Screening on Friday, Nov. 14, at Eastwood’s Palace Theatre
Baldwinsville resident Evan Schoeberlein suffered from the bone tumor disease Ewing’s sarcoma, passing away at age 25 in July 2008. Local audiences will get to honor his memory thanks to a movie directed by his younger brother Marc Schoeberlein, 25, during the world premiere of the docudrama My Brother and Me on Friday, Nov. 14, at Eastwood’s Palace Theatre.
Cortland Repertory Theatre’s 2015 Season
Light fare is on the summertime menu for Cortland Repertory Theatre’s 2015 spritzy sixpack of selections, with nary a naval-gazing dramarama in sight.
A comedy from director Lynn Shelton
Wearing its sweetly oddball charm like a badge of honor, Laggies concerns a 28-year-old Seattle miss named Megan (Keira Knightley) who hasn’t quite got the hang of adulthood. Megan’s not quite a slacker (OK, so she’s still a sign twirler for her tax adviser dad, played by Jeff Garlin), but she definitely has some emotional lag time compared to the rest of her gang.
Vilmos Zsigmond will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.
It’s not every day when an Academy Award-winning cinematographer visits Central New York. So it will be a special occasion indeed for a visit from Hungary’s Vilmos Zsigmond, who will appear as part of the Syracuse International Film Festival’s ongoing “FilmTalks” series on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Le Moyne College.
Candid Photos from the SALT Awards
The 10th Annual SALT Awards (Syracuse Area Live Theater) took place at Syracuse Stage on Sunday, October 26. Syracuse New Times Associate Editor Bill DeLapp was on hand to capture some candid moments throughout the evening.
Syracuse International Film Festival
This year’s Syracuse International Film Festival celebrates everything from Bollywood to Hollywood, with classic cinema mixing with short subjects from newbie filmmakers, and celebrities ranging from septuagenarian actress Sally Kirkland to talented director Nick Cassavetes, son of the late indie-film pioneer John Cassavetes.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Syracuse Stage
There’s nothing like a recent Tony Award winner to get the Syracuse Stage season off to a rousing start, and there’s nothing quite like Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Christopher Durang’s epic dysfunctional-family comedy wears its heart on its sleeve, even as its droll humor tickles the brain waves.
Two more Midway benefits go on this weekend.
During the first week of July, Mark Sherman, owner of Letters, Signs and Specialties in Fulton, was supposed to bring back the newly restored neon-lit portion of the Midway Drive-In marquee to the theater. The July 8 tornado that wiped out the Minetto venue’s 40-by-80-foot wood screen delayed those plans, however, until ozoner owner John Nagelschmidt started piecing together a comeback strategy. Thanks to fundraisers from T-shirt sales and other contributions, construction of the drive-in’s new steel screen is on the horizon.
Concerts and surprises aplenty highlight the 12-day run of the New York State Fair, as previewed by Bill DeLapp
You never know who will show up at the annual New York State Fair, running Thursday, Aug. 21, through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1. Since it’s an election year, it’s a safe bet that Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be hanging out on Governor’s Day, which takes place on opening day. (Fairgoers with long memories will recall the many times that Nelson Rockefeller was a perennial no-show.) Yet even though Hillary Clinton has a new book to promote, and possible presidential aspirations down the road, nobody knows yet whether she’ll be dropping by for a sausage sandwich.
Nagelschmidt was at the Syracuse Regional Market
The hellacious July 8 tornado destroyed a Minetto landmark: the Midway Drive-In’s screen, which stood tall for 66 years. It looked like curtains for the summertime favorite until the Girl Scouts from Troop 10101 convinced Midway owner John Nagelschmidt that a series of fundraisers might be a good idea to raise a new screen. The young ladies quickly sold out more than 1,300 T-shirts and 1,000 bracelets during Oswego’s Harborfest weekend, and they are still making the rounds at area spots to solicit donations.