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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 …

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Shifting in a new direction, Jack Black rides ‘The D Train’

Thursday, May 7, 2015

At an East Village restaurant in New York City over dinner recently, after ordering mussels and selecting a white wine, Jack Black proffered a theatrical “Gratzi” to the waitress. He then leaned in expectantly, his gymnastic eyebrows raised, …

New on DVD

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Blackhat: A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cyber crime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang. Rated R. Extraterrestrial: Friends on …

Movie review: ‘Adaline’ is both ludicrous and deeply moving

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Is it possible for a movie to be at once ludicrously silly and genuinely moving? That’s the strange question you might find yourself asking while watching “The Age of Adaline,” a romantic fantasy with surprising heft that will …

Trio’s song finds way into blockbuster movie, ‘Unfriended’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It isn’t every day that a song recorded by a couple of local college students makes its way into a major motion picture. That’s precisely what has happened to members of The Bandshes, a trio that includes University …

Area brief

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Northampton POLISH MOVIE: The Polish Heritage Committee invites friends of Polonia to a showing of the film “With Fire and Sword,” based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Valentine Parish Hall, 127 King St. The film is a story of love, adventure …

‘Avengers’ sequel, at $187.7M, has 2nd biggest US opening ever

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according …

Movie Times

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:10, 7:15, 9:20; Sat., Wed. also 4:45; Sat. no 1:30; Wed. no 7 Merchants of Doubt (PG-13) Daily 4:35, 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 …

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: 2 documentaries: ‘The Hand That Feeds’ at Academy of Music; ‘James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket’ at HCC

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I’M STICKING TO THE UNION We all hear about the decline of unions, whether for state employees in Wisconsin or in private business. “The Hand That Feeds,” a 2014 documentary, tells the story of undocumented sandwich shop workers in New York who band together to fight their employer’s …

Movie times

Thursday, April 30, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:10, 7:15, 9:20; Sat., Wed. also 4:45; Sat. no 1:30; Wed. no 7 Merchants of Doubt (PG-13) Daily 4:35, 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 …

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 …