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Oscar Nominated Parasite begins Friday, February 7

In this Best Picture nominated film, director Bong Joon Ho—also nominated—brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family, the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. When these two houses are brought together, the Kim children opportunistically install themselves…

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Farm Film Fest 2020 graphic

Twelfth Annual Farm Film Fest to be held March 15

The one-day film festival takes place on Sunday, March 15, here, at the historic Crandell Theatre. The festival, which begins at noon, shows films that focus on farms and farming issues with special consideration for those with a regional connection. Interest in the festival continues to grow, with attendance increasing each year. The program includes…

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Crandell Supports Public Library Streaming Service

Columbia County Libraries, with the generous support of the Crandell Theatre, have expanded the Kanopy streaming service to all the library users in Columbia County. Watch classic films from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS, or indulge in festival, indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally.…

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The Irishman movie still

Coming Soon: “The Irishman”

Begins Friday, November 22

The Irishman has been acclaimed as a masterpiece, one of Martin Scorsese’s most brilliant movies. This crime thriller with a glittering cast follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Bufalino crime family. Now older, the WWII veteran once again reflects on his most prolific hits and, in…

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2019 FilmColumbia Festival Kick-Off Party Photos

James Schamus, long-time key player in the independent film world, was honored at the benefit opening the 20th anniversary of FilmColumbia at the home of Jack Shear on Saturday, October 19. The event, which raises funds to support year-round Crandell programs, was co-chaired by Tina Lang and Nicholas Haylett, both of Kinderhook.

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Links to News Stories about FilmColumbia

To give an insider’s look at this year’s festival, we’ve collected some of the most interesting press from around the region. Check back frequently to read new stories and listen to the latest interviews. FilmColumbia: Exquisite ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ a complicated yet simple story of doomed lovers Berkshire Eagle, October 26, 2019…

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Cannes in Chatham

Excerpted from the October 11, 2019 edition of the Berkshire Eagle. FilmColumbia is a festival for early adopters. While Sundance and Cannes are destinations for top-notch movie premieres, FilmColumbia has often been one of the next landing spots for those films. “We are basically, in some ways — and I love this — a very…

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Chatham’s Big Screen Will Soon Have Little Sister

Excerpted from the September 28 edition of the Columbia Paper. The Village Planning Board met for a special meeting Monday, September 23 to review and approve the plans for a new single screen movie theater at 4 Depot Square, currently a vacant lot. The new building that will house the movie theater, faces the historic…

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FilmColumbia Marks Its 20th Anniversary, October 18-27

FilmColumbia marks its 20th anniversary, October 18-27, with nearly 60 films, including new releases from acclaimed directors Noah Baumbach, Alex Gibney, Ken Loach, Terrence Malick and the late Agnes Varda, and lauded performances from Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Isabelle Huppert, Scarlett Johansson, Clive Owen, Michael Shannon, Marisa Tomei and Alfre Woodard, among many…

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20th Film Columbia Festival Program Schedule

FilmColumbia announces its 20th festival program schedule, October 18-27 with a lineup of more than 60 preeminent films, including this year’s winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Printed program guides will be available Friday, October 4 at the Crandell and in local shops and food establishments.

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