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ENDS WED. JAN. 22
PAIN AND GLORY
“Pain and Glory” finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar drawing on his own life to rewarding effect — and honoring his craft as only a master filmmaker can. Starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz. A surefire Oscar nominee. [Subtitled in English]
ENDS THURS. JAN. 23
Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world. While the film takes place in Cornwall in the UK, it may as well have been made here in in Gloucester.
MON. JAN. 20 @ 7PM
CARTOONS OF SHAME
In order to celebrate how far we have come, we must sometimes look back at the mistakes we have made and the things we have done to correct them. Come view with us (we’re not using the word “enjoy”) a selection of embarrassing cartoons from Hollywood’s past, some featuring characters you know in jaw-droppingly awful scenarios. Curated and hosted by Cape Ann Community Cinema’s Rob Newton, and followed by a brief discussion.
OPENS WED. JAN. 22
THE COLOR FROM SPACE
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare. Based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft.
JANUARY 24-30, 2020
JAN. 24-27 & JAN. 29
Narrated by Academy Award winner Brie Larson, “Fantastic Fungi” takes us on an immersive journey into the magical earth beneath our feet: an underground network with the potential to heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.
SAT. JAN. 25 @ 2PM
MON. JAN. 27 @ 2PM
WED. JAN. 29 @ 2PM
GAUGUIN FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON
CineLife Entertainment® and More2Screen present a brand-new 60-minute documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin narrated by actor Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair, Colette). This will be followed by a 30-minute private view of the current National Gallery exhibition The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits, described by The Sunday Times as ‘the show of the year‘ and ‘original and brilliant‘ by the Telegraph.
Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, the documentary will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and often problematic – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts. The film examines Gauguin’s legacy not only through the lens of art history, but also those of gender and post-colonial politics, reassessing the artist’s treatment of young indigenous women and his role in 19th century French colonialism.
The private view of this first-ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits was filmed exclusively for cinemas in high definition with stunning close-ups, just before it opened in London on October 7. Hosted by art historian and broadcaster Kate Bryan who will welcome the cinema audience, the engaging and insightful guided tour is led by the exhibition co-curator Christopher Riopelle, with illuminating commentary from expert contributors including painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, and artist and writer Billy Childish.
JAN. 25 @ 5PM
JAN. 26 @ 3PM
DON’T BE A DICK ABOUT IT
Redheaded brothers Peter and Matthew are growing up at home with their parents. They’re crazy about each other, but they’re also constantly at each other’s throats. Peter is obsessed with the TV show Survivor, and reenacts the elimination rounds every day in an uncompromising ritual. His younger brother Matthew is scared of dogs and is trying to get over it. Peter supports Matthew’s anxiety and Matthew supports Peter’s autism.
The camera follows them affectionately in their everyday lives, characterized by warm family life, fun and occasional furious arguments—they’re brothers, after all. They accept each other’s shortcomings but are equally quick to mock them, and their unconditional love for each other is tangible throughout. Filmed in warm colors with a laid-back soundtrack, Don’t Be a Dick About It takes Peter’s elimination rounds and Matthew’s visits to local dog parks as leitmotifs in an ode to American family life, craziness and friendship.
MON. JAN. 27 @ 7PM
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Told first-hand by some of Hollywood’s leading voices behind and in front of the camera, “This Changes Everything” is a feature-length documentary that uncover what is beneath one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry – the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women. It takes an incisive look at the history, empirical evidence, and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination and thus reinforce disparity in our culture. Most importantly, the film seeks pathways and solutions from within and outside the industry, and around the world.
TUES. JAN. 28 @ 7:30PM
WED. JAN. 29 @ 7PM
Willie O’Ree changed hockey forever on Jan. 18, 1958.
In the midst of America’s tumultuous fight to end Jim Crow and the birth of the civil rights movement, Willie – the descendant of escaped slaves – became the first black player to skate in a National Hockey League game.
He was blind in one eye – an extraordinary secret that only his sister knew. He played 45 games in the NHL and then 22 years of minor league hockey. Later, Willie sold cars, managed fast food restaurants, and worked security at a hotel. When he was asked to become the NHL’s diversity ambassador in 1994, he was 60 years old. He took the job, and he has never stopped.
Now, 60 years after Willie broke the NHL’s color barrier, a grassroots movement is working to get him into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Will he also break this barrier?
“Willie” provides historical context and depth to O’Ree’s incredible journey. The film is a testament to the resilience and determination of a man empowered by his family’s legacy, and the people he has inspired along the way.
His work is not done.
THURS. JAN. 30 @ 7PM
A documentary exploring the spiritual, artistic, and personal turmoil of musician David Bazan (from the band Pedro the Lion), set against America’s own crisis of faith highlighted by the 2016 presidential election.
OPENS FRI. JAN. 31
Want a leg up in your office Oscars pool? Check out three separate programs of this year’s Oscar-nominated short films in the Animation, Live Action, and Documentary categories.
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