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Lackawanna Blues — Film screening

January 26 @ 7:00 pm

Myra Lucretia Taylor as Bethea and Christopher Livingston as Gideon in Harrison David Rivers’ 'Where Storms Are Born' at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamstown Theatre Festival

University of Albany and the NYS Writers Institute present a film screening of Lackawanna Blues, adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson from his award-winning play — known to local audiences from his Williamstown Theatre Festival performance — and directed by George C. Wolfe.

Lackawanna Blues tells the story of a big-hearted woman, Rachel “Nanny” Crosby, who becomes a rock of stability for a collection of boarders, friends, and family members in a Rust Belt town in Western New York. Santiago-Hudson based the character on the woman who raised him after his own parents abandoned him.

For her work in the movie, S. Epatha Merkerson won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006.

You can also meet Tony Award-winning actor, director, and playwright Ruben Santiago-Hudson at the annual Burian Lecture on February 5. The film screening will take place in Page Hall, Downtown Campus, 135 Western Avenue, Albany N.Y.

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Date:
January 26
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7:00 pm
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University of Albany
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY
518-442-5620

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