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Welcome to the Auburn Public Theatre Cinema: Do The Right Thing

 
All films are $5 .
Enjoy our comfortable seating and dynamite sound system!

Fri/Sat January 16, 17 2009
8pm

Do The Right Thing

Spike Lee’s incendiary look at race relations in America, circa 1989, is so colorful and exuberant for its first three-quarters that you can almost forget the terrible confrontation that the movie inexorably builds toward. Do the Right Thing is a joyful, tumultuous masterpiece–maybe the best film ever made about race in America, revealing racial prejudices and stereotypes in all their guises and demonstrating how a deadly riot can erupt out of a series of small misunderstandings. Set on one block in Bedford-Stuyvesant on the hottest day of the summer, the movie shows the whole spectrum of life in this neighborhood and then leaves it up to us to decide if, in the end, anybody actually does the “right thing.” Featuring Danny Aiello as Sal, the pizza parlor owner; Lee himself as Mookie, the lazy pizza-delivery guy; John Turturro and Richard Edson as Sal’s sons; Lee’s sister Joie as Mookie’s sister Jade; Rosie Perez as Mookie’s girlfriend Tina; Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee as the block elders, Da Mayor and Mother Sister; Giancarlo Esposito as Mookie’s hot-headed friend Buggin’ Out; Bill Nunn as the boom-box toting Radio Raheem; and Samuel L. Jackson as deejay Mister Señor Love Daddy. A rich and nuanced film to watch, treasure, and learn from–over and over again.

Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 2:34 pm by Curt
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Auburn Public Theatre Cinema That Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans

Welcome to the Auburn Public Theatre Cinema.

Auburn Public Theatre Cinema That Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans
All films are $5 .
Enjoy our comfortable seating and dynamite sound system!

Fri/Sat January 9th and 10th 2009
Mario Lanza Double Feature! only $5
6pm That Midnight Kiss
8pm The Toast of New Orleans
The first 10 patrons get in free!

 

That Midnight Kiss and The Toast of New Orleans take us back to a time in the history of film making that has never been equalled. Everything about these films seems to work. The stars were superb, and the costumes and sets were magnificent. The stories were light and frothy, and there were no real attempts to create “real” stories. The audiences happily suspended their disbelief, and were contnent to be carried away by the beauty and purity of the music. Kathryn Grayson and Mario Lanza were magnificent singers and were perhaps at their best in opera and operatic inspired music, a regular feature of films starring these two singers. We may well have been seeing the beginning od “crossover” music here. These films represent the best in production values of their day, and were made in 1949 and 1950 when the world was still expressing the joys of the early Post-War period. Definitely 5 star.

Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 2:23 pm by Curt
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Good News from Auburn, NY!

Blueprint II Presents Community Improvement Projects

While some people may want to see an improved Auburn and Cayuga County but sit idly by, a band of teenagers have visions for the future and have actively sought out ways to leave a lasting impression on the place they call home.

December 8th was a graduation of sorts for the nearly 50 seventh, eighth and ninth grade students who participate in Blueprint II, an outgrowth of A Call to Action: A Blueprint for Our Region’s Future, who spent 10 months developing project proposals to enhance their communities for both the present and the future. (more…)

Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 1:39 pm by Curt
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Our Country’s Good opens this Friday
 
The APCT is glad to announce it’s latest dramatic production; “Our Country’s Good” which is directed by Jason Manning and stars several of the most talented performers in our region.

Performances begin Friday at 8PM. January 9th. There will also be performances at 8PM on Jan 10, 16 & 17 plus two matinees at 2pm on the 11th and 18th. A video of pictures from the production is available on the Auburn Players site at www.auburnplayers.net
Tickets are available at the door of the Irene A. Bisgrove Theatre located at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin Street, in Auburn, NY, or by calling our reservation line at 315.258.8275
Our Country’s Good is the story of convicts and Royal Marines sent to Australia in the late 1780s as part of the first penal colony there. It follows Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark’s attempts to put on a production of George Farquhar’s restoration comedy The Recruiting Officer with a cast of male and female convicts. The play shows the class system in the convict camp and discusses themes such as sexuality, punishment, the Georgian judicial system, and the idea that art can act as an ennobling force.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 12:02 pm by Curt
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New York Institute of Dance and Education & APT present the wonderful holiday variety show

CHRISTMAS IN THE FINGER LAKES

with Sean McLeod, Alex Cowings, Brian Morey, Jerami Kipp, Lorienne Beals & special surprise guests!

A great show for the family.
THIS TUESDAY, Dec 23rd, 2008 at 7pm
Tickets only $15 available at APT, NYIDE & Bambino’s Bistro

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2008 @ 1:51 pm by Curt
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