Rhinebeck (town), New York
Rhinebeck is a town in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 7,548 at the 2010 census, it is part of the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metropolitan area as well as the larger New York metropolitan area. The town of Rhinebeck is in the northwest part of Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. "Rhinebeck" refers to the village of Rhinebeck, located within the town. Rhinebeck residents living within the village are citizens of the town as well, but residents living only in the town are not citizens of the village. U. S. Route 9 passes through the town, it includes the hamlet of Rhinecliff, which has an Amtrak station with service to Rutland, Toronto, Cleveland, Buffalo and New York City. Rhinebeck is home of a popular agricultural fair. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.7 square miles, of which 35.7 square miles is land and 4.1 square miles, or 10.23%, is water. The west town line, marked by the Hudson River, is the border of Ulster County.
Neighboring Dutchess County towns are Red Hook to the north and Clinton to the east, Hyde Park to the south. As of the census of 2000, there were 7,762 people, 3,001 households, 1,797 families residing in the town; the population density was 214.1 people per square mile. There were 3,255 housing units at an average density of 89.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 92.50% White, 3.61% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 1.17% from other races, 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.94% of the population. There were 3,001 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.1% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.87. In the town, the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $52,679, the median income for a family was $67,837. Males had a median income of $49,028 versus $31,995 for females; the per capita income for the town was $29,069. About 3.1% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. In 1941, in Rhinebeck, a set of four historic panoramas of London, dating from about 1810, were found lining a barrel of pistols; the Rhinebeck panorama was acquired by the Museum of London in 1998. John Jacob Astor IV, millionaire businessman, real estate builder, writer born in Rhinebeck. Ellerslie—a location in the southwest part of the town near the Hudson River. Rhinebeck—the Village of Rhinebeck. Rhinecliff—a hamlet on the east bank of the Hudson River. Weys Corners—a location in the northeast part of the town.
Württemberg—a hamlet in the southeast part of the town. Town of Rhinebeck official website Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce information Starr Library Museum of Rhinebeck History Rhinecliff hamlet Consortium of Rhinebeck History Digital Collections
Kazakhstan the Republic of Kazakhstan, is the world's largest landlocked country, the ninth largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres. It is a transcontinental country located in Asia. Kazakhstan is the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP through its oil and gas industry, it has vast mineral resources. Kazakhstan is a democratic, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage. Kazakhstan shares borders with Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea; the terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, taiga, rock canyons, deltas, snow-capped mountains, deserts. Kazakhstan has an estimated 18.3 million people as of 2018. Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre; the capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from the country's largest city. The territory of Kazakhstan has been inhabited by groups included the nomadic groups and empires.
In antiquity, the nomadic Scythians have inhabited the land and the Persian Achaemenid Empire expanded towards the southern territory of the modern country. Turkic nomads who trace their ancestry to many Turkic states such as Turkic Khaganate etc have inhabited the country throughout the country's history. In the 13th century, the territory joined the Mongolian Empire under Genghis Khan. By the 16th century, the Kazakh emerged as a distinct group, divided into three jüz; the Russians began advancing into the Kazakh steppe in the 18th century, by the mid-19th century, they nominally ruled all of Kazakhstan as part of the Russian Empire. Following the 1917 Russian Revolution, subsequent civil war, the territory of Kazakhstan was reorganised several times. In 1936, it was made part of the Soviet Union. Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence during the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of Kazakhstan, was characterized as an authoritarian, his government was accused of numerous human rights violations, including suppression of dissent and censorship of the media.
Nazarbayev resigned in March 2019, with Senate Chairman Kassym-Jomart Tokayev taking office as Interim President. Kazakhstan has worked to develop its economy its dominant hydrocarbon industry. Human Rights Watch says that "Kazakhstan restricts freedom of assembly and religion", other human rights organisations describe Kazakhstan's human rights situation as poor. Kazakhstan's 131 ethnicities include Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Germans and Uyghurs. Islam is the religion of about 70% of the population, with Christianity practised by 26%. Kazakhstan allows freedom of religion, but religious leaders who oppose the government are suppressed; the Kazakh language is the state language, Russian has equal official status for all levels of administrative and institutional purposes. Kazakhstan is a member of the United Nations, WTO, CIS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union, CSTO, OSCE, OIC, TURKSOY; the name "Kazakh" comes from the ancient Turkic word qaz, "to wander", reflecting the Kazakhs' nomadic culture.
The name "Cossack" is of the same origin. The Persian suffix -stan means "land" or "place of", so Kazakhstan can be translated as "land of the wanderers". Though traditionally referring only to ethnic Kazakhs, including those living in China, Turkey and other neighbouring countries, the term "Kazakh" is being used to refer to any inhabitant of Kazakhstan, including non-Kazakhs. Kazakhstan has been inhabited since the Paleolithic. Pastoralism developed during the Neolithic as the region's climate and terrain are best suited for a nomadic lifestyle; the Kazakh territory was a key constituent of the Eurasian Steppe route, the ancestor of the terrestrial Silk Roads. Archaeologists believe. During recent prehistoric times Central Asia was inhabited by groups like the Proto-Indo-European Afanasievo culture early Indo-Iranians cultures such as Andronovo, Indo-Iranians such as the Saka and Massagetae. Other groups included the nomadic Scythians and the Persian Achaemenid Empire in the southern territory of the modern country.
In 329 BC, Alexander the Great and his Macedonian army fought in the Battle of Jaxartes against the Scythians along the Jaxartes River, now known as the Syr Darya along the southern border of modern Kazakhstan. The Cuman entered the steppes of modern-day Kazakhstan around the early 11th century, where they joined with the Kipchak and established the vast Cuman-Kipchak confederation. While ancient cities Taraz and Hazrat-e Turkestan had long served as important way-stations along the Silk Road connecting Asia and Europe, true political consolidation began only with the Mongol rule of the early 13th century. Under the Mongol Empire, the largest in world history, administrative districts were established; these came under the rule of the emergent Kazakh Khanate. Throughout this period, traditional nomadic life and a livestock-
Tim Blake Nelson
Timothy Blake Nelson is an American actor and director. His most famous roles include Delmar O'Donnell in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Dr. Pendanski in Holes, Daniel "Danny" Dalton Jr. in Syriana, Dr. Samuel Sterns in The Incredible Hulk, Richard Schell in Lincoln, Buster Scruggs in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Nelson was born to a Jewish family in Tulsa, the son of Ruth Nelson, a noted social activist and philanthropist in Tulsa, Don Nelson, a geologist/wildcatter, his maternal uncle is businessman George Kaiser. His maternal grandparents, who were from Germany, escaped the Nazis shortly before World War II, moving to Britain in 1938, where Nelson's mother was born, immigrating to the United States in 1941, his father's family were Russian Jewish emigrants. Nelson attended the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain Resort Arts and Conference Center in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. Nelson is a 1982 graduate of Holland Hall School in Tulsa, a graduate of Brown University, where he was a Classics major as well as Senior Orator for his class of 1986.
At Brown, he studied under the philosopher Martha Nussbaum. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Nelson won the Workman/Driskoll award for excellence in Classical Studies, he graduated from Juilliard in 1990, a member of Group 19. Nelson's debut play, Eye of God, was produced at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 1992; the Grey Zone premiered at MCC Theater in New York in 1996, where his 1998 work Anadarko was produced. He was a co-star of the sketch comedy show The Unnaturals, which ran on HA! between 1989 and 1991, alongside Paul Zaloom, John Mariano and Siobhan Fallon Hogan. Nelson has appeared as an actor in TV and theatre, he had a featured role as Delmar in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. According to directors Joel and Ethan Coen, he was the only one in the cast or crew who had read Homer's Odyssey, a story upon which the film is loosely based, he sang "In the Jailhouse Now" on the film's soundtrack. Nelson has gone on to act in a number of supporting performances in films such as Minority Report and Lincoln.
He appeared in Marvel Comics adaptations The Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four. Nelson narrated the 2001 audiobook At the Altar of Speed: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of Dale Earnhardt, Sr.. He appeared on stage extensively off-Broadway in New York at theatres including Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Class Company, Soho Repertory Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Central Park's Open Air Theater in the Shakespeare plays Richard III, Troilus and Cressida, A Midsummer Night's Dream, he has directed film versions of his plays The Grey Zone and Eye of God, as well as writing and directing two original screenplays: 1998's Kansas and Leaves of Grass, released in 2009. He directed the film O, set in a modern-day high school. For Eye of God, he received the Tokyo Bronze Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the American Independent Award at the Seattle International Film Festival, he is on the Board of Directors for The Actors Center in New York City, as well as Soho Rep Theatre.
Nelson guest-starred on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation season 10 episode "Working Stiffs". In the episode "My Brother's Bomber" of the PBS investigative series Frontline, he talked about the loss of his friend David Dornstein in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. In 2018, Nelson played Buster Scruggs in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a western anthology film by Joel and Ethan Coen. Nelson had received the original script sixteen years prior in 2002; the film was released on Netflix on November 16, after a limited theatrical run, received positive reviews from critics, with many highlighting Nelson's performance and his overall segment. Nelson resides in New York City with his wife, Lisa Benavides, their three sons. On May 8, 2009, he was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Tulsa's Beta of Oklahoma chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national collegiate honor society. Tim Blake Nelson on IMDb Tim Blake Nelson at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Matthew Raymond Dillon is an American actor and film director. He made his feature film debut in Over the Edge and established himself as a teen idol by starring in the films My Bodyguard, Little Darlings, Rumble Fish, The Outsiders and The Flamingo Kid. From the late 1980s onward, Dillon achieved further success, starring in Drugstore Cowboy, The Saint of Fort Washington, To Die For, Beautiful Girls, In & Out, There's Something About Mary, Wild Things. In a 1991 article, famed movie critic Roger Ebert referred to him as the best actor within his age group, along with Sean Penn. In the 2000s, he made his directing debut with City of Ghosts and went on to star in the films Factotum, You, Me and Dupree, Nothing but the Truth, Sunlight Jr. and The House That Jack Built. For Crash, he won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he had earlier been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for narrating Jack Kerouac's On the Road.
In 2015, he has starred in the first season of the FOX television series Wayward Pines, for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award. Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, to Mary Ellen, a homemaker, Paul Dillon, a portrait painter and sales manager for Union Camp, a toy bear manufacturer, his paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon. Dillon is the second of six children with one sister and four brothers, one of whom is actor Kevin Dillon, he is of Irish descent, with some Scottish and German ancestry. Dillon was raised in a close-knit Roman Catholic family, he grew up in New York. In 1978, Jane Bernstein and a friend were helping director Jonathan Kaplan cast the violent teen drama Over the Edge when they found Dillon cutting class at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. Dillon made his debut in the film; the film received a regional, limited theatrical release in May 1979, grossed only over $200,000. Dillon's performance was well-received, which led to his casting in two films released the following year: the teenage sex comedy Little Darlings, in which Kristy McNichol's character loses her virginity to a boy from the camp across the lake, played by Dillon, the more serious teen dramedy My Bodyguard, where he played a high-school bully opposite Chris Makepeace.
The films, released in March and July 1980 were box office successes and raised Dillon's profile among teenage audiences. Another of Dillon's early roles was in the Jean Shepherd PBS special The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters; the only available copies of this film are stored at UCLA, where a legal dispute makes it unavailable to the public. One of his next roles was in Liar's Moon, where he played Jack Duncan, a poor Texas boy madly in love with a rich banker's daughter. In the early 1980s, Dillon had prominent roles in three adaptations of S. E. Hinton novels: Tex, The Outsiders and Rumble Fish. All three films were shot in Tulsa, Hinton's hometown; the Outsiders and Rumble Fish had Dillon working with Francis Ford Diane Lane. He followed those up with The Flamingo Kid in 1984, he made his Broadway debut with the play The Boys of Winter in 1985. Dillon did voiceover work in the 1987 documentary film Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. In 1989, Dillon won critical acclaim for his performance as a drug addict in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy.
Dillon continued to work in the early 1990s with roles in films like Singles. He had a resurgence when he played Nicole Kidman's husband in To Die For, as well as starring roles in Wild Things and There's Something About Mary, for which he received an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain. In 2002, he wrote and directed the film City of Ghosts, starring himself, James Caan and Gérard Depardieu. In 2005, he starred in a film adaptation of an autobiographical work by Charles Bukowski. Two years he received critical praise and earned Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for his role in Crash, a film co-written and directed by Paul Haggis. In 2005, Dillon co-starred in Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded and on March 11, 2006 hosted Saturday Night Live, in which he impersonated Greg Anderson and Rod Serling in sketches. Dillon starred in the comedy You, opposite Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson; the film opened on July 14, 2006. On September 29, 2006, Dillon was honored with the Premio Donostia prize in the San Sebastián International Film Festival.
Dillon contributed his voice as the narrator, Sal Paradise, in an audiobook version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. In 2006, he narrated Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos. Dillon appeared in several music videos during his career, he made a cameo appearance as a detective in Madonna's Bad Girl music video which stars Christopher Walken. Dillon appeared in 1987 in the music video for "Fairytale of New York" by the Irish folk-punk band The Pogues playing a cop who escorts lead singer Shane MacGowan into the "drunk tank". In 2007, the band Dinosaur Jr. hired Dillon to direct the video for their single "Been There All The Time" from the album Beyond. That year, he guest-starred on The Simpsons episode "Midnight Towboy". Early in 2015 he played the role of a Secret Service agent in the FOX 10-episode series Wayward Pines. In 2018, Dillon played the lead role in the Lars von Trier thriller The House That Jack Built. Dillon had a three-year relationship with actress Cameron Diaz.
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Kevin Patrick Smith is an American filmmaker, comedian, comic book writer and podcaster. He came to prominence with the low-budget comedy film Clerks, which he wrote, directed, co-produced, acted in as the character Silent Bob of stoner duo Jay and Silent Bob. Jay and Silent Bob have appeared in Smith's follow-up films Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2, which were set in his home state of New Jersey. While not sequential, the films featured crossover plot elements, character references, a shared canon described by fans as the "View Askewniverse", named after his production company View Askew Productions, which he co-founded with Scott Mosier. Since 2011, Smith has made films in the horror genre, including Red State and the comedy horror films Tusk and Yoga Hosers, two in a planned series of three such films set in Canada dubbed the True North trilogy, he has served as a director-for-hire for material he did not write, including the buddy cop action comedy Cop Out and various television series episodes.
Smith is the owner of Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, a comic book store in Red Bank, New Jersey, the subject of the reality-television show Comic Book Men. He hosts the movie-review television show Spoilers; as a podcaster, Smith co-hosts several shows on his own SModcast Podcast Network, including SModcast, Fatman Beyond, the live show Hollywood Babble-On. Smith is well known for participating in long, humorous Q&A sessions that are filmed for DVD release, beginning with An Evening with Kevin Smith. Kevin Patrick Smith was born on August 2, 1970 in Red Bank, New Jersey, the son of Grace, a homemaker, Donald E. Smith, a postal worker, he has an older sister, an older brother, Donald Smith, Jr. He was raised in the nearby clamming town of Highlands; as a child, Smith's days were scheduled around his father's late shifts at the post office. His father grew to despise his job, which influenced Smith, who remembers his father finding it difficult on some days to get up and go to work. Smith vowed never to work at something.
Smith attended Henry Hudson Regional High School, where as a B and C student, he would videotape school basketball games and produce sketch comedy skits in the style of Saturday Night Live. An overweight teen, he developed into a comedic observer of life in order to socialize with friends and girls. After high school, Smith did not graduate. On his 21st birthday, Smith went to see Richard Linklater's comedy Slacker. Smith, impressed by the fact that Linklater set and shot the film in his hometown of Austin, Texas rather than on a sound stage in a major city, was inspired to become a filmmaker, to set films where he lived. Smith relates: "It was the movie, and I had never seen a movie like that before in my life." After that he built himself a library of independent filmmakers like Linklater, Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee and Hal Hartley to draw from. Smith attended Vancouver Film School for four months, where he met longtime collaborators Scott Mosier and Dave Klein but left halfway through the course in order to save money to make his first film.
Smith moved home to New Jersey and got his old job back at a convenience store in Leonardo, decided to set his film, Clerks, at the store, borrowing the life-in-a-day structure from the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing. To finance the film, Smith maxed out more than a dozen credit cards and sold his much-treasured comic book collection, raising the $27,575 needed to make the film, he cast acquaintances in the film's major parts. Clerks was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. At a restaurant following the screening, Miramax executive Harvey Weinstein invited Smith to join him at his table, where he offered to buy the movie. In May 1994, it went to the Cannes International Film Festival, where it won both the Prix de la Jeunesse and the International Critics' Week Prize. Released in October 1994 in two cities, the film went on to play in 50 markets, never playing on more than fifty screens at any given time. Despite the limited release, it was a financial success, earning $3.1 million.
The film received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA for the sexually graphic language. Miramax hired Alan Dershowitz to bring a lawsuit against the MPAA, at an appeals screening, a jury consisting of members of the National Association of Theater Owners reversed the MPAA's decision, the film was given an R rating instead; the film had a profound effect on the independent film community, according to producer and author John Pierson, is considered one of the two most influential film debuts in the 1990s, along with The Brothers McMullen. Smith's second film, which marked Jason Lee's debut as a leading man, did not fare as well as expected, it received a critical drubbing and earned $2.2 million at the box office, despite playing on more than 500 screens. Despite failing at the box office during its theatrical run, Mallrats proved more successful in the home video market. Hailed as Smith's best film, 1997's Chasing Amy marked what Quentin Tarantino called "a quantum leap forward" for Smith. Starring Mallrats alumni Jason Lee, Joey Lauren Adams and Ben Affleck, the $250,000 film earned $12 million at the box office wound up on a number of critics' year-end best lists, won two Independent Spirit Awards.
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Parker Christian Posey is an American actress and musician. She works with Christopher Guest and has appeared in several of his mockumentaries, such as Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Mascots. Posey is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award nomination, a Satellite Award nomination and two Independent Spirit Award nominations. Posey made her film debut in Joey Breaker. Following small roles in Coneheads and the cult classic Dazed and Confused, she was labelled "Queen of the Indies" for starring in a succession of independent films throughout the 1990s, such as Sleep with Me, Party Girl, The Doom Generation and Screaming, The Daytrippers, The House of Yes and Clockwatchers, her other notable film appearances include You've Got Mail, Scream 3, Josie and the Pussycats, Personal Velocity, The Sweetest Thing, Blade: Trinity, Superman Returns, Fay Grim, Broken English, The Eye, Spring Breakdown, Irrational Man, Café Society. Outside of film, Posey starred in the television movie Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay and has guest-starred on numerous series, such as Futurama, The Simpsons, Will & Grace, Boston Legal and Recreation, The Good Wife, Inside Amy Schumer, Search Party.
Since 2018 she has starred as June Harris on the Netflix series Lost in Space. Posey was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Lynda, a chef, Chris Posey, owner of a car dealership, she has Christopher. Posey's first name was given to her because her mother had a childhood friend she admired named Parker. After Posey's birth, her family lived in Louisiana for 11 years, they moved to Laurel, where her mother worked as a chef and culinary instructor for the Viking Range Corporation in Greenwood, her father operated a car dealership. Posey was raised as a Catholic. Posey attended the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied drama and roomed with actresses Sherry Stringfield and Orlagh Cassidy. Posey got her first break in television with the role of Tess Shelby on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. Posey's first major role in a feature film was in Dazed and Confused with Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Jason London; the film has been identified as a cult classic. In 2003, Entertainment Weekly ranked the film #17 on their list of "The Top 50 Cult Films", third on their list of the 50 Best High School Movies, 10th on their "Funniest Movies of the Past 25 Years" list, ranked it #6 on their "The Cult 25: The Essential Left-Field Movie Hits Since'83" list.
In 1994, she appeared in Hal Hartley's short film Opera No. 1, with Adrienne Shelley. Throughout the late 1990s, Posey co-starred in 32 independent films and was nicknamed "Queen of the Indies"; these films include Personal Velocity, Clockwatchers, The Daytrippers, Party Girl and The House of Yes. In particular, she received positive reviews for the latter film, with her role as a delusional woman in love with her own brother. In an interview in January 2012, Parker said that the unofficial title has sometimes been a hindrance: I'm trying to work in studio movies, but they won't hire me. I get feedback from my agent saying,'She's too much of an indie queen.' And on the other side, my name doesn't get the financing to do a movie over $1 million. And I'm called'the indie queen.' So it's a challenging path because I know so much about the indie side of the business. Because I grew up in it... But it's different times, and this stuff gets projected onto me. People are like,'You're here every year, you do so many indie movies.'
And I'm like,'No, I did Broken English five years ago.' She has co-starred in Christopher Guest's films, including five of his mock documentaries, the first being Waiting for Guffman in 1996. In 1998, Posey appeared in Hartley's film Henry Fool, the big budget studio film You've Got Mail. In 2000, she starred in Guest's third mock documentary Best in Show, in the big budget horror film Scream 3. Critical reaction to Posey's performance in the latter film was positive, earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination. However, she lost to Adam Sandler; the next year she played the antagonist in Josie and the Pussycats. From 2001-2002, she appeared in a supporting role in the popular NBC sitcom Grace. In 2003, she starred in Guest's A Mighty Wind; the next year she appeared in Sisters of Mercy, Laws of Attraction, Blade: Trinity. Posey co-starred in the 2005 film Adam & Steve. In 2006, Posey appeared in Superman Returns as Kitty Kowalski, Lex Luthor's ditzy sidekick, a character based on Eve Teschmacher from the 1978 film Superman.
Posey was the only actress considered for the role. Superman Returns was a box office success; the film was successful at the 33rd Saturn Awards, Posey, a few fellow cast members, the visual effects department were all nominated. The same year she played the title character in Fay Grim, the sequel to Henry Fool, appeared in For Your Consideration. In 2007, Posey was cast in the lead role on the TV series The Return of Jezebel James; the show was given 13 episodes, the show was cut to seven episodes in anticipation of the pending writers strike. It premiered on the Fox television network in 2008 as a mid-season replacement. However, the show was canceled after the third episode aired due to unacceptably low ratings, she starred in Zoe Cassavetes' 2007 film Broke
Saugerties, New York
Saugerties is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 19,482 at the 2010 census; the Town of Saugerties contains the Village of Saugerties in the northeast corner of Ulster County. Part of the town is inside Catskill Park. U. S. Route 9W and New York State Route 32 pass through the town, converging at the center of the village and overlapping to the south; these routes parallel the New York State Thruway, which passes through the town just west of the village. In the 1650s, Barent Cornelis Volge operated a sawmill on the Sawyer's Kill, supplying lumber for the manor of Rensselaerswick, he had secured a title from the Esopus Sachem to this lands sometime before 1663. Volge left the area at the outbreak of the first Esopus War in 1658; the "footpath to Albany" was not laid out until 1670. In April 1677 Governor Edmund Andros purchased land from the Esopus Indian Kaelcop, chief of the Amorgarickakan tribe for the price of a piece of cloth, a blanket, some coarse fiber, a loaf of bread, a shirt.
The Mynderse House was built by John Persen of Kingston, an early mill owner, around 1685. In October 1710, 300 families who had immigrated to England from the Palatine region of Germany established camps on the east and west side of the Hudson; the camp on the west side of the river became known as West Camp in the Town of Saugerties. They were sent by the British government to manufacture naval stores for Her Majesty's fleet; the villages at West Camp were called Elizabethtown and Newtown. Sawmills were established on the Esopus Creek. In 1998 a monument commemorating their arrival was erected on the lawn of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in West Camp. Sometime before 1730 the Katsbaan area northeast of the village was settled by Dutch farmers from Kingston and Palatines from the "Camps". In 1732, they built a stone Dutch Reformed Church. During the American Revolution, a British Squadron lay anchor at Saugerties from October 18–22, 1777, while raiding parties burned Clermont and Belvedere, across the Hudson River.
These were her son, Chancellor Livingston. The British burned sloops near the Esopus Creek, several homes and barns. While here, British General Vaughan learned of Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga on October 17. On October 22, 1777, the British fleet left from the Mid-Hudson Valley; the town was organized from the town of Kingston on April 5, 1811. At that time the hamlet of Saugerties contained twenty-one houses. Henry Barclay, was an importer from Manhattan who, with his wife Catherine, came to Saugerties about 1825. Barclay, who had business relationships with Robert L. Livingston, had a dam constructed on the Esopus Creek near today’s 9W bridge. Around 1828 he established the Ulster Iron Works to produce hoop iron, it had a capacity for manufacturing about 6,000 tons annually. And employed about 300 hands working round the clock shifts. In 1830 Henry Barclay built a paper mill powered by water from the Esopus Creek, which at that location had a fall of thirty-one feet. Barclay imported skilled engineers from England to man his mills.
Upon Barclay's death in 1851, the mill was taken over by the Sheffield Company. The Sheffield Paper Mills, of J. B. Sheffield, manufactured writing paper. There were two buildings, they were rebuilt in 1860 by Messrs. White & Sheffield, again rebuilt in 1868-9; the mills produced two and a half tons of paper daily, employed about 130 people. William Sheffield built the Clovelea mansion around 1880. In 1888 Martin Cantine built a paper mill on the North side of the dam, in 1903, the Cantine Company bought out the Sheffield mill; the Cantine mill closed in 1975. Part of the complex has been renovated as senior citizen housing; the village was incorporated in 1831 as "Ulster," and changed its name to "Saugerties" in 1855. In 1832, blue stone was quarried in nearby Toodlum. At one time, 2,000 men were employed in quarrying and shipping about one and a half million dollars’ worth of blue stone annually from Glasco and Saugerties. Blue stone was used for curbing, door sills, window sills: much of it in New York City.
The Ulster White Lead Company at Glenerie produced nine hundred tons of lead each year. By 1870, the population of the town of Saugerties was about 4000; the ice industry thrived during the 1880s to 1900′s. Icehouses were located in Glasco and Malden. Ice was harvested on the Upper Esopus and on the Sawyerkill; the brick industry began in Glasco. In the early hours of November 9, 1879, the steamer Ansonia of the Saugerties Line ran against the Lighthouse dock on its return trip from New York, smashing the paddle wheel. A tug from Kingston hauled the steamer off the flats, it was taken to New York City for repairs. In 1889 Robert A. Snyder and George Seaman, Henry L. Finger, James and William Maxwell started the "Saugerties and New York Steamboat Company". In 1892, the steamboats M. Martin and Tremper arrived at Saugerties at the same time, collided near the lighthouse as each tried to get to the dock first. IN 1903, the steamboat Saugerties, burned to the waterline and the charred remains were scuttled in the cove north of the lighthouse.
The remains can sometimes be seen at low tides. In 1890 the Orpheum Theater was built by John Cooper Davis, it was a center for movies, vaudeville acts and roller skating. Lucille Ball, Burns and Allen performed at the Orpheum. In 1906 Poultney Bigelow, editor and co-owner of the New York Evening Post, built Bigelow Hall in Malden. In April 1910, the Esopus Creek flooded the village of Saugerties; the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival was established in 1989 by Pat Reppert of Shale Hill Farm and Herb Gardens. In 1992, the Kiwanis C