Acadamy Award Winner: BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
NOMINTAED FOR BEST PICTURE
“It was astonishing, a magnificent acheivement that stands tall as one of the year’s best movies.” – Clayton Davis
“The Imitation Game is terrifically entertaining.” – Chris Bumbray
In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma — which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing’s team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.
Auburn Public Theater is proud to welcome the return of Mark Doyle’s Guitar Noir on Saturday, April 4, 2015. After their debut at APT in a sold out show last May, followed by their stunning set on the main stage of Syracuse Jazz Fest in July 2014 when they appeared with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Trombone Shorty, the group ended the year with a sold-out show at OCC’s new Recital Hall in November. The April 4th concert will feature guitarist Mark Doyle’s critically-acclaimed ten-piece Guitar Noir Project, which features a core quintet comprised of Doyle and Terry Quill on guitars, Bill DiCosimo on keyboards, Edgar Pagan on bass, and Joshua Dekaney on drums, along with a 5-piece Guitar Noir String Ensemble comprised of Ally Brown, Shelby Dems, and Claire Marie Wilcox on violins, Michelle Wilcox on viola and Kate Laverne on cello.
Pianist/Composer Angelica Sanchez moved to New York in 1994. Since moving to the East Coast has played with: Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Motian, Ralph Alessi, Susie Ibarra, Tim Berne, Mario Pavone, Trevor Dunn, Mark Dresser, Ed Schuller, Judy Silvano, Reggie Nicholson, Mike Sarin, Tony Moreno, Ben Monder and many more.
Omar Tamez studied composition with Nicandro Tamez, a composer and educator who worked through several universities as well as founding his own Escuela Formativa por las Artes. He also studied privately through workshops and seminars with Andre Richard, Daniel Catan, Mario Lavista, Manuel de Elias, Helmut Lachmann, Pierre Boulez and Karl ? Heinz Stockhausen.
Peter Mack has been a mainstay in the CNY jazz music for many years. In the 70s, Peter was the house bassist at the famed Syracuse jazz club Casa Di Lisa, where he had the opportunity to play with a host of great jazz artists from all over the world. He was a founding member of Nancy Kelly’s Little Big Band and as one of the first call acoustic bassists in New York travelled extensively playing music during that time.
5 Acadamy Award Nominations including: BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
“Foxcatcher just floors you. It’s one of the year’s best.” – Rolling Stone
Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.
With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont’s mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark’s shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont’s favoritism shifts to brother Dave – who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack – the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
The evening will include light refreshments and discussion and readings by several community figures. There will be a cash bar, as well as a book sale and signing after the readings. The topic of discussion will be The Middle Age Bogeyman: Taking Career Risks for Happiness
So What are the Guys Doing? by David Figura is a thought-provoking read and the type of book that will spark conversation as readers reflect on a wide range of subjects from marriage and career, to sex and religion. Figura offers us the male perspective on some of life’s toughest questions.