Posts Tagged 'Chautauqua Cinema'

British invasion swarms Chautauqua Cinema

British invasion swarms Chautauqua Cinema

The idea of the owner of a software training company, an English teacher and a forensic accountant teaching a group of students ranging in age from 11 to 80 seems ridiculous — unless the teachers are brothers Greg and Jeff Miller and their longtime friend Tim Renjilian, and they’re teaching a four-day seminar on the history and music of the Beatles.

The seminar will be offered from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on July 1, 2, 3 and 5, at the Chautauqua Cinema. Greg wanted to teach the class on July 4, too, but Renjilian decided against it.

“Do we really need a British takeover on the Fourth of July?” he asked.

Children’s School gets messy with tactile exploration

Children’s School gets messy with tactile exploration

In their penultimate week this season, Children’s School is getting down and dirty with an “ooey gooey” theme. Three-, 4- and 5-year-olds will explore their tactile sense while having fun and making art.

In the Red and Green rooms, 3-year-olds will explore artistic mediums, turning from paint to much squishier, foamier, bubblier forms of expression. They will make prints using slices of fruits and vegetables and marble shaving cream and use corn starch goo to paint. Experimentation with color blending will also include shaving cream, and a chance to play with slime.

Lifelong Chautauquan embodies Week Three theme

Lifelong Chautauquan embodies Week Three theme

When Daniel Karslake, a seventh generation Chautauquan, debuted his film “For the Bible Tells Me So” at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007, he expected a spew of hate.

The documentary explores a controversial topic: the intersection of religion and homosexuality through the lens of five different Christian families with a gay child.

Karslake’s film has gone on to win accolades at major film festivals nationwide. It has been screened at more than 4,500 churches, it’s been played at colleges and universities throughout the Bible Belt, and it has fostered a dialogue that didn’t exist in 2003 when he began working on it.

The dialogue will continue when he returns to Chautauqua this week for numerous events. “For the Bible Tells Me So” screens at the Chautauqua Cinema, where the film had its theatrical debut, today at 6:15 p.m, followed by a Q-and-A session.