Small Business Administration’s PPP Loan Awarded

On May 12, 2020, the Crandell Theatre received a loan as part of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses and nonprofit organizations to keep their workers on the payroll. The Crandell anticipates that 100% of these funds will be federally forgiven, thus turning the loan into a grant.

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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 “The News for Now”, our way of keeping in touch with you.

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still from Agnes Varda's Black Panthers
still from Agnes Varda's Black Panthers

Black Cinema & America

A slight change of pace from the Crandell’s weekly Kanopy recommendations. In response to the continuing civil unrest occurring around the country, several major filmmakers and cinema gatekeepers are sharing important cinematic landmarks on race in America, absolutely free. 13th (2016) The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis about the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry. Whether or not you’re a Netflix subscriber, the streamer is now presenting 13th in its entirety on YouTube for free. “Dense with information, and it moves fast. But it’s also a story told in images, and the ones DuVernay has chosen…

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James Baldwin against green
James Baldwin against green

For The Times We Live In

This week, the Crandell presents films for better understanding, all of which are now stream-able for free via Kanopy.  Positive change begins with knowledge, compassion, and sometimes, the recognition of uncomfortable truths.

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In Case You Missed It

Kanopy’s catalogue is so heavy with cinematic landmarks, it’s sometimes a little daunting. This week, we look back on a few of the gems in contemporary cinema that the Crandell has hosted in the theatre over past year or so, all of which are now stream-able via Kanopy.

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Sound + Vision

Kanopy’s catalogue is rich with musical movie magic, but we thought we’d narrow it down a few films that you might have missed. A list of global superstars, cult icons, and curios alike we hope holds something for everyone; and it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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still from in the soup
still from in the soup

Adventures In Filmmaking

Last year, the Crandell Theatre joined forces with Columbia County Libraries to expand access to the film streaming platform Kanopy for all card-carrying library patrons – their catalogue of over 30,000 films is available to you now, all absolutely free to view for Columbia County residents via your computer, television, or mobile device. While we’re all cooped up inside, we thought this would be a good opportunity to point you towards some lesser-known gems streaming in their library, to help you pass the time. Visit our Kanopy tutorial to learn how to Enjoy Kanopy at Home. This week’s selections: Adventures In Filmmaking First up, two misadventures in indie filmmaking, both starring a fresh-faced Steve Buscemi. In the Soup (1992) Filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell’s autobiographical comedy starring Buscemi as a would-be screenwriter obsessed with getting his 500-page script Unconditional Surrender produced. Desperate for…

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