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My Black Swallowtail Film at the Lowell Film Festival Tomorrow (Tuesday) Night

BST Banner FINALI hope you can come join me for an evening of screenings and Q and A at the 2014 Lowell Film Series. My film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly is playing, along with Whales of Gold, a film by Lucia Duncan, about the gray whale migration and how to conserve habitat and species in a way that also sustains the livelihoods of local people.

About the film: Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly is a 45-minute narrated documentary that takes place in a garden and at the sea’s edge. Every stage of the butterfly’s life cycle is experienced in vibrant close-up, from conception to pupation to metamorphosis. The film is for adults and for children so that all can gain a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between wildflowers and pollinators and the vital role they play in our ecosystem. Filmed in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

The location of the screening is at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell. Click this link to read more about the series.

The 2014 Film Series: Land, Air, and Water is offered in partnership by the Lowell Film Collaborative and the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust.

Click here to visit the film’s website: Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly

My Film at the Lowell Film Festival! April 29th, at 6:30pm

BST Banner FINALI hope you can come join me for an evening of screenings and Q and A at the 2014 Lowell Film Series. My film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly is playing, along with Whales of Gold, a film by Lucia Duncan, about the gray whale migration and how to conserve habitat and species in a way that also sustains the livelihoods of local people.

About the film: Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly is a 45-minute narrated documentary that takes place in a garden and at the sea’s edge. Every stage of the butterfly’s life cycle is experienced in vibrant close-up, from conception to pupation to metamorphosis. The film is for adults and for children so that all can gain a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between wildflowers and pollinators and the vital role they play in our ecosystem. Filmed in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

The location of the screening is at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell. Click this link to read  more about the series.

The 2014 Film Series: Land, Air, and Water is offered in partnership by the Lowell Film Collaborative and the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust.

Click here to visit the film’s website: Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly

black-swallowtail-habitat-good-harbor-beach-gloucester-ma-© kim-smith-2011-copyBlack Swallowtail Habitat ~ The Wildflower Meadow at Good Harbor Beach

BomBom Butterflies, Voted People’s Choice Award Rockport Short Film Festival 2013

 

 

Calling all QUEEN fans: Don’t miss this world premiere right here in Gloucester

Tomorrow 9/20 is the world premiere of a limited theatre event: Hungarian Rhapsody Queen Live in Budapest and believe it or not, Cape Ann Community Cinema is one of the theatres!

But it gets better, because this premiere screening is followed by a LIVE SET by the all-female Queen tribute band, Gunpowder Gelatine!

CALL (978) 309-8448 to be sure you have a seat.

MOVIE – “THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO”

Click for more info.WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 @ 7:30PM
THURSDAY, MAY 20 @ 7:30PM

CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
21 MAIN STREET (ABOVE MYSTERY TRAIN)
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger’s are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

Based on the international best-selling novel by Stieg Larsson


Directed by Niels Arden Opley; Rated [R]; 152 minutes; In Swedish with English subtitles

Kids’ Movie – “The Secret Of Kells”

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Click poster for more info.

PLAYING THROUGH APRIL VACATION:

SATURDAY, APRIL 17 @ 11:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 18 @ 1:00PM

MONDAY, APRIL 19 @ 5:00PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 20 @ 5:00PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 @ 5:00PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 22 @ 5:00PM
FRIDAY, APRIL 23 @ 5:00PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 @ 11:00AM & 1:00PM

“…discloses strange new vistas that nonetheless seem to have existed since ancient times.” -A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Rapturous! Stunning! A riot of color!” -Ella Taylor, Village Voice

“A visual feast…Unlike anything I have ever seen before!” -Lou Lumenick, New York Post

Do not miss the highly anticipated new animated masterpiece from the producers of “Kirikou and the Sorceress” and “The Triplets of Belleville.” Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney.

Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

Nominated for a 2009 Best Animated Feature Oscar.

A film by Tomm Moore; Rated [G]; 75 minutes

PLAYING AT:
Click to visit the official site of the Cape Ann Community  Cinema.
21 MAIN STREET (ABOVE MYSTERY TRAIN)
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988
WWW.CAPEANNCINEMA.COM

Fishing Film – “A Fish Story” (2/24/10)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH @ 7:30PM

On this national day of protest and awareness, come share in the tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle for control of the ocean. Angela Sanfilippo of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Shareen Davis of Chatham, Massachusetts were born into fishing families and married men who continue to make a living from the sea. Fishing defines who they are and has sustained their communities for generations. But their way of life is threatened when a powerful coalition of national environmental groups file a lawsuit that could put hundreds of fishermen out of business. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hangs in the balance.

Courtney Hayes, one of the producer-directors of the film, will present the film and host a Q&A after.


Directed by Courtney Hayes and Tim Gallagher; Not Rated; 60 minutes

Click to learn more about the Cape Ann Community Cinema.21 MAIN STREET
(ABOVE MYSTERY TRAIN RECORDS)
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988
WWW.CAPEANNCINEMA.COM

Movie – “45365”

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Click poster for more info.

CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
21 MAIN ST. – 2ND FLOOR
(ABOVE MYSTERY TRAIN)
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988

SHOW TIMES: THURS. 10/8 @ 7:30PM; FRI. & SAT. OCT. 9 & 10 @ 5:00PM; SUN. OCT. 11 @ 2:30PM

“45365” (pronounced: four-five,-three-six-five) captures small town American life in striking reality style that peels away the layers of Sidney, Ohio — population 20,000 — to reveal a deeper shared experience. Middle America turns out to be much more complicated than a Norman Rockwell painting would have us believe. Filmmakers Turner and Bill Ross deliver slices of life in gorgeous HD photography building the unique faces, places, and events into a powerful mosaic of humanity.

Part of our 32-day DoctoberFest Documentary Film Festival.

Movie – “Afghan Star”

CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA

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Click poster for more info.

(ABOVE MYSTERY TRAIN)
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988

SHOW TIMES: FRI. OCT. 9 – SUN. OCT. 11 @ 7:30PM; MON. & TUES. OCT. 12 & 13 @ 5:00PM

After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, “Pop Idol” (the British TV show that was the basis for “American Idol”) has come to Afghanistan. Millions are watching the TV series “Afghan Star” and voting for their favorite singers by mobile phone. For many, this is their first encounter with democracy. This timely film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk all to become the nation’s favorite singer. But will they attain the freedom they hope for in this vulnerable and traditional nation?

“Wonderful…had the audience cheering!” –Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Part of our 32-day DoctoberFest Documentary Film Festival.

Fishing Movie – “The End Of The Line”

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Click poster for more info.

CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
21 MAIN STREET – 2ND FLOOR
(ABOVE MYSTERY TRAIN)
GLOUCESTER * (978) 282-1988

SHOWN ON:
SAT. OCT. 3 @ 1:30PM
(DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW)

The end of seafood by 2048? Some people think so. If it happens, will consumers have been to blame? Politicians who ignore the advice and pleas of scientists? Fishermen who break quotas and fish illegally? The global fishing industry? The film suggests some preventative solutions that are simple and doable, but does the world have the crucial political will to react in time, or is this whole “Inconvenient Truth” about our oceans just a big lie? Narrated by Ted Danson.

Part of the “DoctoberFest” Documentary Film Festival.

Movie – “The Girlfriend Experience”

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Click poster for more info.

CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
21 MAIN STREET – 2ND FLOOR
(ABOVE MYSTERY TRAIN RECORDS)
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988

SHOW TIMES:
FRI. SEPT. 18 @ 7:30PM; SAT. & SUN. SEPT. 19 & 20 @ 5PM & 7:30PM; TUES. SEPT. 22 @ 7:30PM; WED. & THURS. SEPT. 23 & 24 @ 5:00PM

TICKETS: $9.00 ADULTS; $7.50 SENIORS/STUDENTS; $6.00 MEMBERS

Chelsea (played by legendary 21-year-old adult film star Sasha Grey) is an upscale Manhattan call girl who provides more than just a sexual encounter; for a price, she’ll simulate a complete romantic relationship—a girlfriend “experience.” Despite a wide variety of happy customers, Chelsea wants to expand her business. Her real boyfriend Chris, a personal trainer at a downtown gym, has come to terms with his girlfriend’s level of experience, not to mention the posh apartment they share as a result of her success. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, who won an Oscar for “Traffic,” and didn’t win an Oscar for “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” or “Ocean’s Thirteen.”

Movie – “In The Loop”

Playing Sept. 11-17 at Cape Ann Community Cinema

Playing Sept. 11-17 at Cape Ann Community Cinema

PLAYING AT:
CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
21 MAIN STREET – 2ND FLOOR (ABOVE MYSTERY TRAIN RECORDS)
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988

SHOW TIMES:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 @ 7:30PM
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 @ 5:00PM & 7:30PM
SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 @ 5:00PM & 7:30PM
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 @ 5:00PM
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17 @ 5:00PM

In The Loop is a smart comedy that is drawing instant comparisons to some of the great political and absurdist comedies such as Doctor Strangelove, Wag The Dog and Thank You For Smoking by way of the legendary troupe Monty Python. With razor-sharp, truly laugh-out-loud dialogue the film pokes fun at the absurdity and ineptitude of our highest leaders. With everyone looking out for number one, and the fate of the free world at stake (but apparently incidental), the hilarious ensemble cast of characters bumbles its way through Machiavellian political dealings, across continents, and toward comic resolutions that are unforeseeable.

“A venomous and incisive cinema exposé and it builds a relentless head of comic steam that never subsides.” -Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine

“The savage comedy of ‘In The Loop’ is enough to justify hailing it as a triumph.” -Allan Hunter, Daily Express

Movie – “OutRage”

Click poster to visit the official site.

Click poster to visit the official site.

CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
21 MAIN STREET – 2ND FLOOR
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988

PLAYING FRIDAY, JULY 17 TO THURSDAY, JULY 23 @ 7:30PM NIGHTLY

OUTRAGE
From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (“This Film Is Not Yet Rated”) comes Outrage, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States’ most powerful policymakers, Outrage takes a comprehensive look at the harm they’ve inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media’s complicity in keeping their secrets. The film probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures, and much more.

“A powerful, disturbing and significant film.” –Kenneth Turan, LA Times

Movie – “Julia”

CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
21 MAIN STREET – 2ND FLOOR
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988

Hey, hey, what can we say? – we’re front page news! Come see what all the hubbub’s about as we kick off what we hope will be the longest of runs as part of Gloucester’s downtown. Plenty of free parking in the St. Peter’s lot across Rogers Street, and we’re fully handicapped accessible.

THIS WEEK’S FEATURE:

Click to learn more about the film.

Click to learn more about the film.

JULIA
Friday July 10 – Thurs. July 16 @ 7:30pm nightly

Academy Award-winner Tilda Swinton plays Julia, a manipulative, unreliable, compulsive liar, and an alcoholic. Between shots of vodka and one-night stands, Julia gets by on nickel-and-dime jobs. Increasingly lonely, the only consideration she receives comes from her friend Mitch, who tries to help her. After a chance encounter with Elena, a Mexican woman, Julia convinces herself – as much in panic and despair as for financial gain – to commit a violent act. As the story unfolds, her journey becomes a headlong flight on a collision course, but somehow she makes the choice of life over death.

“Riveting…an actress at the height of her expressive power.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“A messy, nervy, frequently exhilarating thriller.” – Scott Foundas, Village Voice/LA Weekly

Movie – “Two Lovers”

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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 – “The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story”

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THE CROSS: THE ARTHUR BLESSITT STORY
The Cape Ann Community Cinema
(at Gloucester Stage)
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978/282-1988

SHOWTIMES: Monday & Tuesday, May 4 & 5 @ 7:15pm

Prepare to be inspired.

On Christmas morning in 1969, Arthur Blessitt began his journey with a 12′ cross of his own construction, walking from Los Angeles, California, to Washington D.C. In August 1971, Blessitt began his journey around the world, beginning in England.

He has carried the cross to all parts of the world including war-torn countries such as Lebanon and parts of Africa to pray for peace. During the Cold War, Blessitt carried his cross into the Soviet Union, through Russia, the Baltic States, Ukraine and other countries. He has carried the cross through such places as Iraq, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, China, South Africa, Lebanon, India, Antarctica, Palestine, Israel, Cuba, Libya, Yemen, Vietnam and Mongolia.

During his walk around the world, Blessitt has held audience with numerous world and religious leaders including, Jimmy Carter, Reverend Billy Graham, Pope John Paul II, Yasser Arafat and Muammar al-Gaddafi.

He completed his journey on June 7, 2008 and he is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the “World’s Longest Walk.”

In total, Blessitt has walked 38,102 miles through 315 countries (including Island Groups and Territories), of which 52 were in open war. He has crossed every ocean and walked on all seven continents (including Antarctica).

“A profoundly engrossing and inspirational film…” –Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

Go Green This Earth Day With Movies @ CACC!

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LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS CO-HOST EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 15-22

The Cape Ann Community Cinema (at the Gloucester Stage at 267 East Main Street in East Gloucester) is pleased to partner with Essex County Greenbelt and the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market in presenting GREEN DAYS, a week-long eco film festival to commemorate Earth Day. The series will feature a mix of thought-provoking films – some startling, some – about the environment and people who are working to create a sustainable future. The series begins the Wednesday before Earth Day (April 15) and culminates on Earth Day (April 22) with an evening gathering, appetizers and the warm and engaging film “The Real Dirt on Farmer John.”

Essex County Greenbelt, the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market and the Cape Ann Community Cinema are all organizations focused on strengthening our communities by connecting people to each other and to their local landscape.
Information about these organizations will be available at the event, along with light refreshments. Special promotional memberships will be available for attendees. Tickets for each film are $8.50 for adults, $7.00 for students and seniors. The films and showtimes are as follows:

WEDNESDAY 15
ICE PEOPLE [7:15pm]

THURSDAY 16
BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA [7:15pm]

FRIDAY 17
THE GARDEN [7:15pm] – OSCAR NOMINEE! (Partner: Farmer Dave’s)

SATURDAY 18
ELMO IN ‘BEING GREEN’ [10:30am] – FREE FOR EVERYONE!
SCARRED LANDS [12:30pm]
MAMA EARTH / CRUDE IMPACT [2:45pm] (Sponsor: The Cape Ann Healing Center)
ICE PEOPLE [5:00pm] (note: late substitution for Tapped!)
THE GARDEN [7:15pm] – OSCAR NOMINEE! (Partner: Farmer Dave’s)

SUNDAY 19
NO WONDER TO COMPARE:  THE MARVEL OF CETACEANS [1:30pm]
plus bonus short DISNEYLAND DREAMFREE!
Filmmaker Robbins Barstow, co-founder of the Connecticut Cetacean Society, will present his whale video “No Wonder To Compare” and his Library Of Congress-inducted travel document, “Disneyland Dream” (from 1956!). We will also show an additional short promotional film about Wakefield’s Pleasure Island, aka “The Disneyland Of The East.”

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY:  HOW CUBA SURVIVED PEAK OIL [4:00pm]
This is a fundraiser for the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market. Tickets are $30.00 for the film and dinner, $45.00 for the film, dinner and a membership to CAFM. [RESERVE TICKETS]

MONDAY 20
THE GARDEN [7:15pm] – OSCAR NOMINEE! (Partner: Farmer Dave’s)

TUESDAY 21
BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA [7:15pm]

WEDNESDAY 22
THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN [7:15pm]

Click to visit the official site of The Cape Ann Community Cinema.

Click to visit the official site of The Cape Ann Community Cinema.

(AT GLOUCESTER STAGE)
267 EAST MAIN STREET
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
978/282-1988

www.CapeAnnCinema.com

Movies – “Green Days”: 12 Earth Day Films @ CACC

elmo
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS CO-HOST EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 15-22

The Cape Ann Community Cinema (at the Gloucester Stage at 267 East Main Street in East Gloucester) is pleased to partner with Essex County Greenbelt and the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market in presenting GREEN DAYS, a week-long eco film festival to commemorate Earth Day. The series will feature a mix of thought-provoking films – some startling, some – about the environment and people who are working to create a sustainable future. The series begins the Wednesday before Earth Day (April 15) and culminates on Earth Day (April 22) with an evening gathering, appetizers and the warm and engaging film “The Real Dirt on Farmer John.”

Essex County Greenbelt, the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market and the Cape Ann Community Cinema are all organizations focused on strengthening our communities by connecting people to each other and to their local landscape.
Information about these organizations will be available at the event, along with light refreshments. Special promotional memberships will be available for attendees. Tickets for each film are $8.50 for adults, $7.00 for students and seniors. The films and showtimes are as follows:

WEDNESDAY 15
ICE PEOPLE [7:15pm]

THURSDAY 16
BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA [7:15pm]

FRIDAY 17
THE GARDEN [7:15pm] – OSCAR NOMINEE! (Partner: Farmer Dave’s)

SATURDAY 18
ELMO IN ‘BEING GREEN’ [10:30am] – FREE!
SCARRED LANDS [12:30pm]
MAMA EARTH / CRUDE IMPACT [2:45pm] (Sponsor: The Cape Ann Healing Center)
ICE PEOPLE [5:00pm] (note: substitution for Tapped!)
THE GARDEN [7:15pm] – OSCAR NOMINEE! (Partner: Farmer Dave’s)

SUNDAY 19
NO WONDER TO COMPARE:  THE MARVEL OF CETACEANS [1:30pm]
plus bonus short DISNEYLAND DREAMFREE!
Filmmaker Robbins Barstow, co-founder of the Connecticut Cetacean Society, will present his whale video “No Wonder To Compare” and his Library Of Congress-inducted travel document, “Disneyland Dream” (from 1956!). We will also show an additional short promotional film about Wakefield’s Pleasure Island, aka “The Disneyland Of The East.”

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY:  HOW CUBA SURVIVED PEAK OIL [4:00pm]
This is a fundraiser for the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market. Tickets are $30.00 for the film and dinner, $45.00 for the film, dinner and a membership to CAFM. [RESERVE TICKETS]

MONDAY 20
THE GARDEN [7:15pm] – OSCAR NOMINEE! (Partner: Farmer Dave’s)

TUESDAY 21
BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA [7:15pm]

WEDNESDAY 22
THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN [7:15pm]

Click to visit the official site of The Cape Ann Community Cinema.

Click to visit the official site of The Cape Ann Community Cinema.

(AT GLOUCESTER STAGE)
267 EAST MAIN STREET
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
978/282-1988

www.CapeAnnCinema.com

Movie – “Idiots And Angels”

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IDIOTS AND ANGELS
THE CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA
(AT GLOUCESTER STAGE)
267 EAST MAIN STREET
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
978/282-1988

SHOWTIMES: WED. APRIL 9 @ 7:15PM

In gonzo animator Bill Plympton’s latest film, Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out as his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The wings make him do good deeds, contrary to his nature. He desperately tries to rid himself of the good wings, but eventually finds himself fighting those who view the wings as their ticket to fame and fortune. Featuring music by Tom Waits.

Part of our “Animation Sensation” week of animated films.

“Bill Plympton never knows when to stop. Thank God! Just as I’m asking myself, “How much longer can he maintain this dark and outrageously beautiful tale?”, he turns it upside down and inside out and I find myself peering around a corner into a transcendent new world that is gleefully determined to trap me in it’s loopy spell. How can he be so poetic, funny, and cruel at the same moment? Where does he buy his drugs?” -Terry Gilliam

“The darkness of Bill Plympton’s vision is once again perfectly balanced with the searing illumination of his fantastic imagination (there’s even a brief point-of-view of an ashtray!) ‘Idiots and Angels’ may be his best film yet!” -Jim Jarmusch

“Bill Plympton’s ‘Idiots and Angels’ is a funny, dark and touching piece of film. His clever and inventive use of the pen nearly made me give up using a camera. I love dark characters redeeming themselves. On top of that are the sounds and the soundtrack. How much good stuff can you put into one film?” -Anton Corbijn

“Good battles evil as a gun-running, booze-swilling, cigarette-puffing badass is dragged, kicking and screaming, toward salvation in Bill Plympton’s slyly sardonic black comedy, his best animated feature to date.” -Variety

“The kinetic ‘Idiots’ is both a delightful comic adventure and an effecting tale about spiritual transformation.” -The Daily Princetonian

“This is an unforgettably lyrical film that has a great undertone of dark amusement. Another winner for Bill Plympton.” -Rotten Tomatoes

“Like the best of Plympton’s distinctive oeuvre, Idiots and Angels bounces merrily along from the profane to the sublime, with a parade of arresting images that have a way of sticking with you for days.” -The Gothamist

Movie – “WooLife”

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WOOLIFE
The Cape Ann Community Cinema

267 East Main Street

Gloucester, MA 01930
978/282-1988

SHOWTIMES: THURS., APRIL 2 @ 7:15PM

From living in a box under the streets of Chicago for 7 years to attending over 3,000 Chicago Cubs baseball games and being featured on ESPN, FOX, Howard Stern and in the pages of Sports Illustrated, NY Times and the Japan Nikkei, Ronnie “Woo Woo” Wickers has become one of America’s greatest baseball fans.

WooLife chronicles Ronnie’s journey from an abusive childhood on the south side of Chicago to his adopted family in Wrigley Field. A young Ronnie becomes inspired after his grandma takes him to a Cubs game in 1947 to see Jackie Robinson play. What Ronnie discovers in the bleachers of Wrigley is a foster family of Cubs fans and players that awakens his spirit and saves him from homelessness. He finds his soul music by rejoicing “Cubs Woo, Cubs Woo” in a way that inspires some of baseball’s greatest players.

WooLife starts during the 2000 season as Ronnie follows his dream of being recognized by the Cubs as the first fan to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Faced with obstacles from Cubs’ management, the fans decide to buy Ronnie a new smile to help improve his chances of his dream coming true. WooLife is a testimony that the human spirit can overcome and conquer the most grim of circumstances simply by recognizing the gift of being alove and the passion of truly believing in something.

Featuring appearances by: Buck O’Neil, Joe Mantegna, Andre Dawson, Fergie Jackson, Leon Durham, Dusty Baker, Rick Monday and many others.

Part of the proceeds from this special screening will benefit Gloucester’s Action Inc.

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