From Teresita Fernández’s aurelian makeover of the museum’s main galleries, to the solid gold talent on the museum’s multiplicity of stages, to Darren Waterston’s recently installed Filthy Lucre there’s gilt galore at MASS MoCA this summer.
Sprague takes time out to” talk film” with us – he has worked on 30 of them so far – garnering a combined total of 29 Oscar nominations, including this year’s best picture 12 Years a Slave and the recently released Grand Budapest Hotel.
As Spring chases away the remnants of winter, the sounds of summer begin to be heard in the increasing pace of Berkshire music and theatrical activity.
A free screening of a local fim starring local students – and their parents – followed by lunch and discussion, what’s not to like?
Films about soul food, French farmers, commercial fishing, and hungry children followed by fascinating discussions.
Dance is good for the soul.
The year’s best real life documentaries and animated shorts will screen at Images. Many are fine for the whole family (minimum suggested age is six). All these films deserve to be seen in their full glory before the Academy Awards are announced.
The Dorians are given for accomplishments in film and television, while the artists selected for Wilde awards are often in the forefront of the cultural politics of the LGBT community as well.
21 categories include film, music, television, and celebrates both popular work and specialized offerings often ignored by the mainstream press.
“Four” began its life at TheatreWorks in Hartford, and shows that independent films can have it all: compelling story, great acting and top notch production values.
Larry Murray travels to Baltimore to see Waters entertain his neighbors and finds the filmmaker’s Christmas show is the most sincere and authentic celebration of Christmas around.
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.
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.
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.