Tag Archives: drama

“Unexpected”

The second play in the “Tragabigzanda Political Theatre Festival” was “Unexpected”, in which we see a family dealing with the drug overdose-induced death of one of its own. The part that struck me most was the imagined conversation between the deceased and his niece.

Getting the news

Sorting things out on the phone

Consolation

The conversation: remember the good things

More photos of this and the other plays here.

Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is on Facebook.

- Fr. Matthew Green

More photos of the young people’s Way of the Cross

…at St. Ann’s Church (Holy Family Parish) in Gloucester.  I saved these for today, Good Friday, because of the theme…

I’m sure there was no one playing the violin on the way to Calvary, but it sure added a lot to our way of the Cross to have this talented girl playing the violin in between stations…

A living Pietà!

Special thanks to Sue Demetri, who was the organizer/director/producer:

Living Way of the Cross Tomorrow at St. Ann’s

Continuing what has become an annual tradition, young people from Holy Family Parish will present a reenactment of the Way of the Cross tomorrow, Sunday (April 1), at 6:00PM at St. Ann’s Church.  Many of the players have previous experience in school plays and other dramatic productions. Come and join us!

Here are two photos from their dress rehearsal the other day.

 

Movie – “Two Lovers”

two-lovers-poster
TWO LOVERS
The Cape Ann Community Cinema
(at Gloucester Stage)
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978/282-1988

SHOWTIMES: Wednesday, May 6 through Sunday, May 10 @ 7:15pm; bonus show Friday, May 8 @ 5:00pm

Set in the insular world of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, TWO LOVERS is a classic romantic drama, with Joaquin Phoenix giving a raw and vulnerable performance as Leonard, a charismatic but troubled young man who moves back into his childhood home following a recent heartbreak. While recovering under the watchful eye of his parents (Isabella Rossellini and Moni Monoshov), Leonard meets two women in quick succession: Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow), a mysterious and beautiful neighbor who is exotic and out-of-place in Leonard’s staid world, and Sandra, the lovely and caring daughter of a businessman who is buying out his family’s dry-cleaning business.

Leonard becomes deeply infatuated by Michelle, who seems poised to fall for him, but is having a self-destructive affair with a married man. At the same time, mounting pressure from his family pushes him towards committing to Sandra. Leonard is forced to make an impossible decision – between the impetuousness of desire and the comfort of love – or risk falling back into the darkness that nearly killed him.

“…the work of a mature, sensitive artist in total control of his craft.” –Scott Foundas, LA Weekly

“In every sense of the word it’s an adult film that wears its heart on its sleeve. A giant step forward for director Gray and Gwyneth Paltrow. Joaquin Phoenix is one of the screen’s most admirable risk takers.” –Rex Reed, NY Observer

Movie – “Gomorrah”

gomorrah_final_poster
THE CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
(at Gloucester Stage)
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978/282-1988

SHOWTIMES: Thursday, 4/23 @ 7:15pm; Friday, 4/24 @ 7:15pm & 9:30pm; Saturday 4/25 @ 7:15pm & 9:30pm; Sunday 4/26 @ 7:15pm

Director Matteo Garrone’s epic, mesmerizing tour-de-force about Naples’ infamous Camorra was a critical sensation at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prize. A sweeping drama with documentary-like realism, the film explores the mafia’s vice-like hold on all aspects of life in the regions of Naples and Caserta. In Italian with English subtitles.

“The film is a curative for the romanticism of ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Scarface’.” -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“It’s ugly. It’s powerful. But it’s hard to look away. ” -Stephen Rea, Philadephia Inquirer

“Don’t look for resolution, romanticism, or comic relief in this underworld tour, shot 
 with a fast, you-are-there look and no pity; you won’t find picaresque goodfellas or Sopranos-style ziti eaters here. Instead, there’s the power of damning truth.” -Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Movie – “Rachel Getting Married”

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Click poster for more info.

RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
The Cape Ann Community Cinema
267 East Main Street
East Gloucester
978/282-1988

Friday 3/6 @ 5pm & 7:15pm
Saturday 3/7 @ 5pm & 7:15pm
Sunday 3/8 @ 5pm & 7:15pm

When Kym (Anne Hathaway) returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel, she brings a long history of personal crisis and family conflict along with her. The wedding party’s abundant cast of friends and relations have gathered for an idyllic weekend of feasting, music and love, but Kym—with her black-comic one-liners and knack for bombshell drama—is a catalyst for long-simmering tensions in the family dynamic. Filled with the rich and eclectic characters that have always been a hallmark of Jonathan Demme’s films, Rachel Getting Married paints a strikingly perceptive and sometimes hilarious family portrait.

“A triumph — Demme’s finest work since ‘The Silence Of The Lambs,’ and a movie that tingles with life.” -Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“’Rachel Getting Married’ is a masterpiece.” -David Edelstein, New York Magazine

Academy Award Nominee, Best Actress, Anne Hathaway