Archive for November, 2010

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“Gasland” Screens 12/1, SUNY Oswego

28 November 2010

www.gaslandthemovie.com

On Wednesday, December 1, at 8:00 PM in Lanigan 101, SUNY Oswego’s
Go Green Team will host a screening of the documentary film Gasland,
followed by a live interactive webcast conversation with director Josh Fox.
(SUNY Oswego is participating with other colleges and universities in a
nationwide screening).

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What About “SuperFly”…

18 November 2010

What is it about the movie that attracts so many hits–especially when this site had so little to offer about it?  (For our 9,000 hits to date, the post, “Superfly Screens at SUNY Oswego 2/25,” is the 5th most popular so far; it ranks 2nd for the last 3 months).

Feeling a bit sheepish that there’s not much there there….So, here’s a little more substance for those searching SuperFly, an excerpt from Todd Boyd’s 2007 book, The Notorious Ph.D’s Guide to the SuperFly ’70s:

Excerpt from \”The Notorious Ph.D\’s Guide to the SuperFly 70s\”

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CRC’s Program Director Mark J. Wright

18 November 2010

We were saddened to learn of the death of Mark J. Wright who served as Program Director for the Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse & Onondaga County. Mark was responsible for advising and guiding OFG through the grant process, resulting in a grant awarded in November 2008–funds crucial to our efforts.

The funeral will be at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, at the corner of Montgomery and Fayette Streets in downtown Syracuse at 1:30 PM (not at Grace Episcopal Church, as originally scheduled) on Friday, November 19. Please enter the door on Fayette Street. Calling hours are Thursday, the 18th,  from 4-7 PM at Farone & Son Funeral Home (1500 Park Street,  Syracuse, faroneandson.com).

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Drive-By Truckers: “You and Your Crystal Meth”

10 November 2010

Suggested by the blog’s dearest friend…anticipating our Winter’s Bone screening.

(Sorry there’s no actual video to view; it’s all about the song):

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World Cinema Foundation Festival Highlights “Limite”

10 November 2010

Here’s an update on Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation. (We’ve written about the organization and linked to its website). The Foundation’s 2010 film festival in New York is highlighting a Brazilian film long admired and long missing: Limite.

The French film critic Georges Sadoul called it ‘an unknown masterpiece’ and once flew all the way to Brazil, in vain, in hopes of seeing a complete version. Orson Welles, in Brazil in the early 1940s to make a movie of his own, did view it in its entirety and pronounced the experience ‘fabulous.’ More recently, both David Bowie and Caetano Veloso have also promoted it. (from “Brazil’s Best, Restored and Ready for a 21st-Century Audience”, The New York Times, 11/10/10; see link below).

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We’ve added a link (under Online Viewing Options) to MUBI; there you’ll find several World Cinema Foundation films you can view for free).

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OFG Screens “Winter’s Bone” 11/23/10

6 November 2010

The poster for our next event:

OFG.wintersbone.poster

The film group continues its Best of the Festival series with the 2010 winner for Best Picture at the Sundance Film Festival, Winter’s Bone, on Tuesday, November 23, 7 PM, screening in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library.

The film was based on the acclaimed novel by Daniel Woodrell. To listen to an interview with the author (from NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, August 2006) as well as to read an excerpt from the book, please click onto this link:

NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, 8/06