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Hudson Valley Picture Show at Opus 40, Saugerties Musical guests: The Hungry March Band Music at 6:15p / Film at 7:45p In deep space, on their way home, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules after receiving a distress call from an alien vessel. After discovering a nest of eggs, the terror starts. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, as visually rich and scary as when it was released, stars Sigourney Weaver, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt and Ian Holm. (U.K., 1979, 117m). “(With the) luminous splendor of its photography … reminds us once more that science fiction is the story of inner space.” –Sight and Sound The Hungry March Band is an American brass band with a repertoire of originals and traditionals that borrows from global brass band traditions, including Balkan Roma music, Indian wedding bands, and New Orleans second line. The band also references punk rock, techno, hip hop, various jazz traditions, reggae and chance music. They cite Sun Ra, Charlie Parker, John Cage, the Shyam Brass Band, the Skatalites, Sonic Youth, Weird Al Yankovic and Black Sabbath as influences. "H.M.B. got the otherwise-mellow crowd dancing and cheering, making it clear why they are in such high demand." — The Villager
Hudson Valley Picture Show at Opus 40, Saugerties Musical guests: TBA When an Indiana man (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object—he even gets a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it—he ignores the skeptics all around him and gives his all to pursue the truth. Steven Spielberg’s intense but magical masterpiece still resonates 45 years after its release. (U.S., 1977, 132m). “Astonishing … one of the great moviegoing experiences.” –Roger Ebert
Hudson Valley Picture Show Musical guest: Stephen Bluhm With this free-form biography of David Bowie, the master documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen has crafted a cinematic odyssey exploring an unparalleled creative, spiritual and musical journey. The film features captivating, never-before-seen footage and performances spanning 50+ years of writing, performing, making art and breaking boundaries, and features 40 newly remastered songs—it’s the first film sanctioned by the David Bowie estate, with full access to his archives. (U.S., 2022, 140m) “Magnificently mind-bending … almost as extraordinary as the man himself.” –Time Out Live music at 6:30p/Film at 7:00p Stephen Bluhm's compelling music channels a myriad of time and style, including punk, songbook standards, synth pop, 60's girl groups and folk. The captivating amalgam is pop music but driven by imaginative arty twists both distinctive and singular. His compelling theatricality is enriched with Bluhm's captivating vocals and always catchy lyrical riffs.
Hudson Valley Picture Show at Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. With live soundtrack by Bill Ware and band. Doors open at 7pm with pre-screening presentation and film to follow at sunset. Come early to enjoy food & beverages by Joust organic cafe. One of the most remarkable achievements in film history, Lotte Reiniger’s animated tale follows our hero who, after being tricked by a wicked sorcerer, survives a series of wondrous adventures. Reiniger used intricately crafted cardboard cutouts, achieving a magical silhouette effect that remains enchanting nearly 100 years later. One of the first animated features (and the only that survives), it is infinitely charming, and serves as a reminder of women’s forgotten but essential contributions to the history of cinema. (Germany, 1926, 60m) “A masterpiece.” –Jean Renoir "...Vibraphonist, bassist, composer, pianist, educator and creative adventurer, [Bill] Ware’s genre-bending career, well into its fourth decade, has been nothing short of riveting. A founding member of the Jazz Passengers and Groove Collective, he’s also collaborated with Steely Dan, John Zorn, JD Parran, Marc Ribot, Bobby Sanabria, Deborah Harry, the BBC Concert Orchestra...and many more." -John Pietaro
Hudson Valley Picture Show at Community Theatre, Catskill Musical guest: Gregory Stovetop (and light show by B.A. Miale) Music 7p / Movie 7:30p Nothing bothers Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), aka The Dude, who spends his time bowling and chilling. But when two thugs break into his apartment with the errant belief that they’re strong-arming a Pasadena millionaire, ‘the Dude’ is activated. The Coen Brothers have big fun in this tale of tangled identity, bowling, White Russians and kidnapping. With John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro and Sam Elliot. “Storytelling brilliance … immensely inventive and entertaining.” –BBC
Hudson Valley Picture Show at Community Theatre, Catskill Featuring a live original score by the Anvil Orchestra Robert Wiene’s inventive, chilling and entertaining film forever altered modern storytelling, solidifying expressionism, psychological storytelling and the horror film as powerful forces even today. The film follows a mad scientist (Werner Krauss) who has hypnotized a servant (Conrad Veidt), and when a man is murdered, the whodunnit begins to unfold. Filled with strange and discomfiting angles and shapes, the film unfolds in an atmosphere of paranoia, and it is as powerful after 100 years as it was for its original viewers. The film is accompanied by the Anvil Orchestra, featuring Roger Miller and Terry Donahue, who are legends after 30 years of silent film accompaniment. (Germany, 1920, 90m) “This gothic masterpiece has seeped into the very soul of movie-making itself, continuing to cast its unbreakable spell—thrilling, chilling, electrifying.” –Guardian