A dark comedy update of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” directed by Richard Donner, “Scrooged” stars Bill Murray as cynical television executive Frank Cross and Karen Allen as his kind-hearted girlfriend, Claire Philips.
On June 4, the Berkshire International Film Festival wrapped up its 12th festival with luminaries such as Christopher Plummer, John Carroll Lynch, Karen Allen, Steven Cantor, Sheila Nevins, David Edelstein and Paul Krugman as well as 40 filmmakers in attendance.
The Center for Motivation and Change’s Training Institute will team up with Railroad Street Youth Project for a daylong training session on Saturday, April 8, that is geared toward parents of young people who are currently struggling with substance issues.
Performance artist Pooja Prema will present her new dance/ritual/theatre piece “A Lot to Ask” this weekend. Those interested should meet outside of the Housatonic Corner Market to be escorted to the location of the performance.
“A Year by the Sea’ has several Berkshire connections, among them the lead actress Karen Allen, as well as a key character, Joan Erikson, widow of the renowned psychologist Erik Erikson who worked at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge.
Roberta Hareld’s talk at Ventfort Hall is presented in conjunction with an exhibit that portrays the lives of Civil War hero Col. Robert Gould Shaw and his bride, Annie Haggerty, whose family owned Ventfort, the home at which the two spent their brief honeymoon.
This play is a major contender for most interesting show of the season. This is due in no small part to the company of players and the work of the director, Karen Allen who has brought to the fore every element of what makes this a wonderful play.
2015 is the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution which ended slavery in the United States, and the four films in the Lift Ev’ry Voice film series included explore themes of slavery in the Americas, its aftermath, and civil rights.
The story of “Madina’s Dream” is heartbreaking with the subjects of the film trying to survive in refugee camps but being constantly bombarded daily by “the airplanes.” The commander of the rebel army says, “They shoot at us and kill us. We shoot at them and kill them. This is the way.”