Film preview: Witness Palestine Film Festival

Film preview: Witness Palestine Film Festival

Each year the Witness Palestine Film Festival turns our eyes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and to a place where barriers have caused incalculable harm over the course of decades. The festival presents a series of films, talkbacks, and events that seek to foster change and cultivate empathy.

Film preview: ImageOut Film Festival

Rochester's LGBTQ film festival, ImageOut, is back this week for its 27th year. Running for 11 days, from October 10 through October 20, screenings will be held at both the Little Theatre and the Dryden Theatre.

Film preview: Rochester Labor Film Series

With ongoing issues of workers' rights making frequent headlines, it's no wonder that the Rochester Labor Film Series has found enduring success. Celebrating its 30th year, the series presents labor-themed stories that focus on working class issues and interests. And its screenings tend to be packed.

Dispatches from TIFF 2019, pt. 2

The 2019 edition Toronto International Film Festival has drawn to a close, so Adam back in ROC with a few more short reviews -- plus his picks for the ten best films he saw at this year's festival.

Film preview: 'Judy'

It's a portrait that's both clear-eyed and generous. In Renée Zellweger empathetic portrayal of the wounded and wobbly Hollywood icon, she imbues "Judy" with the heart and soul of the beloved performer.

Film preview: 'Projecting Our Voices'

An evening of screenings and discussions honoring Rochester's radical documentary film advocacy will be hosted by the Rochester Documentary Filmmakers Group at Visual Studies Workshop.

Dispatches from TIFF 2019

One of the best things about the Toronto International Film Festival is the diversity of its film lineup, which includes everything from Hollywood prestige pictures to independent foreign films looking for distribution.

Film preview: 'Luce'

Confronting the issues of tokenism and race, it’s a riveting and thought-provoking movie that resides entirely in gray areas, swirling in ideas of youth, class, and opportunity.

Film preview: 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'

Part mismatched buddy comedy and part road trip movie, "The Peanut Butter Falcon" aims to be a feel-good film. We follow Zak and Tyler’s episodic adventure as the “two bandits on the run” drift wherever the river may take them and encounter various oddball characters along the way.


The Haudenosaunee @ Rochester Museum & Science Center

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

20 Minutes & A Beer: Rae Paoletta & Liz Chatterton @ Good Luck

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    • Thu., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10
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