Please note that the schedule is firm through March 29th.
NEW MATINEES AND SHOWTIMES!!
LIVES WELL LIVED
72 min., U
Celebrating the secrets, wit and wisdom of the aged LIVES WELL LIVED chronicles 40 people aged 75 to 100 years old who revel their insights for a meaningful life. Their thoughtful perspectives offer a treasure trove of life lessons about perseverance, the human spirit and staying positive in the midst of the greatest challenges. Yes you will laugh, you will cry no matter what your age. You will leave the theater inspired and moved by over 3,000 years of collective experience from these stories of lives well lived.
From independent filmmaker Sky Bergman LIVES WELL LIVED is now making its way across the festival circuit and onto discriminating theater screens. Bergman’s inspiration for this film was her 103-year-old Italian grandmother and the best lasagna she has ever eaten.
Yes you will laugh, you will cry no matter what your age. You will leave the theater inspired and moved by over 3,000 years of collective experience from these stories of lives well lived.
From independent filmmaker Sky Bergman LIVES WELL LIVED is now making its way across the festival circuit and onto discriminating theater screens. Bergman’s inspiration for this film was her 103-year-old Italian grandmother and the best lasagna she has ever eaten
OPENS FRIDAY MARCH 23! Could be extended!
Friday, March 23 at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 24 at 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 & 4:00 PM
Mon & Tue., March 26 & 27 at 7:00 PM
Wed & Thur, March 28 & 29 at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
Women Behind the Lens
A Women’s HerStory Film Forum
The Screening Room, Sunday, March 25th - 7:00
Tickets $15 at the door (cash only) or through
The Actors Studio of Newburyport (newburyportacting.org)
They do it all…writing, directing, producing, and promoting their films as they go to work on the next. How do these three women sustain the passion required to make movies?
Women’s HerStory Month producer Adair Rowland will moderate a discussion between acclaimed writer/director Tracy Heather Strain, Emmy nominated director/cinematographer Allie Humenuk, and Newburyport’s own award winning filmmaker, Nikole Beckwith (via video tape).
Join the discussion and stay for the Q&A as our guests compare their process, adventures, and how to share a wealth of stories in the visual medium of film.
Tracy Heather Strain has received national attention for “Sighted Eyes, Feeling Heart” an unprecedented look into the story behind “A Raisin in the Sun” author Lorraine Hansberry, recently aired on PBS’s American Experience. Strain is the co-founder of The Film Posse, a Boston based production company, and also teaches film studies at Northeastern University.
Allie Humenuk is an Emmy nominated cinematographer in film and television who also shoots and directs her own films. Her most recent film which she co-directed with Amy Geller, aired on PBS and is a film festival favorite. “The Guys Next Door” follows two men’s quest to start a family with a surrogate. It’s been hailed as a loving family portrait transcending gender politics and expectations.
Nikole Beckwith is the writer and director of “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” a feature film that went from Sundance awards to Lifetime TV, featuring Saoirse Ronan, Jason Issacs and Cynthia Nixon. Nikole talks about her formative years and mentors in the theatre-scape of Newburyport and how it influenced her moving to NYC with an “anything is possible” sensibility.
ISLE OF DOGS
OPENS APRIL 13
1 hr., 41 min., PG13
In the future an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that is a garbage dump.
Atari is a 12-year-old boy who goes off to search for his beloved bodyguard-dog. There, with the assistance of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire city.
Directed by Wes Andresen. Animated with the voices of Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansen, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, Yoko Ono, F. Murray Abraham, Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDrmand and others.
THE LEISURE SEEKER
1 hr., 52 min., R
Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland play an aging couple where he has impending Alzheimer’s and she has cancer. They decide to set out from Boston to the Florida Keys in a vintage restored Leisure Seeker recreational vehicle to have one last adventure before age and infirmity catches up to them.
"A special one-night only screening! Sunday, April 15 at 7:00 PM. All seats $15.00. Sorry, no passes. Come see the local runners!"