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Arts & Entertainment

A voice and vision for Africa Mount Holyoke College professor’s documentary on seminal African filmmaker debuts at Sundance

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It’s a story that almost defies belief. Ousmane Sembène, born in the French colony of Senegal in 1923, had been kicked out of school in the fifth grade for fighting, and by his teens was a laborer in Dakar, Senegal’s capital. During World War II, he was drafted into the French army, and after the war he became a dock …

Project Rehovot presents a concert for a cause

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

For more than 20 years, volunteers from the Jewish Community of Amherst have been lending a helping hand for an educational and social cause nearly …

A reluctant icon: A documentary by Northampton filmmaker Kate Geis illuminates the creative process of the very private dance master, Paul Taylor

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Kate Geis experienced a certain satisfying symmetry in her life while making her film “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain.” She had been a fan …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: ‘The Great Mix CD Mix-Up’ — A musical message in a bottle

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January? Dullsville. Gray skies, gray ground, treacherous ice, bitter cold. But luckily every year there’s an event that transforms any winter rut with colorful new sights and sounds: “The Great Mix CD Mix-Up.” Since 2009 it’s been a …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fleetwood Mac — Sat., Feb. 7, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $125, $195. mohegansun.com Foreigner, Jamie Kent — Tues., Feb. 10, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $55, $65, $75. 586-8686, iheg.com The New Pornographers, Operators — Wed., Feb. 11, …

Movie Times

Friday, January 23, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts (NR) Daily 1:50, 7; Sat.-Sun. also 11:45 a.m. 2015 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (NR) Daily 4:10, 9:25 Birdman (R) Daily 1:40, 6:45; Sun. also 11:15 …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

New on DVD

Friday, January 23, 2015

Before I Go to Sleep: A woman (Nicole Kidman) wakes up every day remembering nothing, the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her. …

Movie review: Sweet, clever and cuddly, ‘Paddington’ is just right

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paddington Bear. How well we know him. He’s cuddly, he’s loyal, he’s sensitive. He’s well-traveled — but loves to stay home, too. And he can whip up a mean homemade marmalade. As Mom would say, what’s not to …

What to watch for at the Sundance Film Festival

Friday, January 23, 2015

Just as Hollywood’s awards season heats up, half the town takes off for a snowy getaway to Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. Celebrating its 31st year, the festival has steadily outgrown its indie-film roots to …

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Cuba: Anthropology of a Country’ at the Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass; three stand-up comedians at the Academy of Music

Friday, January 23, 2015

INSIDE CUBA I’m fascinated by Cuba and am excited to think that a trip there might be in my future. As the U.S. and Cuba try to figure how to proceed, an exhibit, “Cuba: Anthropology of a Country,” projected digital photographs by Yeraldine Ordoñez, opens Tuesday and will …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: ‘Sin Nombre’ at Amherst Cinema; ‘Still Waters, Rolling Seas’ at the Robert Floyd Gallery in Southampton

Friday, January 23, 2015

FILM DISCUSSION It’s been called a film about redemption and faith. “Sin Nombre,” the 2009 film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga that tells the story of a teenage girl leaving her native country, was a breakout at the Sundance Film Festival that year. It will be shown Wednesday …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: Oscar-nominated films at Amherst Cinema; photo exhibit of Northampton’s past at Hosmer Gallery

Friday, January 23, 2015

OSCAR POWER Amherst Cinema is featuring two films that have snagged 17 Academy Award nominations between them. “Birdman” (nine nominations), is a black comedy starring Michael Keaton as an aging actor, famous for portraying an iconic hero, trying to mount a Broadway play. “The Imitation Game” (eight nominations) …