"Communicating Bergman" Series, Film 2: Autumn Sonata
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

"Communicating Bergman" Series, Film 2: Autumn Sonata

The second of 4 great Bergman films in our monthly series "Communicating Bergman", with introduction and discussion with Jared Wagner! 

*Jared's writing is also featured at www.cinema-worcester.com/truthat24frames, including information on the film screening each month.

Join us at 6:30 for informal discussion and grab a beverage from Acoustic Java's menu. Film introduction starts at 7 PM followed by screening. 

Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grande dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker’s recurring lead Liv Ullmann, as her eldest daughter. Over the course of a day and a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship. 

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20th Annual Animation Show of Shows (2 showings)
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

20th Annual Animation Show of Shows (2 showings)

2 showings on Friday November 9, 6:30 PM and 8:45!

A dazzling collection of the year's best animated shorts from all over the world, not to be missed! 

What the critics said about last year's show: 

The "Show of Shows" offers a welcome reminder that an animated film can be as intimate and personal as a signature.- Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

An exceptional program that starts off strong and only gets better as it goes, the 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows overflows with charm while containing more provocative observations about the nature of existence than most prestige feature films do.Animators both obscure and famous show their wares here, in a program paced beautifully by Ron Diamond. Anyone who attends this third event will hope it stays public for years to come. - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

Appearing just in time to end the cinematic year on a high note is the wonderful collection of animated shorts THE ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS.Seriously these films are all kick ass which make this collection an absolute must if you love great filmmaking - never mind animation- most of these films transcend being labels just "cartoons". - Steve Kopian, Unseen Films"

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The Peacemaker
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Peacemaker

With Director James Demo in person!


A NY Times Critics' Pick and multi-award winning film, THE PEACEMAKER is an intimate portrait of international peacemaker Padraig O'Malley - who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself.  The film takes us from Padraig's isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq – as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction.  We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.

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"Communicating Bergman" Series, Film 3: Hour of the Wolf
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

"Communicating Bergman" Series, Film 3: Hour of the Wolf

Tickets: General Admission $10 / Seniors & Students with ID $8.50

The third of 4 great Bergman films in our monthly series "Communicating Bergman", with introduction and discussion with Jared Wagner! 

*Jared's writing is also featured at www.cinema-worcester.com/truthat24frames, including information on the film screening each month.

Join us at 6:30 for informal discussion and grab a beverage from Acoustic Java's menu. Film introduction starts at 7 PM followed by screening. 

While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has an emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires.

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Liyana - 2 Shows - 6:45 and 8:30!
Dec
14
6:45 PM18:45

Liyana - 2 Shows - 6:45 and 8:30!

General Admission $10 / Senior & Student with ID $8.50

Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland collaborate to craft an original fairy tale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovative animated artwork as she embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. The children's real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of story they will tell - in fiction and in their own lives. This inspiring tale of perseverance is a tribute to creativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power storytelling.

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"Communicating Bergman" Series, Film 4: Scenes From a Marriage
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

"Communicating Bergman" Series, Film 4: Scenes From a Marriage

Tickets: General Admission $10 / Seniors & Students with ID $8.50

The 4th and final of 4 great Bergman films in our monthly series "Communicating Bergman", with introduction and discussion with Jared Wagner! 

*Jared's writing is also featured at www.cinema-worcester.com/truthat24frames, including information on the film screening each month.

Join us at 6:30 for informal discussion and grab a beverage from Acoustic Java's menu. Film introduction starts at 7 PM followed by screening. 

Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners.


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Best F(r)iends Parts 1 & 2 with Greg Sestero in Person!
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Best F(r)iends Parts 1 & 2 with Greg Sestero in Person!

Part 1 - 6 PM / Part 2 - 7:45 PM / Q&A with Greg after second show!

Asylum Coffeetorium will be there serving delicious pop-overs!


Jon Kortina (Greg Sestero) is a drifter who is taken in by a
peculiar mortician, Harvey Lewis (Tommy Wiseau), and the
two form a friendship while building an underground
enterprise in the dark seedy world of Los Angeles. Jealousy,
secrets, romance and betrayal try to tear the two apart.
Will all of their efforts unravel?

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"Communicating Bergman" Series, Film 1: The Seventh Seal
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

"Communicating Bergman" Series, Film 1: The Seventh Seal

The first of 4 great Bergman films in our monthly series "Communicating Bergman", with introduction and discussion with Jared Wagner! 

*Jared's writing is also featured at www.cinema-worcester.com/truthat24frames, including information on the film screening each month.

Join us at 6:30 for informal discussion and grab a beverage from Acoustic Java's menu. Film introduction starts at 7 PM followed by screening. 

The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish historical fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in Denmark during the Black Death, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight (Max von Sydow) and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death (Bengt Ekerot), who has come to take his life.

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Rodents of Unusual Size - with Director in Person!
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Rodents of Unusual Size - with Director in Person!

Award winning documentary, with director in person! 

Popcorn!!

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

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The Passion of Joan of Arc with live score
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Passion of Joan of Arc with live score

The Passion of Joan of Arc screening with live score, string quartet and electronics

$20

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. 

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Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

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.

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NY International Children's Film Festival - Kid's Flicks 2
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

NY International Children's Film Festival - Kid's Flicks 2

 

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.

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Yellow Submarine
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Yellow Submarine

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.

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After Dark Film Series: Run Lola Run
Jul
21
8:30 PM20:30

After Dark Film Series: Run Lola Run

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. 

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Animated Short Double-Feature & Live Q&A with Ben Wickey
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Animated Short Double-Feature & Live Q&A with Ben Wickey

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.

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Food & Film: "The Heart of Nuba" & Wooden Noodles
Jun
23
6:30 PM18:30

Food & Film: "The Heart of Nuba" & Wooden Noodles

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.

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City Lights & Metropolis at the Carpetball Block Party
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

City Lights & Metropolis at the Carpetball Block Party

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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:

www.eventbrite.com/e/the-carpetball-block-party-tickets-45724820168

$65 for members, $75 for non-members, $90 day of event

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After Dark Film Series: Harold and Maude
May
25
8:30 PM20:30

After Dark Film Series: Harold and Maude

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

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Film & Food: "Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy" & The Muse Bar & Kitchen
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Film & Food: "Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy" & The Muse Bar & Kitchen

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.

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Best F(r)iends with Greg Sestero in Person!
Apr
22
3:30 PM15:30

Best F(r)iends with Greg Sestero in Person!

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!

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After Dark Film Series: House of Flying Daggers
Apr
20
8:30 PM20:30

After Dark Film Series: House of Flying Daggers

"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!

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Strangers on a Train
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Strangers on a Train

"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

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Pather Panchali
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Pather Panchali

"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

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