This Week: Wed 4/01 – Sun 4/05

Thursday, Apr 2nd: 6:00
Friday, Apr 3rd: 6:00
Saturday, Apr 4th: 6:00
Sunday, Apr 5th: 3:00
Thursday, Apr 9th: 8:00
Friday, Apr 10th: 8:00
Saturday, Apr 11th: 8:00
Sunday, Apr 12th: 5:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: 1971

A film by Johanna Hamilton. Before Watergate, Wikileaks, and Edward Snowden, there was Media, Pennsylvania. On March 8, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in a town just outside Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI's vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. In 2014, the members of the Citizens' Commission decided to come forward and speak out about their actions. This is their story.

Directed by Johanna Hamilton
2014, 1h 19 minutes

Thursday, Apr 2nd: 6:15
Friday, Apr 3rd: 6:15
Saturday, Apr 4th: 6:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Over the Years and Through the Lens

This Mussmann/Bruce Production is a movie created by Linda with voice and music by Claudia.

Since the beginning of their collaboration in 1976, Linda and Claudia have created and assembled a remarkable body of images, words, and music. This short movie is a compilation of 8mm films taken by Linda 30 years ago and, later, transferred to digital form. Claudia uses the words from a 1982 production, "The Nebraska of Questions," as the starting point for creating the musical score. This project is in homage to John Cage and Merce Cunningham whose work influenced the process by which "Over the Years and Through the Lens" was constructed.

Directed by Linda Mussmann
2015, 1 hour (tops)0 minutes

Thursday, Apr 2nd: 8:00
Friday, Apr 3rd: 8:00
Saturday, Apr 4th: 8:00
Sunday, Apr 5th: 5:00
Sunday, Apr 12th: 1:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: An Honest Liar

Produced and directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom. An Honest Liar is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver - or the deceived.

Directed by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom
2014, 1h 30 minutes

Thursday, Apr 2nd: 8:15
Friday, Apr 3rd: 8:15
Saturday, Apr 4th: 8:15
Sunday, Apr 5th: 5:15
Thursday, Apr 9th: 6:00
Friday, Apr 10th: 6:00
Saturday, Apr 11th: 6:00
Sunday, Apr 12th: 3:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she's mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it - and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she's seen in the movies. Indie mavericks the Zellner Bros. spin a strangely touching underdog fable, populated by eccentrics and elevated to sonic heights by electro-indie outfit The Octopus Project, that will leave audiences rooting for the impossible.

Directed by Nathan Zellner
In English and Japanese with English subtitles.
2014, 1h 45 minutes

Sunday, Apr 5th: 3:15
Sunday, Apr 26th: 3:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Awake- The Life of Yogananda

Awake is an unconventional biography about an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which is a go-to-book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. It was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad and was also a point of entry into Eastern mysticism for George Harrison, Russell Simmons, and countless yogis. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accesible to a modern audience. Awake is ultimately the story of mankind itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.

Directed by Paola di Florio & Lisa Leeman
2014, 87 minutes


Sunday, Apr 19th: 3:45

Literary Event : Kill City Signing and Presentation with Author, Ash Thayer

Book signing and slide presentation by author and photographer Ash Thayer who talks about "Kill City," her new book of photographs which documents her time living on the Lower East Side of Manhattan among young squatters in the 1990s. The event is presented in conjunction with Karen Schoemer Bookseller.

From Monday, July 6th to Saturday, August 29th

Youth Program: The Bench Project

The Bench Project is an ongoing summer workshop, now in its third year in collaboration with Workforce Investment Board of Columbia & Greene Counties. Monday - Friday, 6 weeks during July and August; 10:00am to 2:00pm; ages 16 - 19

Under the direction of Linda Mussmann and TSL Staff, three to four young people learn how to design, build, paint, and sell simple, colorful park benches. Participants sharpen their math, motor, and marketing skills during the process and share in the pride when their benches are sold and are placed in private homes and gardens or in public places for the community to use and appreciate.

To register for hands on projects: email Time & Space.

From Monday, July 13th to Thursday, July 16th
$150/material fee includes dulcimer and songbook

Youth Program: Shelly Ley Music: Build Your Instrument, Build Your Community

Monday - Thursday, July 13 thru July 17; 10:00am - 2:00pm, ages 10 - 15.

Build a dulcimer to take home! The dulcimer is a simple string instrument developed right here in the USA. It has a unique sound that adds a special texture to everyday songs. It is easy to learn to play and a very satisfying instrument to add to any group.

In the morning, learn to play songs on the dulcimer and then sing along - with harmony, too! In the afternoon, take a walking tour of Hudson and go behind the scenes of local businesses and community centers. (What is in that old warehouse? In that old church? Which is the best flavor at the local ice cream parlor?) At the end of the week, play a few songs for the community.

To register for music workshops: email Shelly Ley.

$150/material fee includes dulcimer and songbook
Scholarships available
Registration DUE June 1st.

Saturday, Jul 18th: 1:00
Adults: $22, Children Under 12: $15

National Theatre of London - NT Live
Live Simulcast: Everyman - a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama's oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre's new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

Directed by Rufus Norris
2015, TBA minutes

From Monday, July 20th to Friday, July 24th
suggested fee: $150

Youth Program: House Building for Kids @TSL

Youth Program for 8 - 11 year olds
Participants will learn about simple framing, beginning by constructing a tool box and workbench and progressing to a group project of building a small house. They will gain hands-on experience with real tools, blueprints and inspire their creative instincts.

TSL Staff members, under the supervision of Linda Mussmann, take participants, step by step, through the house-bulding process of assembling the right tools and materials, measuring and making the wall pieces, building the base and four walls, attaching the walls to the base, framing the door, window, and roof, and then attaching the siding and roofing.

The workshop is inspired by the book "Housebuilding for Children" by Lester Walker, award-winning architect and widely published writer.

To register for hands on projects: email Time & Space.

From Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st
Suggested donation: $125

Youth Program: Shelly Ley Music: Nature Sings

Ages 5-9.

Every morning the children learn singing games, simple songs, and story songs with nature themes. Field trips to local parks, such as the Columbia County Nature Conservancy and Olana include scientific information about local plants and animals.

Each day the children also create a nature-related art project. The last day includes a time to share the art and songs from the week with family and friends.

To register for music workshops: email Shelly Ley.

Tickets gon on sale for Met Members onJuly 17
For TSL Members on July 22
For the General Public on July 24 General: $25, Student: $15

Met Opera: The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2015-2016 Season

Tickets go on sale to the General Public - Friday, August 22

Verdi's Il Trovatore
Verdi's Otello
Wagner's Tannhäuser
Berg's Lulu (new production) Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles (new production)
Puccini's Turandot
Puccini's Manon Lescaut (new production)
Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Donizetti's Roberto Devereux (Met Premiere)
Strauss's Elektra (new production)

Tickets go on sale June 19 General: $25, Student: $15

Bolshoi Ballet: The Bolshoi Ballet 2015-2016 Season

The 2015 - 2016 Bolshoi Ballet Season has been announced
GISELLE - (Debut)Sunday / Oct 11
JEWELS - Sunday / Nov 8
THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS - (Debut) Sunday / Dec 6
THE NUTCRACKER - Sunday / Dec 20
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Debut) Sunday/ Jan 24
SPARTACUS Sunday / Mar 13
DON QUIXOTE (Debut) Sunday / Apr 10

Thursday, Oct 15th: 2:00
Sunday, Oct 18th: 1:00
Adults: $22, Children Under 12: $15

National Theatre of London - NT Live
Live Simulcast: Hamlet

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner
2015, TBA minutes

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