Five Fall Faves: Film

All this week, we’ll be highlighting some of the fall season’s most promising arts, music and entertainment events around Nippertown. Mark your calendars.

Today’s spotlight is on the visual arts:

Woodstock Film Festival @ various locations in and around Woodstock. Wednesday-Sunday, September 29-October 3. Bunches of bunches of cool movies jammed into five days. Possible highlights: “Arias With a Twist: The Docufantasy,” in which gender-bending cabaret performer Joey Arias meets puppet genius Basil Twist; “Roscoe Holcomb: From Daisy, Kentucky” by musician-director John Cohen; “Stone” starring Edward Norton and Robert De Niro; “Welcome to the Rileys” starring Melissa Leo and James Gandolfini.

“Nowhere Boy” with the Quarrymen @ The Egg, Albany. Wednesday, October 6. Sam Taylor-Wood’s chronicle of John Lennon’s childhood and the formation of his first band, the Quarrymen, who will perform live following the screening. The film stars Aaron Johnson and Kirsten Scott-Thomas. 7pm. $18. (Also, $40 VIP tickets, which include at 6pm reception with the Quarrymen.)

Proctoberfest @ Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. Saturday-Sunday, October 9-10. The third annual 24-hour movie marathon features “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the original 1951 “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and
“Robocop: Unrated Director’s Cut” – all screened in HD. Also the regional premieres of “Human Centipede,” “Mutant Girls Squad” and “Alien vs. Ninja.” With prizes, special guests and comfy couches. 12noon on Saturday, October 9. $40 in advance; $50 at the door; or $25 for an 8 hour pass.

“House of Usher” with Marco Benevento @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. Friday, October 22. Organ virtuoso and jamband wunderkind Benevento and his trio perform a new original score to this Roger Corman’s 1960 cult film starring Vincent Price. In conjunction with the Williamstown Film Festival. 8pm. $15 in advance; $18 at the door; students $10.

“Do It Again” @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs. Thursday, October 28. Geoff Edgers’ documentary about his valiant attempt to reunite British rockers, the Kinks. Followed by a discussion with Edgers and Skidmore music professor and author Gordon Thompson. 7pm. FREE.

Five Fall Faves: Visual Arts

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