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This fascinating look at the birth, death, and resurrection of illustrated movie poster art uses interviews with a number of key art personalities from the past four decades.
Each ticket comes with a pass to the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem (where the amazing movie poster exhibit IT’S ALIVE! is hanging until November 26).
MON. OCT. 16 @ 7:30PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA
SUN. OCT. 15 @ 1:30PM
CAPE ANN MUSEUM
BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY
Bill Nye, the former star of the popular kids’ show “Bill Nye The Science Guy,” is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. With intimate and exclusive access–as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy–this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based worldview. The film features Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and many others. AREA PREMIERE!
(OPENING NIGHT EVENT)
This portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse features the likes of Tom Hanks, David McCullough, and the late Sam Shepard.
Featuring a live performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra.
Intimate accounts of heroism and loss abound through the words of those partners and family members who have survived the loss of a police officer killed in the line of duty.
20% of each ticket sold will benefit the New England chapter of C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors).
This is a special pre-Festival presentation, and features a sneak preview of some of DoctoberFest’s films.
FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES 3D
It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth in this beautiful 3D experience.
Esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson narrates this brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food.
This film is sponsored by Cape Ann Skeptics.
THE MAKING OF ‘CREEPSHOW’
In 1982, author Stephen King, and late director George A. Romero collaborated on a feature-film tribute to the controversial EC comics of the 1950s, and now, the tales behind the creation of this chilling masterpiece can finally be told.
Stay after the film for a special midnight screening of
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This short about the nature of play, risk, and hazard is set in The Land, a Welsh “adventure” playground in which children climb trees, light fires, and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own.
This thrilling, immersive documentary takes viewers deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing, set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast… the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick.
MARTHA & NIKI
In 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time ever two women became World Champions in Hip Hop. This film depicts their love of dance, each other and about friendship put to the test.
ONE BIG HOME
A carpenter in Martha’s Vineyard takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera to document homeowners and builders who look the other way as he works with his community to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.
Witness five years in the life of international peacemaker Padraig O’Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself.
Director James Demo will present the film personally and will host a Q&A after the film.
POINT OF ORDER
Leftist filmmaker Emile de Antonio compiled this documentary out of 187 hours’ worth of kinescopes recorded during the 1954 Senate Army-McCarthy Hearings. Presented without narration, the film shows both McCarthy and his claims crumbling under scrutiny.
This in-depth behind-the-scenes look at Stuart Gordon’s 1985 cult hit, “Re-Animator,” spills everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired horror show.
This film will be followed immediately by Stuart Gordon’s “Re-Animator” (at no extra cost). Arrive @ 11:00pm if you want to skip the documentary.
THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
Music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others illustrates how these talented Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
SENSE THE WIND
Blind sailors race across open water learning not to fear what they cannot see, on boats or on land. Life turns unpredictable as the wind when one of them gains something far more valuable than a trophy and must learn to live and to sail with a new sensibility.
THIS IS A FREE SCREENING.
TAB HUNTER: CONFIDENTIAL
Throughout his years of stardom, 1950s matinee idol Tab had a secret–he was gay, and spent his Hollywood years in a precarious closet that repeatedly threatened to implode and destroy him.
Star Tab Hunter and producer Allan Glaser will personally present the film and will host a Q&A after the show. VIP tickets are available.
This plotless time capsule from 1955 features several 1950s burlesque acts, strippers, some stand-up comics (of the take-my-wife-please variety) and most notably, cult favorite Bettie Page, who introduces the acts and frames the film by strutting her stuff.
In 1967, filmmaker Frederick Wiseman was granted unprecedented access to Bridgewater State Hospital––the Massachusetts facility for the criminally insane––and its patients. The result is this unflinching portrait, which led to changes in mental health care across the country (despite its 24-year ban).
THE TULIP BUBBLE
It was the first big bust in the history of booms–the burst of the tulip bubble in Holland in 1637. Once, tulip bulbs were worth their weight in gold and became the object of fantastic financial speculation. But, then…
WHEN THE WITCHES CAME TO TOWN
In the summer of 1986, Warner Bros. took over the town of Cohasset, Mass. to film the movie “The Witches Of Eastwick.” For the locals, this was an exciting opportunity to not only rub elbows with movie stars, but to experience first hand the dedication and craft it takes to film a major motion picture… right in their own town!
Director David Fresina will personally present the film, and will host a Q&A after.
SAT. OCT. 14 @ 2:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA
THE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE
The Boston-based LGBTQ theater troupe True Colors: OUT Youth Theater transforms daily struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, this cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories in school settings.