Film At The Linda

WAMC has, since the opening of The Linda, hosted a variety of film presentations with an overall focus on socially relevant cinema. While our Documentary Film Program maintains this basic format, we continue to present films and film events of all genres.

WAMC is committed to solidifying The Linda’s place as one of the region's resident film exhibitors by presenting film that reflects the station's commitment to social discourse and community support. We hope that you will find this website a useful tool with information on upcoming film events at the Linda, calendar postings for regional film events beyond the Linda, past broadcasts on WAMC Northeast Public Radio on film related topics and links to film resources and organizations to help you connect with the film community as a whole.

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Upcoming Films

Film Albany & UPWIFT Present Fourth Man Out

Saturday 8/15 - Film 7:00 PM - $8.00

Film Albany & Upstate NY Women in Film & TV (UPWIFT)

Present

"Fourth Man Out"

The indie comedy "Fourth Man Out," filmed in and around Albany last summer, tells the story of Adam, your average working-class auto mechanic living in small-town America, and his tightly-knit band of bros -- Chris, Nick and Ortiz -- with whom he does everything. On his 24th birthday, Adam decides it's time to finally tell his friends and family that he's gay. Will his straight-as-an-arrow best bros have his back? A lighthearted and unexpectedly subversive comedy about coming out of the blue-collar closet.

FILM ALBANY is The Albany Film Commission your one-stop shop, from that first call to there office they can provide you with recommended locations, crew, hotels, catering and other resources all at no charge!

Upstate Women in Film & Television (UPWIFT) supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media, energizing the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development, and advocating for equity. UPWIFT is a volunteer based organization, reaching from the base of the Hudson Valley to the crown of the Capital District Region, and joining over 40 other Women in Film & Television chapters with 10,000 global members.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT - SUSTAINING THIS PLACE

Thursday 9/17 - Film 7:00 PM - $8.00

Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest. Held on the third Thursday of each month, the night will feature food samples by Honest Weight Food Co-op, a feature film screening, and an open panel discussion.

Additional support for this month film provided by Community Loan Fundof the Capital Region

This Months Film: SUSTAINING THIS PLACE, CREATING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

Something special is happening in the Hudson River region. Sustainability entrepreneurs of all stripes are infusing this place with a new meaning through actions as diverse as closing streets to traffic, constructing rooftop gardens thirty-five floors above the sidewalk, raising chickens and microgreens in the heart of New York State's capital, and creating a small army of citizen scientists.

In the process, these disconnected but committed folks are resuscitating the land and changing the people-place nexus, with the shared goal of remaking one of the nation's oldest industrial centers into one of its most lasting, livable landscapes.

Based on the book Creating Sustainable Communities, these are the stories of creative, courageous people and their accomplishments--stories that inform and inspire. Between Manhattan and Mt. Marcy, New York's highest peak, farmers like Paul Arnold reconnect with the land and their customers in new ways. Marirose Blum Bump, the Red Hook town supervisor, leads the effort to stave-off rampant development. Community activists in Harlem, led by Peggy Shepard, successfully combat multiple assaults on their neighborhood. Ecovative, a corporation created by a couple of engineering students who take a radically different approach to business, makes compostable packing material out of fungi. And environmental advocates preserve scenic treasures at the very heart of where the modern environmental movement was jumpstarted in the 1960s.

This upbeat view of sustainability from the front lines portrays positive, hard-won social change in one of America's most historic regions. Other areas may claim greater sustainability caché, but few places of comparable size can match the accomplishments found in this place.

This evenings musical performer

JACK EMPIE

Jack Empie began playing guitar spontaneously on a Christmas Day when he discovered a guitar (intended for his younger brother) under the tree. Jack went on to study music at Berkley College and Towson University. His diverse range makes it difficult to place his music in a particular genre but his personal voice is discernible to even an unsophisticated listener. Jack has worked as a professional musician in bands and as a solo performer since he was a teenager. His passion for music is infectious because of his joy in sharing and relating it others. He is presently working to release a new CD and continues to perform at various local venues.

 

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These are a few of the films we are considering screening here at The Linda. If you would like to comment or have a film suggestion of your own, please e-mail us at: film@thelinda.org

Burts Buzz

Burt's Buzz takes an intimate look at the world of Burt Shavitz, the face and co-founder of Burt's Bees, exploring his fascinating and utterly unique life. Wise and wry, ornery and opinionated, the reclusive Shavitz is committed to living off the land and keeping true to his humble beginnings despite his celebrity status. The film chronicles Burt's life as a photographer, beekeeper, and brand spokesman, following his complicated relationship with the company, his fans, and the world around him. Exposing the collision between business and personal values, Burt's Buzz is a compelling and fascinating portrait of this highly idiosyncratic pioneer, and a revealing study of what it means to be a living icon.


Brothers of the Black List

September 4, 1992: An elderly woman in a small town in upstate New York reports an attempted rape by a young black man who cut his hand during the altercation. While looking for suspects, police contact officials at SUNY Oneonta, a nearby college, and a school administrator reacts by handing over a list of names and residences of 125 black male students. For the next several days, those students are tracked down and interrogated by various police departments under a presumption of guilty until proven innocent.

In Brothers of the Black List, director Sean Gallagher tracks this story of racism that became the longest litigated civil rights case in American history. The now grown students and their school counselor, Edward "Bo" Whaley, recount the disturbing events that the college and police department tried sweeping under the rug for many years thereafter. An emotional story of social justice, this unsettling documentary is also a cautionary tale of equal rights gone wrong that is relevant today more than ever.

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Seeds of Time

A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already affecting farmers globally. But Fowler's journey, and our own, is just beginning: From Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle, Fowler's passionate and personal journey may hold the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

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YAKONA

Yako­na, meaning "rising water" in a local Native American language, is a visual journey through the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos River and its headwaters at Spring Lake. This film takes the viewer from prehistoric times through the modern era on an impressionistic journey from the perspective of the river. While filming, many extraordinary changes occurred surrounding the springs and river, including the removal of the Aquarena Springs theme park, the restoration of Spring Lake and the uncovering of ancient human remains. We were there to capture these historic changes to the river.

We follow the river from source to sea, through the changing seasons, interpreting the river's time and memory, and documenting this relationship between the natural world and man. Yakona speaks directly to the viewer with its beauty, appealing to humanity's higher nature, and the viewer begins to understand this is a river that yearns to remain unchanged despite everything that is changing around it.

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Upcoming Films

FILM ALBANY & UPWIFT PRESENT FOURTH MAN OUT
Saturday 8/15
Film 7:00 PM
$8.00
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT - SUSTAINING THIS PLACE
Thursday 9/17
Film 7:00 PM
$8.00
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT - THE HUNTING GROUND
Thursday 10/15
Film 7:00 PM
$8.00
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