Sep
22
Sun
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins who took on the “Good Old Boy” corruption wherever she found it.  Intimidatingly brilliant and quintessentially Texan, Ivins was politically blue in a scarlet red state and unabashedly brash in her famously lauded political assessments. A workaholic, she traded conventional relationships and intimacy for beer, a solid typewriter, and boots made for muckraking. She dedicated four decades of her signature, droll wit to tackling corruption, defending free speech, and making all the right frenemies. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said that “polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. Now it’s up to us to raise hell!

Documentary, 1 hr 33 min, not rated, 2019

Sep
23
Mon
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins who took on the “Good Old Boy” corruption wherever she found it.  Intimidatingly brilliant and quintessentially Texan, Ivins was politically blue in a scarlet red state and unabashedly brash in her famously lauded political assessments. A workaholic, she traded conventional relationships and intimacy for beer, a solid typewriter, and boots made for muckraking. She dedicated four decades of her signature, droll wit to tackling corruption, defending free speech, and making all the right frenemies. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said that “polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. Now it’s up to us to raise hell!

Documentary, 1 hr 33 min, not rated, 2019

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins who took on the “Good Old Boy” corruption wherever she found it.  Intimidatingly brilliant and quintessentially Texan, Ivins was politically blue in a scarlet red state and unabashedly brash in her famously lauded political assessments. A workaholic, she traded conventional relationships and intimacy for beer, a solid typewriter, and boots made for muckraking. She dedicated four decades of her signature, droll wit to tackling corruption, defending free speech, and making all the right frenemies. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said that “polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. Now it’s up to us to raise hell!

Documentary, 1 hr 33 min, not rated, 2019

Sep
26
Thu
OLLI: Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Adversity
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI: Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Adversity

Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Adversity, with Virginia O’Leary

This course will consider a number of individual and community examples of adversity responses in order to identify the factors that in combination lead to positive outcomes in an effort to understand and apply what research has revealed about protective factors and support implicated in positive responses to traumatic events.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)presents thought-provoking programs in literature, science, politics, history, the arts, and more designed specifically for adults over 50.  Learn more at berkshireolli.wildapricot.org.

Ages 18+

$15 per session; OLLI and Berkshire Museum members $10 per session. Drop-ins welcome.

The Evolving City: Patterns of Change, with Terry Moor
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Evolving City: Patterns of Change, with Terry Moor

The Evolving City: Patterns of Change, with Terry Moor

From an architect’s point of view, this course will examine how cities around the world were shaped by their cultures and physical locations over time. It will explore the beginnings of urban form, show the wide variety of patterns that they can take (organic, gridded, formal, or ideal) and seek solutions for the future.

Suggested Reading: The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meaning Through History by Spiro Kostof.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)presents thought-provoking programs in literature, science, politics, history, the arts, and more designed specifically for adults over 50.  Learn more at berkshireolli.wildapricot.org.

Ages 18+

$15 per session; OLLI and Berkshire Museum members $10 per session. Drop-ins welcome.

Lawrence of Arabia: The Movie, the Man, the Enigma, with Richard Matturro
Sep 26 @ 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Lawrence of Arabia: The Movie, the Man, the Enigma, with Richard Matturro

Lawrence of Arabia: The Movie, the Man, the Enigma, with Richard Matturro

A brilliant Oxford scholar, a skilled archaeologist, a talented writer, and a master of guerilla warfare, T. E. Lawrence was also a tormented soul who eventually refused all honors, shunned his celebrity, and tried to lose himself in the lowest ranks of the military under an assumed name. The first four classes will feature segments from the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, starring Peter O’Toole, and the last two classes, the 1992 film, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, starring Ralph Fiennes. Before and after each screening we will discuss Lawrence’s complicated life and his efforts to prevent the intractable Middle East conflicts that exist to this day.

Suggested Reading: Only if desired: Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1926, T. E. Lawrence’s account of his participation in the Arab revolt during World War I.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)presents thought-provoking programs in literature, science, politics, history, the arts, and more designed specifically for adults over 50.  Learn more at berkshireolli.wildapricot.org.

Ages 18+

$15 per session; OLLI and Berkshire Museum members $10 per session. Drop-ins welcome.

Sep
27
Fri
To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor

To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes — octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice: Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples; Edie’s spouse was a woman. Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government – and won. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement, the film also speaks to our journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with equal rights.

Documentary, 1 hr 3 min, not rated, 2017

Sep
28
Sat
Berkshire Short Film Festival @ The Little Cinema at Berkshire Museum
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Berkshire Short Film Festival @ The Little Cinema at Berkshire Museum

Come join us on September 28th as filmmakers from across the world and as close as your own backyard bring you creative stories that will make you laugh, cry and jump out of your seat! Enjoy a block of creative tales from the beloved theatre in the Berkshire Museum. Meet the filmmakers and find out their inspirations for their tales throughout the day and then join us at BCC stage at the end of the day for the Awards ceremony.

TICKETS

11 am to 1 pm
1 pm to 3 pm
3 pm to 5 pm
5 pm to 7 pm

The Awards ceremony will be held at:

Robert Boland Theatre at Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

For more information, please click here.

Sep
29
Sun
To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor

To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes — octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice: Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples; Edie’s spouse was a woman. Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government – and won. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement, the film also speaks to our journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with equal rights.

Documentary, 1 hr 3 min, not rated, 2017

Sep
30
Mon
To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor

To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes — octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice: Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples; Edie’s spouse was a woman. Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government – and won. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement, the film also speaks to our journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with equal rights.

Documentary, 1 hr 3 min, not rated, 2017