Archive for the ‘Film/TV/DVD’ Category

FILMS: Rock/Docs @ the Madison Theater

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

In conjunction with Patrick Harbron‘s photography exhibition, “Rock & Roll Icons” – on view through February 12 – the Albany Institute of History & Art is presenting the Rock/Docs film series at the Madison Theater throughout the month.

Films will be screened at 7pm on Thursdays, and the series will feature a short introductory talk prior to the screening of each film. Tickets are $10; $8 students & seniors.

Here’s the complete schedule of films in the Rock/Docs series:

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BEST OF 2016: Paste’s Top 10 Comedy Specials

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Yes, it’s that time of year once again – best of the year list-time, that is. We’re gathering together Best of 2016 from various media outlets, our own contributors and our readers, too.

The editors and writers at Paste have compiled a list of their Top 10 Comedy Specials of the Year.

And, yeah, we all are in need of a laugh after this year, so here it is:

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DECEMBER 21: On This Date…

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

On this date in 1970, Elvis Presley met Richard Nixon at the White House.

Recommended viewing: “Elvis & Nixon,” starring Michael Shannon as The King.

Lark Street Music: Vintage TV Commercial

Friday, December 16th, 2016

A vintage television commercial for Buzzy Levine’s store that was located on Lark Street in Albany from 1981 until 1999. When the store relocated to Cedar Lane in Teaneck, New Jersey, Levine kept the original name: Lark Street Music

BEST OF 2016: Newsweek’s Top 11 Documentary Films

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Yes, it’s that time of year once again – best of the year list-time, that is. We’re gathering together Best of 2016 from media outlets, our own contributors and our readers, too. (Sure, just email ’em to us…)

Here’s Newsweek’s list of the Top 11 Documentary Films:

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BEST OF 2016: Pitchfork’s Top 25 Music Videos

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Yes, it’s that time of year once again – best of the year list-time, that is. We’re gathering together Best of 2016 from various media outlets, our own contributors and our readers, too. (Sure, just email ’em to us…)

Here’s a list of the Top 25 Music Videos of the yera, as compiled by the staff at Pitchfork:

25. Rihanna (featuring Drake): “Work”
Directors: Director X/Tim Erem
24. PUP: “Sleep in the Heat”
Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
23. Mitski: “Your Best American Girl”
Director: Zia Anger
22. D.R.A.M. (featuring Lil Yachty): “Broccoli”
Directors: Nathan R. Smith and Hidji Films
21. Aphex Twin: “CIRKLON3 (Колхозная mix)”
Director: Ryan Wyer
20. Cass McCombs: “Opposite House”
Director: Jonny Look

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Berkshire Movie Makers Offer Panel Discussion [Berkshire on Stage]

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Diane Pearlman, Executive Director of the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative.

Diane Pearlman, Executive Director of the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative

Movie Makers in the Berkshires, a panel discussion moderated by Diane Pearlman, executive director of the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative, will be presented at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield at 6pm on Tuesday (December 13). Admission is free. The panel is comprised of film professionals who live and/or work here in the Berkshires: art director Carl Sprague, director Diana Walczak, director of photography Richard Sands, visual effects supervisor John Nugent and director/animator Ben Hillman.

This fascinating panel discussion is offered in conjunction with Now Playing: Festival of Trees 2016, on view at the Museum now through Saturday, December 31, featuring a fun movie and cinema theme. The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative is one of the Presenting Partners for the annual holiday event.

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

BEST OF 2016: TV Guide’s Top Television Shows

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Yes, it’s that time of year once again – best of the year list-time, that is. We’re gathering together Best of 2016 from various media outlets, our own contributors and our readers, too. (Sure, just email ’em to us…)

Here’s TV Guide’s list of the Top 10 Television Shows of the year, as compiled by Alexander Zalben:

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