DOCTOBERFEST! (DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL)

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trailer-buttonThis fascinating look at the birth, death, and resurrection of illustrated movie poster art uses interviews with a number of key art personalities from the past four decades.
Each ticket comes with a pass to the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem (where the amazing movie poster exhibit IT’S ALIVE! is hanging until November 26).

tix_weeMON. OCT. 16 @ 7:30PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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30_years30 YEARS OF GARBAGE
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Explore the ghoulish, grossed-out goodness that was The Garbage Pail Kids collector’s cards, the Cabbage Patch Kids parody that became a 1980s kiddie sensation.

tix_weeFRI. OCT. 13 @ 10:00PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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atlanticATLANTIC
trailer-buttonDirector Richard O’Donnell follows the struggles of three fishing communities in Ireland, Norway, and Newfoundland, as they battle for control of the resources in their waters.

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SUN. OCT. 15 @ 1:30PM
CAPE ANN MUSEUM

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bellaBELLA VITA
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Preserved like a Roman ruin, the surf of the Italian coast now carries surfer, artist, and environmentalist Chris Del Moro on a pilgrimage back to his ancestral homeland.
Featuring a tasting of Ziobaffa Italian wines, named after filmmaker Jason Baffa.
This is a special pre-Festival presentation, and features a sneak preview of some of DoctoberFest’s films.

tix_weeSUN. OCT. 8 @ 6:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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california_typewriterCALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER
(OPENING NIGHT EVENT)
trailer-buttonThis portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse features the likes of Tom Hanks, David McCullough, and the late Sam Shepard.
Featuring a live performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra.

tix_weeFRI. OCT. 13 @ 7:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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check_itCHECK IT
trailer-buttonBeneath the tragic tales of woe and abuse, an LGBTQ+ gang struggling to survive in one Washington D.C.’s most violent neighborhoods has an underlying story of hope and resilience.

tix_weeSUN. OCT. 13 @ 6:30PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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chicken_hawkCHICKEN HAWK
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Director Adi Sideman gets uncomfortably close to some members of N.A.M.B.L.A., the North American Man-Boy Love Association, in this classic, no-budget 1994 whammy.

tix_weeTUES. OCT. 17 @ 7:30PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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dinaDINA
trailer-buttonAn eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door-greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story, winner of the Grand Jury documentary prize at this year’s Sundance.

tix_weeSAT. OCT. 14 @ 5:00PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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fallenFALLEN
trailer-buttonIntimate accounts of heroism and loss abound through the words of those partners and family members who have survived the loss of a police officer killed in the line of duty.
20% of each ticket sold will benefit the New England chapter of C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors).
This is a special pre-Festival presentation, and features a sneak preview of some of DoctoberFest’s films.

tix_weeTUES. OCT. 10 @ 7:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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flightFLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES 3D
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It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth in this beautiful 3D experience.

tix_weeFRI. OCT. 13–THURS. OCT. 19
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VARIOUS TIMES)

CAPE ANN CINEMA

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food_evolutionFOOD EVOLUTION
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Esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson narrates this brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food.
This film is sponsored by Cape Ann Skeptics.

tix_weeTUES. OCT. 17 @ 7:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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hieronymusHIERONYMUS BOSCH:
TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL
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In preparation for a 2016 exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of the late-medieval artist’s work.

tix_weeSUN. OCT. 15 @ 1:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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judyJUDY GARLAND:
LIVE IN CONCERT –
95 YEARS OF MAGIC!
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This live stage show–direct from Las Vegas–features New England’s preeminent Judy Garland tribute artist, Peter Mac, performing as the musical legend, in a sort of live documentary chronicling her decades in show business.

tix_weeSAT. OCT. 14 @ 7:30PM / SUN. OCT. 15 @ 6:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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just_dessertsJUST DESSERTS:
THE MAKING OF ‘CREEPSHOW’

trailer-buttonIn 1982, author Stephen King, and late director George A. Romero collaborated on a feature-film tribute to the controversial EC comics of the 1950s, and now, the tales behind the creation of this chilling masterpiece can finally be told.
Stay after the film for a special midnight screening of
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tix_weeFRI. OCT. 13 @ 10:00PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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landTHE LAND
trailer-buttonThis short about the nature of play, risk, and hazard is set in The Land, a Welsh “adventure” playground in which children climb trees, light fires, and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own.

tix_weeSAT. OCT. 14 @ 2:30PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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leviathanLEVIATHAN
trailer-buttonThis thrilling, immersive documentary takes viewers deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing, set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast… the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick.

tix_weeSUN. OCT. 15 @ 4:00PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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livesLIVES WELL LIVED
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Sky Bergman celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of 40 adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest, whose experience encompasses over 3000 years.

tix_weeSAT. OCT. 14 @ 12:00PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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music_of_strangersTHE MUSIC OF STRANGERS
trailer-buttonMorgan Neville, director of the Oscar-winning “20 Feet From Stardom,” profiles cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, an eclectic group of musicians who tour worldwide.

tix_weeFRI. OCT. 13–THURS. OCT. 19 (VARIOUS TIMES)
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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one_big_homeONE BIG HOME
trailer-buttonA carpenter in Martha’s Vineyard takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera to document homeowners and builders who look the other way as he works with his community to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

tix_weeMON. OCT. 16 @ 7:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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peacemakerTHE PEACEMAKER
trailer-buttonWitness five years in the life of international peacemaker Padraig O’Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself.
Director James Demo will present the film personally and will host a Q&A after the film.

tix_weeWED. OCT. 18 @ 7:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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point_of_orderPOINT OF ORDER
trailer-buttonLeftist filmmaker Emile de Antonio compiled this documentary out of 187 hours’ worth of kinescopes recorded during the 1954 Senate Army-McCarthy Hearings. Presented without narration, the film shows both McCarthy and his claims crumbling under scrutiny.

tix_weeSAT. OCT. 14 @ 5:00PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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resurrectusRE-ANIMATOR RESURRECTUS
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This in-depth behind-the-scenes look at Stuart Gordon’s 1985 cult hit, “Re-Animator,” spills everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired horror show.
This film will be followed immediately by Stuart Gordon’s “Re-Animator” (at no extra cost). Arrive @ 11:00pm if you want to skip the documentary.

tix_weeSAT. OCT. 14 @ 10:00PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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rooted_in_peaceROOTED IN PEACE
trailer-buttonCelebrate Gandhi’s birthday with this thoughtful journey designed to prompt us to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.
This is a special pre-Festival presentation, and features a sneak preview of some of DoctoberFest’s films.

tix_weeMON. OCT. 2 @ 7:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World - PosterRUMBLE:
THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
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Music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others illustrates how these talented Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

tix_weeSAT. OCT. 14 @ 5:00PM
GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE

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senseSENSE THE WIND
trailer-buttonBlind sailors race across open water learning not to fear what they cannot see, on boats or on land. Life turns unpredictable as the wind when one of them gains something far more valuable than a trophy and must learn to live and to sail with a new sensibility.
THIS IS A FREE SCREENING.

tix_weeMON. OCT. 16 @ 7:00PM
SAWYER FREE LIBRARY

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servedSERVED LIKE A GIRL
trailer-buttonFollow several American women who were wounded in action and are now transitioning from soldier to civilian after serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan.

tix_weeTHURS. OCT. 5 @ 7:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA
This is a special pre-Festival presentation, and features a sneak preview of some of DoctoberFest’s films.

tix_weeWED. OCT. 18 @ 7:30PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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swim_teamSWIM TEAM
trailer-buttonParents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity.

tix_weeSUN. OCT. 15 @ 4:00PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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tab_hunter_confidentialTAB HUNTER: CONFIDENTIAL
trailer-buttonThroughout his years of stardom, 1950s matinee idol Tab had a secret–he was gay, and spent his Hollywood years in a precarious closet that repeatedly threatened to implode and destroy him.
Star Tab Hunter and producer Allan Glaser will personally present the film and will host a Q&A after the show. VIP tickets are available.

tix_weeTHURS. OCT. 19 @ 7:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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teaseramaTEASERAMA
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This plotless time capsule from 1955 features several 1950s burlesque acts, strippers, some stand-up comics (of the take-my-wife-please variety) and most notably, cult favorite Bettie Page, who introduces the acts and frames the film by strutting her stuff.

tix_weeSAT. OCT. 14 @ 10:00PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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tulip_bubbleTHE TULIP BUBBLE
trailer-buttonIt was the first big bust in the history of booms–the burst of the tulip bubble in Holland in 1637. Once, tulip bulbs were worth their weight in gold and became the object of fantastic financial speculation. But, then…

tix_weeSUN. OCT. 15 @ 1:30PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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when_the_witchesWHEN THE WITCHES CAME TO TOWN
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In the summer of 1986, Warner Bros. took over the town of Cohasset, Mass. to film the movie “The Witches Of Eastwick.” For the locals, this was an exciting opportunity to not only rub elbows with movie stars, but to experience first hand the dedication and craft it takes to film a major motion picture… right in their own town!
Director David Fresina will personally present the film, and will host a Q&A after.

tix_weeSAT. OCT. 14 @ 2:30PM
CAPE ANN CINEMA

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year_we_thought_about_loveTHE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE
trailer-buttonThe Boston-based LGBTQ theater troupe True Colors: OUT Youth Theater transforms daily struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, this cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories in school settings.

tix_weeSAT. OCT. 14 @ 12:00PM
MAGIC LANTERN @ CAPE ANN CINEMA

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