All posts by Robert Newton

I run Cape Ann Community Cinema (http://www.CapeAnnCinema.com) on Main Street in Gloucester (above Mystery Train) and am also a professional writer and editor. I make films and novelty records, as well.

CACC @ HOME! – “Bacurau” (Starts March 27)

BACURAU
AVAILABLE HERE
MARCH 27

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To Our Cinema Faithful,
 
The Cape Ann Community Cinema would like to thank you for your support during this challenging time. We are pleased to share the truly extraordinary Brazilian film BACURAU, available to screen online with the following link. CACC is grateful to Kino Lorber for providing us and other theaters with the opportunity to continue offering the cinematic experience to our devoted audiences in the North Shore community, even as our screen remains temporarily dark. For over a dozen years, The Cape Ann Community Cinema has been dedicated to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema and enriching film culture through screenings and programs all over the North Shore, and now, by way of online platforms. Your support with this purchase will help CACC remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. The show must go on—and it will, thanks to you.
 
Go well,
Rob Newton & Shellee Souza

 

FILM SYNOPSIS:
A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Cannes Film Festival (Jury Prize)
Toronto International Film Festival
New York Film Festival
AFI Fest
Palm Springs International Film Festival
“Exhilarating… Part of what’s exciting is how the filmmakers marshal genre in the service of their ideas, using film form to deflect, tease and surprise.” –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
 
“Wildly entertaining… I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Simultaneously retro and totally modern, this film looks like a Spaghetti Western but aches with 21st-century rage… BACURAU is a warning, and a cry of populist anger. Like Parasite, it shows the least among us rising up and fighting back against the ruthlessness of global inequality… [they] would make a hell of a double feature.” –Taylor Antrim, Vogue
 
“Unexpectedly moving… a genre-busting entertainment that is at once a portrait of a community, a horror thriller and a timely piece of political filmmaking.” –John Powers, NPR

AVAILABLE HERE
MARCH 27

SPECIAL MR. ROGERS EVENT! – “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” (Sat. May 16 @ 7pm in Salem)

SAT. MAY 16, 2020 @ 7PM
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

imageJoin us at The Bridge at 211 in Salem for a heartfelt night of reminiscinsces as we welcome David Newell, who played Speedy Deliveryman Mr. McFeely on NET/PBS from 1968 to 2001, and has helped guide the Fred Rogers Company since Fred’s death in 2003. We will watch the 2019 film A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD starring Tom Hanks, and then Newell will not only host a Q&A, but will share some of his behind-the-scenes home movies that he filmed during his residency in The Neighborhood. Last time we hosted, we sold over 600 tickets, so get yours while you can (the capacity of The Bridge is 350).

HOSTED AT:
211211 BRIDGE ST.
SALEM, MA 01970

Click to buy tickets to this event.TICKETS:
$18.00 ADV / $20.00 DOOR

MUSIC EVENT – “Don White Live!” (3/6/20 @ 7:30PM)

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FRI. MAR. 6 @ 7:30PM

Don White celebrates his birthday with a show at The Rogers Street Theatre! There is no one-word description for what White does. He’s an award-winning singer/songwriter, a comedian, an author, and a storyteller. He’s been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for thirty years, released ten CDs – including his latest, Live At the Guthrie Center – three live DVDs, and a book, Memoirs of a C Student. His latest album is More Alive. Since 2015, he has joined master storytellers Bil Lep and Bill Harley in “Father’s Daze,” a hilarious three-man storytelling show about the triumphs and tribulations of fatherhood. He toured North America for nearly a decade with folk songwriting legend Christine Lavin, with whom he still plays the occasional show. BYO SHOW, doors open at 7pm.
TICKETS$18 ADV / $20 DOORtix

MEN OF GLOUCESTER (1949)

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Shot in 1946 and released in 1949, this industrial film (sponsored by The Ford Motor Company), depicts the lives of the people who inhabit our humble Massachusetts fishing community. The film shows the home life, a deep-sea fishing trip, a storm at sea, and the yearly observance of the feast of St. Peter, patron saint of fishermen. This is the best version of this 22-minute documentary available, rescued for the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage from a dumpster of a Pittsburgh public school by Skip Elsenheimer of AV Geeks.

SHOWN WITH SELECT GLOUCESTER-THEMED SHORTS, INCLUDING ROB NEWTON’S & KRISTEN MILLER’S “NO MORE GLOOMY SUNDAYS: GLOUCESTER’S WPA MURALS”!

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