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Brad (Ben Stiller) has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), and their musical prodigy son, Troy (Austin Abrams), but it is not quite, what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he cannot help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot (writer-director Mike White), a hedge-fund founder (Luke Wilson), a tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit and bestselling author (Michael Sheen). As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if cozy middle-class domesticity is the best, he will ever achieve. However, when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if, in some essential ways, their lives are more flawed than they appear.

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SERVED LIKE A GIRL

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THURS. OCT. 5 @ 7:30PM

17082609303210_lDirector Lysa Heslov’s powerful documentary, SERVED LIKE A GIRL, follows several American women who were wounded in action and are now transitioning from soldier to civilian after serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, divorce, serious illness, and military sexual abuse, these remarkable women harness humor to adapt to the emotional, social and economic challenges they face, through the Ms. Veteran America competition. Balancing beauty and brawn, they are guided by event founder and veteran Major Jas Boothe, using the competition to regain their identities and way of life that they sacrificed in foreign wars.  It is an engaging and honest look at an often unseen veteran reality.

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LOGAN LUCKY

OPENS FRI. SEPT. 29

logan_luckyTrying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The production shot at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the actual NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500, as well as at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In a fun twist, six NASCAR stars pop up in non-driver cameo roles in the film. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, who helmed such hits as the “Oceans 11” trilogy and the two “Magic Mike” movies (as well as the very serious Oscar winner, “Traffic”).

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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY! (A MINI-FILM FESTIVAL)

CAPE ANN CINEMA CELEBRATES
10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH MINI-FESTIVAL

Movie house will join 150+ venues
for annual “Art House Theater Day”

AHTD_CoverFinal01On Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, North Shore movie fans are invited to the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage at 21 Main Street in Gloucester (and 150+ other cinemas nationwide) for Art House Theater Day. The Cinema is currently celebrating ten years in business.

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium. This art house movement has nurtured a flourishing ecosystem of adventurous audiences, independent productions, and an incredible diversity of original filmmaking. Art House Theater Day is a worldwide celebration in honor of this movement, a day to celebrate cinemas that stand the test of time and the tremendous film culture that art house theaters promote.

“At the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, we are proud to be a part of this movement,” says Rob Newton, the Cinema’s creative director. “We hope you can stop by and say ‘hello,’ join us for some wonderful films, giveaways, and prizes, and enjoy the shared movie-going experience on your favorite couch.”

The schedule for this two-day event is as follows:

Sat. Sept. 23 @ 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm
REVOLTING RHYMES
Two beautiful half-hour animations, inspired by Roald Dahl’s much-loved book and brilliant retelling of classic fairy tales. Tickets are just $5.00.
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Sat. Sept. 23 @ 2:30pm
MAUDIE
Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in this powerful story of an outsider artist from Nova Scotia who became a popular sensation. Shown daily through Sept. 28.
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Sat. Sept. 23 @ 5:00pm
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL
In former Vice President Al Gore’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning 2007 documentary, he is much angrier about climate change, and rightfully so. Showing daily through Sept. 28.
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Sat. Sept. 23 @ 7:30pm
2017 SUNDANCE SHORT FILMS
Seven of the best short films (of various genres) from this year’s Sundance Film Festival are the centerpiece of Cape Ann Cinema’s weekend movie marathon. Shown daily through Sept. 28.
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Sat. Sept. 23 @ 10:00pm
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
Celebrate Art House Theater Day with this classic comedy, share a good laugh with friends, and get a free coconut noisemaker souvenir (while supplies last).
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Sun. Sept. 24 @ 1:30pm
TITICUT FOLLIES
In 1967, renowned veteran documentarian Fred Wiseman went inside the Bridgewater State Hospital for a month, receiving unprecedented access to the facility and its patient-inmates. The film was banned in Massachusetts for a quarter-century.
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Sun. Sept. 24 @ 4:00pm
MARTHA & NIKI
In 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time ever two women became World Champions in hip hop dancing. The film follows these two young women as they discover more about their identity and selves through dance and culture. Preceded by the short “The Sense of Touch.”
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Sun. Sept. 24 @ 6:30pm
LUCKY
John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. Starring acclaimed veteran character actor Harry Dean Stanton, who passed away on September 15.
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Tickets for all features are $11.50 general admission, $10.00 students and seniors (60+), and $8.50 for Members and kids (under 13). “Revolting Rhymes” is just $5.00, all seats.

Giveaway prizes range from buttons, film-specific swag, concession items, film tickets, T-shirts, and posters.

Visit www.CapeAnnCinema.com for details on these and the rest of Cape Ann Cinema & Stage’s other features and events, which include The Sounds of Silents concerts, the This Is Halloween! scary movies series, and The 8th Annual DoctoberFest Documentary Film Festival.

The Cape Ann Cinema & Stage is a living-room-style community cinema in Gloucester’s historic West End, and is presently celebrating 10 years in business.

AN UNLIMITED MOVIE PASS!

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$99 GETS YOU FREE MOVIES* THROUGH 10/31, PLUS A $99 CREDIT (ON ONE OF OUR SWANKY NEW CACHE CARDS) TO USE AFTER THAT!

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queendiamondsWe’re very excited to offer this royal deal, a limited-time offer, so that we can show off our new and exclusive 15-seat Magic Lantern Community Screening Room (right across the hall), our fabulous line-up on Art House Theater Day weekend, and our 32-film DoctoberFest Documentary Film Festival (which runs October 13-19).

* Offer valid on all regular movies priced $11.50 and below.

 

 

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER (DOCTOBERFEST OPENING NIGHT EVENT)

FRI. OCT. 13 @ 7:30PM

california_typewriter_xlgCALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, the late Sam Shepard, and others.

It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.

In the process, the film delivers a thought-provoking meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines, and encourages us to consider our own relationship with technology, old and new, as the digital age’s emphasis on speed and convenience redefines who’s serving whom, human or machine?

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ROOTED IN PEACE

MON. OCT. 2 @ 7:30PM

rooted_poster_3_update2ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.

The film relies not only on memoir, but also interviews with such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love, and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Noble Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, media mogul Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, green architect William McDonough, neuroscientist Dan Siegel and many others. Reitman learns from all of them, and heeds Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s words, that if the forest is to be green, every tree must be green; if there’s going to be Peace on earth, then everybody needs to experience that quality of Peace within themselves. And so in asking viewers to do the same,

Reitman poses the basic question: How do we want to live? Reitman’s journey is an example of transformation — how one person can learn to make the necessary changes to enjoy a better life — and in so doing inspire others to want to improve their own lives, and society as a whole.

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