Fall 2007 Season

Either/Orchestra: The Collected Unconscious

The 10-piece jazz ensemble known as the "best little big band in America" makes a return appearance to the Capital Region in a free show to celebrate the 100th anniversary […]

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21 August 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Underground Gallery: “Unseenamerica NYS: Layers of Working Life” (9/14/07 – 10/14/07)

Working people are often defined solely by their occupation, yet there is so much more to the story. Each of our lives is comprised of layer upon layer of people, […]

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14 September 2007 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free Jazz from the Sanctuary presents From Between Trio

From Between Trio is a collaboration of musicians from three continents: Tatsuya Nakatani, percussionist from Japan and now living in the US; Michel Doneda, saxophonist from France; and Jack Wright, […]

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15 September 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Talk by Journalist Laura Flanders

The longtime journalist, author and radio producer will speak about the challenge and necessity of creating for-the-people media in this era of corporate consolidation. Her most recent book is Blue […]

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25 September 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lost Film Fest with Scott Belbin

A laugh-riot performance with equal emphasis on both "laugh" and "riot." The Lost Film Fest focuses on pranks vs. corporations and government institutions. You'll love the punk rock urgency of […]

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05 October 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Author Reese Erlich

Will the United States and Iran Find Themselves at War? In The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis (Poli Point Press, 2007), author […]

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11 October 2007 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Haale, vocals, guitarMatt Kilmer, percussionChris Hoffman, cello Haale evokes both the spiritual and traditional culture of her parents' homeland of Iran and the energy of psychedelic rock and roll from […]

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12 October 2007 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Mission Accomplished”, 10/15 – 11/14/07

A response to President Bush's statement made early in the Iraq War, Christine Heller's installation, Mission Accomplished is layered with the grey Muslim figures tangled in wire and fencing. Limp […]

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15 October 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Army of None

With the Army of None Project, David Solnit aims to counter military recruitment, end war, and build a better world. He is traveling across the United States to share his […]

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17 October 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Journalists Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who has covered the Middle East for more than four years.  He has reported extensively from inside Iraq for eight months and has also […]

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20 October 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Be The Media! Workshop with Jim De Séve: Structure & Storytelling in Documentary

Working on a doc or thinking about it? Perplexed about how to tell your story? In this hands-on workshop award-winning filmmaker Jim de Séve leads students to uncover the secrets […]

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21 October 2007 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free Jazz from the Sanctuary Presents Michael Vlatkovich Quartet

Michael Vlatkovich Quartet features Christopher Garcia, percussion; Jonathan Glove, electric cello; David Mott, baritone saxophone; Michael Vlatkovich, trombone. Trombonist, composer, and arranger Michael Vlatkovich is one of the leading talents […]

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22 October 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Hands of God” with Filmmaker Joe Cultrera

How does filmmaker Joe Cultrera’s film Hands of God (2006), about Catholic clergy abuse, not descend into depression? It helps when the victim doesn't act like one but uses his […]

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26 October 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nosferatu with the Devil Music Ensemble

The Devil Music Ensemble performs their original score live to Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (F.W. Murnau, 1922), the classic black and white vampire movie. Devil Music Ensemble, formed in […]

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29 October 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and Erosion of Integrity” with Author Anne Elizabeth Moore

Writer and activist Anne Elizabeth Moore investigates corporate America's inroads into-- and alliance with-- the cultural underground in her just- published book, Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and Erosion of Integrity […]

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08 November 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free Jazz from the Sanctuary presents: “Sax, Soup, Poetry and Voice:” A Multimedia Performance with Nicole Peyrafitte and Joe Giardullo

Multimedia performance artist Nicole Peyrafitte was born in Luchon (French Pyrenees) into the 5th generation of a family of restaurateurs. Since moving to Albany in 1992, she has dedicated herself […]

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10 November 2007 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Be The Media! Workshop with Carlos Pareja: Media Art in Your Activist Toolbox

You know that media is your #2 issue, but what can you do about it?  This workshop will examine an array of highly successful strategies and models of using media […]

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11 November 2007 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Author Michael Yates

The road trip is a staple of modern American literature. In Michaels Yates’s Cheap Motels and a Hot Place: An Economist's Travelogue (monthly review press, 2006) an economist hits the […]

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12 November 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

A Map With Gaps (2006), directed by Alice Nelson, uses a combination of archive audio recordings, still photographs, drama reconstruction, and animation. This surreal and comic tale is an account […]

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14 November 2007 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Eye Music Portraits, 11/15 – 12/15/07

Photographers Andrzej Pilarczyk and Don McKever have specialized in photographing musicians across a broad spectrum of musical styles for several decades. By combining the visual principles of portraiture with a […]

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15 November 2007 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Meeting Resistance” with Filmmakers Molly Bingham and Steve Connors

Meeting Resistance (2007) is set in the streets, alleyways and ubiquitous teashops of the Adhamiya neighborhood of Baghdad.  It enters the physical and psychological heart of the "insurgency" against the […]

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16 November 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Iraq War” with Photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson

Arriving in Iraq on the eve of the U.S. invasion, unaffiliated with any newspaper and hoping to pick up assignments along the way, Ashley Gilbertson was one of the first […]

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19 November 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

Sisters in Law (Kim Longinotto & Florence Ayisi. 2005. Cameroon). "Men are going to get the message now."  The lawyers and judges in one small courthouse in Kumba, Cameroon are […]

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28 November 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Thirteenth Assembly

The Thirteenth Assembly is a touring collective made up of four musicians (Mary Halvorson, Jessica Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum and Tomas Fujiwara) organized into four different and musically distinct small […]

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01 December 2007 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Be The Media! Workshop with Victoria Kereszi, Andrew Lynn, and Branda Miller: Holiday Animation Camp

Learn do-it-yourself stop-motion animation techniques in this fast-paced hands-on workshop.  Participants will work in small groups with clay, collage, and/or cut-outs to create animated scenes, characters and short stories.  Youth […]

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02 December 2007 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

Flock of Dodos (Randy Olson, 2006). Who are the dodos in the current debate over evolution versus intelligent design?  With a Super Size Me - style good spirit, marine biologist […]

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05 December 2007 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“The Business of Being Born” Screening

Birth: it’s a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience […]

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07 December 2007 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“What Would Jesus Buy?” Screening

What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end […]

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14 December 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trio Tarana

Trio Tarana is led by percussionist/composer Ravish Momin, who currently resides in New York City but was born in India and has lived in the Middle-East and England.  Therefore, the […]

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15 December 2007 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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