Focussing on Robbie Robertson this is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of his life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band.
Anchored by a note-perfect performance from Oscar winner Renée Zellweger, this adaptation of Peter Quilter’s stage play End of the Rainbow presents an intimate portrait of the great Judy Garland who’s down on her luck.
This music bio about Linda Ronstadt, one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century and one of the most successful recording artists of all time, is surprisingly moving.
Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.
A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
David Crosby, now 77, reflects on his life of music stardom sharing his often-challenging journey with humor and bite, while forging new paths to relevancy in this deeply personal documentary.
Filmmaker Nick Broomfield previous non-fiction films playfully dealt with Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, rocker Courtney Love, serial killer Aileen Wuornos and Sarah Palin, and here he takes on the saga of Leonard Cohen and his muse, Marianne Ihlen.
ECHO IN THE CANYON celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound.
From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Pavarotti is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people.
When Joni Mitchell turned 75 she was feted with a concert that featured an incredible array of singers and musicians celebrating her music and paying homage to the artist. RHINEBECK Friday March 8 8pm
Legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield was a white, teen-age harmonica player who grew up on Chicago’s south side where he learned the blues from the original black masters performing nightly in his own back yard. Muddy Waters became Paul’s mentor and lifelong friend, happy to share his wisdom and expertise with such a gifted young acolyte.
Post-Screening Q&A with Gabe Butterfield at Upstate & later at Colony 8pm – Gabe Butterfield & Friends play the music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Eugene (Why We Fight, The Trials of Henry Kissinger, The House I Live In) Jarecki’s wildly ambitious new film takes Elvis’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a road trip across America forty years after his death. Linking the singer’s life to the story of our country, the film carries us on a trip from Graceland to Trumpland.
Once upon a time — or maybe twice — there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland… In honor of the 50th anniversary of this Beatles classic, Upstate presents the newly restored theatrical version with remixed 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of this Beatles classic, Upstate presents the newly restored theatrical version with remixed 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound. Join us for a SING-ALONG screening on Friday August 3rd at 8:10 in Rhinebeck. (Saturday’s and Sunday’s screenings will not be Sing-Alongs. Tickets are available at the box office day-of.)
What began in the 1980’s from the underbellies of Chicago, Detroit, and New York – Electronic Dance Music – is now a global phenomenon.
Martin Scorsese’s brutal masterpiece about a ticking time bomb of a human being working as a NYC taxi driver comes together via Robert De Niro’s intensity, DP Michael Chapman’s unflinching gaze at a Gomorrah-like New York, and Bernard Herrmann’s eloquent nightmare of a score.
Jonathan Demme, who passed away this past April, was a great friend to arthouses nationwide. He first came to Upstate Films in the late ’70s after making Citizens Band and returned two more times – to present Cousin Bobby and a special show of Philadelphia along with writer Ron Nyswaner. July 19th, in tandem with arthouse theaters across the country, Upstate will screen Demme’s concert film Stop Making Sense in celebration of his life and work.
For those of us who may not know a vibrato from a pizzicato, Josh Aronson’s entertaining film about the master cello teacher Paul Katz and some of his talented students provides an insider’s look at what it takes to merge technical savvy with soul and expression.
The first line of David Edelstein’s New York review: “The “I” in the ghostly documentary I Called Him Morgan is Helen Morgan, the “him” Lee Morgan, the transcendental bop trumpeter whom Helen (his wife) shot in the chest on a snowy night in 1972, some years after she’d pulled him out of the gutter and helped him kick the heroin habit that had ended his career.”
John Coltane, the man and his music, is the subject of this definitive documentary about the talented visionary whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.
Live MUSIC onstage at the Movies: |
KILCOOL & SIMI STONE + Poetry of NICK FLYNN
KILCOOL a band bonded by architecture, Samuel Beckett and song who call the Hudson valley home and are excited to perform at the theatre…SIMI STONE, multi-talented violinist, guitarist, pianist, composer, and singer, born and raised in Woodstock has performed and toured with Simone Felice, Connor Oberst, Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Amy Helm, and Duke and the King. Also writer/poet Nick Flynn reads… He’s possibly best know for his “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” (Norton, 2004), won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into ten languages, and it became BEING FLYNN starring Robert DeNiro. He is also the author of two books of poetry, “Some Ether” (Graywolf, 2000), which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and “Blind Huber” (Graywolf, 2002).
Fri Sept 30. $15.
|General Admission $15, Upstate Films Members $12|
|Prana is a Sanskrit word meaning breath, vital energy, and life force. It is the perfect name for a group who uses only their breath to make sound to relax the body, still the mind and open the heart. This nine voice a cappella choir will do their best to make a peaceful sound during the busy holiday season. Prana is Pete Buettner, Amy Fradon, Julie Parisi, Kirsti Gholson, Julie Last, Julian Lines, Bruce Milner and Joe Veillette.|
|Tickets: $15 General Admission / $12 Members|
|Tom Pacheco is a great storyteller and his songs chronicle the hardships and heartaches of people the world over, as well as its heroes and villains.|
|With deep and passionate tones, he gives voice to the working man and woman, as well as to the lovers in our company. His songs have been covered by Jefferson Starship, the Band, Richie Havens and dozens of European artists. Accompanying Tom will be Brian Hollander and Bruce Milner.|
|Link to Tom’s website|
|Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine|
|For the uninitiated, Mikhail has been spewing his literary spoofs, linguistic triple flips, jazz fables, and (with Gilles Malkine) folk song parodies and political satire at just about every venue in the Catskills since 1973. And Gilles performed as a member of Tim Hardin’s band at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, and at Carnegie Hall the same year; his career has gone pretty much downhill since that time, as evidenced by his present association. These two will bring their wit and wisdom on Sunday night, and if you’re in the mood for something erudite and uncommonly abnormal, mark your calendars and don’t miss this show.|
|Music At The Movies, in association with Upstate Films Woodstock (132 Tinker St), presents Baird Hersey & Prana. Rescheduled for Sunday, January 2nd, at 2:00 pm. General Admission: $11 / Upstate Films Members: $10|
|“Come join Prana at this special concert, A Moment of Peace, an opportunity to take a pause in the busy Holiday Season for an afternoon of beautiful music.”|
|“The age old sacred music of Tibetan Buddhist multiphonic chant and Tuvan throat singing are the roots from which PRANA’s sound has grown. The technique of these ancient vocalizations is to shape the mouth and throat into a sympathetic resonating chamber for the voice. This produces a second beautiful high whistling harmonic or overtone. PRANA’s singers use their regular singing voice instead of the low gravely drone characteristic of the Tibetan and Tuvan sounds. They apply the fundamental overtone techniques of these older traditions to the “natural voice” to sing two mellifluous pitches at once. By using the natural singing voice the singers of PRANA can move between any pitches that they can sing with overtones added above them. This completely opens up the possibilities for use of harmonics in singing. Now, in addition to a drone with harmonics they can sing parallel movement of pitch and harmonic, different pitches sharing one harmonic, or a fully developed melody with a harmonic harmony. Singing as a group in this unique style they create beautiful rising harmonies, shimmering vocal textures, and high arcing melodies.” Show lasts 60+ mins.|
|Music At The Movies, in association with Upstate Films Woodstock (132 Tinker St), presents singer-songwriter Jules Shear.|
|Singer/songwriter Jules Shear has recorded several albums of highly accessible, hit-worthy material, and as a testament to his abilities, he’s penned hits for others, including “All Through the Night” for Cyndi Lauper and “If She Knew What She Wants” for the Bangles. Born in Pittsburgh, Shear began writing songs as a teenager and has continued to come up with catchy melodies and sharp lyrics that address topics such as love, regret, and failure throughout his long career. Jules has been co-writing with other songwriters lately and fans of intelligent pop will hear some of those new songs at the Cinema on Sunday night.Sunday, November 28, 8:30pm – General Admission: $11 / Upstate Films Members: $10|
|Music At The Movies, in association with Upstate Films Woodstock, presents singer-songwriter Michael Veitch, accompanied by Chris Zaloom, Julie Last and Kyle Esposito.|
| “Heart driven songs combined with a beautiful tenor and fluid guitar playing, Michael Veitch is highly regarded by many of his singer-songwriting peers. His music visits the past without regret and the future with an optimist’s eye while his lyrics and melody weave a narrative of world class performance.”|
Sunday, October 24th 8:30 pm Upstate Films Woodstock at 132 Tinker St.
General Admission: $11 / Upstate Films Members: $10
|“Music at the Movies” (at Upstate Films Woodstock, 132 Tinker St.) is pleased to present: BAR SCOTT|
|After spending the last six months doing ‘house concerts’ in private homes as far away as New Hampshire and Tennessee, this is singer/songwriter Bar Scott’s first public appearance in Woodstock since early spring.|
|She’s looking forward to this solo show at “Music at the Movies” as a way of continuing the feel of those recent concerts in comfortable surroundings. Making music for small groups suits her, because all the pressure is gone and she’s able to just play her beautiful piano and guitar, soulfully and fully … and that, of course, is why we always come out to hear Bar Scott sing and play. She will bring a relaxed vibe to the movie theater, so sit back and enjoy a voice that Jim Croce’s producer Tommy West described as “one of the best on earth”.General Admission: $11 / Upstate Films Members: $10|
|Sunday, August 29th, 8:30pm “MUSIC AT THE MOVIES” (Upstate Films at 132 Tinker St., Woodstock) presents Scott Petito and Leslie Ritter, playing alongside Jerry Marotta and Eugene Friesen. General Admission: $11; Upstate Films members: $10|
|“Hello All,We wanted to let you know about a show coming up on Sunday August 29th in Woodstock, NY. Leslie & Scott will be performing music from their upcoming new CD with a new group of stellar players for the “Music at the Movies” concert series.|
“This group performs at a high level of virtuosity and moves with ease across musical genres.”
Performing this evening with Leslie and Scott:
Eugene Friesen – World renowned cellist (Paul Winter Consort, Trio Globo with Howard Levy and Glen Velez)
Jerry Marotta – Drummer to and from the stars (Peter Gabriel, The Indigo Girls, Paul McCartney)
Don’t miss what promises to be an exciting evening of music!
We also wanted to let you know that Scott will be performing with ‘Love is for the Birds’ the duo of Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev) and Amy Helm (Levon Helm Band, Ollabelle) on Saturday August 21st at a show to Benefit The Woodstock Animal Sanctuary in Willow, NY. The Headliner for this event is The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger which is the duo of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Go hear some wonderful music while you support a very good cause!
We are happy to report that Amy & Leslie’s recent return engagement at The Rosendale Cafe was another sold out success! We had such a great time and hope you all enjoyed the show as much as we did.
We would like to thank you for the continued support of our music…stay tuned for more info.
We hope to post a few more shows soon. If any of you would like to host Amy & Leslie or Leslie and Scott for a house concert please let us know as we would love to perform for you and your friends!
We Look forward to seeing you!
All The Best,
|Unrated / 60+ mins.|
|Join us for Music at the Movies with Mike & Ruthy at Upstate Films Woodstock!|
|Mike + Ruthy met in NYC, just out of college. Daughter to Hudson Valley fiddling legend Jay Ungar and folk-singer Lyn Hardy, Ruthy’s was a past steeped in the folk tradition. Mike had his musical roots planted in the ska-punk and rock scene blasting from the college radio station in his hometown of Durham, NH. The two fell in love and went on to form the folk-rock behemoth The Mammals, which toured the world many times over. Now married and settled just outside Woodstock, NY, they tour with a full band or as a duo and sometimes share the stage with their fiddling two-year-old son, Will. Previous albums by Mike + Ruthy include the critically acclaimed debut The Honeymoon Agenda and its follow-up, Waltz of the Chickadee.|
|Mike & Ruthy take the stage at the Tinker Street Cinema on Sunday night. Please join us. Showtime: 8:30 pm General Admission: $11 / Upstate Films Members: $10|
|Mike & Ruthy’s official website|
|Join us – LIZ MITCHELL, DANIEL LITTLETON (of “Ida”) and AMY HELM (of “Ollabelle” and Levon’s “Ramble”) – Music at the Movies! Upstate Films Woodstock!|
|On Sunday, May 23, “Music at the Movies” (Upstate Films at 132 Tinker St. in Woodstock) is pleased to be back on the boards after our winter hiatus.|
|We will present: LIZ MITCHELL, DANIEL LITTLETON (of “Ida”) and AMY HELM (of “Ollabelle” and Levon’s “Ramble”). These musicians have put their winter time to good use by gathering around the kitchen table to write songs and harmonize together. We will all be the beneficiaries of their efforts when they take the stage at the Cinema on Sunday night. Please join us. Showtime: 8:30 pm General Admission: $11 / Upstate Films Members: $10|