All this week, we’ll be highlighting some of the fall season’s most promising arts, music and entertainment events around Nippertown. Mark your calendars.
Today’s spotlight is on the visual arts:
Woodstock Film Festival @ various locations in and around Woodstock. Wednesday-Sunday, September 29-October 3. Bunches of bunches of cool movies jammed into five days. Possible highlights: “Arias With a Twist: The Docufantasy,” in which gender-bending cabaret performer Joey Arias meets puppet genius Basil Twist; “Roscoe Holcomb: From Daisy, Kentucky” by musician-director John Cohen; “Stone” starring Edward Norton and Robert De Niro; “Welcome to the Rileys” starring Melissa Leo and James Gandolfini.
“Nowhere Boy” with the Quarrymen @ The Egg, Albany. Wednesday, October 6. Sam Taylor-Wood’s chronicle of John Lennon’s childhood and the formation of his first band, the Quarrymen, who will perform live following the screening. The film stars Aaron Johnson and Kirsten Scott-Thomas. 7pm. $18. (Also, $40 VIP tickets, which include at 6pm reception with the Quarrymen.)
Proctoberfest @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Saturday-Sunday, October 9-10. The third annual 24-hour movie marathon features “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the original 1951 “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and
“Robocop: Unrated Director’s Cut” – all screened in HD. Also the regional premieres of “Human Centipede,” “Mutant Girls Squad” and “Alien vs. Ninja.” With prizes, special guests and comfy couches. 12noon on Saturday, October 9. $40 in advance; $50 at the door; or $25 for an 8 hour pass.
“House of Usher” with Marco Benevento @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Friday, October 22. Organ virtuoso and jamband wunderkind Benevento and his trio perform a new original score to this Roger Corman’s 1960 cult film starring Vincent Price. In conjunction with the Williamstown Film Festival. 8pm. $15 in advance; $18 at the door; students $10.
“Do It Again” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Thursday, October 28. Geoff Edgers’ documentary about his valiant attempt to reunite British rockers, the Kinks. Followed by a discussion with Edgers and Skidmore music professor and author Gordon Thompson. 7pm. FREE.
Five Fall Faves: Visual Arts
Click on over to Nippertown.com tomorrow for our Five Fall Faves of the upcoming pop music season.