Fall shows @ Sanctuary for Independent Media

September 15th, 2009, 9:45 am by Greg

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

September 8th, 2009, 3:09 pm by Greg

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!

June 30th, 2009, 2:10 pm by Greg

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 Nippertown.com 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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