The formation of a Star

The formation of a Star

"American Honey" star Sasha Lane was a student studying social work and psychology at Texas State University when she caught the attention of British director Andrea Arnold while on Spring Break, laying on a beach in Panama City, Florida. At the time, Lane was feeling directionless and looking to make a change; when she was approached by Arnold, her assistant, and casting director to possibly appear in the film — despite having no prior acting experience — she jumped at the opportunity.

Greased up and ready to go

"The Greasy Strangler" is one weird-ass film. Actor Sky Elobar tells us about uncomfortable situations, his upcoming projects, and how greasy the movie really is

Film preview: "The Decalogue"

Each year, the Rochester Polish Film Festival kicks off with a series of screenings focusing on a few selected classics of Polish cinema. (A second part, featuring a lineup of contemporary films, traditionally begins in early November.)

The Little and Dryden celebrate Art House Theater Day

It used to be that movie-lovers interested in seeing the latest independent and foreign film titles in a theater had to live in New York or Los Angeles. Everyone else was pretty much out of luck unless they had an art house theater nearby willing to do the legwork involved with bringing these less commercial films to their local audiences.

Three upcoming events stretch animation's possibilities

Despite practically a hundred years of evidence to the contrary, animation is still burdened with a reputation for being "kids' stuff," simple cartoons meant to keep children occupied and out of their parents' hair for a couple hours. But anyone who has bothered to broaden their definition beyond the latest mainstream release from Disney or Dreamworks knows animation has infinitely more to offer (although as one documentary suggests, even those films can have hidden depths).


Hamlet @ MuCCC

Through Nov. 18. Starts 7:30 p.m. Fri. Oct. 28, 29, Nov. 3,11,16,...

The Guys @ Black Sheep Theatre

By Anne Nelson; Presented by Limelight Productions....

Murder Weapon @ Penfield Community Center

Start date Oct. 28. End date Nov. 12. Directed by Jerry Argetsinger,...

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  • Classic Book Discussion: Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott @ Irondequoit Public Library

  • The Last Wife @ Blackfriars Theatre

    • Sat., Nov. 5, 2 p.m.
  • Late-Nite Cabaret @ Geva Theatre Center

    • Fri., Oct. 28, 10 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 29, 10 p.m.
  • Sidney Poitier Film Festival @ The Little Theatre

    • Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30 $7
  • A Supreme Court History Potpourri @ Greece Public Library

    • Tue., Nov. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Registration required; Donations accepted

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