FILMCOLUMBIA, October 22-26, 2014
FilmColumbia Announces the 2014 Lineup for Chatham & Hudson, featuring the best in films, documentaries, shorts and events. Download the 2014 program.
Due to circumstances beyond FilmColumbia's control, Coming Home on Wed, 10/22, 4pm as has been taken off the film roster. In it's place, Sony Pictures Classics has graciously given us the film, Still Alice, staring Julianne Moore.
Ticket holders for Coming Home can still be used for Still Alice, or at any day screening that is not sold out, or refunded during FilmColumbia.
Wed, Oct 22, 4 PM, Crandell Theater:
Still Alice - Based on a best-seller by Lisa Genova, the highlight of this searing, unsparing, portrayal of a linguistics professor brought down in mid-career by Alzheimer’s is a brilliant performance by Julianne Moore in the title role. Despite the pitfalls endemic to subjects like these, the film is a tough-minded look at the effects of the disease that manages to be deeply empathetic without being maudlin or sentimental. The writer-directors, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland surround Moore with a first rate cast that includes Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish.
Saturday, Oct 25, 10 AM, Tracy Memorial, Chatham
Panel Discussion with Peter Biskind: How to Read Film Reviews
"Not surprisingly, film reviewing is a tricky business. Reviewers are subject to pressures and demands from all sides. A reviewer may tell you whether she or he liked or disliked a film, but how can you tell if you will like or dislike the film."
Owen Gleiberman has been a film critic since 1981. He first wrote for the Boston Phoenix and then, in 1990, joined the startup of Entertainment Weekly, where he worked as a critic until April 2014. He is currently the film critic for bbc.com.
Eric Kohn is the chief film critic and senior editor for Indiewire as well as the manager of its Criticwire Network. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Filmmaker and other outlets. A member of the New York Film Critics Circle, he currently teaches film criticism at New York University's Department of Cinema Studies. He is the editor of "Conversations With Filmmakers: Harmony Korine," which will be published in December.
Wesley Morris is a staff critic at Grantland, where he does writes about movies, popular culture, race, gender, sexuality, and the role of style in professional sports. For 11 years, he was a film critic at the Boston Globe, and his writing has appeared in Slate, Bloomberg Business Week, Film Comment, and Ebony. He won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.
Alison Willmore is the film critic for BuzzFeed, and the first critic to be hired by the site. She's the co-host of the podcast Filmspotting: SVU, with The Dissolve's Matt Singer. Her writing has also appeared at Indiewire, Movieline, The AV Club, Time Out New York, and Salon.
Sunday, Oct 26, 1PM, Hudson Lodge, Hudson
Filmmaking Panel with David McDonald.
An in-depth discussion on problems and opportunities facing local filmmakers. What obstacles do they face and what can be done to encourage production in Hudson and the surrounding region?
Hayes Clement is a former executive with HBO who campaigned for mayor of the city of Kingston on 2011, part of his platform being the idea of turning Kingston into a film production city.
Robert Stone is an Academy-award nominated documentary filmmaker best known for the films" "Guerilla -- The Taking of Patty Hearst," "Oswald's Ghost," "Earth Days" and most recently, Pandora's Promise."
Hanna Sawka is a director and writer, known for Beyond Iconic: Photographer Dennis Stock (2011), That Sleepless Night (2000) and Rozmawiamy (2006).
Bhawin Suchak is an educator and filmmaker who works with digital media as a tool to further expression and connection. She is the director of the full-length documentary "The Throwaways," which is featured in this year's FilmColumbia Festival.