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Fall shows @ Sanctuary for Independent Media

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

We reported last week about the inaugural event of the Sanctuary for Independent Media‘s fall season, and now here’s the rest of the event schedule:

Saturday, September 26, 7pm: Screening of “Where Are You Go” plus live music by Restys, My Survival Kit and Charlie Don’t Surf

Friday, October 2, 7pm: Screening of “The Baader Meinhof Complex”

Tuesday, October 6, 7pm: Screening of “The Yes Men Fix The World” with filmmaker Mike Bonanno

Saturday, October 17, 8pm: Screening of “Workers’ Republic” with filmmaker Andrew Freund

Thursday, October 22, 7pm: Screening of “Orgasmic Birth” with panel discussion

Friday, October 30, 7pm: Special event “Front Lines: Words of Choice,” a reading from the acclaimed new book “Front Lines: Book of Plays,” a discussion with editor Alexis Greene, as well as a creativity workshop based on reproductive rights issues led by “Words of Choice” creator Cindy Cooper

Saturday, November 7, 2pm (screenings), 6pm (potluck dinner), 9pm (music): Indymedia 10th Anniversary Film Festival, plus concert by Iranian-American singer-songwriter Haale

Wednesday, November 11, 7pm: Gallery opening “Evidence and Fantasy: Militarism in American Life” by photographer Nina Berman with a Veterans Day Poetry Reading featuring David Smith-Ferri and members of Albany Veterans for Peace

Saturday, November 14, 8pm: Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly leads “Community Response to the Casualties of War.”

Friday, November 20, 7pm: “The River Runs Both Ways: Reconsidering Dutch Exploration,” featuring a screening of Vincent Monnikendam’s award-winning “Mother Dao the Turtlelike,” followed by discussion

Saturday, December 5, 8pm: Screening of “Captured” with filmmaker Dan Levin

Saturday, December 12, 8pm: “Live From Lock One” featuring performances by some of the Capital Region’s top gospel music talents, hosted by the Heavenly Echoes Gospel Singers


Kickin’ Off Fall @ Sanctuary for Independent Media

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy is getting ready to kick off its fall season of events.

Co-sponsored by Troy Bike Rescue and the New York Bicycling Coalition, the Sanctuary’s season opener takes place at 7pm on Saturday, September 26 with a screening of “Where Are You Go,” an hour-long documentary film about the Tour d’Afrique, the world’s longest bicycle race – between Cairo, Egypt and Cape Town, South Africa.

Following the screening, there will be some live rockin’ tunes from Restys, My Survival Kit and Charlie Don’t Surf.

Admission: by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low-income)

Thanks, Spectrum!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Sometimes we take for granted how truly lucky we are to have a movie theater in our midst that’s as cool as the Spectrum. So we here at would like to take a moment out of hectic schedules to say, “Thanks, Spectrum.”

There are loads of reasons, of course, but right now we’re thinking specifically about the string of music-oriented documentaries that have graced the Spectrum screens this month:

1. “Every Little Step,” about the auditions and casting for the re-make of “A Chorus Line,” a Broadway musical which is about the auditions and casting of a Broadway musical.

2. “Anvil!: The Story of Anvil,” a headbanging, heartwarming all-too-true tale of an almost-made-it-big heavy metal band from the Great White North. WARNING: The final screenings are today (Tuesday, June 30.)

3. And now “Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love,” about the internationally acclaimed Afro-pop vocalist and human rights advocate.

Let’s see now, that’s Broadway musicals, Canadian heavy metal and Afro-pop – a pretty damn good range of musical genres, eh?

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