be seen in digital (not film) so when a movie like Iron Man 3 opened at The Crandell, I reluctantly passed in favor of a digital screen somewhere else.

Here is the full story from The Chatham Film Club and Crandell Theater about the upgrade:

The Chatham Film Club has announced that the Crandell Theatre will complete a major step in its digital conversion and theatre upgrade project this month. The fundraising campaign begun last October has raised sufficient funds to replace the existing 35 mm equipment with a new, state of the art digital projector, projection booth renovation, improvements to the theatre sound system and a new movie screen. Custom-made draperies of special material intended to dramatically improve sound quality will be installed along the theatre walls.
“Digital is the most significant change in movie technology since the coming of sound,” said Peter Biskind, Vice President of Programming for the Chatham Film Club, “We have purchased a Christie 2210 projector that will give us images indistinguishable from 35 mm, way crisper images than those provided by DVD/Blu-ray projectors, and crystal clear sound.”
The Crandell will close for equipment installation after the May 18th evening movie and will have a grand reopening on Friday evening, May 24th. There will be no Film Club matinee on Sunday, May 19th.

“The new digital equipment will ensure that we have access to a full offering of newly released movies for our patrons,” explained Sandi Knakal, President of the Chatham Film Club, “including the capability to show movies in 3-D. In the past year we have found ourselves limited in our selection of films as more and more distribution companies are offering movies in digital format only.”

The overall project cost is estimated at $250,000. Thanks to a supportive community and a generous grant from the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, the Chatham Film Club has raised approximately $195,000 to this goal. However, the remaining balance still needs to be funded to comply with this important mandate from the movie distribution companies.

 

The Hunger Games Midnight Show at The Crandell

If you have been reading Columbia County Current (or following us on Twitter) then you know that The Hunger Games arrived at The Crandell last night for a special, midnight showing. As a fan of the books (and The Crandell), I thought it would be fun to head out for this late-night showing so me and some friends did just that.

I was excited to see that we weren’t alone and the biggest crowd that I have ever seen at The Crandell was out last night to see this movie and support our local movie theater.

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The movie was great and you could tell that the audience was filled with fans of the books by the way that people reacted to simple details, dialogue and the characters. Fans of the books will undoubtedly find a few flaws ( I did) but overall, should be really happy with how the book was brought to the screen.

The Hunger Games is playing at The Crandell (and everywhere else) all week.

Photos by Seth Davis