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Safety Not Guaranteed @ Film Forum

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Take a break from fucking shit up this weekend

This weekend, the Saratoga Film Forum will be screening Safety Not Guaranteed. Garnering universal acclaim, Safety Not Guaranteed features a cast of indie all-stars, like Parks & Rec dreamgirl Aubrey Plaza, “mumblecore” auteur Mark Duplass, and Chloe from 24.

The film details the adventures of a bunch of magazine interns investigating a story about a man who claims to have built a working time machine. Romantic entanglements and whimsy ensue.

Tickets are $5 with Skidcard.

Thursday October 25, 7:30pm
Friday October 26, 7:30pm
Sunday October 28, 7pm 
@ Saratoga Film Forum

(via Film Forum)

 

Film Forum Screens “Page One”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

“Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times” will be screened this week at the film forum. The director, Andrew Rossi, was given access to the newsroom of the New York Times and followed reporters working at the Media Desk, a department specifically created to grapple with the changing media industry.

Last spring, to the dismay of English majors everywhere, the New York Times instituted a paywall limiting access to online content. The move seemed overdue, the stock prices of the New York Times Company have fallen steadily since 2004. The move appears to be working.

If you want to learn about the future of print media or if you’re interested in the company that sends stacks of papers to campus each day, make sure to get down to the Film Forum. On Thursday night there will be a panel featuring Barbara Lombardo (Managing Editor of the Saratogain), Rex Smith (Editor of  the Times Union) and Jeff Goodell (local writer).

Check out the trailer
Thursday @ 7:30
Friday @ 7:30
Sunday @ 7:00

Film Forum Screening Features Skidmore Professors, Damned Dirty Apes

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

 

I am not charmed by this wild beast

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Project Nim, the acclaimed documentary directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire) will be screened at the Film Forum this weekend, on Thursday to Friday, September 22nd-23rd at 7:30pm, and Sunday, September 25th at 7pm.

Project Nim follows the story of a chimpanzee raised as a human child in an Upper West Side brownstone by a team of Columbia University scientists, in an experiment intended to show whether a primate could learn to communicate with language. I’m pretty sure the whole thing failed horribly and a lot of people got hurt and angry in the process. If I lived next door to these people and that fucking chimp, I bet I’d be pretty furious too.

A discussion of some of the themes touched upon will follow the Sunday screening. The panel will include Skidmore professors Bernard Possidente (biology) and Sheldon Solomon (psychology), along with professor emerita Christina Grassi (anthropology), and Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein.

Tickets are $7 for non-members and $5 for members and students with ID. There are no reservations and admission is first come, first served.

(FilmForum)