It’s that time of year again, the one night that is our equivalent to hockey’s Irving Cup, baseball’s Diamond Days, and football’s Superb Owl (those are all real sports things, right?). Join us on Sunday, February 28th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm for the televised Red Carpet walk) for a private night of celebrating the year’s best films while we watch the 88th Annual Academy Awards – the Oscars! Comedian Chris Rock hosts this year’s ceremony, which kicks off in earnest at 8:00pm.
There is a suggested donation of $15.00 plus one of your discount movie passes, which will go into our newly-established “Ticket Bank” and distributed free to local non-profits (as a way of us making friends and them making money). And if you’ve run out of tickets, get them here (plus your first snack is free!). Your donation for this night includes free appetizers as a thank-you, and a host of great snacks and drinks of all kinds will be available for donations to the Cinema.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to pick the winners? If so, download a copy of the ballot here or by clicking on the naked dude statuette on the right, fill it out, and drop it off before 8:00pm on Sunday, February 28th. You do not have to be present to win. And what would you win if you pick more of the winners correctly than anyone else?*
A PRIVATE MOVIE PARTY
FOR YOU AND 99 FRIENDS
Not only would you win a (not-Friday-or-Saturday-primetime) night for you and up to 99 friends (food and drink not included), but we will donate one on your behalf to a Cape Ann non-profit of your choice!
These nights fill up fast, so click below to reserve your seat now, and we hope to see you on February 28th!
* – A tie would result in a coin toss scenario in which one winner would be chosen, with the runners-up receiving movie pass packages.
How well can you really know your partner—even after decades of marriage? That’s the question at the heart of this emotional tour-de-force from acclaimed director Andrew Haigh (Weekend). Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff, a couple preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But a stunning revelation—the body of Geoff’s former lover has been discovered fifty years after she fell from a mountain in the Swiss Alps—suddenly changes everything. Consumed with questions about her husband’s past, Kate reconsiders everything she’s known about her entire marriage and, as the anniversary party draws nearer, finds herself at a potentially life-changing crossroads. Boasting virtuoso, career-defining performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, winners of Best Actress & Actor at the 2015 Berlinale, 45 Years is a searingly honest, emotionally stunning portrait of the mysteries that lie at the heart of every relationship.
“QUIETLY EXPLOSIVE. Represents classic filmmaking at its best. A masterclass in understated acting.” –Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“The greatest love story of the year. Give Charlotte Rampling the Oscar.” –Teo Bugbee, The Daily Beast
FRI. APR. 22 & SAT. APR. 23
@ 2:30PM, 5:00PM, 7:30PM
SUN. APR. 24 @ 1:30PM, 4:00PM, 6:30PM
MON. APR. 25 – THURS. APR. 28
@ 2:30PM, 5:00PM, 7:30PM
In the late 1970s, jazz superstar Miles Davis (Don Cheadle), during the height of his fame, disappears from public view. Holing up in his home alone, he endures chronic pain due to a deteriorating hip. The medication he takes to control the pain stifles his musical voice and causes hallucinations. Music reporter Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) wants to know what’s going on and he somehow manages to get into Davis’ house. The two men form a friendship and embark on an adventure to get back a tape of Davis’s latest compositions, that was recently stolen.
“Don Cheadle deftly sidesteps the pedestrian potholes of the biographical drama in his debut as writer-director, ‘Miles Ahead,’ also taking on the role of mercurial 20th century jazz innovator Miles Davis.” –David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
MUSIC & FILM EVENT – Harold Lloyd’s “Speedy” (with a live Alloy Orchestra score) (Sun. Mar. 20 @ 4pm)
SUN. MAR. 20 @ 4:00PM
SPEEDY (from 1928) is silent comic master Harold Lloyd’s last silent film and certainly one of his best. See why Lloyd was more popular than even Chaplin and Keaton at the end of the silent era. This fast-paced dramatic comedy, shot in the streets of New York, explores the theme of modernization, pitting the last horse drawn trolley in the city, against the evil forces of the transit monopoly.
ABOUT ALLOY ORCHESTRA
“The best in the world at accompanying silent films.” –Roger Ebert
The Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources.
Performing at prestigious film festivals and cultural centers in the US and abroad, Alloy has helped revive some of the great masterpieces of the silent era.
An unusual combination of found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics gives the Orchestra the ability to create any sound imaginable.
Utilizing their famous “rack of junk” and electronic synthesizers, the group generates beautiful music in a spectacular variety of styles. They can conjure up a French symphony or a simple German bar band of the 20’s. The group can make the audience think it is being attacked by tigers, contacted by radio signals from Mars or swept up in the Russian Revolution.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016 @ 8PM
the cape ann cinema & stage presents
Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. She has been praises as “evocative” (Rolling Stone), “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).
$30.00 ($27.50 Members)
When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.
Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.
FRI. FEB. 12 @ 1:30PM, 4:30PM, 7:30PM
SAT. FEB. 13 @ 10:30AM, 1:30PM, 4:30PM, 7:30PM
SUN. FEB. 14 @ 12:30PM, 3:30PM, 6:30PM
MON. FEB. 15 – THURS. FEB. 18
@ 10:30AM, 1:30PM, 4:30PM, 7:30PM
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights. See STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS, the biggest U.S. box office hit (for the first, second, or third time) in the comfort of our unique living-room-style cinema, and catch our special, 30-minute, all-Star Wars pre-show!
FRI. APRIL 8 & SAT. APRIL 9 @ 9:45PM
On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers—two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation—are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road.
WATCH THE FIRST 7 MINUTES OF THE MOVIE, BELOW!