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“Divorce Corp.” (Sun. Mar. 9 @ 4:00pm) At Cape Ann Community Cinema Followed By Discussion With David Calvo

SPECIAL SCREENING – “Divorce Corp.” (Sun. Mar. 9 @ 4:00pm)

By Robert Newton on January 15, 2014

For roughly 50% of American families divorce is an unpleasant fact of life. Dealing with divorce and its effects destroys lives and bankrupts individuals every day. Family law, which barely existed for most of our country’s history, has morphed into a gigantic industry over the past several decades. Learn first-hand about the excesses and injustices rampant in the U.S. family court system. Do not miss the riveting film that offers a spotless condemnation of family courts across America. In interviews with top insiders and an array of litigants, a place aptly termed “the last fiefdom of lawlessness and tyranny,” is uncovered.



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The Beatles at Cape Ann Community Cinema This SAT 1/25

You can always count on Rob Newton to come up with something fun, which is exactly what we need in the dead of winter.  Here’s what he’s got cooked up for this weekend.


Beatles tribute band, film, plus new short this Saturday


Studio Two

Acclaimed local Beatles tribute Studio Two will kick off the night taking moviegoers and fans back to the early 1960s when The Beatles were taking the world by storm.

In the new documentary short “The Beatles Boston,” filmmaker and lifelong Beatles fan Eric Green examines The Beatles’ history with the city of Boston. Featured interviews include Cha-Chi Loprete (the host of WZLX’s “Breakfast With The Beatles” program) and Tim Riley (NPR music critic and John Lennon biographer). The film illustrates why Boston has always loved The Beatles and continues to today.

The feature-length “The Beatles: First U.S. Visit” documents the Fab Four during their two week trip to New York, Washington, D.C., and Miami Beach. Footage includes an intimate look at the Beatles off-guard, off- and on-stage, their historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, and the rise of Beatlemania. 

Ticket prices are $14.00 for adults, $12.00 for Cinema members. Advance tickets are suggested, and may be purchased at www.CapeAnnCinema.com.

Studio Two is a Beatles tribute band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era. These four lads met in a “cellar full of noise” in a town west of Liverpool––way west––in Milford, New Hampshire, and very faithfully recreates the Fab Four’s music, instruments, and onstage banter. More info at www.StudioTwoTribute.com.

In its sixth year, the Cape Ann Community Cinema (www.CapeAnnCinema.com) is an intimate, 110-seat living-room-style digital theater, with tables for dining, comfortable chairs, and couches. It features an extensive DVD lending library for Cinema Members, and offers a variety of filmmaking courses for students ages 8 to 88. The Cape Ann Community Cinema is located at 21 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Gloucester, Massachusetts.

For more information about the event or the Cape Ann Community Cinema, contact Rob Newton at (978) 309-8448 or CapeAnnCinema at gmail dot com.


80s U.K. New Wave Pioneer Thomas Dolby at CACC on FRIDAY!

Every once in a while you get a rare opportunity to experience an intimate evening with a unique talent that you may not be able to see again within driving distance.  That’s what you’ve got this Friday at Gloucester’s wonderfully intimate Cape Ann Community Cinema when 80s electronic music pioneer Thomas Dolby makes a live appearance at the Cape Ann Film Festival.  Get Tickets here.  Check out this tremendously creative trailer:

Big live music weekend coming up ~ so much to do ~ how do you choose?

Well, it’s not easy.  But we’re here to help.  Start with the complete live music lineup here (updated as we learn of new shows and schedule changes).  Below are some highlights:

TONIGHT (Friday)

Remember Joan Osborne?  “What if God were one of us?”  Seems appropriate since Peter Higgs won the Nobel Prize in physics this week for predicting the God Particle that was discovered at CERN earlier this year.  As of this post there are a few seats left — but not many, so if you want to go, CLICK HERE and get your seats now.

TOMORROW (Saturday)

James Keelaghan

Depending on the weather, this might be your last chance to catch a music sail on the Thomas E. Lannon this year.  Michael O’Leary performs with his band.

We would be remiss if we didn’t remind you that the man who holds the well-deserved title of Canada’s finest singer-songwriter, James Keelaghan is at Old Sloop with Tom Smith opening.

Once again, we recommend that you CLICK HERE to get your tickets today if you want to be assured of a seat.


Marina Evans UNBOUND CD Release concert at Cape Ann Community Cinema looks like it will be an excellent evening.

There are over 20 live shows this weekend, so plenty to choose from if none of these strike your fancy.  See the full lineup here.

Panda Cams are dark, NOAA’s site is down, but Cape Ann TV is up, Gloucester Sings & Lights are on at Larcom Theatre

I sympathize.  Life is tough when you can’t get your panda fix from the National Zoo because the Panda Cams are dark.  Or perhaps you’re wondering what to do after seeing that scary message “NOAA.gov and most associated web sites are unavailable” at  www.noaa.gov.

But don’t be depressed.  When the Allen Estes Band takes the stage on Saturday, the lights will be on at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly (which opened in 1912 — same year as Fenway Park — under the slogan “Lit Completely by Electricity” and it still is!)

Cape Ann TV is still on.  And tonight they premiere a new Local Music Seen show featuring Marina Evans as Allen Estes’ guest on Channel 12 at 6:30pm.

Marina sings new songs off her brand-new CD, Unbound, which she’ll release next Sunday, Oct 13 at concert at Cape Ann Community Cinema.  This will be an excellent night of music, so mark your calendars.

Don’t worry, Marina will be there even if the Government is still shut down.

And, of course, there’s live music all week here in Gloucester.  See the live music lineup here.

Just in case any of you in Washington who voted to shut down the government are reading this post about all that’s going on here despite your antics, we’ve got five words for you: THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Mark your calendars ~ Marina Evans “Unbound” CD Release Concert Sunday, October 13, 2013

marina evans

Friends! we have a date for the release of my new album: OCTOBER 13! In a cool venue ass with a FANTASTIC BAND and couches and vino and beer! I cannot WAIT to share this music with you. Debut single coming sooooooon!

Marina Evans

Mark yer calendars:
The Cape Ann Community Cinema
Sunday, October 13
Doors at 7:30, show at 8 — with Bernardo Baglioni.

Check it out…

Blackfish Benefit for Ocean Alliance

“Blackfish” Screening Benefit for Ocean Alliance
On Sunday September 29th at 6:30 Cape Ann Community Cinema will be hosting a one-night-only screening of the film “Blackfish” to benefit Ocean Alliance. We’ve been hearing the buzz about this film for months and are very excited to have it in Gloucester. More a psychological thriller than a documentary, it tells the story of the killer whale Tilikum whose actions in captivity resulted in the deaths of several people and it raises the question of whether these ocean-roaming hunters should be held in tanks for our entertainment. Ocean Alliance CEO Iain Kerr will be speaking briefly before the film and answering questions afterwards. Tickets can be purchased here – http://capeanncinema.wordpress.com/advance-tickets/
See you there!

Cape Ann Community Cinema “20 Feet From Stardom” with a live set performed by The Honky Tonk Women Of Gloucester. 9.14.2013

On Saturday the Cape Ann Cinema is featuring a movie entitled, “20 ft. from Stardom” about the 60’s girl group era with a pre-show performance with the Honky Tonk Women at 8pm, movie to follow.
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Only a Few Hours Left for Cape Ann Community Cinema’s Fundraising Campaign

Rob Newton writes:

Here’s an up-to-the-minute update as to what’s going on at the Cape Ann Community Cinema right now! The Penultimate Campaign Update:

If You Are Waiting To The Last Minute… IT’S HERE!

IMG_0719It is so amazing (and a little overwhelming) to see this two-month capital campaign coming to such a positive end. Thanks to the support of our hundreds of our dedicated “Patron Saints,” we have raised $28,727 for our crowdfunding campaign via the online platform Indiegogo. As of today, counting all the offline pledges,we are now over 95% of the way to our goal of $30,000. We have just 1 day left until this campaign is history.

Please visit our Indiegogo page for the specifics as to how we will invest the money we raise through this campaign, as well as a list of 12 keen thank-you gifts (which range from bumper stickers to a private movie party to free admission for a year).

If you have not donated yet and would like to––or if you’d like to donate again––just click on the picture of the door above.

I’m so lucky to be able to do what I love to do, and grateful that I will be able to continue to serve this community I love so much.

See you soon,

Rob (and Zoë Annabelle), Nicole, Anne-Marie, John, Bianca, Owen, Rachel, Gillie, Deborah, Karen, Fiona, and Mary

Our volunteers greet visitors and serve our patrons at special events, and other volunteer positions may be created based on interest and special skills. Volunteering at CACC is a life-changing experience, and we rely on the generosity of our volunteers to keep our programs going. For more information, please call Rob at(978) 309-8448.

Whether or not your high school or college has a for-credit internship program, training with us in an invaluable experience and résumé credit. For a commitment of just 120 hours, you will get a hands-on look at all aspects of Cinema operation, plus all the movies you can watch. An internship at CACC culminates in a movie night that you plan start-to-finish! Call Rob at (978) 309-8448.

Rob Newton Interview: Lawrence Blume, Director, “Tiger Eyes”

Award winning and best selling author Judy Blume is appearing tonight at Cape Ann Community Cinema. See for more information see: Judy Blume at Cape Ann Community Cinema Monday Night!!!

Since her first novel was published in 1969, Judy Blume has written nearly thirty more books, appealing to children (“Freckle Juice”), teens (“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.”), and adults (“Summer Sisters”) and varying widely in the topics she so smartly covered with them. However, none has made the trip to the big screen, until now. Blume’s 1981 novel “Tiger Eyes,” about a teenage girl named Davey who is transplanted into a New Mexico mountain town after the sudden loss of her father, is the first, and is now in theaters. But why such a long wait for a Judy Blume movie, and why this one, and why now? Lawrence Blume, Judy’s son––and the director of the film––had some answers to these and other questions that her legions of fans want to know.

“Many producers have pondered adapting ‘Tiger Eyes’ over the years,” the junior Blume told North Shore Movies. “There were some false starts, and some things that didn’t work out.”

If things had worked out, Blume may not have been able to realize his dual dreams of adapting the book himself (he read all of them either in process or as they were released) and working with his mother on producing that adaptation.

“Making a film out of the book is something I’ve wanted to do since I read it in high school,” Blume says of the project. “The timing is perfect, and the deal was hard to resist. Yes, we had to make-do with a tiny budget [from a European producer] and just 23 days in which to shoot, but we had full creative control.”

For some, working on such an important project with one’s mother would be a situation far from ideal, but for Blume, it was just the opposite.

“The collaboration was joyful,” he says. “She is an unbelievably fertile artist, and it was amazing to have her to collaborate with. She was with me for nearly every shot, next to me in the director’s chair. It was incredible to be able to turn to her after a shot and say ‘This is the direction I’m going with Willa [Holland, who plays Davey], to have her there, saying ‘yes,’ ‘no,’ or ‘you are going off the rails.’ Directing is lonely, so to have someone who knows the story as intimately or more so was great.”

To read Rob Newton’s full interview from online NorthSHoreMovies ~

Tiger Eyes film Lawrence Blume

Judy Blume at Cape Ann Community Cinema Monday Night!!!

Judy Blume, award winning and best selling author (Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret) is appearing Monday night at Cape Ann Community Cinema to introduce Tiger Eyes, followed by a Q & A.



Have you checked out our plans to upgrade upon the successful completion of our Indiegogo campaign? With 2 weeks to go, we have reached 25% of our $30,000 goal, and we really need your help in getting the rest of the way. We are not rich Hollywood stars who would rather tap their fans than reach into their own pockets to see a project through. We are just crazy kids with a dream, one which we hope you are enjoying, too. 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 onour 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) on Monday, July 8th at 7:30pm, please do it soon. She will host a Q&A after the movie. You can read my interview with her son, Lawrence (the film’s writer, director, and producer) here. Order your tickets (while we still have some) atwww.CapeAnnCinema.com.

Thanks again––and see you at the movies!

Rob Newton
Creative Director
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