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).
Ben Wickey will host a screening of 2 of his own animated shorts - "The House of Seven Gables" based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's famous novel, and "Homecoming" based on a short story by Ray Bradbury. He will also be available for Q&A!
Ben is a Massachusetts-born filmmaker and illustrator, as well as a recent graduate from the California Institute of the Arts. He is the animation director for GOREY, an upcoming documentary about the last days of author/Illustrator Edward Gorey, as well as the illustrator of Ki Longfellow's The Illustrated Vivian Stanshall, a book about the life and times of Britain's most celebrated and eccentric comic musicians. Wickey is 23 years old, and lives in Rockport, Massachusetts.
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.
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.
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