The Passion of Joan of Arc screening with live score, string quartet and electronics
Sprinkler Artist Factory and cinema-worcester is inviting all film and music lovers to a special night of silent film and live music. The Passion of Joan of Arc, directed by Carl Th. Dreyer in 1928, is considered one of the best silent films made. Rene Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, as the young maiden who died for God and France.
The Passion of Joan of Arc screening with live score, string quartet and electronics
Award winning documentary, with director in person!
Hard headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn't know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat - hordes of monstrous 20 pound swamp rats. Known as “nutria”, these invasive South American rodents breed faster than the roving squads of hunters can control them. And with their orange teeth and voracious appetite they are eating up the coastal wetlands that protects Thomas and his town of Delacroix Island from hurricanes. But the people who have lived here for generations are not the type of folks who will give up without a fight. Thomas and a pack of lively bounty hunters are hellbent on saving Louisiana before it dissolves beneath their feet. It is man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.
Trailer here!! https://vimeo.com/237653627
Asylum Coffeetorium will be on site selling delicious their dessert popovers!
Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice. Shorts have and will continue to be an important part of cinema, storytelling, and culture. The Sundance Film Festival has always been proud to treat short films with the highest regard and to give a home to new (and old) projects for audiences to discover and celebrate.
Children 12 and under free!
With a compelling range of styles and themes, Kid Flicks Two offers clever, thought-provoking films sure to inspire audiences ages 8+ to expand their horizons. In the Grand Prize award-winner Game (USA), AJ has the drive to excel but must push through obstacles to get there. Meanwhile, teamwork takes on different stripes when an odd couple of bears are forced to work together in the hilarious stop-motion shortPoles Apart (UK). Plus, the CG-animated wonder Gokurōsama (France) bridges cultures and generations by showing us that even in an automated age, a little human touch can still work wonders.
Restored and remastered for 50th anniversary!
An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colourful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music.
Once upon a time or maybe twice there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, 80,000 leagues under the sea it lay, a place where beauty, happiness, and music reign supreme. But this peaceful harmony is shattered when the Blue Meanies invade with their army of storm bloopers, apple bonkers, snapping turtle turks, and the menacing flying glove in an attempt to stop the music and drain Pepperland of all colour and hope. So it’s The Beatles to the rescue, as our animated heroes team up with Young Fred and the Nowhere Man and journey across seven seas to free Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, make peace with the Meanies, and restore music, colour, and love to the world.
Run Lola Run (German: Lola rennt, literally "Lola runs") is a 1998 German thriller film written and directed by Tom Tykwer, and starring Franka Potente as Lola and Moritz Bleibtreu as Manni. The story follows a woman who needs to obtain 100,000 Deutsche Mark in twenty minutes to save her boyfriend's life.
Local animator Ben Wickey hosts this double-whammy of his Edward Gorey-inspired short films The House of the Seven Gables and Homecoming. Featuring beautiful, elaborately crafted stop-motion animation (intercut with the occasional drawn animation sequence and other creative flourishes), these eerie adaptations of literary classics deliver a delicious, haunted house thrill. Wickey will be present for a live Q&A after the screening.
This three-part special event offers up a full, well-rounded evening of rock n’ roll: a guitar marketplace/trading post, live performance by local band Submarine Machine, and screening of the documentary It Might Get Loud from director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth).
Join us for another film and food pairing—the Worcester premiere of critically acclaimed documentary The Heart of Nuba and local cuisine from Wooden Noodles.
The Heart of Nuba tells the story of an American doctor who has dedicated his life to treating the isolated community of the Nuba Mountains in war-torn South Sudan. A special menu will be on offer from Worcester’s own Wooden Noodles before and during the screening.
Come enjoy a double-bill of classic, groundbreaking silent films as part of Preservation Worcester's Carpet Ball Block Party! The screening will be held at Acoustic Java’s beautiful Roastery and Tasting Room, where you can sip on a cup of fresh, house-roasted organic coffee while basking in the nostalgic glow of the silver screen.
Admission to the Carpetball Block Party is required. Tickets can be purchased through EventBrite:
$65 for members, $75 for non-members, $90 day of event
Harold and Maude incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama. The plot revolves around the exploits of a young man named Harold Chasen (Bud Cort) who is intrigued with death. Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother (Vivian Pickles) prescribes for him, and slowly develops a strong friendship, and eventually a romantic relationship, with a 79-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon) who teaches Harold about living life to its fullest and that life is the most precious gift of all
Join us at the Worcester Popup gallery for the acclaimed 2017 Andy Goldsworthy documentary, "Leaning into the Wind", AND enjoy food provided by The Muse Bar & Kitchen!
FREE ADMISSION! Your donations gratefully accepted!
The Worcester PopUp is a program of the Worcester Cultural Coalition. This event is not sponsored by nor reflects the views of the WCC. The Worcester PopUp is funded in part by the generous contributions from The Barr Foundation and additional funders.
ONE NIGHT ONLY IN WORCESTER AREA!
You know them from THE ROOM, the cult-hit phenomenon that swept the globe. You know them from THE DISASTER ARTIST, the bio-pic feature film starring James and Dave Franco that took you deeper into the Wiseauniverse than ever before. NOW, get to know them all over again, in BEST F(R)IENDS. Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero's friendship is the stuff of legend. The boys are back. Join the F(R)IENDSHIP.
Tickets $10! Meet Greg and participate in Q&A!
"Sublime, gorgeous, and action packed" - New York Daily News
In AD 859, as the Tang Dynasty declines, several rebel groups are established, the largest of which is the House of Flying Daggers, who battle the corrupt government that oppresses the people. Its members steal from the rich and give to the poor, gaining the support of the locals.
Two police officers, Leo (Andy Lau) and Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro)—who are best friends—are ordered to kill the leader of the group within ten days, a task that appears to be impossible as no one knows who the leader of the House of the Flying Daggers is...
Watch the trailer!
"The abiding terror in Alfred Hitchcock's life was that he would be accused of a crime he did not commit. This fear is at the heart of many of his best films, including "Strangers on a Train" (1951), in which a man becomes the obvious suspect in the strangulation of his wife." - Roger Ebert
Rashomon marked the entrance of Japanese film onto the world stage;it won several awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1951, and an Academy Honorary Awardat the 24th Academy Awards in 1952, and is now considered one of the greatest films ever made.
"This is my home too. But just look at it. It's like living in the jungle. Jackals prowling around as soon as night falls. No neighbors to sit and talk to. When you're not here, I'm terribly uneasy. But you wouldn't understand. You eat and sleep and go about your work, unconcerned whether you're paid or not. I had lots of dreams too. All the things I wanted to do..." - Sarbojaya Ray, Pather Panchali