It has been speculated that part of the attraction of this story for Ruffalo may be grounded in personal history: The actor’s younger brother Scott died of a gunshot wound in 2008, under circumstances never fully explained. In I Know This Much Is True he plays twin brothers, one of whom, Thomas Birdsey, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. The other twin, Dominick, is the protagonist, the ordinary complications of his life multiplied exponentially by his brother’s delusions and self-destructive behavior.
Been hoping to see a movie not from one’s couch? Several drive-ins within the Hudson Valley will be reopening this Friday, May 22, as part of the first wave of lockdown relief … with strict health protocols in place.
TMI Project will present Alone Together May 20. This virtual true storytelling performance will feature stories about hope, resilience, loss, loneliness and the silver linings discovered during the pandemic. The live performance will feature six storytellers from across the country selected from an open call for stories. The event will be open to the public with a suggested donation of $20.
If you could customize your own afterlife, what earthly destination would its design most closely resemble? For folks lucky enough to spend their overnight visits to the Hudson Valley in a certain Victorian-era resort atop the Shawangunk Ridge, it would be highly tempting to choose the Mohonk Mountain House and its spectacular grounds as their template.
Since all of Murder Café’s scheduled live shows have been suspended due to the current condition of social distancing, the 22-year-old entertainment company has taken a new direction, venturing into “theatre of the mind” — radio.
Voice Theatre will present a live screening of Our Town on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25.
New York Stage and Film and Vassar College have postponed the 2020 Powerhouse Theater season to 2021.
Two members of the Vassar College faculty and a student will share their personal reflections on climate change in a virtual storytelling event. The show will start at 7 p.m. on April 28.
The Woodstock Film Festival is working to provide virtual programming. The “Alternative Projections” series delivers short and full-length films curated by Woodstock Film Festival’s programmers, staff and alumni that are free to stream to mailing-list subscribers. Films featured include WFF alum Marshall Curry’s Academy award-winning short The Neighbors’ Window.
One of the first recent titles made for the big screen whose debut on a premium cable channel came immediately in the wake of Covid 19 self isolation is one of Hollywood’s odes to itself, made by a director defined by his affection for B movies.