A still from Non-Fiction, playing later this month at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham.
October is a big month for the Hudson Valley film scene, with both the Woodstock Film Festival and Film Columbia on the docket. While there are more films than you could possibly see, here are five not to miss.
When a stolen identity turns into an internet nightmare of death threats, ‘revenge porn,’ and impersonation, Carrie Goldberg becomes her own lawyer in this hard-hitting documentary about cyber stalking and digital mobs. Netizenswill screen at the Bearsville Theater at on 10/11 and Rosendale Theater on 10/12.
Stay Human with Michael Franti performance
Espousing his typical brand of positivity, musician, activist, and filmmaker Michael Franti shares the stories of people who have overcome cynicism with hope in this optimistic, music-filled documentary. Following the screening at Woodstock Playhouse on October 12, Franti will give a short performance.
What They Had
When Bridget comes home at her brother Nicky's request, she returns to a mother suffering from Alzheimer's and a father in denial. Tensions run high in this moving family drama starring Hillary Swank. What They Had screens at Woodstock Playhouse on October 11 at 8:15pm.
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead This new documentary on the pioneering filmmaker Orson Wells tracks the director through the tumultuous final years of his life as he tried to make one last classic.
Non-Fiction This distinctly French comedy from Olivier Assayas tackles the modern era at its spear tip—Twitter. Starting Juliette Binoche, this film explores ephemerality, permanence, and changing standards in the digital landscape, amidst the timeless realities of affairs and politics. Non-Fiction screens at The Crandell Theatre at 5:30pm on October 21.
The Phoenicia Magic Festival will bring four shows of magic and mystery to the Phoenicia Playhouse from July 26-28. The shows will feature magicians Peter Samelson, Leland Faulkner, Chris Capehart, Alexander Boyce, Harrison Greenbaum, and Lucy Darling.