Rosendale Theatre Collective http://rosendaletheatre.org A Volunteer Run Non-Profit for Cinema and the Arts Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:41:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=365 Amuse-bouche – Morsels from the Mind of Storyteller Doug Motel: A fundraiser for Ana Dooley’s Wish List http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/18/amuse-bouche-morsels-from-the-mind-of-storyteller-doug-motel-a-fundraiser-for-ana-dooleys-wish-list/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/18/amuse-bouche-morsels-from-the-mind-of-storyteller-doug-motel-a-fundraiser-for-ana-dooleys-wish-list/#comments Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:28:02 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=11745 7:00 pm | $15/$12 members

The New York Post has compared him to superstar Lily Tomlin, saying storyteller/actor/writer Doug Motel “is one of those rare comedians who creates and becomes totally original characters” and his work has been seen all around the globe, but on January 28th, Motel returns to the stage for a most worthy cause here in the Hudson Valley.

“Amuse-bouche – Morsels from the Mind of Storyteller Doug Motel” is an hour of stories selected from his original plays, books and essays – a new incarnation of Motel’s work that he’s excited to present, particularly for such a poignant occasion.

“Ana and her family are in the hearts and minds of all of us in the Rosendale area. Their grit, determination and perseverance are inspiring and I am really honored to do anything at all that I can to contribute to the wish list fund,” says Motel.

Thirteen-year-old Rosendale resident Ana Dooley was diagnosed with liver cancer in the summer of 2012 at age 11. Since then, she and her family have been on an often-harrowing journey, which has included a liver transplant along with chemotherapy and other intensive treatments. Faced with another round of chemotherapy coming up, her parents have published her “wish list” of her desires in the event that chemotherapy makes her too weak too enjoy them going forward.

All profits from “Amuse-bouche” will go to the wish list fund, which includes such larger reaches as a visit to The Grand Canyon, to simple pleasures, like a ride on a zip line. The family’s journey is chronicled by Ana’s mother, author Jackie Dooley, in her compelling blog www.HealingAna.com.

ABOUT DOUG MOTEL:
Motel is the author of several solo plays including MICK IN AMERICA, MIND SALAD (L.A. Weekly award nomination for writing and performing) and SHIVA ARMS (winner L.A. Weekly award for writing and performing and winner Theatre LA Ovation award for Best Writing of a World Premier play) and StarDUST (Adventures in Consciousness). His solo play PRAESTIGUM features the stories of Judas, Benedict Arnold and James Wormley Jones (the first African American undercover agent for the FBI.)

Films and TV credits include: THE WAITING GAME, (winner San Diego International Film Festival: Audience Award, Best Independent Feature) as the evil Russian villain on THE TICK (FOX). NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ATTACK OF THE 5’2″ WOMEN (Showtime), SWEET VALLEY HIGH (Fox), LOVE STREET (Showtime) and more.

He is also the author of the non-fictions books TODDLER WISDOM: FIVE POWERFUL THINGS YOU CAN LEARN FROM WATCHING 2-YEAR-OLDS and 101 MARKETING TIPS FOR TOURISM.

For more information, visit: www.dougmotel.com

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The Imitation Game http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/the-imitation-game-3/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/the-imitation-game-3/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:54:10 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=11741 1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 54 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Drama, Thriller

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. (c) Weinstein

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The Imitation Game http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/the-imitation-game-2/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/the-imitation-game-2/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:52:58 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=11739 7:15 pm | 1 hour, 54 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Drama, Thriller

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. (c) Weinstein

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The Imitation Game http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/the-imitation-game/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/the-imitation-game/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:52:15 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=11736 7:15 pm | 1 hour, 54 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Drama, Thriller

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. (c) Weinstein

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Unbroken http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/unbroken-3/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/unbroken-3/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:48:14 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=11734 1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours, 17 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Drama, Sport

Academy Award (R) winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII-only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Director Jolie began shooting some of the most dramatic and challenging scenes on Wednesday, October 16, on location far out at sea in Moreton Bay, Australia, with Zamperini (O’Connell) and his fellow airmen-Phil (Domhnall Gleeson) and Mac (Finn Wittrock)-having impossibly survived being adrift in the open Pacific for several weeks. Working with cameras on a floating rig in choppy waters and braving the elements, with actors dieting for months to appear as depleted as their characters, Jolie completed a successful first day of a location shoot that promises to be rigorous and uniquely challenging. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Starring alongside O’Connell, Gleeson and Wittrock are Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.” The film is produced by Jolie, as well as Matthew Baer (City by the Sea), Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Clayton Townsend (This Is 40). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 10-time Oscar (R)-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall). Academy Award (R) winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra).

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Unbroken http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/unbroken-2/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/unbroken-2/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:46:55 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=11732 7:15 pm | 2 hours, 17 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Drama, Sport

Academy Award (R) winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII-only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Director Jolie began shooting some of the most dramatic and challenging scenes on Wednesday, October 16, on location far out at sea in Moreton Bay, Australia, with Zamperini (O’Connell) and his fellow airmen-Phil (Domhnall Gleeson) and Mac (Finn Wittrock)-having impossibly survived being adrift in the open Pacific for several weeks. Working with cameras on a floating rig in choppy waters and braving the elements, with actors dieting for months to appear as depleted as their characters, Jolie completed a successful first day of a location shoot that promises to be rigorous and uniquely challenging. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Starring alongside O’Connell, Gleeson and Wittrock are Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.” The film is produced by Jolie, as well as Matthew Baer (City by the Sea), Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Clayton Townsend (This Is 40). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 10-time Oscar (R)-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall). Academy Award (R) winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra).

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Unbroken http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/unbroken/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/unbroken/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:46:12 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=11729 7:15 pm | 2 hours, 17 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Drama, Sport

Academy Award (R) winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII-only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Director Jolie began shooting some of the most dramatic and challenging scenes on Wednesday, October 16, on location far out at sea in Moreton Bay, Australia, with Zamperini (O’Connell) and his fellow airmen-Phil (Domhnall Gleeson) and Mac (Finn Wittrock)-having impossibly survived being adrift in the open Pacific for several weeks. Working with cameras on a floating rig in choppy waters and braving the elements, with actors dieting for months to appear as depleted as their characters, Jolie completed a successful first day of a location shoot that promises to be rigorous and uniquely challenging. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Starring alongside O’Connell, Gleeson and Wittrock are Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.” The film is produced by Jolie, as well as Matthew Baer (City by the Sea), Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Clayton Townsend (This Is 40). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 10-time Oscar (R)-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall). Academy Award (R) winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Misérables) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra).

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A Most Violent Year http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/a-most-violent-year-3/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/a-most-violent-year-3/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:22:44 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=11727 1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours, 5 minutes | R | Action, Crime, Drama

Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

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A Most Violent Year http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/a-most-violent-year-2/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/a-most-violent-year-2/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:21:36 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=11725 7:15 pm | 2 hours, 5 minutes | R | Action, Crime, Drama

Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

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A Most Violent Year http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/a-most-violent-year/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2015/01/13/a-most-violent-year/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:20:54 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=11722 7:15 pm | 2 hours, 5 minutes | R | Action, Crime, Drama

Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

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