May
19
Sun
Meeting Gorbachev
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years! One German diplomat sums up Gorbachev’s approach: “The process went so quickly that … opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation.” Herzog and Singer remind us of the drastic and unforeseeable way the world changes.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 32 min., 2018
English; Russian, German, and Polish with English subtitles.

$7.50, Museum members $5

May
20
Mon
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics

Fascinated by LEGO bricks and technology? Over the period of four weeks, learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorms robot to execute every command. Utilize reading and math skills to design and implement the programs.

This series of four 1-hour sessions is designed specifically for homeschool families. A space to eat lunch will be made available so families can eat and mingle after each program. Recommended for, but not limited to, children ages 8 to 12.

Price: $30 per child for each 4-week series. Families with two or more children: $30 first child, $25 for each additional child. To register by phone, call 413-443-7171 ext. 360.

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Meeting Gorbachev
May 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Meeting Gorbachev

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years! One German diplomat sums up Gorbachev’s approach: “The process went so quickly that … opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation.” Herzog and Singer remind us of the drastic and unforeseeable way the world changes.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 32 min., 2018
English; Russian, German, and Polish with English subtitles.

$7.50, Museum members $5

Meeting Gorbachev
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years! One German diplomat sums up Gorbachev’s approach: “The process went so quickly that … opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation.” Herzog and Singer remind us of the drastic and unforeseeable way the world changes.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 32 min., 2018
English; Russian, German, and Polish with English subtitles.

$7.50, Museum members $5

May
24
Fri
Hail Satan?
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hail Satan?

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

Documentary, R, 1 hr. 35 min., 2019 

May
25
Sat
Hail Satan?
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hail Satan?

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

Documentary, R, 1 hr. 35 min., 2019 

May
26
Sun
Hail Satan?
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hail Satan?

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

Documentary, R, 1 hr. 35 min., 2019 

May
27
Mon
Hail Satan?
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Hail Satan?

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

Documentary, R, 1 hr. 35 min., 2019 

Hail Satan?
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hail Satan?

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

Documentary, R, 1 hr. 35 min., 2019 

May
31
Fri
El Desencanto
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
El Desencanto

In 1974, young filmmaker Jaime Chávarri set out to make a film about the widow and three sons of Leopoldo Panero, the poet laureate of the fascist Spanish Franco regime. As the camera looks on, matriarch Felicidad Panero and her three talented, wildly eccentric sons lounge around the family home, smoke copious cigarettes, and discuss their neuroses and family secrets with unabashed and sometimes shocking candor. Though Chávarri intended the film to be simply a Grey Gardens-esque look at the family’s idiosyncrasies, the film’s very public airing of the Panero family’s troubles came to be seen as a metaphor for a nation reckoning with the traumas of the Franco era. Though it is a cult classic in Spain, El Desencanto has not been distributed in the United States until now.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 36 min, 1976
Spanish with English subtitles.