Upstater Destinations: BasilicaScope Film Festival, Hudson


Poster by Adrian Kolarczyk, via Basilica Hudson

Rumor has it that the current heat wave is set to pass over the weekend, which means it’s time to start making plans outside of house and air conditioning. This weekend, Basilica Hudson is hosting its first annual film festival entitled BasilicaScope. The festival’s tagline “from lo-fi to hi-fi to sci-fi with nothing in between” promises to give viewers a full range of film experiences, kicking off this evening (Thursday) with the documentary The Observers. Weatherophiles, take note: The film, which was made in 2011 and directed by Jacqueline Goss, is set in Mt. Washington, New Hampshire and follows a pair of climatologists who record the weather in what the film’s description calls, “the windiest mountain in world”.

Other films on the schedule for the weekend include a short animated silent film called Madame Tutli-Putli, as well as the 2013 Sundance Award-winning movie Crystal Fairy, starring Michael Cera (forever known in our hearts as George Michael from Arrested Development) and Gaby Hoffman. The festival ends on Sunday, July 21st with an afternoon screening of Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, directed by Charlie Ahearn. The festival is also showing that film during a special late night screening on Friday, free of charge. 

Tickets for each film are $10 a pop, but children under 12 get in for free. You can purchase tickets at the door, or you can get a weekend pass right here for $75. If you’ve never been to the Basilica before, this is a great chance to check out the space. Formerly a 19th century factory located near the Hudson River waterfront, the Basilica has been transformed into one of the coolest art and performance spaces in the entire Hudson Valley. But don’t take our word for it; go see it for yourself. Coming from the city? Take the Amtrak to the Hudson station, step off the train, and you’re there.


Basilica Hudson, via Basilica Hudson’s website

BasilicaScope 2013


Category: Columbia County, Culture, Destinations, Events, Hudson, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 18 July 2013 11:30 AM | 1 Comment

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  1. I have a deep feeling for Adrian Kolarczyk poster art and would like to make contact. Also, am engaged in the 60th Anniversary national campaign in commemoration of the classic film, Salt of the Earth, and any honorable mention of this film is appreciated. Links below to see this film which is in the public domain and is a compelling film for screening at your upcoming film festival venue.
    Thank you for your support in helping us reach Adrian Kojarczyk and to introduce this hidden gem of history that deserves to be illuminated.
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    View 1954 Classic film, Salt of the Earth:
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    For Cinema enthusiast & Film Festival presenters, Students, Educators, Academia & Community Organizations and projects–an appeal to National Grassroots Arts and Human Rights Leadership Networking: Pueblos en Movimiento Norte invites national and cross border observance honoring the 60th Anniversary together with the International Tribunal of Conscience, 1st U.S. hearing and honoring ceremonies kick off, International Women’s Day, March 2014

    FMG/ITCPM national campaign, interview on N.M. state-wide meet at the El Camino Trail Site. You can see it at its own link here, with a link for viewing the film.
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    Salt of the Earth (1954) participant Anita Torrez
    Video by Brenda Limon

    Salt of the Earth (1954) 92 min – an American drama film. Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers. Directed by Herbert J. Biberman. Starring Juan Chacón and Rosaura Revueltas, and the women striker’s!

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