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Super Gloucester teacher Jessica Linquata boosts journalism at O’Maley with micro grant from awesome, Awesome Gloucester!

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“I am currently in the process of bringing a video journalism multimedia program to the students at O’Maley Innovation Middle School After School Program. The goal of this ongoing project is to teach students to use their voices for good on platforms that are relevant to their peers and community. One of the big idea projects the students brought to the table was to produce Public Service Announcements surrounding issues they face,…” – Jessica Linquata

© Jessica Linquata O'Maley Innovation Middle School Awesome Gloucester micro grantFrom Awesome Gloucester Facebook:

Jessica Linquata, who runs an after school video journalism program at O’Maley, was missing one essential component for her students – HD cameras. So she applied for Awesome Gloucester’s $1000 micro-grant, and tonight Trustee Jacob Belcher handed her the cash she needs to get the equipment. Congratulations, Jessica! 
To see more about Jessica’s project- “What Can I Do? Young Voices for Positive Change!



Photoshop workshop!

There’s a Photoshop Workshop happening at Art Haven on Friday afternoon for only $20! Students in grades 7-12 can come to learn the basics or get some help with something they’ve been struggling with. Call (978) 283-3888 to sign up now.

Photoshop Workshop

Community Stuff Wednesday

O’Maley Middle School Wind Turbine Dedication January 25th



Cinema also marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day with special screening

Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester continues its "Film Festival That Never Ends" programming with two filmmaker events in the coming week.

On Tuesday, January 31, director Ron Wyman visits with his film, "Agadez: The Music And The Rebellion." In it, Wyman depicts without romanticizing or sentimentalizing the lives of the Tuareg, an ancient Saharan nomadic tribe who, since the 12th century, have linked North Africa and West Africa, guiding their camel caravans across the desert, spreading art and music from Egypt to Mali. He spotlights one remarkable young musician, Omara “Bombino” Moctar, whose story of exile and return is typical for his generation. Wyman will answer questions after the film. Tickets are $9.50 adults, $8.00 students & seniors (60+) and $6.50 for Members.

Ron Wyman’s website is www.ZeroGravityFilms.com. He can be reached at rw@zerogravityfilms, and at (603) 498-4039.

On Saturday, February 4 at 5:00pm, director Zach Levy visits with his film, "Strongman," a cinema verité documentary about Stanless Steel, the self-proclaimed ‘Strongest Man in the World at Bending Steel and Metal.’ Told with the kind of intimacy that can only be achieved with years of filming, the film follows the dreams and heartbreaking humanity of Stanless Steel — the only man alive who can bend a penny with his fingers — as he struggles to gain control of a world that seems constantly out of his grasp. Roger Ebert proclaimed it one of the best films of the year.

Levy will answer questions after the film. Tickets are $9.50 adults, $8.00 students & seniors (60+) and $6.50 for Members.

On Sunday, February 5 across the street at The Annie at 1 Washington Street, Levy will conduct a "Documentary 101" workshop, an intensive, 6-hour instruction in all aspects of non-fiction filmmaking, including selecting a subject and storytelling style, basic interviewing technique and ways to get your finished film seen. The cost of the workshop is $99.00, and seats can be reserved at www.CapeAnnCinema.com.

On Thursday, January 26 at 7:30pm, the Cinema, in conjunction with Temple Ahavat Achim of Gloucester, will present the acclaimed documentary "Inside Hana’s Suitcase." The film is a story of power and hope, wrapped in the mystery ofg a young girl’s suitcase that came from the Auschwitz Museum. Tickets are $9.50 adults, $8.00 students & seniors (60+) and $6.50 for Members.

Another special film event this week is the premiere of "Joffrey: Mavericks Of American Dance." The debut documentary explores the vanguard Chicago dance troupe, and will be shown with a live, post-film Q&A via satellite. Tickets are $9.50 adults, $8.00 students & seniors (60+) and $6.50 for Members.

For more information, including trailers, visit the Cinema’s website at www.CapeAnnCinema.com.