During a time when the spirit of Americana seems as far away as ever, what once was a thing of the past is now a safe night of fun. That’s right, we’re talking drive-in movies. With indoor movie theaters still shut down, if you’re lucky enough to live within driving distance to one of…Read more
Beauty & the Beast – A Blight on Our Society, or A Magical Break?
Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you've probably heard about the little movie that's out now called Beauty & the Beast. I was lucky enough to catch this one on opening weekend and it has been interesting to hear people's reactions as they've made their way to the theater. Yes, there's been controversy…Read more
7 Life Lessons from the Oscars
As one of the "artsy" kids, the Oscars were always like my Super Bowl. I had big dreams and knew I was going to work in Hollywood someday. The Oscars - Hollywood-bound or not - always represented to me that crazy dreams can and do come true. As I got older and became more…Read more
Just a Thought: Let Love Be…
The world feels topsy turvy to me lately. It's like someone turned things around and started shaking - like a snow globe. Everything is upside down and backward. Everything - even the weather. Everywhere I turn, I see hate. The media thrives on it. Fuels it. Creates it. Whether if it is politics, religion, diets,…Read more
International Film Festival This Weekend!
PRESS RELEASE The Ballston Spa International Film Festival (BSFF) invites everyone to the 5th annual free festival this Friday and Saturday, August 3-4 in Ballston Spa, NY to celebrate with the filmmakers and judges. “Hollywood” doesn’t only happen in California! Every year, a piece of Hollywood is celebrated right in downtown Ballston Spa as over…Read more
Seeking Short Films!
The Ballston Spa International Film Festival (BSFF) is now seeking short film entries for the 5th annual festival presented on August 3rd & 4th, 2012. All genres will be accepted for independent films ranging from 5-15 minutes (or 3-10 minutes for the student division). Awards will be presented in 11 categories (with separate categories for…Read more
Patti Rothberg Performing at Ballston Spa Film Festival
As part of the three day long festival, the Ballston Spa (International) Film Festival (BSFF) is pleased to announce the performance of chart topping musician, Patti Rothberg, on Friday, August 5, 2011, 11:00pm at Sunset Cafe in Ballston Spa. Patti Rothberg exploded onto the music scene with her 1996 debut album, Between the 1 and…Read more
Hollywood Comes to Town at the Ballston Spa Film Festival
HOLLYWOOD COMES TO TOWN...AGAIN As Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, and Eva Mendes roll into town to shoot their movie, The Place Beyond the Pines, in Schenectady County, we are reminded once again how much Hollywood loves the Capital District. Many films have been shot throughout the area over the years, including Seabiscuit, Salt, Scent of…Read more
Ballston Spa Film Festival – A Mini Hollywood Event with Surprise Results Revealed
SMALL TOWN, BIG HOLLYWOOD APPEAL The Capital District area in upstate NY has long been a landing spot for Hollywood filmmakers (Salt, Seabiscuit, Scent of a Woman, Taking Woodstock, The Other Guys, The Horse Whisperer, Ironweed, The Time Machine – to name just a few!). And with the added help of the Capital-Saratoga Film Commission,…Read more
Remembering Michael Jackson
It seems that across the generations, everyone has at least one of those, "where were you when..." kind of days. It may have been, "Where were you when Pearl Harbor happened?", "Where were you [caption id="attachment_125" align="alignright" width="250"] Michael Jackson was always right at home onstage. Photo courtesy of Fanpix.com[/caption] when JFK was shot?", "Where…Read more