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Lat 43 GMG Bash To Renew Newell Stadium At Latitude Updated Outdoor Café Floor Plan- Click Picture to Enlarge

It’s very simple, once you walk through downtown for the Block Party, swing on tdown to Lat 43 and the outdoor seating theatre which we will be creating in the parking lot facing Rogers Street.  If you can’t get a table downtown there will be plenty of hand food that you can grab and watch the free show and The Team at Lat 43 is offering food at family friendly prices-

Clam Chowder $4

Chicken Wings $4

Pizza $4

Pulled Pork Sliders  $4

Sushi $8

Popcorn  $2

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Matt Burke From the Gloucester Daily Times Will be presenting  Awards To the top 25 Gloucester High School Gridiron Greats and we will have photos of lots of the award winners blown up 25 feet on the big screen as Matt gives out the awards.

We will unveil the 25 foot screen that Ed Collard and I conceived and Ed mostly built with help from Sista Felicia and screen Sam Hartson’s “This Is Fiesta” movie.  The Screen will be outside hoisted high up on the pilings in front of Lat 43, show footage of the blue lobsters albino lobsters, golden sea robin, Sunday Senior Seine Boat race, Friday Saturday and Sunday greasy pole footage, Monkey Balls, Craig Kimberly’s Fiesta Videos, Faces Of The Fishermen From EJ, Gloucester’s Finast Kind Calendar, and much much more.  The Outdoor café setup in the parking area in front of Lat 43 will be incredibly set up Lat 43 will be practically giving the food away and there will be adult beverage service- NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

Best of all 10% of all food and beverage sales goes to GFAA to help rebuild Newell Stadium.

Screen Captures From This Coming Saturday Night’s Movie Presentation At Lat 43 From Sam Hartson’s “This Is Fiesta”

If you Love The Fiesta, If You Love Gloucester, If you Love The Community and The Tradition You Owe It To Yourself To Come Down and Celebrate at Lat 43 Saturday Night To See The Movie on The 25 Foot Screen we Will Be Hoisting High In The Air In The Lat 43  Parking lot which Will be transformed into an outdoor café for an incredible community event!

It’s not only Fiesta Footage Though-

We will also show footage of the blue lobsters, albino lobsters, rare golden sea robin, Sunday Senior Seine Boat race, Friday Saturday and Sunday greasy pole footage, Monkey Balls, Craig Kimberly’s Fiesta Videos, Faces Of The Fishermen Video from EJ, Gloucester’s Finast Kind Calendar, and much much more.  The Outdoor café setup in the parking area in front of Lat 43 will be incredibly set up and they will be practically giving the food away and there will be adult beverage service- NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

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2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Final Round and Your Champ

Collaboration Between Adam Bolonsky, Joey Ciaramitaro and Sam Hartson

All taken from the video footage taken by our man Adam Bolonsky in the 4 part rough cut 2011 Saturday Greasy Pole video series-

Part I

Part II The Blessing Of The Feet

Part III The Arrival at The Pole

Part IV The Final Greasy Pole Round and Your Champ

If It Rains Fear Not- There’s Still Stuff To Do To Get Your Fiesta On!

First off at daily at 5PM Sam Hartson’s “This Is Fiesta” movie at Cape Ann Community Cinema

trailer and interview with director Sam Hartson here-

Also all Day Performances At The Annie of “Greasy Pole- the Musical”

Info from Henry Allen-

Joey!
A record 109 theatregoers packed into The Annie last night to see Greasy Pole, The Musical!, and gave another rousing standing ovation! (That makes 14 standing ovations since we opened!) Thank you for your support. Many happy patrons mentioned seeing us on Good Morning Gloucester!
There are still seats available at all shows, but they are going fast. If you get your reservations in early, you won’t have to wait till next year.
Come see what all the buzz is about. Don’t forget our two Saturday matinees at 2 & 3pm. Call 978-704-1269 to reserve tickets, and you can pay at the door. Arrive 20-30 minutes before curtain, as unclaimed tickets will be released to the hungry public 15 minutes before the show starts. All seats $15.
Showtimes:
Friday: 6 & 7pm
Saturday: 2, 3, 6 & 7pm
Sunday (Closing): 7, 8, 9, 10*
Sefatia “The Godmother” Theken will be performing Sunday at 7, 8 & 10 and Anita Pandolfe Ruchman has the 9pm show and will be joining Sefatia for the 10pm. Two Mama Scollafazzas for the price of one! Not to be missed! After the show, the cast and crew will join the procession of St. Peter down the Fort. Join us!

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Marty Luster Photo

and at 7PM No Pretty prayer Plays at Cape Ann Community Cinema-

Sal Zerilli’s documentary about The Fort Neighborhood called “No Pretty Prayer” returns, with shows Wednesday through Friday at 7:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:00pm. The film sold out every show at its CACC premiere this winter.

Three Minute Preview- “This Is Fiesta” Playing Wednesday -Sunday At Cape Ann Community Cinema

This is Sam Hartson’s Second Movie after the Critically Acclaimed Celebrate Gloucester Release in 2010.

Plays every day Wednesday -Sunday at 5PM at Cape Ann Community Cinema

From The Cape Ann Community Cinema website-

St. Peter’s Fiesta is Gloucester, Massachusetts’ longtime early summer tradition that keeps the city in the grips of anticipation for 11 months of the year as it awaits the gala celebration that honors the patron saint of its heritage, St. Peter. Sam Hartson’s brand new documentary “This Is Fiesta” offers a glimpse at the Italian festival that the residents of America’s oldest fishing port hold so dear. 

It’s Fiesta Week At Cape Ann Community Cinema & The Annie

During St. Peter’s Fiesta on Wednesday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 26th, two of Gloucester’s West End venues in the heart of all of Fiesta’s happenings offer up a host of different events to entertain, enrich and enlighten Fiesta-goers.
The Cape Ann Community Cinema (CACC) at 21 Main Street has two films.

Sam Hartson’s new documentary entitled “This Is Fiesta” makes its debut, with shows Wednesday through Sunday at 5:00pm. Hartson is best-known for his “Celebrate Gloucester” concert film.

Also, Gloucester native Sal Zerilli’s documentary about The Fort Neighborhood called “No Pretty Prayer” returns, with shows Wednesday through Friday at 7:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:00pm. The film sold out every show at its CACC premiere this winter.

Friday at 9:00pm, the Cinema’s “Opera On The Island” program presents (in glorious HD) Giuseppi Verdi’s “La Traviata” from Milan’s La Scala.
Saturday at 9:00pm, The Earl Foote Band hits the stage for a rare appearance. Foote is half of the Cape Ann favorites Earl & Arch, creators of the essence of Gloucester song “Gloucester ‘Til The End.”

All Fiesta shows at CACC are considered special events, and are priced at $10.00 (no passes accepted). Tickets are available at the Cinema or online at www.CapeAnnCinema.com.

Across the street at The Annie at 1 Washington Street in Gloucester, the Henry Allen TheatreWorks Cape Ann production of “Greasy Pole: The Musical!” concludes its run. The show is a funny, bright and poignant 45-minute musical history of the Fiesta sporting event known as The Greasy Pole, in which competitors, known as “walkers,” attempt to traverse a greased-up 45-foot telephone suspended off the end of a platform in Gloucester Harbor off of Pavilion Beach. Henry Allen of The Annie and Keith Palazzola wrote the book, and Rob Newton of the CACC and Kitt Cox wrote the music and lyrics. The show runs Thursday at 6:30pm & 7:30pm, Friday at 6:00pm & 7:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm & 7:00pm and Sunday at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm & 10:00pm. Tickets for all performances are $15.00, and are available at The Annie or online at www.TheAnnie.org.

Sam Hartson To Present- “This Is Fiesta” at Cape Ann Community Cinema

Sam Writes-

I don’t know how energetic that video is, but I thought it captured more of an epic moment. That feeling that so few know when they’re carried on the shoulders of their friends, lifting that once-seemingly unattainable flag high into the air and realizing they’ve earned a incredible achievement and can now be called a champ. What must he have been thinking, feeling. His mind, likely abuzz with euphoria and optimism and thoughts of what comes next. Fused permanently into Fiesta history and united with nearly 100 years of champions and culture. Only a select few know what it’s like to ride down Fiesta’s main artery and down the fort into the heart of that incredible Fiesta energy.

That’s what I tried to capture in “This is Fiesta”. It’s an understanding of Gloucester on that tremendous weekend. A perspective, a feeling. An emotion. There’s something in the air in Gloucester that just seems to overflow and pour into the streets of the hot and humid city in late June. The people are happier, electricity flows through their veins as well as through the lights around the altar, the core of St. Peter’s celebration that continually pumps music and excitement from its speakers and from the voices of hundreds of young guys and girls whose screaming voices can be heard miles away as they pay enormous amounts of money to ride and play at the carnival. Fiesta is less an event and more an experience, and everyone experiences it differently. So the film offers a different perspective and serves as an inspiration to really explore the events of this magnanimous cultural spectacle that is entirely unique to the fishing port. It encourages the audience to want to know more and to make their fiesta experience an original and memorable one.

Screen Captures From Sam Hartson’s “This Is Fiesta”

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Sam Hartson Releases Unseen Footage From Celebrate Gloucester

Chickity Check It!

Sam Writes-

Today, I took some time out of my busy schedule to edit this unseen footage of Celebrate Gloucester. This song was not featured in the Celebrate Gloucester DVD main feature OR the bonus features.

Please enjoy the always incredible Inge Berge and his band (this was one of their first times playing together).

Do yourself a favor and watch in high def!

Click the Picture to Go To Sam’s Blog-

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Sam Hartson- Celebrate Gloucester Filmmaker Interview

At The Celebrate Gloucester DVD release party Sam Hartson talks about the Movie documenting the historic day when Gloucester Musicians, politicians, fishermen and citizens came together for a music festival on a piece of land which had gone unused for over 30 years.

The two DVD set is for sale on the Celebrate Gloucester website for only $20 and is filled with incredible performances and uplifting spirit. Hello fantastic Christmas presents!!!!!!!

A Film by Sam Hartson- has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?

Remember this name- “Sam Hartson”

 

 

Sam Hartson Reveals St Peter’s Fiesta Trailer II

Sam Writes-

Hey Joe,

Just starting to about to begin edits on the first cut, I thought I would take a quick break and cut together a trailer. Did it quick, played with the title at the end, some color grading, AND posted it in 1080i… very cool, haha.

Anyway, now that everything is uploaded, I’ll have a lot of bits and clips coming up that I can play with and send over to you that you can post

I’m working on getting Sam a ginormous screening of the finished movie once it’s finished.

Sam and his crew are going to be huge one day, mark my words.  His main on air reporter Seth is smart years beyond his age.  Looking forward to more from the boys!

Chickity Check It- Hartson Media Get’s Started On Fiesta Documentary

Hartson Media Photo- Manny Simoes

Sam Hartson Writes on His Website – http://www.hartsonmedia.com/

A very successful weekend was had by all at St. Peter’s Fiesta this past weekend, though production has not wrapped for the crew of the documentary. Several more interviews with city officials are scheduled over the next week or so with the 2nd unit team up in Gloucester.

We would like to thank Seaside Graphics in Gloucester for their contribution of the business cards. www.seasidegraphics.com

Also, we would like to thank Joey and the gang at www.goodmorninggloucester.com for talking to us and helping us out.

And finally (for now), Glen Asaro, for housing us for 6 crazy days.

Check back here for updates, clips, and trailers from the film within the next few weeks as we get footage logged and captured onto our editing equipment and as we wrap up production in Gloucester.

You can also check out exclusive clips that we will be sending to Good Morning Gloucester at goodmorninggloucester.com in a couple weeks.

Bookmark us now, you’ll be happy you did.

Below: Interview with GoodMorningGloucester.com –

Well the boys have their first trailer done and Sam emailed the link last night-

Hey Joey,

This is a link to a teaser I threw together this morning with footage from one of our FlipVideo cameras.

Should be pouring out clips and snippets soon.

Thanks, Sam