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Adirondack Movie Pageant Opens Oct. 13 with Blondie Documentary

GLENS FALLS – For the seventh 12 months, Adirondack Theater Pageant (ATF) will produce the Adirondack Movie Pageant – once more within the hybrid mannequin which was extremely widespread final 12 months.

ATF Managing Director Tracey Sullivan remarked, “Final 12 months we launched an progressive vary of choices for audiences to take part in-person, on-line, or each. By far the preferred choice was the ‘All-Entry Go,’ which grants entry to all of the screenings in downtown Glens Falls, all of the screenings on-line, plus panels, popcorn bars, events, and the awards presentation. This 12 months we’re excited to supply our bosses the identical flexibility and the identical nice worth.” All-Entry, In-Individual, Digital, and Day Passes can be found at With a number of exceptions, the complete lineup might be accessible each in-person and on-line. The total schedule might be posted on-line within the coming days.

This 12 months’s screenings will happen on the Charles R. Wooden Theater and Crandall Library in downtown Glens Falls. The Queensbury Resort will host a gap evening reception on Thursday, October 13 following a brand new spin on the pageant’s opening evening screening. As a substitute of the standard characteristic film, this 12 months’s pageant will open with a night of music movies capped by Blondie: Dwelling in Habanaa brief documentary a couple of path-breaking live performance in Cuba by iconic new wave band Blondie, and a Q&A with director Rob Roth.

The band’s 2019 live performance was a part of an official cultural change between Havana and New York Metropolis. Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry has stated that “Taking part in Cuba was a dream come true… It was actually one thing we would at all times wished to do, so to do it as a cultural change made it even higher.” Despite former Cuban chief Fidel Castro’s ban on “subversive” Western music, followers of all ages are seen within the movie singing together with Blondie songs “Tide is Excessive” and “Coronary heart of Glass.”

ATF Producing Creative Director Miriam Weisfeld added, “Adirondack Movie Pageant is thrilled to host the regional premiere of Blondie: Dwelling in Habana and to introduce our neighborhood to its iconoclastic creator. Listening to firsthand from Rob Roth in regards to the expertise planning this journey to Cuba with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein and the surprising twists and turns provides a lot to the expertise of seeing this progressive quick movie. Rob’s work spans movie and theater – similar to the Adirondack Movie Pageant, which is the one movie pageant operated by an expert theater firm. I am excited to be in dialog with Rob and ATF audiences about artwork, music, and storytelling throughout these totally different platforms. It is what makes the Adirondack Movie Pageant distinctive.”

Blondie: Dwelling in Habana

Rob Roth has labored on tasks with Grammy-winners David Bowie, Girl Gaga, and Rihanna, and is Blondie’s longtime collaborator. Along with his video work, Roth served as artistic director of Debbie Harry’s current memoir face it. He’s additionally a serious theater artist, having showcased his work at PS 122, Abrons Artwork Middle, HERE Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Artwork.

The Adirondack Movie Pageant will proceed October 14 and 15 with screenings of options, documentaries, shorts, comedies, thrillers, and “Homegrown” Adirondack Area Movies. The Pageant’s annual “Stage to Display” sequence of movies by artists who’ve their roots in theater will kick off with a screening of Bear in mind Thisa brand new movie starring Academy Award-nominated David Strathairn (Good Evening, and Good Luck) in a tour-de-force solo efficiency as Jan Karski: a hero of the Polish resistance and witness to Nazi atrocities. David Strathairn is presently performing this position within the stage model of Bear in mind This at Theater for a New Viewers in New York Metropolis; Glens Falls audiences might be among the many first to see his critically-lauded efficiency of the position onscreen.

Different notable actors on view on this 12 months’s Pageant embrace Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore) and Lili Taylor (Mystic Pizza) in There Therea unusual comedy a couple of chain of neurotic relationships, and Academy Award-winner Wes Studi (The Final of the Mohicans) and Dale Dickey (breaking Unhealthy) in A Love Tracka romance which was lately nominated for the NEXT Innovator Award on the Sundance Movie Pageant.

Further Pageant occasions embrace The Quiet Epidemica documentary characteristic on the battle in opposition to Lyme Illness, which might be adopted by a panel dialogue with the filmmakers and moderator Ken Tingley.

Added Weisfeld, “We’re honored by the caliber of artists who’re sharing their work with the movie pageant this 12 months. Along with celebrities resembling Debbie Harry, David Strathairn, and Jason Schwartzman, we’re excited to highlight the work of Adirondack regional artists and the cinematic work of theatre-makers. All that and free popcorn. What a weekend!”

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