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NORTH SHORE LESBIAN PRESENTS… The Four-Faced Liar (Mon. May 5 @ 6:30pm)

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A girl and a guy walk into a bar. They meet a girl and a guy. The guys talk about the girls. The girl falls for the girl. The guys don’t know… until they do.

From out lesbian writer/actress Marja Lewis Ryan, THE FOUR-FACED LIAR is a terrifically entertaining comedy about drama.

The adorable Marja Lewis Ryan stars as Bridget, a hip, womanizing lesbian who loves Emily Bronte, and who lives with her guy pal Trip (Todd Kubrak). One night, they meet straight-laced New York newbies Greg (Daniel Carlisle) and Molly (Emily Peck) at their favorite hangout, The Four-Faced Liar. Molly is a bit appalled by free spirited Bridget – but she’s also attracted to her, and in time, the friends’ lives are hilariously complicated when the two women fall in love.

Awards & Press

“Intelligent, sexy and witty snapshot of messy relationships, sexual awakening and life in the making.” —

“One of the top 12 lesbian movies of the 2000s.” —


WINNER! Best First Feature OUTFEST

WINNER! The Roger Walker-Dack Award
for Emerging Artist in Queer Cinema

WINNER! Best Lesbian Film Q CINEMA

“[Emily] Peck and [Marja-Lewis] Ryan infuse their performances with effective and affecting measures of raw emotion and avid sensuality.” –Variety, Joe Leydon “Sweet and spry “– Mercury News, Randy Meyers

“Ryan keeps the dialogue lively and funny . . . The Four-Faced Liar keeps you interested.” – Miami Herald, Connie Ogle

“The script is tight, and the drama feels raw and real, thanks to excellent performances from each lead and spot-on pacing.” –AfterEllen, Danielle Riendeau

“The Four-Faced Liar is refreshingly honest about its characters and doesn’t try to stuff them into cutesy boxes. Instead, it makes them confused and conflicted in a way that’s perfectly accessible for anyone who’s ever been in love or thought maybe they were in love or really, really wished they weren’t in love.” –Backstage West, Sarah Kuhn

“Exceptionally talented cast . . . Crackling dialogue. . . Chase’s direction is deft and remarkably skillful” –OUT Magazine, Eddie Shapiro

THE CHIP NORTON MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER: ROW HARD, NO EXCUSES (Thur. Apr. 24 @ 7:30pm) Hosted by Maritime Gloucester

rowhard2The Gloucester Gig Rowers and Maritime Gloucester will be hosting the documentary Row Hard, No Excuses on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30pm at the The Cape Ann Community Cinema to honor the memory of Chip Norton. Chip was a beloved member of the Gloucester Gig Rowers and supporter of Maritime Gloucester.

Row Hard No Excuses is an award-winning documentary that chronicles the voyage of the only American entry in a rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean. It is both an exciting sports-adventure story and an intimate portrait of the two-man crew that explores masculinity, midlife and ambition.

At 51 and 41, John Zeigler and Tom Mailhot are among the oldest competitors to participate in the Atlantic Rowing Challenge, a three thousand mile race from the Canary Islands to Barbados. They spend three years and personal savings to make their dream of winning possible, but once on the water, they find the grueling crossing is easy to underestimate, and their quest offers one major obstacle after another. Drawing from their compelling video diary at sea, the film engages the audience in the emotional challenges and rewards of their arduous journey. With a camera on nearly every boat, a diverse chorus of other teams—men and women, young and old—adds context to a meditation on human endurance and perseverance in the most extreme conditions. (c. website)

Join us for this fundraiser to support the Chip Norton Memorial. Wine, beer, and snacks will be for sale.

TIME::: 7:30PM (DOORS AT 7:00PM)

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ENCORE SCREENING: Nubar & Abby Alexanian present scenes from “Scars of Silence” – FREE EVENT (Sat. Apr. 26 @ 5:00pm)

scars of silencev2Gloucester’s Nubar and Abby Alexanian will show an encore presentation of their film-in-progress “Scars of Silence”(formerly Journey to Armenia) on Saturday, April 26 at 5pm at the Cape Ann Community Cinema. This is a FREE event and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Scars of Silence is a personal documentary that reveals the powerful legacy genocide has had on a contemporary Armenian family, and how a father and daughter transcend a century of silence and denial to make peace with their family’s tragic past.

As the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian genocide approaches, an Armenian-American father and daughter embark on a journey to commemorate the genocide with a powerful act of reparative rebellion. As crazy as it may be, Nubar and Abby Alexanian are going to try to purchase the ancestral land that had been owned by their family before the Ottoman Turks systematically killed and displaced their family, and millions of others.

What is revealed in this provocative 60-minute personal documentary is both the legacy of the genocide on a contemporary Armenian family, and the ways that the persecution of the Armenian people continues to be perpetuated today. Given that the Turkish Government is still denying the staggering act of inhumanity they perpetrated against the Armenians, and the fact that American history books and media outlets have barely touched upon the complexities of what happened 100 years ago and its continuing effects – psychological and political – Scars of Silence will provide a timely and thought provoking personal account of what it means to be Armenian today, and how their identity, meaning and moral place in the world has been so profoundly changed.

Sponsored by Walker Creek Media, LLC, The Cape Ann Forum and the Gloucester Writer’s Center. There’s no charge (donations accepted).

TIME::: 5:00PM (Doors open at (4:30pm)
TICKETS::: FREE EVENT (Space is limited. If you’re driving from Boston or beyond, contact Nubar at and we’ll do our best to reserve seats for you).


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