Film preview: 2018 Rochester Jewish Film Festival

The 18th annual Rochester Jewish Film Festival shines a spotlight on Jewish culture and heritage with film screenings, live performances, visiting directors, and post-film discussions.

Interview: Beal Institute Director Mark Watters

Watters will conduct the 25-piece Eastman All Stars Big Band through selections from classic and contemporary jazz film scores by artists from ranging from Lalo Schifrin and Duke Ellington to Leonard Bernstein and Randy Newman.

Film preview: 'First Reformed'

Paul Schrader's searing theological drama deals honestly with the subject of spirituality, wrestling with metaphysical questions in a way far deeper than typical "faith-based" cinema.

Film preview: 'The Rider'

Brady Jandreau, playing a loosely fictionalized version of himself, brings a piercing authenticity to a story about the elemental conflict that arises when the very thing that makes a person who they are might also be their undoing.


Popular Events

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona -- Free Shakespeare in the Park @ Highland Bowl

    • Tuesdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through July 21
  • The Undeniable Sound of Right Now @ Blackfriars Theatre

    • Fridays, 8 p.m., Sat., May 11, 7 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m., Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through May 18 $28.50-$36.50
  • Black Cinema Series: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami @ Little Theatre

    • Fri., July 27, 6:30 p.m. $4-$9
  • Trials of Robin Hood @ Penfield Amphitheater

    • Sat., July 28, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • History Alive! Presentation: The Fox Sisters & Modern Spiritualism @ Sodus Point Village Hall

    • Thu., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.

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