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Films for the whole family: Greenfield Garden Cinemas’ Studio Ghibli Fest continues through the end of the year
07-19-2024 9:57 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

There’s still time to be spirited away to the world of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated worlds, as the Greenfield Garden Cinemas’ Studio Ghibli Fest continues through the end of the year.Building off the success of last year’s more-limited festival, folks...

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Frontier Regional School student directs short film ‘Averted’
07-15-2024 3:29 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — As the middle of summer vacation approaches, most Frontier Regional School students are likely working, taking trips with friends and enjoying all their free time.For Connor Mabius, however, this break serves as a chance to sit in the...


The long view: Reflecting on 30 years in local journalism
06-28-2024 3:25 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

In the early 1990s, I answered an ad for a reporting job at the Gazette. I had editorial experience — I’d worked as a copywriter, a copy editor, and a proofreader — and I liked writing, but I’d never worked for a newspaper, unless you counted a few...


‘Janet Planet’ comes into orbit: Annie Baker’s debut film, about to open in Valley, features performances and input from some area residents
06-21-2024 10:41 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

After generating some local news in 2022 when scenes were filmed in a number of locations around the Valley, “Janet Planet,” the debut film by celebrated playwright Annie Baker, is set to make its debut in Amherst and Greenfield on June 27.The movie,...


Shelburne Falls film screening shines light on Indigenous displacement
06-14-2024 4:28 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

SHELBURNE FALLS — “Powerlands,” a documentary film about Indigenous displacement and resistance, will be shown at Memorial Hall on Sunday, June 16, at 4 p.m. as a fundraiser for Indigenous nonprofits Native Land Conservancy and No Loose Braids.Doors...


A different kind of road trip: ‘Ezra’ explores the challenge of raising an autistic child
06-14-2024 11:12 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

Among a number of very good lines in “Ezra,” a film about the challenge of raising an autistic child, there’s one that really encapsulates the problems parents and caretakers can face.Bobby Cannavale plays Max Bernal, a struggling comedian with his...


‘Money Game’ comes home with screenings at Garden Cinemas
06-09-2024 11:52 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — After receiving wide acclaim at international film festivals across the country, the locally filmed movie “Money Game” will enjoy a grand homecoming this week with a premiere at the Garden Cinemas.“It’s a very, very nice chance to say,...


Garden Cinemas partners with app for movies in Spanish
06-06-2024 10:21 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Were you looking forward to watching “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” but wish you could see it in another language? If so, you’re in luck.The Garden Cinemas has partnered with TheaterEars, a smartphone app, to make some films available in...


‘Holding Up the Sky,’ a film about prison education, to screen at LaunchSpace in Orange
06-05-2024 12:12 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — To look at them and hear their origins, it doesn’t appear that ironworkers Ed Jordan and Jimmy Costello have much that would bond them.Jordan was raised by a loving family in the tough, Black neighborhood of Roxbury in Boston. Costello grew...


Panel discusses local efforts to combat sexual exploitation of minors
05-30-2024 5:47 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — After viewing a Frontline documentary focused on sexual exploitation in Phoenix, about 40 residents at the Garden Cinemas heard how authorities are combating sexual exploitation of minors in the area.As part of a community education...


Sex trafficking documentary to screen at Greenfield Garden Cinemas
05-27-2024 11:31 AM

GREENFIELD — A free screening of the Frontline documentary “Sex Trafficking in America” will be offered at Garden Cinemas on Wednesday, May 29, at 6 p.m.The screening is part of a community education initiative undertaken by the Northwestern District...


Greenfield’s All Souls Church to host 20th annual Anti-Racism Film Festival
05-03-2024 2:01 PM

By MAX BOWEN

GREENFIELD — The Social Justice Committee of All Souls Church will present its 20th annual Anti-Racism Film Festival on Sunday, May 5.The festival will be held in the sanctuary of the church at 399 Main St. There will be three, two-hour films, each...


Ready for their close-up: Pothole Pictures announces a season of curated film screenings, live music and $1 popcorn
04-12-2024 10:58 AM

By DIANE BRONCACCIO

It’s showtime again for Pothole Pictures, a community-based movie series that showcases classic movies, live local music, occasional interviews with relevant film-makers, and sells popcorn that’s still only $1.Named for Shelburne Falls’s Glacial...


A workplace from hell: Amherst filmmaker Matt Heron-Duranti is part of the team behind independent film “Another Day in America”
04-05-2024 1:44 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

There’s been a lot written about the problems that have plagued many American workplaces in the wake of the pandemic, from employees insisting on continuing to work at home to offices that have mirrored the polarization and social conflicts plaguing...


A tale of murderous indifference: ‘The Zone of Interest’ offers a view of the Holocaust as chilling as its architects
03-22-2024 10:09 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

Hannah Arendt famously coined the term “the banality of evil” in her book on Adolph Eichmann’s trial in Israel in 1963, where the former Nazi official, a key organizer of the Holocaust, presented himself as a bureaucrat who was “just doing his job” in...


PHOTOS: Introducing the ‘Faces of Medicine’
02-20-2024 10:21 AM


Four Rivers students highlight green reentry programs in documentary
02-13-2024 11:44 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — Over the last several months, Four Rivers Charter Public School students have traveled around New England, documenting stories of formerly incarcerated people and their roles in green reentry programs.The result is “Roots of Change,” a...


Play it again, Sam: Shea Theater to show ‘Lovejoy’s Nuclear War’ to mark 50th anniversary of Montague tower toppling
02-09-2024 12:12 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

In the fall of 1973, Wendell resident Dan Keller drove to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut to pick up friend Sam Lovejoy and mentioned to his pal that he wouldn’t believe what had been built back home on the Montague Plains.The two drove...


‘You don’t look like a doctor’: Documentary film looks at the biases and challenges Black women physicians face 
01-26-2024 12:42 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Dr. Khama Ennis had come a long way in her medical career.Until 2022, the Amherst resident had spent about two decades in emergency medicine, including a number of years as chief of emergency medicine at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, as...


Hitting it big for wrong reasons: In ‘American Fiction’ at Amherst Cinema, writer’s pastiche hailed as authentic
01-19-2024 11:39 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

Though it had only an initial limited theatrical release, and did not appear until December, “American Fiction” has already popped up on a number of critics’ “best films of 2023” lists, and the movie has been nominated for a slew of awards.The buzz is...


Garden Cinemas in Greenfield trying out open captions
01-04-2024 9:42 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The Garden Cinemas plans to experiment for two months by showing movies with open captions to determine the popularity of doing so.The Main Street theater already provides assistive listening devices and closed-captioning viewer screens...

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