It’s that time of year again, when our neighborhood in Gloucester’s West End is taken over by elated revelers, Greasy Pole walkers, and the sons and daughters of this humble fishing village coming home for this 5-day holiday. As we share a building with the St. Peter’s Club, where the famous statue resides for the 364 days out of the year when he’s not painting the Fort red-and-green, we have become molto sensible (very sensitive) to the tastes of our Italian members and friends. This is why we have special programming during Fiesta week and Columbus Day weekend.
“Reality,” the acclaimed comedy from “Gomorrah” director Matteo Garrone, is about a Neapolitan fishmonger named Luciano who supplements his modest income by pulling off little scams together with his wife Maria. A likable, entertaining guy, Luciano never misses an opportunity to perform for his customers and countless relatives. One day his family urge him to try out for the reality show “Big Brother,” and in chasing this dream his perception of reality begins to change. The film shows Wednesday the 26th throughSaturday the 29th at 7:30pm, and Sunday the 30th at 6:30pm.
Cinema friend Phil Hopkins of the Rockport-based film preservation outfit Film Chest has uncovered a little-seen episode of a short-lived 1950s TV series called “Harbormaster,” an adventure show which starred Barry Sullivan and Paul Burke, and will present iton Saturday the 29th at 2:30pm. In the episode, entitled “The Sawtucket Festival,” Gloucester and Rockport double as the fictional Scott Island. It was filmed Sunday morning during St. Peter’s Fiesta in 1957, with scenes shot on Washington Street, Our Lady of Good Voyage on Prospect Street, and Bradley Wharf in Rockport. Additionally, Pierce Sears, proprietor of Twin Lights Soda in Rockport, filmed nearly 20 minutes of 8mm color behind-the-scenes footage during the shoot, and will narrate the footage live.
Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s famous opera “Nabucco” will have one final encoreon Sunday, June 30th at 1:00pm. This version was produced by London’s Royal Opera, and stars legendary tenor Plácido Domingo.
Tickets for “Reality” and “Harbormaster” are $10.00 for adults, $8.50 for students and seniors, and $7.00 for CACC Members. Tickets for “Nabucco” are $17.50 general admission, $15.00 for CACC Members.
Have you checked out our plans to upgrade upon the successful completion of our Indiegogo campaign? Check out what we’re raising money for, and how you can help. Your donation to this essential campaign is tax-deductible, and we have a dozen different thank-you gifts, ranging from bumper stickers to private movie parties to complimentary admission to the Cinema for a whole year. The full menu of premiums is listed on our Indiegogo page. This campaign ends July 22nd, and if we reach our goal, we can be up-and-running with the new gear just after Labor Day.
Again, the full inventory of our needs and plans can be found on our Indiegogo page. This campaign ends on July 22nd.
If you haven’t bought your tickets to see best-selling author Judy Blume come present “Tiger Eyes,” the first big-screen adaptation of one of her books, please do it soon. She will host a Q&A after the movie. Order your tickets (while we still have some) at http://www.CapeAnnCinema.com.
Thanks again––see you at the movies!