In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comediennes (including Amy Poehler), Love, Gilda offers a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of the beloved comic and actress who became an icon on Saturday Night Live.
Documentary, Not Rated, 1 hr 28 min., 2018
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Manhattan Short Film Festival Showtimes
Friday, September 28, 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 29, 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 30, 7:00 pm
Monday, October 1, 1:30 pm
Monday, October 1, 7:00 pm
Filmgoers in Pittsfield will unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world when the 21st Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Little Cinema!
MANHATTAN SHORT has announced the Final Nine selections taking place in over 350 venues across six continents between September 27th and October 7, 2018. The Final Nine are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.
The nine finalists hail from eight countries with films from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, USA, and two films from the United Kingdom. These Final Nine short films represent the best short films among 1565 submissions from 73 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2018, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year’s Final Nine represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater and a comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program.
Finalists: Lacrimosa (Austria), Fauve (Canada), Someone (Germany), Chuchotage (Hungary), Her (Kosovo), Fire In Cardboard City (New Zealand), Baghead, (UK), Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times (UK), and Home Shopper (USA).
Special Screening: The Lost Forests of New England
The Lost Forests of New England Showtimes
Friday, October 5, 7:00 pm
This 2018 film features stunning footage of rare ancient forests – some right here in the Berkshires. Leading experts and outstanding drone videography help tell the story: what our forests once were before European settlement, what changes have taken place, and what our remnant “old-growth” stands look like today.
The screening will be followed by a discussion led by the filmmaker, Ray Asselin, and a panel of experts on environmental science, who will discuss the latest science on forest ecosystems with a special focus on how letting forests grow is one of the best things we can do to help with climate change.
Kusama Infinity Showtimes
Saturday, October 6, 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 7, 7:00 pm
Monday, October 8, 1:30 pm
Monday, October 8, 7:00 pm
Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her including the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, and mental illness in a culture where that was a particular shame. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry, and novels. In Kusama Infinity, Artist Yayoi Kusama and experts discuss her life and work, from her modest beginnings to becoming an internationally renowned artist.
Documentary, Not Rated, 1 hr. 20 min., 2018