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Hooglio Bastistos at Cape Ann Cinema and Stage THIS WEEK!

HooglioHooglio Bastistos is back.  Gloucester’s own singer and semi political comic story teller.  With his infectious original songs that you can’t seem to shake for days, Hooglio returns this week in a new live show.  In “From Here to Flustuania” Hooglio receives a ‘message from God’; he has a daughter he’s never met and must go on a quest to find her.  His daughter ‘Hooglietta’, played by Sofia Gadbois, is also on a quest to find him.  With Gordon Baird playing Louie DeRoach, Roman Gadbois as Mc and a cameo visit by Ian McColl and Steve via Video, the result is an irresistible hour of Gloucester’s most adorable characters; great songs, fun local comedy and video.

It’s a perfect stage production for the Cape Ann Community Cinema.  The room is perfect for Hooglio’s beloved audience, accommodating over 100 people, with snacks, beer, and wine.

What started as a request by his wife, Susan Albiero, for Hooglio to sing one song at a fund raiser to support a Musical Performance Tour of England for her kids, has mushroomed into a four night show.  This show has been a family affair with the four Gadbois family members busy working together, with Gordon as a sort of adopted son.

The show is May 27/28 (Wed/Thurs) @7:30 and May 29/30 (Fri/Sat) @8:30at the Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage. 267 E Main St, Gloucester. (above St Peters club)   Advance Tickets $15 may be reserved by credit card online at www.capeanncinema.com.  Will call tickets $15 if reserved by phone (978) 509-6000. Student and Family Discounts by calling.  $18 night of the show.

When Sam met Amira…Fleet and funny Veteran movie AMIRA AND SAM at the Cabot April 10 – April 16

More local screenings for Amira & Sam update from Meg Montagnino-Jarrett, Executive Producer

“With a great interview and push for Veterans to attend, Boston radio station’s WAAF’s Mistress Carrie has been promoting our film Amira & Sam that will screen starting this Friday, April 10th until Thursday, April 16th at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, MA.
Skype Q & A with writer/director Sean Mullin after 8pm showing on Friday 4/10 and after the 3pm on Sunday the 12th !”
WAAF’s promotion:

AMIRA & SAM – Boston- One Night Only Feb 21 Meet the director and star- next week Salem

Meg Montagnino Associate Producer of this film-

Cat Ryan submits-


Single-screen movie houses whether intimate (Cape Ann Cinema and Stage) or grand (Ziegfield) are a luxury. Seeing a movie in a place like that is an event. The really good ones can make you feel like you’re about to see a masterpiece. And then there are movies that must be seen on a big screen and that invite a shared cultural experience. Sometimes both. You just have to leave the house. If you missed the recent Gloucester premier for the movie Amira & Sam at Cape Ann Cinema, get ready to mark your calendar for two more Massachusetts premiers. The movie will be shown this weekend ONE NIGHT ONLY for a very special Boston screening and again next week in Salem, details for both as follows:


First up—BOSTON. This Saturday, February 21, join writer-director Sean Mullin and star Dina Shihabi for a One Night Only screening Amira and Sam. Mullin works out of LA and is promoting his debut feature. AMIRA & SAM – Boston – One Night Only

What: Amira and Sam special Boston screening with Director and cast member(s)

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7pm

Where: Theater 1 and Space 57 at the Revere Hotel, Boston, MA

Purchase tickets here  https://gm1.ggpht.com/MIH2xns_C0K5RM4_4pbEUdXMQShRF5X3sn50AUbK3uy3rqoJWdwEdDXpudVV3BKZb7hTXnJesI6OENHIq84ELhwB3z0ARyVMmRbJ7GS80z2V6h6DaA84Mu9Gimk3QJndZuxWeFzTZm9yD2Du90UshngOXffXEfEZQ-TuO77LqGCcXm0VUsyr5wch9R97Rrac9nfMUk4se2pE3luAf8PVdwu-mv2oKo7Cy_EMVs_42hvFIz1lXPKnOG3yMDAzsdl2hQXOyVpI1ZypUxUPGzYiTMr0sGnnvxIL3JtAhJd3n7SJnjc_K6AZ4GKo0LSlRitmG0vlyHmBtlzzsyXQjXH7-d-wo9RTWyX0PJ0Il2mrBTJ6O4ZP87TCM6KYdvlcLHAdoezZ2iBSwTHmJ3he92LpgZ4uuOYiOe_-uhLIHV7KFCLrDS0GJI4Z6aLgDfrSrZ2uFam7xYLBOupVfAzBqBkjcqPxJTRTrYnkjLmGzrxAIQxDgvKPKgqgVvCmFZEAhGQmPWoTO9-ycs9zJ-p3ZkQB5UvOF-A_MI3aSdhSUk2rZkx2m84MV47EANxN2zxuRkm3PUTWUl40HA=w222-h144-l75-ft


**Just Announced**
Discounted tickets for students and military (active, reserve, and veteran)!


Next week, SALEM.  Premiers Thursday February 26th with a special screening and skype Q&A with the writer-director Sean Mullin. The Q&A at the Gloucester premier was great fun thanks to Mullin’s smart, quick wit. The movie will continue its Salem run through March 5th.

What: Amira and Sam special Salem premier with skype Q&A

When: Salem premier, Thursday, February 26, 2015 with Skype Q&A

February 27-March 5th daily screenings

Where: Drafthouse Films, Salem, MA

Purchase tickets here:


MOVIE FANS, I’m wondering about movie trailers and previews. Love ‘em or hate ‘em?

Nichole’s Picks of the Weekend 1/24 and 1/25

Don’t forget about last week’s suggestion of going to see Alastair Moock concert on Saturday at The Cabot in Beverly.  Should be a fun show!  According to their website, tickets are still available.

Also don’t forget that the Cape Ann Museum is free for residents this month and SHOULD NOT be missed!!

Moving on…

Pick #1

White the Bright 2015!

A great and inexpensive way to inspire your budding athletes….in this case, especially your daughters.

Watch Harvard Women’s Hockey take on Cornell on Saturday.  They’re hoping to beat their attendance record and would love your help.  If you wear White to their Bright-Landry Hockey Center  (hence the White the Bright) you also get to spin the prize wheel.  Total bonus is that Adult tickets are only $10 and children 12 and Under are totally FREE.  So, take in an awesome Ivy League hockey game for super cheap and then spend the money you saved at Fire and Ice or somewhere else cool.



Pick #2

The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is always a no brainer…I’m sure I’ve said that before, but some weekends are even better than others…and, hence, are worth singling out and mentioning.  The following activity, for example, sounds excellent.

Wingmasters Presents North American Birds of Prey at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sun, Jan 25, 2015 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Tickets range from $10-$13 depending on whether or not you’re a member.

Come see live birds of prey up close in this indoor presentation that will introduce you to the different types of raptors including eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls. We’ll discuss the special features these birds have that enable them to be successful predators at the top of the food chain. We’ll talk about how they hunt, what they eat, and their amazing vision, hearing, and feathers. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see birds such as the golden eagle, red-tailed hawk, saw-whet owl, and more (birds subject to change).

Pick #3

The Hall at Patriot Place and Bass Pro Shops

With no professional football scheduled (obviously) and Superbowl hype building by the second, I can’t think of a better weekend to make the little trek to the Hall at Patriot Place to further inspire your little ones…and get them revved up prior to the big game.  Patriot Place is also a great destination for some shopping and dining.  My boys are CRAZY about the Bass Pro Shops!


The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is an exciting, innovative and interactive, modern museum experience for all ages. The Kraft family long considered the best way to honor the greatest Patriots of all time while simultaneously preserving Patriots history. They scored a touchdown when they opened The Hall in September of 2008.

The family’s investment in The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon accomplishes its goal to give Patriots fans a unique, technologically advanced venue to relive and celebrate great moments and great players and even recall some of the hard times that make all fans, including long-time season ticket holder Robert Kraft, appreciate the recent Super Bowl championships. The Hall will impress Patriots and football fans alike.

The Hall is a modern “museum” that takes guests through Patriots and New England football history in a cutting-edge way, utilizing amazing video and audio to tap into fans’ emotions in a manner never before seen in a sports museum.

Pick #4

Kicking it old school….  Don’t forget to go bowling and/or ice skating! This weekend you can also make a date to see Paddington because it was super cute.



Cape Ann Cinema is local, inexpensive, and easy.  Cape Ann Lanes is always a fun bet as is King’s Bowling if you’re looking for a bigger adventure and a bigger bill.

Outdoor Skating in the winter is a must.

Here are some hotspots:

The Frog Pond in Boston Commons

The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

Kendall Square

Patriot Place

CAPE ANN CINEMA HOSTS ANNUAL ‘DOCTOBERFEST’ 10-day festival celebrates documentaries, marks Cinema’s first 5 years


Every October, the Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester hosts a large block of documentary films, called DoctoberFest. This year’s line-up features 12 great films and an author event, and runs October 1-10, but this year is different than other years, in that it marks a special anniversary––this October 1, the Cape Ann Community Cinema turns 5.

“We have always hoped for this day to come, and are so grateful to the people that have made it possible––our patrons,” says Robert Newton, Cinema founder and creative director. “I’m so awed by what we have accomplished together.”

This summer, CACC and its patrons raised over $50,000 via a crowd-funding campaign on the web platform Indiegogo. The money raised is going toward a variety of fortifications, including a new industry-standard digital projection system, lighting and signage, and a feature film called “This Is Cape Ann,” which will premiere in 2014.

The line-up for this year’s DoctoberFest is as follows:

“Ocean Frontiers” [Tues. Oct. 1 @ 7:30pm]––How do we meet our ever-expanding demands on the ocean, without destroying it? The answer is explored in this award-winning film that presents inspiring stories of citizens coming together for the sake of their sea. Hosted by Sea Commons, the newly-formed local citizens’ group, which is offering tickets for just $5.00.

“In Conversation With… Author Ben Urwand” [Wed. Oct. 2 @ 7:30pm]––This author event features the acclaimed writer of the new book “The Collaboration,” which suggests that the Hollywood studios worked closely with the Nazi regime during the 1930s to tailor their films for a German audience. All guests of this event receive a free movie ticket.

“Herb & Dorothy 50×50” [Thurs. Oct. 3 @ 7:30pm]––Prolific art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made one of the largest gifts in history, a whopping 2,500 pieces divided up among all 50 U.S. states. Director Megumi Sasaki personally presents her film and hosts a Q&A after.

“Furever” [Fri. Oct. 4 @ 7:30pm]––Join Cape Ann Animal Aid in this benefit evening with the new film that explores the dimensions of grief people feel over the loss of a pet, examining the sociological evolutions of pets in the U.S. today, particularly their position in the family unit, and how this evolution is affecting those in the veterinary profession and death care industry. Not for the super-sensitive.

“La Camioneta” [Sat. Oct. 5 @ 2:30pm]––Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day.

“Red Obsession” [Sat. Oct. 5 @ 5:00pm]––For centuries, Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of fine wines as a leitmotif of wealth, power and influence, and recently, prices for its prestigious “first growth” red wines have been breaking all records, thanks to a booming Chinese economy. Narrated by Russell Crowe.

“Good Ol’ Freda” [Sat. Oct. 5 @ 7:30pm]––The Beatles’s secretary, Freda Kelly, is the enchanting subject of this warm, untold tale. Featuring a live Beatles set by local tribute band Studio Two.

“This Is Spinal Tap” [Sat. Oct. 5 @ 10:00pm]––Rob Reiner’s 1982 mockumentary, starring Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer as England’s loudest (heavy metal) band, has been called “the funniest movie ever made.”

“Nicky’s Family” [Sun. Oct. 6 @ 4:00pm]––Englishman Nicholas Winton (now 102 years old) organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II, a story that would have been forgotten were it not for his wife’s discovery of a suitcase in their attic 50 years later. Eva Paddock, one of “Winton’s Children,” will appear at the screening and will host a Q&A after.

“The Act Of Killing” [Sun. Oct. 6 @ 6:30pm]––Documentary titans Werner Herzog and Errol Morris produced this haunting tale of mass murder, perpetrated by Indonesian gangster Anwar Congo in 1965-66, when he personally killed over 1,000 people. Congo reenacts some of his favorite murders for the cameras, and speaks about his memories and feelings. Not for the super-sensitive.

“The Triumph” [Mon. Oct. 7 @ 6:30pm]––From a tiny village in Bosnia-Herzegovina comes a warning to the world…and a message of hope. Does one woman know the future of mankind, or is it (Catholic) mass hysteria?

“Room To Breathe” [Tues. Oct. 8 @ 7:30pm]––A San Francisco public middle school, part of a troubled district high in suspensions and disciplinary actions, is introduced to mindfulness meditation. Hosted by Brenda Kelleher.

“Doctored” [Wed. Oct. 9 @ 7:30pm]––This shocking new documentary on the monopolization of our medical system is hosted by O’Maley Mobile Fitness.

“Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm” [Thurs. Oct. 10 @ 8:00pm]––Director Jacob Hatley’s intimate documentary finds Levon Helm (legendary member of The Band) at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of two-plus years, this highly anticipated film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight. With a live Band tribute by Joe Unis, Ryan Alto & Friends.

Tickets for all features are $10.00 adults, $8.50 students & seniors, and $7.00 for Cinema Members. Tickets for all features are available at the box office, with tickets for select features available online atwww.CapeAnnCinema.com.

The CACC’s next festival is the Cape Ann Film Festival, which runs from November 1-17, with the line-up to be announced on Friday, October 11th.

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING PREMIERE EVENT taking place Jan/6 @ Cape Ann Cinema!

Hi Joey,

I  wanted to write and see if you would be interested in mentioning the below special event, taking place this Sunday, January 6th at Cape Ann Cinema in Gloucester MA,  on your website?

The below press release has more information for you regarding the special premiere event for Chris Colfer’s (Glee) new movie STRUCK BY LIGHTNING opening January 6th in select theatres. Chris both wrote and stars in the film alongside an all star ensemble cast of Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Hyland, Rebel Wilson and Allison Janney.


Tribeca Film in a partnership with Emerging Pictures will be bringing “Glee” star Chris Colfer’s film debut, the high school comedy Struck By Lightning, to theaters nationwide for a special interactive Q&A screening event on Sunday, January 6th. Cinemas across the country will host the film’s theatrical premiere the same time as its red-carpet launch in Los Angeles. All over the United States, audiences will have a chance to see the film in theaters before its January 11th theatrical release date. Chris will participate remotely from the LA premiere for a live and interactive webcast Q&A at the conclusion of the film. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions via Twitter.  A full list of participating theaters can be found athttp://www.tribecafilm.com/struckbylightning

In addition to starring in the movie, Colfer also wrote the screenplay for the film, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and was met with a standing ovation. Directed with awareness and exuberance by Brian Dannelly (Saved!), the highly anticipated film also stars Allison Janney, Polly Bergen, Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland and Angela Kinsey.

High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.

Demonstrating that life is what happens while you’re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson, Bridesmaids), and a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janney, Juno, “The West Wing”) who’s more interested in the bottle than her son’s future and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney, My Best Friend’s Wedding) who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée (Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”).

Struck By Lightning is a co-production between Permut Presentations and Camellia Entertainment in association with Inphenate and Evil Media Empire.  It is produced by David Permut, Roberto Aguire and Mia Chang. Along with Colfer, the executive producers include Jason Michael Berman, Glenn Rigberg and Lawrence Kopeikin. Co-producers on the project are Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso, Steve Longi, and Mark Moran.

Survivor – at Cape Ann Cinema – Episode One

 Mayor Kirk and some of Jimmy T’s fans watch survivor at the Cape Ann Cinema. 

Cheers came  every time Jimmy appeared on the screen. 

It’s was a great place to watch our local hero Survive Episode One. 


Rescheduled Russo Fundraiser TODAY Sunday February 15th at 1:30PM

seartsmatteo-russo-2Please join us in this important event that was rescheduled due to bad weather last month

On January 3, 2009 the Gloucester fishing boat Patriot sank taking the lives of Matteo Russo and John Orlando. Matteo Russo, 36, leaves behind a pregnant wife and four year old son. To help the family Joe Ciaramitaro of GoodMorningGloucester.com and Robert Newton of Cape Ann Community Cinema are holding a fund-raiser on Sunday, February 15, 1:30 pm, at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the family. Tickets are $7.00.

For more information, please click here.

We will have GMG TShirts Available For Purchase and 100% of the proceeds will go to the family.  Every dollar you spend toward a tshirt will be deposited into a bank account for the children of Matteo Russo after the event this coming Sunday.  So please come, have a great time, see some incredible footage of Gloucester and help the family of this horrible tragedy.

Sunday February 15th  Come one, Come ALL!

I saw several of the presentations and I can’t begin to tell you how awesome it is going to be.  For a measly $7 you will be completely entertained, and donate to a great cause.

The show is awesome led off with Rob Newton’s collection of vintage Gloucester postcards scanned in high resolution.  We saw a sample of these at the first GGAP event and it was a whole lot of fun seeing old Gloucester on the big screen and guessing where some of the locations were.

Sharon Lowe -GMG contributor and Flapping Like A Haddock blogger presents her video, “Wall St. Autumn,” is a close-up look at the beauty of fall in East Gloucester.

After that we get to see the very fresh perspective slideshow from John Hintlian, a photographer, surfer, and web designer  “Never The Same Place Twice: The Many Moods Of Cape Ann”.  John’s presentation and photography style is unique and fresh and I think you’re going to love his work (passion). You can check out John’s blog Hye Tyde

Next up  Oliver Horowitz will present his short buddy film, “Eddie & Paul,” which was shot entirely in Gloucester in December 2007.

To finish Steve Borichevsky, my favorite Gloucester Photography blogger with his ShootingMyUniverse will present his video, “Walking About Gloucester: Images From America’s Oldest Seaport,” showing pictures of Gloucester and its wildlife set to music including Van Morrison.  I just love Steve’s photography.