Crandell Theatre Elects New President at Annual Meeting

The Crandell Theatre’s Board of Directors elected a new president and other officers at their annual meeting on January 27. Lydia Kukoff, elected as President, will take over for Fred Ulrich, who steps down from that role after five years but remains on the board. Other officers elected by the board include Sara McWilliams as Vice President for Theater Operations; Peter Biskind as Vice President for Programming; Lael Locke as Secretary; and Viki Sand as Treasurer. A member of the Crandell Theatre board since January 2016, Lydia Kukoff is past president and a founder of The Chatham Synagogue-Netivot Torah. Author of Choosing Judaism, she created the Reform Movement’s Outreach program, the first national program for intermarried couples and Jews-by-Choice. She has served on various boards including the Spencertown Academy Arts Center, where she cochaired the Hidden Gardens tour for three…

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Purchase your movie tickets online

Crandell Theatre is now accepting payments for movie tickets both at the box office and online. Select your movie from any of the ones listed on the Crandell Theatre website, click “Buy Tickets.” enter the information requested, and print out your ticket receipt.  Saving paper? You can also show your ticket receipt to box office staff on your smart phone!  All major credit cards are accepted:  American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.

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Farm Film Fest 11 Call for Entries

Film entries are now being accepted for Farm Film Fest 11, the annual event sponsored by the Chatham Agricultural Partnership, the Columbia Land Conservancy, and the Crandell Theatre. The one-day film festival takes place on Sunday, March 24, 2019, here at the Crandell. The festival will screen films that focus on farms and farming issues with special consideration for those that have a regional connection. Films can have a running time of 5-20 minutes and submitted either in DVD or digital format. The program will include films made by professional and amateur filmmakers. Students of all ages are encouraged to submit entries. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019. DVDs can be sent to: Farm Film Fest 11 c/o The Crandell Theatre PO Box 305 Chatham, NY 12037 Digital links can be sent to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Submission…

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Mexican Film Series

In February, every Saturday at noon, we will be paying tribute to the rich film culture of our neighbor south of the border (oops, “wall”), that has consistently given birth to an extraordinary series of world class directors, from Luis Bunuel to Alfonso Cuarón, whose Roma is this year’s critics’ darling, and a favorite to win Best Picture, despite Hollywood’s animus towards the film’s producer, Netflix. If it does win, following last year’s The Shape of Water, Roma will become the second picture in a row helmed by a director from Mexico to win the Motion Picture Academy’s top honor. We will be screening, subject to change, Bunuel’s Los Olvidados (1950), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Amores Perros (2000), Caurón’s Y Tu Mamá También (2001), and Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). Hopefully, Inarritu, Cuarón, and del Toro will be allowed to…

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