WFF to Screen “The Cold Lands” with Director Tom Gilroy @ Images [Berkshire on Stage]

May 15th, 2014, 1:00 pm by Sara
Silas Yelich, Lili Taylor in The Cold Lands.

Silas Yelich, Lili Taylor in The Cold Lands.

On Sunday (May 18) at 7pm, the Williamstown Film Festival and Images Cinema will collaborate on a special one-night screening of the New England premiere of writer-director Tom Gilroy’s new film The Cold Lands. Tickets are $10 ($8 for Images members) and may be reserved in advance at (413) 458-1039, online at, or purchased at the door on the night.

This is the latest off-season event for WFF, which in years past has teamed up with Images on such films as Hello I Must Be Going, The Illusionist, God Grew Tired of Us, The Quiet American, and Rocket Science.

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“Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia” Finally Gets Berkshire Premiere at WFF, Nov. 2 [Berkshire on Stage]

October 31st, 2013, 1:00 pm by Sara

by Larry Murray

Sometime after Mark Twain but long before the wackos of the tea party took the reins of political discourse in America, Gore Vidal stood out as a unique voice that often spoke truth to power. He was damned to hell, bashed as being gay, effete and rich. He saw the fatal flaw in the American psyche, an absence of historical memory. A disdain for intellectuals. The proclivity to cling to myth rather than truth. America’s cultural amnesia has only grown worse since his passing.

I loved how he was able to remove all the varnish from the truth and state it so clearly that it hurt those of us who just wanted good government. If he were alive today, the far right would have someone to hate even more than they hate President Obama. Back in the day, Vidal appeared on television to debate the Titanic William F. Buckley, Jr. in a night to remember as the last credible leader of America’s conservative movement hit his fatal iceberg.

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Williamstown Film Festival Celebrates 15th Year with 30 Films & Seven Parties Over Five Days [Berkshire on Stage]

October 28th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Sara

The Williamstown Film Festival

The Williamstown Film Festival’s 15th Anniversary Season will run Wednesday-Sunday (October 30-November 3). On the schedule: 30 films (including many New England and Massachusetts premieres), seven parties and events at MASS MoCA, the Clark Art Institute, Images Cinema, and the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance. The over-all schedule may be viewed and tickets purchased online at

Highlights of the four evenings of the festival

* Wednesday (October 30): John Irving on Adaptation: the celebrated writer will talk with Williams College professor/WFF board member Jim Shepard about Irving’s Oscar-winning adaptation of his novel “The Cider House Rules.” Discussion will include clips from the film. Tickets are available to the event alone, or to the event plus an after-party.

* Thursday (October 31): Food Films Night: A wildly contrasting pair of movies about cuisine, haute and otherwise: “Diner en Blanc,” with the world’s largest dinner party staged at a secret location in Paris, and “The Great Chicken Wing Hunt,” in which friends comb upstate New York to find the “perfect 10.” Wings tasting party after the screening.

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Day By Day Schedule for the Williamstown Film Festival 2011 [Berkshire on Stage]

October 17th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Sara
A Cat in Paris @ Images Cinema, Saturday, October 22

A Cat in Paris @ Images Cinema, Saturday, October 22

OPENING NIGHT: Friday, October 21st at 8pm/Images Cinema:

The Lie
This is the Sundance hit about a fish story a guy tells at work. It opens a Pandora’s box of problems and lands the hero in very hot water. Attending: Joshua Leonard – lead actor, director, co-writer who was in Humpday and The Blair Witch Project, as well as Lead actress Jess Weixler (the girl in Teeth). Also: Sandra Boynton, director of the short Be Like a Duck, known for her children’s books and greeting cards, and her daughter Darcy who’s in the film.

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