Laurie Anderson Film Essay and Robert Redford’s Dan Rather Feature Headline FilmColumbia Lineup

Robert Redford as Dan Rather in 'Truth'

Robert Redford as Dan Rather in ‘Truth’

(CHATHAM and HUDSON, N.Y.) – FilmColumbia brings prize-winning films, including recent work by masters of modern cinema, to Columbia County for seven days from Monday, October 19, through Sunday, October 25. FilmColumbia will screen narrative and documentary features, animated and live-action short films and contenders by regional filmmakers at venues in both Chatham and Hudson.

Highlights include “Heart of a Dog,” a unique experimental essay on film by musician/performance artist/painter Laurie Anderson; “Truth,” starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as CBS producer and Peabody Award winner Mary Mapes, in a film based on the 2004 investigative reporting scandal that cost Rather his job at CBS; “Brooklyn,” based on the bestselling novel by Colm Toibin; “45 Years, “about a couple on the eve their 45th wedding anniversary who receive startling news that threatens the foundation of their marriage and starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, who both won Best Acting Silver Bears this year at the Berlin Film Festival for their roles; and “The Lady in the Van,” based on Alan Bennett’s short story and hit play of the same name, starring Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd, a bag lady who lived out of her van parked in Bennett’s driveway for 15 years.



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