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Loving Highsmith

Documentary, Biography Rated: NR 83 min
Today: 7:00pm
Playing Through: Sunday, 10/2

“Writing, of course, is a substitute for the life I cannot live, am unable to live,” wrote Patricia Highsmith in her unpublished journals, brought to life by actor Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) in this biography of the celebrated author. Her intricately plotted thrillers and character studies held many pieces of her own double life, recounted here by lovers and friends. Adapted by Hitchcock and dozens of other filmmakers, many during her lifetime, her work includes The Price of Salt, the first lesbian novel with a happy ending published in the 1950s. It was later released as Carol under her own name and adapted into the acclaimed Todd Haynes film.

“Ultimately, Loving Highsmith provides a valuable addition to the larger record of the author’s enigmatic life.” — Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
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Crandell Theatre, Columbia County’s historic, single-screen movie house on Main Street in Chatham, NY, announces that its Board of Directors formally welcomed new board members Ian Hooper, Julie Raskin, and Andrew Goetz this spring. Board President Lydia Kukoff shares that “over the past several years, our board has worked to strengthen the Crandell as an organization while, at the same time, expanding our program offerings. At this exciting time, as we look toward the renovation of our beloved theatre, we are thrilled to welcome Ian, Julie, and Andrew. Each of them brings unique knowledge, experience, and energy to our efforts, and we will be enriched immeasurably by their presence on our board.” Ian Hooper has lived in Canaan, New York since 1980, and has been enjoying movies at the Crandell for more than 40 years. Hooper’s entire career was spent…