Indie's Choice: featured picks from the upcoming calendar
“Mixing Spirits & Mysteries,” a virtual film and real cocktail series hosted by Marc Strauss, continues via Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 7 p.m. with Dead of Night, a 1945 British anthology horror film with four directors. The last segment is the most famous, starring Michael Redgrave as a ventriloquist tormented by […]
Wellfleet Preservation Hall continues its Doc Days Film Series with M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity, streaming online beginning Friday, February 5th. A five-day viewing pass is $12 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org. The film, directed by Robin Lutz and narrated by Stephen Fry, concerns the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher, whose mind-bending works are instantly recognizable. It […]
Lifetime Learning via Snow Library continues this week with an Irish Film Festival, led by Mary Ann Eaton, on Fridays beginning February 5th, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Each week will include an introduction, screening, and discussion. First up is The Field, starring Richard Harris, Brenda Fricker, and Sean Bean, then December Bride, The Seventh […]
The Nauset Fellowship is screening Of Love, Death, and Beyond: Exploring Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony, a film by Jason Starr, on Sunday, February 14th, at 10 a.m. “Shot on location in Germany, Austria, Italy, and the United States, the film includes historical reenactments and interviews,” according to the announcement. Registration is free at nfuu.org.
Leigh and David Fisher are teaching “Reel Time: Great Movies from Great Directors,” part of Lifetime Learning at Snow Library, on Wednesdays beginning March 3, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Each week, a different film will be introduced, screened, and discussed. First up: Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder. Subsequent weeks will focus on Joseph Mankiewicz’s […]
The Metropolitan Opera continues its free nightly streams via Met Opera on Demand (search for it online). This week celebrates Women’s History Month, with operas highlighting female singers and directors: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte on Thursday, March 4; Britten’s Peter Grimes on Friday, March 5; Dvořák’s Rusalka on Saturday, March 6; and Verdi’s La Forza del […]
Join Marc Strauss, co-host at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, for “Fred Astaire Fridays.” Every Friday, Strauss shows favorite Fred Astaire films, with introductions and post-film discussions via Zoom. This month: The Band Wagon on March 5, Daddy Long Legs on March 12th, Funny Face on March 19th, and Silk Stockings on March 26th. Tickets […]
“Mixing Spirits & Mysteries,” a virtual film and cocktail series hosted by Marc Strauss, continues via Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Wednesday, March 10th, 6 p.m. with Les Diaboliques, a French psychological horror flick directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. It’s about the wife of a loathsome prep-school headmaster who plots her husband’s murder with the help of […]
You may have thought the controversy surrounding Agent Orange, the deadly defoliant sprayed voluminously on Vietnam during the war, was more or less over. If so, you were wrong. Though a suit by Vietnam vets who were exposed was “settled” decades ago, with insufficient funds and coverage, diseases continue to ravage them and their descendants. […]
The Wellfleet Public Library is presenting Craig Dudnick’s documentary, Evanston’s Living History, about a lynching and a South Carolina town’s struggle for justice, and, on Wednesday, March 17th, 7 to 8 p.m., a Zoom discussion with the filmmaker. Register separately for the free pre-screening and 7 p.m. discussion at wellfleetlibrary.org.
The Metropolitan Opera continues its free nightly streams via Met Opera on Demand (search for it online). This week is “Viewers’ Choice,” with Philip Glass’s Akhnaten on Thursday, March 18th; Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Seviglia on Friday, March 19th; Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on Saturday, March 20th; and Handel’s Agrippina on Sunday, March 21th. Each performance […]
Among the virtual events offered at Wellfleet Preservation Hall this week are Rose Plays Julie, an Irish film about a woman who tracks down her biological parents, streaming Friday, March 19th through April 15th for $10. Then, Sarah Swain & the Oh Boys present the third of their “Frying Pan Sessions,” broadcast from Wellfleet’s Frying […]
Join Marc Strauss for “Atypical Hitchcock,” a virtual film series via Wellfleet Preservation Hall. First up is Jamaica Inn, on Wednesday, March 31st, at 7 p.m., an adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel, set in Cornwall, England, starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara. Registration is free at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
The 93rd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, April 25th at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, broadcast on ABC at 8 p.m. To make the short-film categories more relevant to viewers, Waters Edge Cinema is offering an online program of all the Oscar-nominated shorts in the three award categories — live action, animated, […]
Join host Seth Rudetsky for a live-streamed concert and conversation with Andrea McArdle on Sunday, May 2nd, 3 p.m.; replay at 8 p.m.; V.I.P. sound check at noon. Tickets for each are $25 at thesethconcertseries.com. McArdle started her Broadway career as Annie and became the youngest performer ever nominated for a Tony Award.
Passes are now on sale for the Provincetown International Film Festival’s screenings and events, both live and virtual, which will take place June 16th through 25th. See provincetownfilm.org. A regular festival pass is $275 and includes five tickets to screenings at Waters Edge Cinema and one ticket to opening night at the Wellfleet Drive-In. A […]
The fifth annual State of Media Summit for Equity and Inclusion, hosted virtually by the Provincetown Film Society, will take place on Thursday, May 20th, from 3 to 4 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Siebel Newsom, filmmaker and chief creative officer of the Representation Project. Other speakers include Caroline Heldman and Rebecca Cooper […]
Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents “New French Shorts 2021,” a showcase of seven short films, including the Oscar-nominated Genius Loci and the César Award winners And Then the Bear and So What If the Goats Die?, available for online streaming Friday, May 28th through June 18th. A three-day pass is $12 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Join Marc Strauss for a virtual Gene Kelly film series via the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater beginning Friday, May 28th, 7 p.m. with For Me and My Gal. Kelly was an American actor, dancer, singer, filmmaker, and choreographer known for such films as An American in Paris and Singin’ in the Rain. Every Friday, Strauss […]
The subtitle of Michelle Boyaner’s new documentary, It’s Not a Burden, is “The humor and heartache of raising elderly parents,” and that’s certainly a fair appraisal. You might think a film on the topic of caring for parents as they’re failing would be a tough slog, but It’s Not a Burden is anything but: it’s […]
Marc Strauss leads an online series on the first nine films that Alfred Hitchcock directed, all before the sound era, on Wednesdays beginning June 2nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. Email [email protected] for the free Zoom link.
The Provincetown Public Library hosts a virtual screening of Alice’s Ordinary People with filmmaker Craig Dudnick on Thursday, June 3rd, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The documentary tells the story of Alice Tregay, “an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement.” Registration is free at provincetownlibrary.org.
The Cape Cinema, 35 Hope Lane in Dennis, is open for the season. Beginning Friday, June 4th, it will screen Oscar-winning Nomadland as well as The Truffle Hunters, a documentary about searching for the prized white Alba truffle. Check out Sunflowers, an immersive film about Vincent van Gogh, beginning Saturday, June 5th. See capecinema.com for […]
Lower Cape TV presents an in-person and virtual screening of its original documentary From Coping to Creation at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Thursday, June 17th, at 8 p.m. The film looks at creative ways that the arts community has adapted during Covid. There will be a Q&A with filmmaker Johnny Bergmann, artists […]
Wellfleet Preservation Hall and the Wellfleet Historical Society will present a live screening of We Still Live Here, a documentary by Anne Makepeace detailing the reclamation and cultural revival of the Wampanoag in southeastern Massachusetts, on Tuesday, June 22nd, at 6 p.m. at 335 Main St. There will be a post-film discussion with historian Linda […]
Waters Edge Cinema, 237 Commercial St. in Provincetown, screens Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, opening Friday, July 16th and running through Thursday, July 22nd. Directed by Morgan Neville, the documentary is a portrait of the complex celebrity chef, writer, and raconteur who began his culinary career working at Provincetown’s Flagship restaurant in the 1970s. […]
The Provincetown Film Society and Provincetown Arts Society present a screening of On the Town on Friday, July 16th, 7:30 p.m. in the garden of the Mary Heaton Vorse House, 466 Commercial St. in Provincetown. This 1949 film directed by Stanley Donen stars Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin as three dancing sailors. Tickets […]
Cape Cinema, 35 Hope Lane in Dennis, will screen Entagled, a new film by David Abel and Andy Laub, makers of Lobster War and Sacred Cod, on Sunday, July 25th, at 7 p.m. The documentary explores the effects of global warming on the endangered North Atlantic right whale, the fishing industry, and the federal agency […]
Join Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m. for a screening of two short films by local filmmaker Michael Cestaro: White Space and Clay. The screening will be accompanied by live music by singer Mozelle, one of the subjects of White Space. Clay is a disarming and poetic profile of ceramicist Steve Kemp. […]