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Thursday Sept 30th
Cape Ann Film Festival Preview Night
Info from Jo-Ann Castano–
MULTI-DAY, MULTI-VENUE FILM FESTIVAL TO LAND IN GLOUCESTER AND ROCKPORT THIS OCTOBER
The Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester will celebrate its 2nd full year in
business with 17 straight days of films from around the state, around the country and around the world.
The Cape Ann Film Festival will run from October 1-17, and will feature 43 films and events, many of them
with filmmakers in attendance.
The Festival’s preview night is on Thursday, September 30 starting at 7:00pm, and will feature trailers from
each of the 17 nights of films, plus a special musical set from the quirky instrumental rock band,
The Weisstronauts. Admission to this special event is $10.00, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and
wine for all guests.
2010 marks the first year that the Cinema has invited another venue to participate in one of its festivals.
The Shalin Liu Performance Center at 37 Main Street in Rockport, which just this week starts its
year-round film programming under the name “The Rockport Music Cinema,” will host several of the Festival’s
films in its 330-seat state-of-the-art amphitheater.
“We’re hoping that a lot of folks who have heard about us but haven’t made it down yet will come and celebrate
with us during this very huge month,” said Robert Newton, managing director of the Cape Ann Community Cinema.
“The Festival is going to be a great time for all, and I’m very much looking forward to making a whole lot of new
friends in October.”
The Cape Ann Film Festival will feature 43 films of all genres: “180° South,” “1981,” “Asparagus: A Stalkumentary,” “Barbarella,” “Best Worst Movie,” “The Blue Bird,” “BoyBand,” “Breathless,” “Cairo Time,” “Canvasman: The Robbie Ellis Story,” “The Cartel,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “The Clamdigger’s Daughter,” “Cropsey,” “Do It Again,” “The Eagle: America’s Tall Ship,” “For Once In My Life,” “Gasland,” “The Gloucester 18,” “The Green Room,” “Handsome Harry,” “Hibakusha,” “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” “The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground,” “Lovely, Still,” “Metropolis,” “My Tale Of Two Cities,” “Night Of The Living Dead: Re-Animated,” “Orgasm, Inc.,” “Orlando,” “Polis Is This,” “Racing Dreams,” “Ran,” “Science Fiction Double Feature: 2081/I’m Here,” “The Secret Of Kells,” “The Secret Of NIMH,” “Soul Kitchen,” “Speedy Delivery,” “Stonewall Uprising,” “The Stranger,” “Ten9Eight” and “Truth: Fishing Crisis Or Government Mismanagement?”
Additionally, the dozen short films in this year’s “Media That Matters” touring show will be interspersed, paired appropriately throughout the Festival.
Synopses, trailers and full Festival schedule are listed on the Festival’s website at www.CapeAnnFilmFest.com.
Friday October 1
Listing the Topsfield Fair is kinda obvious, no? Well at least if you click on the picture above it will bring you to the website (I know how people hate to look things up for themselves) Makes it so much easier when someone puts that nice fat juicy link right in front of them to click right through.
so here you go-
GHS Football vs Beverly Under The Lights!
Friday Night 7PM
Saturday October 2
On Saturday there will be music
Fall Music Series Laurie, Ellen & the Boys 12:30 PM-3:30 PM at Russell Orchards
Saturday October 2&3 The Gran Prix Of Gloucester
Paul Boudreau, race founder gives us some insights on why YOU should check out this international event happening right here in Gloucester!
For more information check out the website-
The Best of Rocky Neck
Rocky Neck Art Colony Member’s Exhibition, October 2 to 16
Reception, SAT, Oct 2, 5 to 8pm
Pictured above are some of the images that will be displayed in the Best of Rocky Neck Members Exhibition.
It’s that time of year. Joey in 2008: “Have you picked apples this year?” If you haven’t now is the time. Russell’s Orchard in Essex (Follow signs for Crane’s Beach) has trees loaded with crispy tasty apples that just taste ten times better than apples that have been sitting around in a grocery store. You think Gaia are flavorful? Taste one right off the tree.
If you have small children who need to pick their own pumpkin, take a hayride out to the fields, eat cider donuts fresh out of the machine, or pet a bunny you need to go next weekend to Russell’s Orchard. Click here for how Pick your Own. Hayrides are thrown in free on the weekends.
Find them on Facebook.
If you are an old curmudgeon who thinks a hayride is just for kids think again. The tractor drivers are comedians.
I take this guy’s photo and as he pulls even with me, “Hope my face didn’t break your camera!”
Go early on the weekend as this is very popular although Russell’s is set up to handle a crowd. Plenty of parking and plenty of stuff to do. I didn’t even make it to the winery. This time. Meanwhile I have homemade apple crisp with vanilla ice cream on the menu this week. 298 days until the Blackburn Challenge. Plenty of time to fit into the kayak.
Open 9-5 every day. You miss out on the hayride if you go during the week.
Have you picked apples this year?
I don’t know what happened to supermarket apples, but they don’t have one tenth of the flavor as the one’s that you pick at the orchards. The Mrs hasn’t made apple crisp yet, but I’m craving it- with some vanilla bean ice cream!