Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Movies, movies, movies

A trio of movies with local connections are playing around the area soon:

"Racing Daylight": Shot in the Hudson Valley and starring Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn of Dutchess County and Melissa Leo of Accord.
Here's the gorgeous teaser trailer (in Quicktime). The movie plays at Vanderlin Hall at Ulster County Community College in Stone Ridge at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29. Writer and director Nicole Quinn, also a local, and producer Sophia Raab-Downs will present their film. The showing is free. Sweet.
Visit http://www.racingdaylightthemovie.com/home.htm for more information on the movie and UCCC's web site for more information on the screening.

"I'm Not There": The main course at the Woodstock Film Festival about that former Woodstock resident called Bob (played by six different actors, including Cate Blanchett and Richard Gere) crosses the river and makes it to Upstate Films in Rhinebeck this weekend. Visit http://www.upstatefilms.org/ for dates and times. Here's the trailer.

"Romance & Cigarettes": Former SUNY New Paltz drama student John Turturro's weird musical starring James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken and part-time Ulster County resident Steve Buscemi also plays at Upstate Films this weekend.
Here's the trailer in Quicktime.