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PHOTO COURTESY OF LARRY HOTT
Gary Bernice, the SciTech Band's inspirational director, works through a passage with Andre Fraser, on trombone, during the filming of "SciTech Band: Pride of Springfield," the new documentary by Florence filmmaker Larry Hott.

Music as life lesson: Northampton filmmaker profiles the SciTech Band of Springfield

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

They’ve been dubbed “The Pride of Springfield” for the hope they embody, both in a struggling school and the hardscrabble city they live in. And for the students in the band at Springfield High School of Science and Technology (HSST) — as well as the band’s inspirational director, Gary Bernice — music is just one part of a life lesson …

Movie Times

Thursday, May 21, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 4:05; 9:25; Wed. no 9:25 Far from the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:40, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35; Sat.-Mon. also 11:10 a.m. Lambert & Stamp (R) Daily 1:30, 6:50, 9:45; Sun.-Mon. also 11:20 a.m.; Wed. no 6:50 The Salt of the …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE AGE OF ADALINE: A young woman (Blake Lively), born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man (Michiel Huisman) who might be worth losing her immortality for. Also stars Harrison Ford. Rated PG-13. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: When …

Movie review: Witherspoon and Vergara crash in ‘Hot Pursuit’

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“Hot Pursuit” has all the trappings of a buddy comedy, except that whole comedy part. The pairing of Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, like the recent Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard,” is predicated on the distance …

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 1:30, 4:40; Fri.-Mon., Wed. also 6:50; Sun. also 11:20 a.m. Far from the Madding Crowd (PG-13) Daily 1:45, 4:30, 7:15; Fri.-Mon., Wed. also 9:25; …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE AGE OF ADALINE: A young woman (Blake Lively), born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man (Michiel Huisman) who might be worth …

Movie Review: Girl power! ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ hits those sweet notes

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

“Who run the world? GIRLS!” sing those irrepressible Barden University Bellas, channeling Beyonce, in “Pitch Perfect 2.” And yes, they sure do run the world. The highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 surprise hit “Pitch Perfect” is now, …

ACLU sues Hollywood for gender bias

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Directors Guild of America says networks and studios are to blame for the “deplorable” dearth of female directors in Hollywood, following a call by the American Civil Liberties Union for an investigation into the …

Movie Times

Friday, May 8, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:30, 7, 9:10; Sat. no 2; Wed. no 7; Thurs. no 7, 9:10; Sun. also 11:20 a.m.; Wed., Thurs. also 7:25 Dior and …

Documentary by Mount Holyoke College professor heads to Cannes Film Festival

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

In January, Mount Holyoke College professor Samba Gadjigo realized a longtime dream when his documentary on legendary African filmmaker Ousmane Sembène debuted at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival. In a few weeks, his film, “Sembène!” will play in another prestigious forum: The Cannes Film Festival in southern France. “Sembène!” …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘The Return of Swamp Thing’ sinks like quicksand

Thursday, May 7, 2015

“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” took in $187 million in ticket sales last weekend. It’s a great time to be a comic-book movie fan. However, there was a time when this was not the case. Take “Swamp Thing,” …

Movie Times

Thursday, May 7, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:30, 7, 9:10; Sat. no 2; Wed. no 7; Thurs. no 7, 9:10; Sun. also 11:20 a.m.; Wed., Thurs. also 7:25 Dior and …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE AGE OF ADALINE: A young woman (Blake Lively), born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man (Michiel Huisman) who might be worth …