This Week: Mon 4/27 – Sun 5/03

Thursday, Apr 30th: 6:00
Friday, May 1st: 6:00
Saturday, May 2nd: 6:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault

A film by Fons Elders. Part one of Philosophers: Debates and Dialogues documents the now-legendary 1971 debate between two very different heroes of the intellectual Left: linguist and activist Noam Chomsky, and cultural theorist and historian of ideas Michel Foucault. Brought together to discuss their divergent views on the concept of human nature, these two heavyweights trace arguments that resonant well into 21st century politics and thought. At the time, both thinkers were not only heroes within academia, but within the burgeoning counterculture as well, making this meeting one of the most important intellectual events of the early 1970s.

Directed by Fons Elders
2012, 1h 20 minutes

Thursday, Apr 30th: 6:30
Friday, May 1st: 6:30
General: $10, Student: $7.50

Movie: Detour (1945)

It was made by a tiny studio for around $20,000 dollars, it runs 68 minutes, and it's as dark and dreamy as they come. - After taking the car, clothes, and identity of a dead man (Haskell), hitchhiker Al Roberts (Tom Neal) picks up beautiful but sullen Vera (Ann Savage), who suddenly breaks the silence by asking, "What did you do with the body?" It turns out that Vera had earlier accepted a ride from Haskell and has immediately spotted Roberts as a ringer. Vera forces Roberts to continue his pose so that he can collect from Haskell's millionaire father, who hasn't seen his son in years.

1945, 68 minutes

Thursday, Apr 30th: 8:00
Friday, May 1st: 8:00
Saturday, May 2nd: 8:00
Sunday, May 3rd: 5:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Amour Fou

Heinrich is a melancholy young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, Henrietta, fascinated by Heinrich's controversial "The Marquise of O," finds his plan intriguing, and she agrees to navigate the uncharted journey towards a suicide pact with him. Amour Fou - inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel - goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.

Directed by Jessica Hausner
In German with English subtitles.
2014, 1h 36 minutes

Thursday, Apr 30th: 8:15
Friday, May 1st: 8:15
Saturday, May 2nd: 8:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Busby Berkeley Golddiggers '33

A Broadway producer has the talent, the tunes, the theater, and everything else he needs to put on a show - except the dough. Not to worry, say Ginger Rogers, Ruby Keeler, and the chorus decked out in giant coins. Everyone will soon be singing "We're in the Money." Joan Blondell brings the show to a close with "Remember My Forgotten Man."

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
1933, 1 hour 37 minutes

Saturday, May 2nd: 12:30
General: $25, Student: $15

Met Opera: Live in HD - Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (Clowns)

Opera's most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

3h 30 minutes

Sunday, May 3rd: 3:15
Sunday, May 10th: 3:00
Sunday, May 17th: 3:00
Sunday, May 24th: 5:00
Sunday, May 31st: 5:15
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

Saturday, May 2nd: 3:00
Member: $5, General: $7, Student: $5

Movie: The General with Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton plays Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine, The General, almost as much as he loves Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). When the opening shots of the Civil War are fired at Fort Sumter, Johnny tries to enlist - and he is deemed too useful as an engineer to be a soldier. All Johnny knows is that he's been rejected, and Annabelle, thinking him a coward, turns her back on him. When Northern spies steal the General (and, unwittingly, Annabelle), the story switches from drama and romance to adventure.

1926, 107 minutes

Saturday, May 2nd: 6:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Paris was a Woman

Movie: PARIS WAS A WOMAN [1996] Directed by Greta Schiller who utilizes groundbreaking research and newly discovered home movies. This is a portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors (including Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein, and Alice B. Toklas) who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris in the early decades of the 20th century.

Directed by Greta Schiller
1996, 1 hour 15 minutes

Sunday, May 3rd: 3:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Sputnik Mania

At the height of the Cold War, Sputnik almost provoked World War III, were it not for a private agreement between two ex-generals . . . Historians say that there have been three great shocks that brought America to its knees. The events of Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and the launch of Sputnik. Narrated by actor Liev Schreiber, this thrilling film reveals the dramatic and fast-moving story of what happened to America after the Soviet Union's launch of the world's first artificial satellite. Sputnik placed the U.S. and the USSR on a collision-course missile and space race. 2007. 1h27m

Directed by David Hoffman
2007, 1h 27 minutes

Sunday, May 3rd: 5:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Human Capital

Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzì's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

See the trailer here.

Directed by Paolo Virzì
In Italian with English subtitles
2014, 1h 50 minutes


Sunday, May 17th: 1:00

Literary Event : Literchoor Is My Beat: A New Directions Festival

A reading with Ian MacNiven, author of an award-winning biography of New Directions founder and poet James Laughlin, plus round table discussion with MacNiven, current New Directions editor Barbara Epler, and former editor Peggy Fox. Plus a pop-up bookshop featuring current and classic ND titles. Free to the public.

Friday, May 22nd: 7:30

Literary Event : Beautiful Victims Tour -3 NYC Writers Read their Work

Three established writers / performers from NYC read from their newest work. Tickets: $5
Henrietta Weekes is currently writing a documentary about ritual, titled Come Together, and developing a one-woman play, Bust on Venus. She will be reading from her short story collection, Just William.
Frazier Russell is the author of Lush (Four Way Books, 2001). He has read and conducted workshops at Lincoln Center, Cleveland State University, the Detroit Opera House and numerous other venues.
NYQ Books published Shelley Stenhouse's collection, Impunity, (selected by Huffington Post as one of "20 Of The Best Books From Independent Presses You Should Know About").

Sunday, May 31st: 11:00 - 2:00

Special Event : Gallery Opening Brunch: Judy Grunberg Past & Present

A retrospective of work in a variety of art forms.
Judy began her career as a painter and graphic artist but has spent the greater part of her life in other, though related, fields. She has worked as a photographer, graphic designer, and textile artist. Since moving to Chatham in 1965, Judy has been involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations, mostly connected to the arts and the natural environment including PS21, now entering its tenth season of summer performances just north of Chatham NY.

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.

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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