Potsdam, NY, Nov 11, 2013 — Tonight at the Roxy Theater, a new full-length film with a mostly North Country cast makes its local premiere. "Nontraditional" was filmed almost entirely in Potsdam and on the Clarkson University campus.
It's the fictional story of a female combat veteran struggling to return to civilian life. The story is based on interviews directors Brian Hauser and Christina Xydias did with female veterans. It's also based on Hauser's personal experiences as an Army veteran.
Listen to an interview with writer/director Hauser and co-producer Xydias. Hauser told David Sommerstein the main character is 26 year-old Erika Bird. She was a military police officer in Afghanistan and Iraq. And now she's returning home to get a college degree.
The film has its local premiere tonight at 7:15 at the Roxy Theater in Potsdam. Go to full article
Nov 07, 2013 — SUNY Canton will pay tribute to North Country World War II veterans with a Living History Ceremony Friday night in advance of Veterans Day. Todd Moe talks with librarian Mike Magilligan, who spent the past year recording stories from the Second World War. It's part of a larger project to collect oral histories from veterans in the region. Go to full article
Toronto, ON, Nov 06, 2013 — Next year marks the centennial of the start of World War I, and a Canadian actor/director is in the midst of planning an international event for the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
R.H. Thomson is perhaps best known as Jasper Dale in the Canadian televison series, Road to Avonlea. Recently, he played Alexander in the Thousand Islands Playhouse production of No Great Mischief.
In 2008, Thomson co-created the 1914-1918 Vigil, a project that saw the names of more than 68,000 Canadians who died during the war projected onto memorials and buildings across Canada.
Todd Moe spoke with him about creating a multi-national WWI centenary project called "The World Remembers," which Thomson calls a unique, powerful effort that speaks to younger generations.
Over the past two years, Thomson has visited government officials and war archives across Europe. His goal is a collective remembrance of all the war dead. Go to full article
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