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.

PARIS CAN WAIT

OPENS FRI. JUNE 16

parisEleanor Coppola’s feature film directorial and screenwriting debut (at the age of 81!) stars Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane as a Hollywood producer’s wife who unexpectedly takes a trip through France, which reawakens her sense of self and her joie de vivre. Anne (Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving mouthwatering meals, spectacular wines, and picturesque sights.

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ONE BIG HOME

SUN. JUNE 4 @ 6:30PM

one-big-home-2016-i-movie-posterGentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.

Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW.

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NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER

OPENS FRI. MAY 26

norman_the_moderate_rise_and_tragic_fall_of_a_new_york_fixerNorman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone’s friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere.

Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing Eshel’s vulnerability, Norman reaches out with a gift of a very expensive pair of shoes, a gesture that deeply touches Eshel. When Eshel becomes Prime Minister three years later, he remembers.With his very real connection to the leader of a major nation, Norman is awash in the respect he has always craved. Flush with his newfound feeling of success, Norman attempts to use Eshel’s name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman’s nephew (Michael Sheen), a rabbi (Steve Buscemi), a mogul (Harris Yulin), his assistant (Dan Stevens), and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman’s kaleidoscopic plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.

The new film by Academy Award® nominated director Joseph Cedar (“Footnote”) is a comic and compassionate drama of a little man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive—a need to matter.

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THEIR FINEST

NOW PLAYING

marquee-mobile_1492559833With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin’s artist husband looks down on her job, she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.

Read Sean Burns's review over at North Shore Movies Weekly.
Read Sean Burns’s review over at North Shore Movies Weekly.

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BORN IN CHINA

OPENS FRI. MAY 19

chinaDisneynature, in its ongoing quest to bring the natural world to the big screen as never before, presents its most ambitious project to date, taking moviegoers on a grand journey into the wilds of China. BORN IN CHINA follows the adventures of three animal families — the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard.

Featuring stunning imagery, the film navigates the vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of a red-crowned crane, showcasing remarkably intimate family moments captured on film for the first time ever.

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GOOD POD! $8.50 WHALE WATCH TICKETS!

7-seas-whale-watch-loho-460Cape Ann Cinema & Stage has teamed up with 7 Seas Whale Watch for one krill-er deal! For the cost of a regular 10-pack of discount movie tickets, we’ll swap out 2 of them for a pair of whale watch tickets redeemable any time during the 2017 season! These tickets are worth $48 each, but you’re getting them for just $8.50! A very limited number of these premium items are available, so buy now before this deal is fin-ished!

whale_PNG19241.png$85 / 8 MOVIE TICKETS + 2 WHALE WATCH TICKETS!
(A $188 VALUE)

DON WHITE LIVE!

FRI. JUNE 2 @ 8:00PM

There is no one-word description for what Don White––our “friggin’ funny folkie friend from Lynn”––does on stage. He has survived and thrived for twenty-five years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page. He is a storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase “file under.” Best to just sort him under “Don White.” We are proud and thrilled to again host him in our humble, living-room-style movie loft.

“White is a riot on stage, a bona fide crowd pleaser. One of the most popular acts on the circuit. He plays an audience the way Leo Kottke plays a 12-string.” – The Boston Globe

“…there is an honesty and self-deprecating wit in his material that is an immediate tonic.” – The Boston Herald

“Lynn songwriter Don White mixes an acute sense of timing with the heart of everyman to put on concerts that move the listener from the laughter to tears and back again.” – Tim Mason, Club Passim, writing in the New England Folk Almanac

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