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Lucky Grandma

Comedy, Drama 100 min
Streaming Online: Starting Fri, Aug 7

Set in New York City, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese Grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck… and in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

“A Heist Movie Like This Shouldn’t Exist. But Thank God It Does.” — Zing Tsjeng, Vice
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FilmColumbia named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World

Chatham, NY Aug. 10, 2020 In a very strange year for film festivals, and everyone, FilmColumbia was named Monday to MovieMaker Magazine‘s annual list of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. To compile the list, MovieMaker‘s panelists scanned the globe looking for events with forward-thinking programming, unique locations, and well-executed events. “Obviously a lot of New Yorkers are now discovering the beautiful small communities just a short drive from New York City, and we think they’ll be delighted to learn more about FilmColumbia, a fest that blends a gorgeous location, local color (both people and leaves) and Oscar-calibre films, lovingly programmed by a revered team with exquisite taste,” said Tim Molloy, editor-in-chief of MovieMaker. “These festivals made many sacrifices for the greater good this year because of COVID-19, from postponements to pivots online. But the stellar reputations they’ve built for being…

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Harvesting Change: Our Food Supply in Pandemic Times

Now online: a recording of the Crandell’s live panel event, Harvesting Change: Our Food Supply in Pandemic Times joins some of the region’s leading lights in sustainable food and farming in a discussion about the state of sustenance in these strange times. Sponsored by Hawthorne Valley Association. Covid-19 has disrupted our food supply in profound ways, both locally and globally. Much of this change has been painful, exposing the many vulnerabilities and inequalities in our food system. Yet at the same time, there have been positive shifts as food suppliers and buyers nimbly adapt to the necessity of social distancing. While being literally driven apart by Covid-19, we are nonetheless sharing its historic shakedown of our food choices and behavior. Join panelists Ruth Reichl (former editor of Gourmet Magazine, memoirist and cookbook editor), Kate Arding (co-founder of Talbott & Arding Cheese…

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Behind The Screen: Not Alone

In this premiere edition of Behind The Screen — a peek behind the Crandell’s velvet curtain — FilmColumbia co-artistic director Laurence Kardish explores the Art House Convergence, and what it means to be an “art house” in 2020. Not Alone When the Chatham Film Club purchased the Crandell in 2010, we were fortunate in having the Art House Convergence to guide us. AHC had, over the two preceding years, established itself as the country’s leading organization aiding and abetting the merry but dedicated band of inspired cinephiles keeping the increasingly quaint national habit of moviegoing alive. I know there is some argument whether the Crandell is an art house — defined as a movie theater exclusively showing independent, experimental and foreign films that are not merely entertainments. In practice the “art house” today is really an independently run and managed…

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Kanopy Picks: J’adore le Cinema

This week, the Crandell suggests some early Francophile classics all the way up through the French New Wave, currently streaming on Kanopy, absolutely free

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The News For Now

A note from Lydia Kukoff, President, Board of Directors Crandell Theatre

Dear members of our Crandell community,

Welcome to “Behind the Screen”, our way of keeping in touch with you.

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