Film preview: 'The Dead Don't Die'

Film preview: 'The Dead Don't Die'

The new zombie comedy "The Dead Don't Die" suggests that it's society itself that's currently making writer-director Jim Jarmusch most apprehensive, and the film ultimately offers up his rather bleak appraisal of the modern world.

Film preview: 'The Tomorrow Man'

Each of the main characters have their own unique ways of maintaining control in a world that appears to be steadily careening toward chaos; both are eager to escape some pain of their past while possessing an often debilitating fear of the future. But together they might find a more manageable present.

Film preview: 'Rocketman'

“Restrained” shouldn’t be the first word that comes to mind when describing larger-than-life singer Elton John. But that’s exactly the descriptor that came to mind while watching “Rocketman,” director Dexter Fletcher’s surprisingly timid and conventional rock-musical-biopic of the artist’s most unconventional life.

Film preview: 'Booksmart'

Smart, funny, and empathetic, Olivia Wilde's directorial debut is a love letter to the blissfully uncool dorks among us. Both referential and thoroughly modern, it feels like an instant classic of the high school genre.

Preview: The Reel Mind Theatre and Film Series

The annual series will return next week, continuing its mission to fight the social stigma of mental illness by shining a spotlight on topics far too many of us are content to sweep out of mind. This year's four films focus on the difficult topic of suicide, highlighting stories of survivors that seek to spread a message of hope and recovery.

Film preview: Rochester International Film Festival

Celebrating the art of the short film, RIFF presents a program of films that pack as much compelling plot, character, and visual interest as a traditional feature in only a fraction of the time.

Film preview: 'Wild Nights with Emily'

With a tone that feels like “Masterpiece Theatre” by way of “Drunk History,” Madeleine Olnek’s “Wild Nights with Emily” is a thrilling effort to rescue Dickinson from the narrative that’s defined her. Olnek’s vision is a far cry from the image of a miserable, sickly recluse that’s been popularized over the years.

Film preview: 'The Exploits of Elaine'

The Finger Lakes Film Trail is a new consortium project that will spotlight the region’s historical and cultural contributions in the development of the early motion picture industry. The project will sponsor an ongoing calendar of events, starting with this week’s screening of episodes from silent film serial “The Exploits of Elaine.”

Preview: Salam Film Series

Commemorating the lives of the victims of the atrocities at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in New Zealand, the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum will present the Salam Film Series in partnership with the Islamic Center of Rochester.


Native American Environments & Culture @ Rochester Museum & Science Center

Exhibit Tours for Adults. Registration: 697-1942....

Natural Causes @ Bristol Valley Theater

New Works Initiative staged reading....
Reel Mind: "Design-Ability" @ JCC Hart Theatre

Reel Mind: "Design-Ability" @ JCC Hart Theatre

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