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uuiie~m, kecora, t~rogresslve, ~eporter Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 11B ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT I II Quincy's Town Hall Theatre looks ahead to weeks of movies to suit all tastes and live shows. "Academy Awards season makes it difficult for small theatres like ours to get bookings for some of the Academy Award-nominated films," says Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts, which manages the theatre. "Your hometown theatre has already screened many of the award nominees, has booked what was available for February before Oscar Night on March 2 and expects to be able to pack March with more award-winning films. "Theatre management is also pleased to present and host a ski film festival, civil rights speaker, live concert with the Corinne West Band and the annual ACT Valentine's Day Comedy Night." For the most current information about the movie schedule, visit quincytownhaU.com or plumasarts.org/tht.html, like the Town Hall Theatre on Facebook or call the movie line at 283-1140. The third annual Backcountry Ski Film Festival "Ski Stoke" is set for Thursday, Jan. 23, presented by the Feather River College Outdoor Recreation Leadership program. Doors open at 6:15, and films start at 7 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the ORL program and features 10 short films, including several CONCERT, from page lOB presentation on the topic at the Meadow Valley Community Church a couple years ago, and Wood said she has never fq Utten it. She will l ifform at the Quincy Elementary School auditorium Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. The proceeds from her Freedom Concert, organized with the help of music teacher Johny McDonald, will be used to help free women from lives of prostitution. The funds will be donated to Asha Neketon,,an organization that teaches women how to create a profitable business by learning how to sew, embroider and make crafts at its four schools around the Red Light District. The products the women create, such as cards, shawls, tablecloths and handbags, are sold and the revenue allows the women to live their lives without prostituting themselves. Wood will perform mostly original compositions along with some classical pieces. Joining her will be guest performers Emily Walmer, 14, Wyatt Hollister, 16, and the Van Pelt family fiddlers -- Jasek, 12, Kiena Rose, 8, and Jamison, 6. All of the performers are students of McDonald's Face the Music Studio. Wood is a seasoned performer and is a student of the Suzuki Method. She said there are 10 lesson books for piano and she is on book seven. Refreshments will be available. Suggested ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for children or $1Ofor a family. Wood is hoping to raise a couple hundred dollars or more for Asha Neketon, which is associated with ARM Ministries international. All are invited to attend the Freedom Concert to enjoy an evening of music. In doing so, they may help young women achieve the skills to get off the streets, learn a trade and achieve independence. Asha Neketon means Nest of Hope. The organization achieved its goal oT becoming self-sustainable in summer 2011. For more information or to purchase products, contact Nicole Staniger at nstaniger@ gmail.com. award winners. In addition to the films, there will be a prize giveaway, which will include a pair of Chi skis made to the winner's specifications. When event coordinator Rick Stock was asked why they were doing the event, he replied: "We're going to make it snow." Admission donation is requested at a minimum $8 for adults and $4 for students. "Walking with Dinosaurs" plays Jan. 24 - 27 at 7 p.m. Friday- Monday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Audiences can see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. "Walking With Dinosaurs" is the ultimate immersive big-screen adventure for families. Meet dinosaurs more real than you've ever seen as you take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure in which Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. This 87-minute animated family adventure is rated PG for creature action' and peril, and mild rude humor. Charlie Hardy speaks about the Montgomery Bus Boycott on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. This presentation offers an opportunity to get a first-hand account of one of the most significant actions in the American civil rights movement of the 1950s. The Feather River College Business & Entrepreneurial Center and Plumas Arts have partnered grant-funded projects into a collaborative Arts & Entrepreneurial Speaker Series designed to expand awareness about the relationship between creativity and business as to how they inspire community building. This presentation by Charlie Hardy is an excellent example of how these tracks intersect to mobilize social change. Admission is free. "Saving Mr. Banks" plays Jan. 31 - Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. Friday - Monday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar winner Tom Hanks topline Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," inspired by the extraordinary untold backstory of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen. When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise, one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) works in "Saving Mr. Banks" to convince author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to let him dramatize her Mary Poppins character. talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ulUmately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. This 125-minute drama is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, including some unsettling images. The Corinne West Band performs live in concert Thursday, Feb. 6, with doors opening at 6:30, and the show at 7 p.m. West has been described as "the siren of the Sierras" with a sound of "elegant new sexy acoustic jazz-rock-folk," while others have called her music "West Coast acoustic soul, elegant, laced with grace." West is currently touring with her newly formed band, featuring Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones, founding members of the San Francisco-based indic Americana band Blame Sally. General admission is $15. Tickets will be available at Quincy Natural Foods or online at plumasarts.org. The last four live concerts at the Town HallTheatre all sold out. Advance purchase is advised. "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" plays Feb. 7 - 10 at 7 p.m. Friday - Monday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Ben Stiller directs and stars in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," James Thurber's classic story of a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job, along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig), is threatened, Walter takes action in the real world, embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Also starring Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Scan Penn. This ll5-minute comedy is rated PG for some crude comments, language and actior~ violence. Website: waltermitty.com. The Town Hall Theatre has secured a booking for "American Hustle," to play Feb. 21 - 24 at 7 p.m. Friday - Monday, 4 p.m. Sunday. The theatre expects a confirmation for "12 Years a Slave" shortly thereafter. or all your construction needs Give us CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 , General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 COMING: AMERICAN HUSTLE "Catch the Fever" Sat, Feb. I, 2014 14ipm at the Courthouse in Quincy. Groundhog Chuck Wood Says: "Oct out of your hole and join us for an afternoon of fu,!" Corinne West brings her new band members, Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones, to perform with her in Quincy on Feb. 6. In "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," Ben Stiller takes on the role of a man accustomed to living in a fantasy world. I LOVE THE WAY JULY 14, 1998 TO NANCY I love the way you print the letter "R," The way you fold the laundry on the bed, The way you scrub an empty jelly jar, The way you laugh at something I have said. I love the cheerful wakeup sounds you make, The way you peel a wrapper from a sweet, The way you wear your apron when you bake, The way you sit at table when you eat. I love the winsome grin you always wear Wher~ you are focused on a dancing pair Like Ginger and the debonair Astair Who floats about the screen as light as air. But even when you're gone, I love as much The signs you've left on things you often touch. Sam Salvatore (Sam) Catalano TOWN HALL THEATRE i Presents WITH DINI Fri., Jan. 24 - Mon. Jan. 27 4pm Sunday Matinee Rated PG * 87 Min. Animated Family Adventure For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Walking With Dinosaurs is the ultimate immersive, big screen adventure for families: Meet dinosaurs more real than you've ever seen as you take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. -W,,~ SAVl~ MR BANKS Fri., Jan. 31 - Mon. Feb. 3 4pm Sunday Matinee Rated PG-13 2 Hrs. Drama When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, EL. Travers' "Mary Poppins", he made them a promise - one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncomprorriising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the ad~ )tation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. Monthly movie schedules are created with the most current information at the time of their creation. Limited film print availability sometimes results in last minute booking cancellations. Patrons are advised to call the Town Hall Theatre movie line at 283-1140, check the website at quincytownhall.com or "Like" us on Facebook for the most current film schedule. TOIUN HALL THEATRE n,o:,, .................... ,~ El Students/Seniors .......... s7 I| ~1c''''r'o ..... ' ............ "lj 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com l