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There is an alarming amount of hunger in the United States, despite our collective wealth. This fact has been cited so often that it has lost some of its power. Income inequality is old news, but it’s important not to take this for granted....
So, there’s this thing called “Just for cats“, which quips that it offers “all the cattiness of the film fest, but with cats.” As their website puts it, the effort: …honours our favorite pet with a masterfully...
That headline's a little factoid I culled from the trailer for new a documentary about bees and the mystery of colony collapse. It's called More Than Honey, and it's playing tonight at Potsdam's Roxy Theater at 7:15pm. If the trailer (at the bottom...
A new documentary that showed at Sundance last weekend accuses the food industry of being the 21st century's Big Tobacco – fueling a health epidemic while waging "a decades-long misinformation campaign" about it. Here's what the makers of Fed...
As you may know, the movies are going digital, by which I mean that very soon film studios won’t be distributing, well, film anymore. Instead, they’ll be distributing all their movies digitally. For many small, independent theaters, the...
News stories tagged with "film"
Feb 20, 2004 — Filming for the short movie Frozen River wraps up tonight and tomorrow along the St. Lawrence River on the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation. Written and directed by an award-winning New York City based filmmaker, Frozen River is about two women who are driven by poverty to smuggle aliens across the U.S.-Canada border in the dark of night. The subject matter has raised some eyebrows on the reservation. David Sommerstein visited the set and has this report. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Feb 13, 2004 — The frozen St. Lawrence River by the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation will become the set for an award-winning director's latest film next week. Courtney Hunt will shoot scenes for a short film called Frozen River, a shorter version of a feature-length movie she wrote called Mohawk Bingo. It's about two women, one native, one white, who smuggle Pakistani illegal aliens across the border. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Feb 06, 2004 — The film Miracle opens today in the North Country. The movie is Disney's potrayal of the legendary 1980 Olympic hockey tournament in Lake Placid. There was a gala screening of the film last night, attended by Gov. Pataki and by members of the US team that made history by beating the Soviets. As Brian Mann reports, the movie catches a moment when Lake Placid's history was world history. Go to full article
Jan 19, 2004 — Today we begin a series on art in the North Country with an artist profile. Carmen D'Avino began his career as a painter in the 1930s. He's been a World War II military filmmaker, a sculptor, and an avant-guarde animator in New York City. He was even nominated for an Academy Award. For the past 15 years he's lived in an old farmhouse in the St. Lawrence County town of Hammond. David Sommerstein stopped by for a visit and found a portrait of the creative process in action. Go to full article
Oct 17, 2003 — Vermont independent director Jay Craven's new film, The Year That Trembled, will be shown Saturday night (7 pm) in Plattsburgh. Todd Moe talks with the grassroots filmmaker about his latest project that focuses on war and protest. Go to full article
Jun 11, 2003 — The Lake Placid Film Forum kicks off this afternoon, with five days of movies, panel discussions and workshops. The event is an intimate setting that offers locals a chance to see rare art films and to meet with some of the industry's most creative men and women ? directors, actors, writers. Todd Moe talks with Kathleen Carroll, Artistic Director of the Lake Placid Film Forum. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
May 20, 2003 — Two Plattsburgh-area veterans of public television have filmed an eight-part series called Hidden Adirondacks, which premiered on more than 100 PBS stations nationwide recently. Jody Tosti talks with executive producer John Campbell about the series. Go to full article
Mar 05, 2003 — The North Country's first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival opens Friday night at St. Lawrence University in Canton. "Out at the Movies" was organized by a consortium of local LGBT groups and friends. The films cover a broad range of issues that include the needs of youth, raising children, transgender issues, LGBT activism and the politics of AIDS. Todd Moe talks with two organizers of the film festival: Travis Babcock, a student at St. Lawrence and member of SLU PRIDES, and Kate Babbitt, president of PRISM, a regional support and social group. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Feb 18, 2003 — Fans of The Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen descended on St. Lawrence University yesterday. Long lines snaked down the hall to get free tickets for Mortensen's appearances February 28th and March 1st. The most eager fans had been waiting since 4 in the morning. Go to full article