THURS. AUG. 26 @ 9:00PM
STAGE FORT PARK (GLOUCESTER)
THE NEW ENGLAND SKA SUMMIT
Directed by The Vitale Brothers and Edited by Jack Sherman the same team that brought you the highly acclaimed documentary, “Chet’s Last Call: A Story of Rock & Redemption.”
New England Ska Summit: A 90-minute look into the history, unity, and future of Ska music in New England and the world!
Featuring never before seen live performances, recently unearthed exclusive footage, and interviews from Bim Skala Bim, The Skatalites, The Copacetics, Riki Rocksteady, Hempsteadys, El Grande, Big D, and The Kids Table, Skavoovie, The Allstonians, Steady Earnest, Tjovi Ginen and many more. Rare cameo performances from Bad Manners, Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Lester Sterling, Ken Stewart, Jackie Starr, Void Union, Brunt of It, and Heather Augustyn.
SAT. AUG. 28 @ 7:00PM
CAPE ANN MUSEUM GREEN
13 POPLAR ST., GLOUCESTER
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (1937)
This August, the Cape Ann Museum is partnering with Cape Ann Community Cinema to take art outside with a free screening of Gloucester-based classic Captains Courageous (1937) at the Cape Ann Museum Green.
The film will start at 7:45 pm on Saturday August 28 and all will conclude by 9:45 pm. Attendees are invited to be on-site as early as 7:00 pm to reserve their spots. Local food truck Meat + Sweet will be selling food on-site but guests are also welcome to bring their own picnics.
Attendance is free, but reservations are required.
M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form. Two of his sons, George (92) and Jan (80), reminisce about their parents while musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s. The film looks at Escher’s legacy: one can see tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.
HIERONYMUS BOSCH: TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL
In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of his art. They use special infrared cameras to examine the sketches beneath the paint, in the hope of discovering more about the artist’s intentions. They also attempt to establish which of the paintings can be attributed with certainty to Bosch himself, and which to his pupils or followers. The experts shuttle between Den Bosch, Madrid and Venice, cutting their way through the art world’s tangle of red tape, in a battle against the obstacle of countless egos and conflicting interests. Not every museum is prepared to allow access to their precious art works.