FOOD FOR THOUGHT - TINY
Thursday 4/17 - 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.
This Months Film:TINY
After a decade of travel, Christopher Smith approaches his 30th birthday and decides it's time to plant some roots. He impulsively buys a 5-acre plot of land in hopes of fulfilling a lifelong dream of building a home in the mountains of Colorado. With the support of his girlfriend, Merete, he sets out to build a Tiny House from scratch despite having no construction experience.
From 1970 to 2010, the average size of a new house in America has almost doubled. Yet in recent years, many are redefining their American Dream to focus on flexibility, financial freedom, and quality of life over quantity of space. These self-proclaimed "Tiny Housers" live in homes smaller than the average parking space, often built on wheels to bypass building codes and zoning laws. TINY takes us inside six of these homes stripped to their essentials, exploring the owners' stories and the design innovations that make them work.
When Christopher decides to build his own Tiny House, he dives into the tension between settling down and staying adrift, between preserving a parcel of land that he loves and developing it. Merete begins to ask her own questions about settling down, and both walk away with unexpected lessons about the meaning of home, the importance of place, and the personal impact of sticking with a project that became bigger than they'd ever imagined.
TINY is a coming-of-age story for a generation that is more connected, yet less tied-down than ever, and for a society redefining its priorities in the face of a changing financial and environmental climate. More than anything, TINY invites its viewers to dream big and imagine living small.
This evenings musical performer
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.
2014 Knickerbocker Film Festival
Tuesday 4/22 - Film 6:30 PM - $10.00
Albany's only citywide film festival. Celebrating five years of bringing a Capital City to Life through Film. Presenting selected films from across the capitol region and the world, along with a question and answer panel from filmmakers present.
Festival screenings are taking place on Monday, April 21st (7 p.m.) and Thursday, April 24th (6:30 p.m.) at the Madison, Tuesday, April 22nd (6:30 p.m.) for WAMC's The Linda, and Wednesday, April 23rd (6:30 p.m.) at Spectrum 8 Theaters.
The Knickerbocker Film Festival (KFF) was concieved by Joseph A. Alindato in early 2009. Having access to the Madison Theater and a launchpad of LarkFEST 2009, Alindato along with Joseph M. Bonilla Jr. and Richard A. Fazio, led the charge of bringing a film festival to the Pine Hills neighborhood of Albany.
The first festival ran from February 26th through March 4, 2010 - screening seven films selected out of over thirty-five submitted from mainly the Capital Region, but from also as far as North Carolina. At the end of the week-long festival, the Knickerbocker Film Awards + Party (featuring the acclaimed MIRK) descended upon Elda's on Lark.
It only made sense to continue the festival - but to bring a larger scope of "bringing the Capital City to life." In 2011, the festival grew to two venues: the venerable Spectrum 8 theaters and the Madison Theater - with the awards show taking place at Pearl Street Pub.
2013 brought back the Spectrum 8, a encore presentation at The Linda, and an awards show at DeJohn's on Lark that tied in the Knickerbocker Ledger's first ever Capital Region '30 Under 30'.
Now in it's fifth year, the Knickerbocker Film Festival continues its tradition of being a citywide film festival in the heart of New York State's Capital City.