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FRI. AUG. 22 @ 4PM
FRI. AUG. 22 @7:30pm
SAT. AUG. 23 @ 1:30PM
THE TRAMP AT 100
SAT. AUG. 23 @ 4PM & 7:30pm
SUN. AUG. 24 @ 1:30PM
THE TRAMP AT 100
SUN. AUG. 24 @ 4PM & 7:30pm
MON. AUG 25 – TUE. AUG. 26 @ 4PM & 7:30pm
WED. AUG. 27 @ 4PM
WED. AUG. 27 @ 8PM
GIGGLES GLOSTA SUMMER FINALE
LENNY CLARKE, FRANK SANTORELLI AND JACK WALSH
THU. AUG. 28 @ 4PM
FRI. AUG. 29 @ 4PM & 7:30PM
FRI. AUG. 29 @ 10:30PM
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
SAT. AUG. 30 @ 1:30PM, 4PM & 7:30PM
SAT. AUG. 30 @ 10:30PM
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
DOG BAR WING NIGHT
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s iconic Tramp! Once dubbed “the most famous man in the world,” Charlie Chaplin has long been recognized as one of the preeminent icons of both comedy and cinema. From 1914 until 1967, Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, and starred in over 80 films, quickly advancing from basic slapstick to a unique comic style – immaculately constructed, deeply human, and always hilarious. (c) Janus
Celebrate 100 years of one of the most loved and admired characters in cinema that “warmed hearts and raised smiles” of all ages. Join us for the touring retrospective of a collection of Chaplin’s greatest works from 1918 to 1952, recently restored and available digitally for the first time.
Sat. Aug 2. @ 12pm – The Kid (1921) / A Dog’s Life (1918)
Sat. Aug. 2 @ 2:30pm – Sunnyside (1919) / The Idle Class (1921) / Pay Day (1922)
Sun. Aug. 3 @ 1:30pm – The Gold Rush (1925)
Sat. Aug. 9 @ 2:30pm – The Circus (1928)
Sun. Aug. 10 @ 1:30pm – City Lights (1931)
Sat. Aug. 16 @ 2:30pm – Modern Times (1936)
Sun. Aug. 17 @ 4pm – The Great Dictator (1940)
Sat. Aug. 23 @ 2:30pm – Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Sun. Aug 24 @ 1:30pm – Limelight (1952)
While the Cape Ann Museum will be closed during their upcoming remodeling through the summer, they will be hosting a monthly movie series here at the Cape Ann Community Cinema. Tickets for all features are $10.00 adults, $8.50 students & seniors, and $7.00 for Members of CAM and CACC, with the exception of “Dinner & Movie” events, which are priced as listed.
Advance purchase is recommended,
as these events have become wicked popular:
SUN. AUGUST 17 @ 6:30PM
What does the Louvre look like when all its visitors have gone home? For the first time, a camera goes behind the scenes at a major museum to film the hanging of paintings, the reorganization of galleries, the positioning of artworks… Various characters appear, their paths cross and they interact, weaving the threads of a narrative within the vast network of underground passageways and storerooms that the public never sees. Here is a city within the city, with its blend of the banal and the extraordinary, the ridiculous and the sublime, the commonplace and the fantastic. It was almost by chance that Nicolas Philibert came to film the Louvre’s reorganization in 1988 when work on the Grand Louvre began, prior to the inauguration of the Pyramid…He ended up staying five months.
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Thomas Dolby, whose name you might have heard, or seen scrawled like graffiti on a blog about Moogs or something like that, is to pop music what Voyager 2 is to space exploration. And no, “She Blinded Me With Science” is not his only hit song, although you have probably seen the video all those years ago on MTV. Perhaps you bought “The Golden Age of Wireless” and came to appreciate this long-legged kind of glamorous Brit-pop for what lies beneath those strange album covers and glints of engineering on the bespectacled face of this heroic and legendary proto-geek. I didn’t. Instead, I huddled while imprisoned in the grey halls of a New England prep school, lonely, angry, and bewildered by joules of hormones, beneath my Walkman headphones listening to “Cloudburst at Shingle Street” and thinking of seducing the girls in my car pool if only they would talk to me. And I heard things I could only hope to say to myself in the submarine of scrubbing desks or sweeping floors during the summer break:
when I was small
I was in love
in love with everything
and now there’s only you
And now there’s only you, Thomas: the last bottle of New Wave Lafite ’82, a bouquet of Art Deco and stratospheric synths emboldened by persistence of vision and impeccable taste, whose sadness and observation, manic moments, and blind science create haunting atmospheres out of baryonic matter.
Having taken off two decades to facilitate a queue of non-pop accomplishment before returning with “A Map of the Floating City,” Thomas Dolby behind his insane steampunk facade offers something between friendly and spooky, reaching out with ordinary metaphor, in this case “Flying North” with a lo-fi digital camera, to catch the wonder betwixt the emptiness of “The Invisible Lighthouse.” He seems fine. More than that. Relaxed. Unrushed. The same man who referred to himself in the third person just a wee bit on “Weightless” to let us in on the frustration of his love life is now playing live the electronic sounds and lost melodies for which he continues to be loved.
I’ve waited thirty years.
You see, Thomas Dolby: The Idea is ever-present to his fans, who hover over him in chat rooms asking Who Is Caroline 452? Or, is that really the riff from “The Six Million Dollar Man” embedded in “One of Our Submarines”? (Yes, it is!) And Thomas Dolby is a good idea, thick in Britannia like on his album covers, whether he’s lost in the sauce expatriated in Los Angeles or sampling the doppler of church bell on “Cruel.” Between the electronic drum sounds of “Europa and the Pirate Twins,” he mentions his preteen crush to “The Twelfth of Never,” which I take as Nina Simone’s unforgettable 1963 version. And once you are old, and hear Nina sing it, and think about Thomas referencing this all those years ago, you get trapped in his mythology.
Then into “The Flat Earth” you go, with the maturity at hand to know why “Screen Kiss” makes you hurt, why it leaves you rushed and needy to have somebody love you before it’s too late. And if you’re like me, you grow up and move out West and behold the haze above old Hollywood, where deer look down from the hills, and it’s three o’ clock in the morning. And perhaps, if you’re lucky, you’ll synch a near perfect seduction to his cover of “I Scare Myself,” slow-dancing to the handsome Joe Jacksonesque piano blurs and so unbelievably lost in whatever that is.
Mr. Dolby, may I say what a pleasure it’s been to live inside your music for thirty years. I’ll see you November 1 for “The Invisible Lighthouse.” And most properly, sir, Adieu.•••
Thomas Dolby will present his film “The Invisible Lighthouse” with live music, narration, and foley at the Cape Ann Community Cinema on Friday, November 1st at 7:30pm to kick off the 6th annual Cape Ann Film Festival.