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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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH @ 4:00PM
$10.00 ADULTS / $8.50 STUDENTS & SENIORS / $7.00 CINEMA MEMBERS
The Cape Ann Community CinemaMOVIE & MUSIC EVENT – “Psychedelic Cinema” with LIVE music by the Psychedelic Cinema
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.
CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA CELEBRATES
THE BEATLES AT 50
Beatles tribute band, film, plus new short this Saturday
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.
ABOUT STUDIO TWO
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.
ABOUT THE CACC
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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!)
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!
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!
Check it out…
Cape Ann Community Cinema “20 Feet From Stardom” with a live set performed by The Honky Tonk Women Of Gloucester. 9.14.2013
SAT. SEPT. 14
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.
DOORS AT 7:30PM * SHOW AT 8:00PM
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!
It 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
DONATE YOUR TIME
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.
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.”
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!
It’s that time of year again, when our neighborhood in Gloucester’s West End is taken over by elated revelers, Greasy Pole walkers, and the sons and daughters of this humble fishing village coming home for this 5-day holiday. As we share a building with the St. Peter’s Club, where the famous statue resides for the 364 days out of the year when he’s not painting the Fort red-and-green, we have become molto sensible (very sensitive) to the tastes of our Italian members and friends. This is why we have special programming during Fiesta week and Columbus Day weekend.
Wow! What a great response we had to last week’s email detailingour crowdfunding campaign to make some needed improvements to our humble movie loft!
Thanks to your donations, we have reached our first goal of $6,000, which means we can procure that new projector! The next $2,500 will cover the installation of the projector, and the $2,500 after that will buy a fancy silver screen so we can present select features in 3D (wouldn’t “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” and “Pina” have been wicked cool in 3D?).
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.
The full inventory of our needs and plans can be found on our Indiegogo page. This campaign ends on July 22nd.
Oh, and I have some more great news to share with you. This week, I booked best-selling author Judy Blume to come present “Tiger Eyes,” the first big-screen adaptation of one of her books. She will host a Q&A after the movie. Order your tickets (while we still have some) at http://www.CapeAnnCinema.com.
Thanks again––more news as it breaks!
It’s here! I can’t tell you how overjoyed I am to have the world premiere of my film in my beautiful hometown community with my friends, family, and well-wishers in attendance. It’s going to be wonderful night and I just want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who is attending. I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night at my premiere and at Fred Bodin’s gallery for a fun rockin’ party afterwards!
Note ~ Felicia and Pat are providing a fabulous array of refreshments–even more of a reason to come to join us at Fred’s!