Day Before the Awards Film Festival Virtual Event

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Program Description


Get ready for this year's Academy Awards! Join film critics Jackson Murphy and Jim Dixon for the 2021 Day Before the Awards Film Festival Virtual Event — Saturday, April 24. 

This 90-minute Zoom happening begins at 1:00PM ET, and will feature the critics discussing the nominated movies, performances, and achievements. In addition, there will be a Q&A with attendees and fun surprises. You must register to be eligible for the raffle and other surprises.

Registration is required for this Zoom event. You can register here or by calling the East Greenbush Community Library Circulation Desk at 518-477-7476.

For a list of this year's nominees and where to watch them, please click on the PDF link under Attachments on the top right of this calendar listing.

Jackson Murphy is an Emmy-winning film critic, producer, and host. Murphy is a member of the Critics Choice Association and SAG-AFTRA. He is film critic for WRVE/99.5FM The River, and his reviews appear on and Jackson is also lead animation reporter for and the voice of the Hollywood & Malta Drive-Ins. Since 2014, Murphy has served as host/curator of Monthly Movie Night at the East Greenbush Community Library and he founded the Day Before the Awards Film Festival in 2015. In 2018 Jackson was honored with the Upper Hudson Library System "Volunteer of the Year" Award. 

Jim Dixon is a writer, film critic and historian. A member of the Online Film Critics Society, he contributes regularly to and his own website, He admits to being old enough to have seen black and white movies in the theaters, although most of them were talkies. Jim (and his lovely wife Susan) have been a part of the Day Before the Awards Film Festival since its inception in 2015.