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Dryden joins The Little with April reopenings

A second downtown Rochester film theater has announced a pandemic-cautious reopening for April. The Dryden Theatre opens its doors on April 2. It joins...
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Fri, 03/19/2021 - 11:45am
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'Too Much Johnson' may have been too much for Orson Welles, Eastman Museum finds

The images are black and white, the movements of the actors are herky-jerky, which is what we’re used to seeing in silent films. The acting is hammy:...
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Wed, 03/17/2021 - 1:56am
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Connections: How should we watch and judge documentaries?

According to Rolling Stone, 2020 was a strong year for documentaries, and the release of various high-profile docs this year indicates the trend is...
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Thu, 03/11/2021 - 9:37am
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Connections: Discussing the future of movie theaters

The Cinema Theater in Rochester announced Thursday that it is closing its doors...at least for now. Movie theaters across the country are navigating...
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Mon, 02/22/2021 - 9:39am
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Connections: The year in TV and film

We discuss the year in TV and film. As noted by the Atlantic Monthly, 2020 was an ambitious year for TV watching, where "tackling 121 episodes of a...
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Mon, 12/21/2020 - 9:28am
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Connections: Discussing the film, "Happiest Season," and the challenges of coming out as gay

The new Hulu film, “Happiest Season” is being praised by critics and LGBTQ advocates as a “queer holiday miracle” and the “rom-com that queer fans...
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Thu, 12/03/2020 - 9:48am
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Connections: Discussing the film "Tommy Boy" and what it said about the manufacturing industry

This week marks 25 years since the film “Tommy Boy” was released. The movie tells the story of a son’s (Chris Farley) efforts to save his father’s auto...
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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 10:10am
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Connections: Discussing gerrymandering and the film, "Slay the Dragon"

A documentary called “Slay the Dragon” takes on the issue of gerrymandering and its impact on elections and social issues. From the Flint water crisis,...
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Fri, 03/06/2020 - 10:13am
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Connections: Previewing the 2020 Academy Awards

Who and what will win at the Oscars on Sunday? Some critics have this year’s awards season as “bizarre,” “disappointing,” or “suspect,” but both they...
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Fri, 02/07/2020 - 9:34am
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Kodak filling jobs for motion picture film operations

Kodak has been hiring some people over the last couple of years. And many of those positions involve the company’s legacy, the film business. Kodak...
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Mon, 02/03/2020 - 5:59am
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