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From somewhere between the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s no one in my family or circle of friends bought grapes. Why? Cesar Chavez. The United Farm Workers co-founder was successful in using a boycott of grapes to raise the national consciousness about...
“Noah,” starring Russell Crowe, is being marketed as a kind of action-disaster movie — think “Gladiator” meets “Armageddon.” And on its face, the Great Flood story from the book of Genesis seems like a...
It’s Academy Award season, the Hollywood gathering of decolletage and glitz, while we’re here in our long johns, bulky sweaters and hats with ear flaps. I say it’s time to set our own scene. Lay out the red carpet on a frozen lake,...
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...
Earlier today, my fellow intern Josh Cameron shared his very “bro” list of must see movies in 2013. While Josh has reminded us of some great films coming out later this year, he’s implying that I actually have to get off the couch...
News stories tagged with "movies"
Dec 03, 2008 — Author Russell Banks visits the Champlain Valley Film Society in Willsboro this Saturday. He'll introduce the film, Affliction, based on his novel. It'll be shown at 8 pm at Willsboro Central School. David Reuther, with the Champlain Valley Film Society, told Todd Moe that he's thrilled Russell Banks will talk about the film. Go to full article
Jun 11, 2008 — Filmmakers and film fans will gather in Lake Placid this week. The Lake Placid Film Forum opens tomorrow night and continues through Sunday. Co-organizer Barry Snyder teaches film production at Burlington College. He told Todd Moe that the annual forum features world-famous film producers, directors, workshops, screenings and a 24-hour filmmaking marathon. Go to full article
May 30, 2008 — Earlier this year, Indian Lake residents banded together to save their historic theater in the middle of town. It's re-opening this weekend. It could have been just another casualty of the North Country's declining population and struggling economy. But a summer schedule of movies is planned, and it's hoped the theater will once again be the center of Indian Lake's artistic, cultural and community life. Todd Moe spoke with Colleen Doyle, the new director of the theater, as she took a break from some touch-up work on the theater's stage. Go to full article
Jul 11, 2007 — Vermont: The land of beer and d'ohnuts? The Green Mountain State has a new distinction: Winner of the nationwide contest to host the premier of The Simpsons Movie. For those unfamiliar with the long-running, animated TV show, it's set in the town of Springfield, but the state is never named. And because almost all 50 states have a Springfield, it could be anywhere. The movie's producers asked all Springfields to enter a contest determining where the premier would be held. Fourteen towns entered with video submissions highlighting their similarities to the cartoon town and Springfield, Vermont beat out several larger cities. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and the rest of the Simpsons menagerie will hit the silver screen Saturday, July 21, and open nationally July 27. Jonathan Brown asked town manager Bob Forguites how townsfolk got out the vote. Go to full article
Feb 27, 2007 — NCPR is media sponsor for the 5th Annual "Out at the Movies" Film Festival taking place in Canton and Potsdam from tonight through Monday, March 5th. The films include documentaries, dramas and comedies that explore issues in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Todd Moe talks with one of the film festival's organizers, Claude Bartholomew, a senior at St. Lawrence University. Go to full article
Mar 02, 2006 — Movies will be feted on their home turf this weekend. Oscars will be handed out, thanks said, as the Academy Awards ceremony entertains industry insiders, and the big television audience. But a good movie will make its mark far from Hollywood, as one did for commentator Mike Owen. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 27, 2004 — A new movie about the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament in Lake Placid wasn't filmed in the Adirondacks, but the Walt Disney picture will have an early screening in the Olympic village early next month, featuring some of the game's biggest heroes. Martha Foley has details. 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 Brian Mann
Jun 10, 2002 — The third annual Lake Placid Film Forum closed Sunday evening. The festival's top award went to a Canadian film called Fast Runner, an epic about an Inuit family in the arctic. The top documentary prize went to Photos to Send, a look at the work of photographer Dorothea Lange. Winning the Festival's special Honorable Mention category was a movie that's not quite a movie. September 11: Response is described by its creators as a visual archive of what New Yorkers experienced on that day. Brian Mann's story about the work includes strong and graphic language. Go to full article