Monthly Archives: October 2011

All Day, All Week, Occupy Albany

The Schodack Town Hall,  just off the interstate, on Schuurman Rd.,  is modern–concrete and glass.  It stands in what was once farmland and is taller than the surrounding houses and businesses.  This Monday after successfully plea bargaining a speeding ticket … Continue reading

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Liberté, égalité, fraternité

With a mise-en-scène (can’t believe I just wrote “mise-en-scène”) suffused in red, white and blue, Aki Kaurismaki’s funny and moving new film, “Le Havre,” follows Marcel Marx (an educated writer and bohemian, happy in a simple life, working as a … Continue reading

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But Indeed It Is

Defying his 20-year ban from making films, Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s “This Is Not a Film,” chronicles a day in his life under house arrest, awaiting results of the appeal of his six-year prison sentence for spreading “propaganda against the … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Be Televised

and streamed live and YouTube’d and tweeted and blogged and emailed and… 15,000 assembled today in lower Manhattan’s Foley Square and demanding economic justice, made their way around endless metal barricades to march to Zuccotti Park and the Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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I Heart The New York Film Festival

(I’m not trying to making an old corny joke with my headline–I just don’t have the heart shape on my keyboard.) The 49th New York Film Festival which runs through October 16th, includes a main slate of 27 features, directed … Continue reading

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