Mass MoCA pulls out all the stops for Winter 2014 with events all across their campus.
Jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and Broadway singer and actress Jessica Molaskey are on tap as are Darlene Love, opera and theatre telecasts, and food historian Francine Segan. Plus Polar Express and cartoons for the younger set.
The relationship between Tom and Shane – two candidates for the “world’s cutest couple” – and the tragedy that intervened make this documentary a compelling plea for marriage equality.
Two seasons (20 episodes) of this funny, sometimes sweet, sometimes naughty series about gay men over 50 in West Hollywood has been released on DVD..
From artists Dmitry Paranyushkin and Diego Agullo we look at their ” Suspended act of simulated stimulation towards the environment.”
Images screens this controversial film Dec. 9-12 in Williamstown. A brilliant film, it is more about relationships than sexual exploitation though there is plenty of both.
Some critics have objected to the “straight hero” in this story about AIDS, but his story needs to be told. And remembered. This very flawed guy made a very big difference when it was most needed.
For the screening of The Yellow Ticket, on Nov. 16 at Mass MoCA, Svigals – who has composed for violinist Itzhak Perlman and the Kronos Quartet – delivers a lush 66-minute piece for piano and violin inspired by Eastern European folk forms, European café music, and others.
An exceptionally absorbing film about a group home for at-risk teenagers that reminds us what great movies used to be like.
Filmed in the Berkshires, premiered in France, and winner of best film at the Athens Film & Video Festival, the Berkshires finally gets a look at “Dipso” Nov. 7-11.
A superb story about high school days that rings true, this film is as good as any from the mainstream studios.
With fourteen novels and five films to date, John Irving is a successful writer who has chronicled many familiar aspects of American life and infused them with a reality we can all identify with. He arrives in Williamstown Oct. 30 to open its 15th Annual film festival.
All audience members attending the films preceding the parties are invited to join in the fun at Hops & Vines, the Purple Pub, the MoCA lobby, and The Log.
The world premiere takes place at our own Berkshire Museum October 25 and features a talk back with the director.
A delightful coming-of-age film that rings true and celebrates the fine art of getting along wile being yourself..
Vidal was a prophet of sorts, as roundly hated as admired. This hugely entertaining film offers an indelible portrait of a brilliant and delightfully outrageous public figure.
Alan Brown’s lovely new film Five Dances has some incredible choreography by Jonah Bokaer, vivid and authentic moments that any dance student will find can bring back a lifetime of memories. The film has a gentle documentary approach to dancers, and the special sort of relationships those who dance for a living develop with each…
The 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival brings Pittsfield alive every winter, and now is the time to submit your ideas!
LGBT themes and characters, nudity, and illicit drug use. what’s not to love about Tales of the CIty?
The Israeli-Palestinian clash meets its match with this border-crossing love story.
“I didn’t realize how far out I’d gone…” – Olympia Dukakis
“I Do” is a sweet, sincere, yet ultimately tepid story about Jack and impossible choices.
When a complicated traditional relationship is interrupted by the guy deciding he wants to live as a women “Laurence Anyways” takes us on a fascinating journey.
Back for one night only is one of the most fascinating films about taking pictures ever made, and it tall takes place here in the Berkshires.
A very informal video review of a film you might want to avoid.
EMPAC is where inquiring minds from the Berkshires go to discover, deconstruct, and discuss one’s perceptions in search of a deeper context.
“The party’s over, fellas,” says Adam Sandler’s character, Lenny, to his buddies in Grown Ups 2. “We’re irrelevant.”
The connections between films, music and art are growing, especially in the Berkshires.
Now on DVD, we see how Gregory Crewdson created a series of haunting, surreal, and stunningly elaborate portraits of small-town American life in the Berkshires.
Olympia Dukakis plays a potty-mouthed Lesbian in Cloudburst, which must be seen to be believed.
James Franco says he wants to talk about the ” first section, the Gosling section; I want to make love to this section.”
One of the documentary films is “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.” She is a Berkshire favorite.