FILM PREMIERE – Blue Is The Warmest Color (Fri. Dec. 6 @ 7:30pm, Sat. Dec. 7 @ 7:30pm, Tues. Dec. 10 @ 7:30pm, Wed. Dec. 11 @ 7:30pm, Thurs. Dec. 12 @ 7:30pm) – No one under 18 admitted, period.
“MAGNIFICENT…We were under the spell of the film and its wonderful actresses.” – Steven Spielberg, Cannes Jury President
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Exarchopoulos) who is approaching adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate falls hard for her, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. Adèle imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma (Seydoux), who will soon enter Adèle’s life for real, making way for an intense and complicated love story that spans a decade and is touchingly universal in its depiction.
While the Cape Ann Museum will be closed during their upcoming remodeling this winter and spring, 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. The series kicks off during the Cinema’s annual 3-week movie marathon, The Cape Ann Film Festival.
The first four films in the series are:
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When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.
“Quietly amazing.” –A.O. Scott, The New York Times (full review)
“Rapturous. A film of such intelligence and originality that ‘radical’ seems the only accurate word.” –Calum Marsh, Village Voice
SHOWN SUN. NOV. 3 @ 6:30PM
($7.00 CINEMA / MUSEUM MEMBERS)
(Discount given at show.)
In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely outlined Sketchies who are treated as outcasts. Chastised for her forbidden love of the dashing Ramo, Claire runs away into the cursed forest. Ramo and his friends journey after her, crossing over the boundaries of the forest only to arrive at the very edge of the painting – where they tumble through the canvas and into the Painter’s studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own vividly animated world and characters – and in a feast for both the eyes and the imagination, Ramo, Lola, Quill and Magenta explore picture after picture, in a quest to discover just what the Painter has in mind for his creations.
“A Wonder! Rapturous! Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise! Laguionie brings the viewer gently up to the edge of some very large ideas and then, in a final scene that has the power to lift the hairs on your head, brings Lola the seeker to a moment of revelation and light. And then he has the imagination to go beyond that!” –The Boston Globe
“Enchanting! This consistently enjoyable, inventive and beautifully crafted tale is a color riot suitable for all ages! A constant feast for the eyes!” –Variety
“A Wondrous Discovery!” –Premiere
“Gorgeous! A True Objet d’Art“ –The New York Times
SHOWN SUN. DEC. 8 @ 6:30PM
The Rape of Europa tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Third Reich and the Second World War.
In a journey through seven countries, the film takes the audience into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history. But young art professionals as well as ordinary heroes, from truck drivers to department store clerks, fought back with an extraordinary effort to safeguard, rescue and return the millions of lost, hidden and stolen treasures.
The Rape of Europa begins and ends with the story of artist Gustav Klimt’s famed Gold Portrait, stolen from Viennese Jews in 1938 and now the most expensive painting ever sold.
Today, more than sixty years later, the legacy of this tragic history continues to play out as families of looted collectors recover major works of art, conservators repair battle damage, and nations fight over the fate of ill-gotten spoils of war.
Joan Allen narrates this breathtaking chronicle about the battle over the very survival of centuries of western culture.
SHOWN SUN. JAN. 12 @ 6:30PM
Directed by Alexander Sokurov, this visionary film was shot entirely in the Winter Palace of the Russian State Hermitage Museum using a single 96-minute Steadicam sequence shot. In it, an unnamed narrator wanders through the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. The narrator implies that he died in some horrible accident and is a ghost drifting through the palace. In each room, he encounters various real and fictional people from various periods in the city’s 300-year history. He is accompanied by “the European”, who represents the Marquis de Custine, a nineteenth-century French traveler. Russian Ark uses the fourth wall device extensively, but repeatedly broken and re-erected. At times the narrator and the companion interact with the other performers, while at other times they pass unnoticed.