Making History – Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1971 May Day Protests as Recorded by Videofreex, “Mayday 1971 Raw”

The Crandell Theatre hosted a virtual community event, “Making History – Marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1971 May Day Protests as Recorded by Videofreex, ‘Mayday 1971 Raw’” on Saturday, May 1. Over 40 participants enjoyed the lively and engaging panel discussion via Zoom. The event marked the 50th anniversary of the 1971 May Day peace protests that made history, with record-setting civil disobedience arrests and leading to the end of the Vietnam War. The event featured access to a 66-minute, 21st century edit of the original video compilation by pioneering collective Videofreex, from the historic 1971 May Day protest. Participants were invited to watch in advance of the event, and then tune in to the fascinating panel discussion that followed. The discussion focused on Mayday 1971 Raw, local community members who were  present in Washington D.C. that day, and the…

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Farm Film Festival 13: March 15 – March 21, 2021

Crandell Theatre proudly presents the thirteenth annual Farm Film Festival. This year’s festival, presented in collaboration with the Chatham Agricultural Partnership and the Columbia Land Conservancy, will be held virtually via Zoom. Farm Film Festival XIII is presented with generous support from MetzWood Insurance and the Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation. As in the past, the program is a mix of films made by professional and amateur filmmakers who respond to the call for entries; the films are selected by a panel representing the collaborating organizations. The festival showcases films that focus on farms, farming, and farming issues from local and national filmmakers. Our theme this year is “Sustainability Around the Globe.” All nine short films will be available for viewing from March 15th-21st on our Youtube channel. Virtual screening is open to the public at no charge, but…

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Behind The Screen: Community Outreach

In the latest Behind The Screen — a peek behind the Crandell’s velvet curtain — Joanne Dunne Murphy discusses some of the ways we’re working to stay engaged with you and the rest of the Crandell community during these curious times. The Crandell Community The Community Outreach committee of the Crandell Theatre was formed this year to connect our community through the medium of film. We aim to offer a variety of programs to attract both new and loyal Crandell audiences, and to spark discussion among members of our community on issues important to the Chatham area and our region. Our inaugural program on March 1, “Uprooting Addiction,” addressed the addiction crisis and featured the eponymous film. It was a collaborative event with the Crandell Theatre hosting the film’s team, addiction counselors, and Chatham’s Chief of Police Peter Volkmann. We were encouraged by the large number of…

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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…

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Twelfth Annual Farm Film Fest has been postponed

Date TBD Due to the expected large crowd and the Crandell’s commitment to safeguard people’s health, the Farm Film Festival, originally scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th at noon, has been postponed until later in the season. In the meantime, the Crandell Theatre’s normal screenings are still on the schedule. In place of the Farm Film Fest on Sunday, we have scheduled a second screening of Balloon. For more information on the Crandell’s response to the COVID-19 threat.

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Special Sensory Friendly Screening of Avengers: Endgame, Sunday, May 12 at 2:30pm

Sensory Friendly Films are a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy films in a safe and accepting environment. Lights in the theatre are turned slightly up (dim lights will remain on) and the sound is turned slightly down. Audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout, sing, or do anything they feel they need to do in order to be comfortable–unless the safety of the audience is in question. Many others, not on the autism spectrum, may also enjoy Sensory Friendly Films as they provide an opportunity for families to meet, for siblings of children with autism to get to know other children, and to enjoy a movie in a climate of acceptance and understanding. See more about Avengers: Endgame.

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Closed Captioned Screening of Avengers: Endgame

Monday, May 13 at 7:00pm

Closed captioning (CC) provides a word for word text of the dialogue and lyrical content of a program. Noises and sound effects are also described with written words. This provides accessibility to everyone, despite of hearing impairments. See more about Avengers: Endgame.

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Special Sensory Friendly Screening of Avengers: Endgame, Sunday, May 5 at 2:30pm

Sensory Friendly Films are a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy films in a safe and accepting environment. Lights in the theatre are turned slightly up (dim lights will remain on) and the sound is turned slightly down. Audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout, sing, or do anything they feel they need to do in order to be comfortable–unless the safety of the audience is in question. Many others, not on the autism spectrum, may also enjoy Sensory Friendly Films as they provide an opportunity for families to meet, for siblings of children with autism to get to know other children, and to enjoy a movie in a climate of acceptance and understanding. See more about Avengers: Endgame.

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