By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 - 10:25 pm
Image from "How To Survive A Plague" Facebook page. "How To Survive A Plague," the first film by documentary filmmaker David France, was announced Thursday as an Oscar nominee, making the cut with four other documentary films vying for Best Documentary... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 - 11:04 am
Upstate Films in Woodstock. Photo from Upstate Films' Facebook wall. Upstate Films, a nonprofit that runs two small arthouse movie theaters in Rhinebeck and Woodstock, is racing the clock to raise $180,000 for two digital projectors. It's an upgrade the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 - 12:26 pm
Above: The official trailer for "How To Survive a Plague," a documentary about AIDS activists in the '80s and '90s by filmmaker David France. The Delaware County town of Middletown may get the chance to root for one of its own at the upcoming Oscars in... Read more
By rplatel on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 - 10:09 pm
By Andrew Wyrich on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 - 10:11 am
Above: Jim Richardson of the Walton Theatre Preservation Association. All photos courtesy of Jim Richardson. In June, the Walton Theatre, along with every other small movie theater across the country, received an ultimatum: Convert your 35mm projector to... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Monday, Sep. 17, 2012 - 9:59 pm
Above: The Seven21 Media Center in Kingston. Photo courtesy of Seven21. A new collaboration between SUNY Ulster and a private Kingston media center will soon put top-notch video production techniques in the hands of the college's students, and the... Read more
By M Lerner on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 - 5:22 pm
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 - 1:14 pm
A lot of things were still new in 1969. Rock festivals and consumer video, to name two. At the storied Woodstock Music and Art Festival in Bethel, New York, a few young souls were combining the two, using their new-fangled cameras to record what even then... Read more
By M Lerner on Monday, Jul. 23, 2012 - 5:34 pm
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 9, 2012 - 12:41 pm
The Catskills are catnip for artists, and have been ever since Thomas Cole painted his first majestic waterfall. Filmmaker David Becker is the latest aesthete to respond to the lure of the mountains, and he's making a whole film about the subject. In his... Read more


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