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"Sense the Wind" Documentary: Screening and Discussion with Producer/Director

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View a pre-release screening of Sense the Wind: Blind Sailors Race Across Open Water, an hour-long documentary which follows the journey of four blind sailors as they train and compete in national and international regattas. A discussion with local filmmaker Christine Knowlton will follow.

Sense the Wind is a journey led by four sailor —Nancy, Inky, Philip and Matt—as they train and compete at the Blind Nationals and press toward Japan’s Blind Sailing World Championships. It follows the evolution of these individuals over several years as they advance as sailors, through life’s turns—medical challenges, marriage, retirement and the vicissitudes of their sport, still new and evolving. Over time they help shape the future of blind sailing.

Six years in the making, Sense the Wind, is currently being previewed in outreach and at film festivals around the globe. The film was recently was given a Humanitarian Award by The Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York.

Filmmaker Christine Knowlton has created videos for nonprofit organizations, including the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships and the Robie Pierce One-Design Regattas. Her award winning first short, Going Blank: Alzheimer’s Stories, premiered at the Westchester Film Festival and played international festivals. Sense The Wind is her first feature documentary. Christine has also collaborated on experimental multimedia videos with international contemporary composers and produced multimedia events featuring dance, spoken word and video screened with live music performances.

In broadcast production, Christine worked on the HBO hit Bored to Death. She was a selected filmmaker for the Celebrating Women Filmmakers Education Outreach at the Jacob Burns Film Center and taught video at the SUNY/WCC Summer Digital Labs. She is a member of New York Film and Television and active on the Archives Committee preserving stories of women.
 

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Sizzling Summer Film Series: Charlie Wilson’s War

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Charlie Wilson’s Warsizzling series

Enjoy a cool drink, an introduction and a film in this series of five films running on Thursdays, from July 28-August 25, 2-4 pm.

Charlie Wilson’s War was directed by Mike Nichols and was written by Aaron Sorkin of “West Wing” fame. Tom Hanks stars as a U.S. Representative from Texas who manages to start a war for all the wrong reasons. It’s a brilliant satire of national politics. With Julia Roberts and Seymour Philip Hoffman, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor (2007, 100 mins.)

Films in the Sizzling Summer Film Series:

July 21: Shane

July 28: Norma Rae

August 4: The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe

August 11: All That Jazz

August 18: Charlie Wilson’s War

 

 

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Sizzling Summer Film Series: All That Jazz

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all that jazzsizzling series

Enjoy a cool drink, an introduction and a film in this series of five films running on Thursdays, from July 28-August 25, 2-4 pm.

Bob Fosse directs All That Jazz, his life story – and what a story it is! Fosse tries to balance directing, creating choreography, keeping his dancers and financial backers happy, handling a messy personal life and his own bad habits. With Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange and Ben Vereen. Nominated for eight Oscars; won four. (1979, 160 mins.)

Films in the Sizzling Summer Film Series:

July 21: Shane

July 28: Norma Rae

August 4: The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe

August 11: All That Jazz

August 18: Charlie Wilson’s War

 

 

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Sizzling Summer Film Series: The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe

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The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoesizzling series

Enjoy a cool drink, an introduction and a film in this series of five films running on Thursdays, from July 28-August 25, 2-4 pm.

The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe is the story of a mild-mannered violinist who is chosen by the French Secret Service to act as a decoy in a major sting. The film is exciting and hilarious. Named one of the “Best Foreign films of the Year” by the U.S. National Board of Review. (In French with English subtitles.1972, 90 mins.)

Films in the Sizzling Summer Film Series:

July 21: Shane

July 28: Norma Rae

August 4: The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe

August 11: All That Jazz

August 18: Charlie Wilson’s War

 

 

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Sizzling Summer Film Series: Norma Rae

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norma raesizzling series

Enjoy a cool drink, an introduction and a film in this series of five films running on Thursdays, from July 28-August 25, 2-4 pm.

In Norma Rae, Sally Field is a textile worker who agrees to help unionize her mill without weighing the dangers. Beau Bridges and Ron Leibman try to help, but the situation is both a problem and a joy. Fields won the Best Actress Oscar as did the song written for the film. You won’t forget the feisty heroine’s struggles and successes. (1979, 114 mins.)

Films in the Sizzling Summer Film Series:

July 21: Shane

July 28: Norma Rae

August 4: The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe

August 11: All That Jazz

August 18: Charlie Wilson’s War

 

 

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Sizzling Summer Film Series: Shane

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shanesizzling series

Enjoy a cool drink, an introduction and a film in this series of five films running on Thursdays, from July 28-August 25, 2-4 pm.

In Shane, Alan Ladd plays the hero who hopes to retire from his life of fighting the bad guy, only to be confronted with the worst of them, played by Jack Palance. The line between good and evil couldn’t be clearer and the final shoot-out has been called “the best ever put on film.” Nominated for five Oscars. (1953, 118 mins.)

Films in the Sizzling Summer Film Series:

July 21: Shane

July 28: Norma Rae

August 4: The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe

August 11: All That Jazz

August 18: Charlie Wilson’s War

 

 

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens

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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force AwakensStar Wars—The Force Awaken is set three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire when a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order arises. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights. Nominated for five Academy Awards. (PG-13; 135 mins.)

June movies

Tuesdays in June at 2 pm. Films shown with closed captioning when available.

6/7: The Revenant (2 hrs., 36 mins.)
6/14: Anomalisa (90 mins.)
6/21: 45 Years (95 mins.)
6/28: Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens (PG-13; 135 mins.)

 

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Son of Saul

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Son of SaulIn Son of Saul, a Hungarian Jewish worker ( at the Auschwitz concentration camp is forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, he discovers the body of a young boy he takes as his son. As the other inmates plan a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task—to save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. Won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film. (Hungarian with English subtitles; 107 mins.)

May movies

Tuesdays in May at 2 pm. Films shown with closed captioning when available.

5/3: The Danish Girl (119 mins.)
5/10: Spectre (148 mins.)
5/17: Sicario (2 hrs.)
5/24: The Hateful Eight (3 hrs., 7 mins.)
5/31: Son of Saul (107 mins.)

 

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: Sicario

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SicarioIn Sicario, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro also star. Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Cinematography. (2 hrs.)

May movies

Tuesdays in May at 2 pm. Films shown with closed captioning when available.

5/3: The Danish Girl (119 mins.)
5/10: Spectre (148 mins.)
5/17: Sicario (2 hrs.)
5/24: The Hateful Eight (3 hrs., 7 mins.)
5/31: Son of Saul (107 mins.)

 

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"Oscar-Worthy" Film Series: The Revenant

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The RevenantInspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man's epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. Won three Academy Awards: Best Actor, Best Director and Best Cinematography. Nominated for nine other Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor. (2 hrs, 36 mins.)

June movies

Tuesdays in June at 2 pm. Films shown with closed captioning when available.

6/7: The Revenant (2 hrs., 36 mins.)
6/14: Anomalisa (90 mins.)
6/21: 45 Years (95 mins.)
6/28: Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens (PG-13; 135 mins.)

 

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