Rosendale Theatre Collective http://rosendaletheatre.org A Volunteer Run Non-Profit for the Arts Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:21:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Inequality for All http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/inequality-for-all/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/inequality-for-all/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:20:29 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=9498 1 hour, 29 minutes | PG | Documentary

At the heart of the film is a simple proposition: what is a good society, and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of our nation’s economic health? We are endeavoring for INEQUALITY FOR ALL to be a paradigm-shifting, eye-opening experience for the American public. We want to accurately show through a non-partisan perspective why extreme income inequality is such an important topic for our citizens today and for the future of America.

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About Time http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/about-time/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/about-time/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:18:52 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=9722 7:15 | 2 hours, 3 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time… The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

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Muppets Most Wanted http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/muppets-most-wanted-3/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/muppets-most-wanted-3/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:55:28 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=10464 11:00 am | 1 hour, 47 minutes | PG | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.(c) Disney

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Muppets Most Wanted http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/muppets-most-wanted-2/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/muppets-most-wanted-2/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:53:48 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=10462 4:00 pm | 1 hour, 47 minutes | PG | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.(c) Disney

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Muppets Most Wanted http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/muppets-most-wanted/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/muppets-most-wanted/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:52:54 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=10459 4:00 pm | 1 hour, 47 minutes | PG | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.(c) Disney

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The Incredibles http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/the-incredibles/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/17/the-incredibles/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:41:42 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=10452 4:00 pm | $7/$5 members | 1 hour, 55 minutes | PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

A fundraiser for the Family Services Family Education Program.
The Family Education Program is featuring a movie in honor of how INCREDIBLY important it is to support parents. Local families can enjoy some quality time together for a reasonable price and view this wonderful film that reminds us all that parents truly are superheroes doing the most important job.
The Family Education Program of Family Services provides home and group-based parenting education to families in Ulster County who are at risk of having a child or children placed in foster care due to allegations of abuse or neglect. Most of the families are struggling to overcome poverty, social stigma and generational patterns of abuse and neglect. Most parents want to be good parents and, given the right tools can achieve success and self- sufficiency.  The program employs a strength-based family-focused approach and embraces a re-parenting model. One cannot know how to nurture unless they themselves have been nurtured. The FEP offers supportive modeling and coaching of effective parenting skills, using a variety of resources including the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting Program, helping parents and children learn to communicate in ways that strengthen bonding and avoid conflict. Children don’t come with instructions, but Family Educators do!  Strengthening families strengthens communities.
The goal is to move families out of the child welfare system and on their way to self-sufficiency so that they focus on what is important, nurturing children and raising nurturing adults.

http://www.familyservicesny.org/

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Gus Mancini’s Sonic Soul Band: A fundraiser for the Rosendale Theatre http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/11/gus-mancinis-sonic-soul-band-a-fundraiser-for-the-rosendale-theatre/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/11/gus-mancinis-sonic-soul-band-a-fundraiser-for-the-rosendale-theatre/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:38:07 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=10435 9:30 pm | $7/$5 members

The Sonic Soul Band is well noted for honoring the Art of ‘In The Moment Improvisations’. Four world class musicians, including the always innovative Peter Head on guitar, Funk Bassman extraordinaire Michael G. Colletti, Panama’s Beat Master Ruperto Ifil on drums and The Sultan (Gus Mancini), on Saxophone, Electric Stix and Keyboards.  Special guests percussionist Fre Atlast and ‘The One Woman Choir’ of Anais Wolf will round out this spectacular worthwhile event.
Drawing on influences from Monk to Funk, the Sonic Soul Band create spellbinding sonic landscapes of melodies and pulsating rhythms. From tender saxophone, to popping funk bottoms, ever soaring guitar energy, vivid melodies, and grounded by a solid beat, these musical layers delightfully unfold seamlessly. One can dance or just listen through the whole experience.
Founder Gus Mancini (WDST’s Roundtable ‘Sultan of Sonic Soul’), is a classically trained master saxophonist, a graduate of NYU, and former professor at The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.  Gus has played many prestigious venues with varied and revered groups from contemporary artist Max Romeo, to the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and many others in between. Gus has recorded over 30 albums during his career.
Artist, poet, and musician Peter Head brings a unique dynamic to the Sonic Soul Band. Peter’s guitar virtuosity is a perfect catalyst to the ensemble. Peter employs an inventive, high-tech, and powerful approach to improvisation that fuses seamlessly with the other band members. Peter creates a kaleidoscope of sound that soars and reaches the audience in a visceral as well as emotional place.
Bassist Michael Colletti is one of the area’s most sought-after musicians – - for very good reasons. Michael’s approach combines funky grooves with jazz undertones that provide a solid foundation for each piece being played, yet he exudes an infectious positive energy wherever and whomever he’s playing with. Watching and listening to Michael is always a joyful and special experience.
Ruperto Ifil’s background as a drummer is rooted in Latin/Jazz and Funk fusion. Born in Panama to West Indian parents, Ruperto adds a good measure of the Caribbean sound with innovative and intoxicating beats to The Sonic Soul Band. He combines his drum kit with other percussion instruments, adding to the musical landscape with a free-flowing pulse that challenges you to move or muse to the irrepressible rhythms.

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Kids for Cash http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/07/kids-for-cash/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/07/kids-for-cash/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:12:15 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=10426 7:15 pm | 1 hour, 42 minutes | PG-13 | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids For Cash exposes a shocking American secret. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line…until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice. This real life thriller reveals the untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal and the chilling aftermath of lives destroyed in the process – a stunning emotional roller coaster.

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Opera Film Sundays: VERDI’S AIDA FROM AUSTRIA’S BREGENZ FESTIVAL http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/07/opera-film-sundays-verdis-aida-from-austrias-bregenz-festival/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/07/opera-film-sundays-verdis-aida-from-austrias-bregenz-festival/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:09:20 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=10422 2:00 pm | $12/$6 children

Monumental! That’s the only way to describe Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, captured live at the 2009 Bregenz Festival production on the shores of Austria’s Lake Constance in an HD cinema experience, sung in Italian with English subtitles, to be screened at Rosendale Theatre. Starring Tatiana Serjan as Aida and Rubens Pelizzari as Radames, the cast includes American bass-baritone Kevin Short, Iano Tamar, and Tigran Martirossian, and features the Polish Radio Choir, Krakow; Bregenz Festival Chorus; and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Rizzi, conductor. The program will last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with no intermission.

Stage direction by Graham Vick CBE, long associated with Glyndebourne Opera, and set and costume design by Paul Brown, famous in North America for his Phantom of the Opera sets, this spectacular presentation on the Bregenz Festival floating lake stage stirs-up a feeling of awe appropriate to Aida, an opera already known for its large proportions. David Pountney, artistic director of the Festival, wrote in his program notes,”There was, of course, nothing random about my decision to mount Aida… This stage is after all a marvellous venue for everything that this composer did best: transforming grand passion and tragic conflict into superb music.” Traditionally set in Egypt, for the Bregenz Festival the action was moved to the foot of the Statue of Liberty torn to pieces. The giant parts of Liberty’s head are put together while the performance is in progress.

The story of the tragic love between the Ethiopian princess Aida – once brought to the Nile as a slave – and the Egyptian commander Radames was enthusiastically acclaimed at its premiere in Cairo in 1871. Since then Aida has gone on to become one of the most popular and most performed works in the opera repertoire. This screening is made through special arrangement with Unitel and the kindness of Clara Aich.

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Dance Film Sundays: The Marx Brothers in A DAY AT THE RACES http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/07/dance-film-sundays-the-marx-brothers-in-a-day-at-the-races/ http://rosendaletheatre.org/2014/04/07/dance-film-sundays-the-marx-brothers-in-a-day-at-the-races/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:04:59 +0000 http://rosendaletheatre.org/?p=10419 2:00 pm |  $10/$9 members/$6 children

Harpo, Groucho, and Chico return to Rosendale in A Day At The Races (1937). A major hit for MGM, the film also stars Maureen O’Sullivan, Alan Jones, and Margaret Dumont and features classic Marx Brothers routines like Tutsi-Frutsi Ice-cream and the ebullient “All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm” musical number. Presented in collaboration with Got2Lindy Dance Studios, the screening of A Day At The Races is a tribute to dancer, choreographer and teacher Frankie Manning whose 100th birthday is being celebrated in 2014.

The lindy hop sequence in “All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm” is performed by the absolutely marvelous Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers of which Mr. Manning was a leading member. After the film there will be short a panel discussion about the life and work of Frankie Manning. The program will last approximately 2 hours. Immediately following the program a swing dance party will be held next-door at The Belltower (separate admission charge).

A Day At The Races is ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 funniest films of all-time and “All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm” was nominated for the short-lived Academy Award for Best Dance Direction of 1937. The sequence features a delightful cameo appearance by the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers was a professional dance company that originated from Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom. They were chiefly active in the 1930s, appearing in film, on Broadway, and concert performances.

Frankie Manning revolutionized the course of the lindy hop with his innovations, including the lindy air step and synchronized ensemble lindy routine. As the Swing Era declined Mr. Manning began a career with the US Postal Service which lasted for thirty years until his rediscovery by a new generation of swing dance enthusiasts in the mid-1980s. He won a 1989 Tony Award for his choreography in Black and Blue and continued to teach and choreograph until his death in 2009 shortly before his 95th birthday.

Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.

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