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Ruby Dee, left, with Sidney Poitier in a still from the 1961 film "A Raisin in The Sun." The image is part of the documentary "Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee," by her grandson Muta'Ali Mohammed. It is to be shown at the Freight House in White River Junction, Vt., on Oct. 29, 2014. (Courtesy photograph)

A Film and Concert to Honor Ruby Dee

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis were married for 57 years, and in that time they forged an extraordinary union that fused both art and activism. From the 1950s through the 1970s they made their mark on stage, film and television, in a time when parts for black actors were few and far between, and consisted often of racial …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Oct. 19-25

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Don’t Miss Private Violence — This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors. Presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the film sheds light on the complex, frustrating realities of the abuse women suffer every day at the hands of intimate partners, as well as the difficulties of prosecuting the cases and why …

‘Best of Me’ — More Treacle From Nicholas Sparks

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, …

Woody Allen’s Latest Is a Mere Trifle

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than …

‘Quieter’ Festival Still Draws Plenty of Talk

Friday, September 5, 2014

Telluride, Colo. — About 650 people poured out of a theater into a stand of birch trees under a star-filled sky, then started talking, texting and tweeting about Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). The genre-defying film, …

Telluride Offers a First Look

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hanover — During more than 30 years of overseeing the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado and more than 25 of screening six of the festival features at Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center, Bill Pence sometimes felt like The Man Who …

Telluride at Dartmouth 2014 Schedule

Friday, September 5, 2014

Dates, screen times at Spaulding Auditorium Friday, Sept. 19, The Imitation Game, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Wild, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, Mr. Turner, 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, Two Days, One Night, 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, Diplomacy, …

From Page To Screen Can Be A Perilous Journey

Friday, September 5, 2014

Moviegoers are swimming in a sea of book adaptations, as movie studios continue their frantic search for the perfect “pre-sold” properties to gobble up, completely reconfigure and then spit out, in the hopes that fans of the original will flock to the multiplex like millions of dutiful pop-cultural …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Don’t Miss Houdini — “Fear is how I know I’m alive,” the title character of this two-part miniseries says as he explains what motivated him to spend his life defying death. Oscar winner Adrien Brody stars as the escape artist who rose from humble circus sideshows to become …

‘Boyhood’ Has Little Action, But Offers Deep Storytelling

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

Jolie, Pitt Make It Official

Friday, August 29, 2014

New York — The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood’s reigning royal couple, have tied the knot. Despite two years of feverish scrutiny, the pair managed to keep one of the world’s most anticipated …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Aug. 24-30

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Don’t Miss The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards — Welcome to television’s game of thrones — minus the gruesome carnage. Late-night funny guy Seth Meyers is our host for the annual gala that celebrates the medium’s artistic achievements while conveniently overlooking the awful fare like Naked Dating. He promises …

Hard-Boiled Vigilantes in ‘Sin City’

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …