All posts by Robert Newton

I run Cape Ann Community Cinema (http://www.CapeAnnCinema.com) on Main Street in Gloucester (above Mystery Train) and am also a professional writer and editor. I make films and novelty records, as well.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

OPENS FRI. FEB. 17

rogue-one-star-wars-2016-banda-sonoraFormer scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen is now the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, a vengeful Jyn (Felicity Jones) joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance. Also starring Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Forest Whitaker, and the digital ghost of Peter Cushing, who died in 1994.

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TONI ERDMANN

OPENS FRI. FEB. 17

cxixrelxcaan1n2Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What’s worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy “Toni Erdmann” – Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE!

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ELLE

OPENS FRI. FEB. 17

elle_ver2Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

WINNER OF 2 GOLDEN GLOBES!
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
(ISABELLE HUPPERT)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

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THE OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

OPENS FRI. FEB. 10

oscarFor the last decade, we at The Cape Ann Cinema & Stage has had the good fortune to bring The Oscar®-Nominated Short Films to local audiences.

  • Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations: Live Action, Animation or Documentary (with separate admissions required for each).
  • The films go into theaters shortly after nominations are announced, and are not released anywhere else except in theaters until a few days before The Oscars®. This makes for a truly special experience.
  • The Nominees are the absolute leading edge of what is the world’s very best in short film and the true future of moviemaking, especially if you believe that the future of filmmaking is….short! And we do.

Win your Oscar® pool by seeing all the nominees before The Oscars on Sunday, February 26th (which you can experience from your favorite couch at The Cinema).

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JACKIE

OPENS FRI. FEB. 10

jackieThis searing and intimate portrait is about of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Golden Globe nominee Natalie Portman). The film places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husbands legacy and the world of “Camelot” that she created and loved so well.

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LION

OPENS FRI. FEB. 3


Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

4 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS!

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MOONLIGHT

OPENS FRI. JAN. 27

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

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