Cinemarts Opens Fall/Winter 2010 and Announces Upcoming Season
CinemArts opens their fall season with a screening of
“Warsaw Bridge” (Pont de Varsovia), the groundbreaking (and long unavailable) Spanish
1989 masterpiece by Pere Portabella on Tuesday, August 24, at 7:30pm at the
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 South Carroll St. in downtown Frederick.
Renown director Jonathan Demme describes his chief reaction
of first seeing the film in Barcelona as a quest to have the film seen by a
broader audience. “The exquisite images,
the superbly rendered music, the bravura style, this bold narrative, the great
performances, the perfection of the totality of this unique and vibrant
wonderland of a film—How to get it seen in America?" Demme’s partnership
with an American-based distributor brought this desire to reality.
At the center of the film is a romantic triangle between a
novelist, a symphony conductor, and a university marine-biology lecturer.
However, the story’s narrative touches on, as opposed to follows, these
“central” characters. The film lavishly presents vivid meditations on Spanish
architecture and landscapes, an outdoor concert where the conductor is on an
elevated platform in a shopping arcade and the musicians are on nearby
balconies, a lavish state party thrown for the novelist, a verbal chess match
at the party, a credit sequence 20-odd minutes into the film, a concert inside
a cathedral, extended lovemaking, a recitation of part of the novelist's book,
an opera performed at a gigantic fish market, a university lecture on algae,
another opera set (though not staged) in a Turkish bath, a TV interview, a meal
prepared and eaten by the three lovers, a film screening, and a plane trying to
extinguish a forest fire. As a review for the Chicago Reader raved, “…whatever it all means, it’s gorgeous.”
Showtime is 7:30pm at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education
Center, 40 South Carroll St. in downtown Frederick. Admission price is $6.
The film is the first of CinemArts’ fall offerings. It is followed by a co-presentation of “The
September Issue” at the Cultural Arts Center as part of the first night of
Fashion Week on September 16. After that, the films return to the Delaplaine on
September 28 with the classic Bogart film “Beat the Devil”; the Maryland
premiere of the documentary film “The Small Act” on October 12; the rescheduled
Frederick Film Festival presentation of the Spanish documentary “Interior Landscapes” on October 26; the acclaimed new film
“Whiz Kids” on November 9; the Maryland Premiere of the touching documentary “The Kids Grow Up” on
November 23; and capping the season will be the award winning film about Senegalese
singer Youssou Ndour—one of Time
magazine’s 100 most influential people—entitled “Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I
Love” on December 14.
In addition, CinemArts and the Frederick Film Festival
will be bringing to the Weinberg Center year one of the Maryland International
Kids FilmFest on November 20-21. The event will feature about 100 short films
for children presented over the two days. More information will be available at
Annual Movie/Music Event on November 5th, 2006
For the third
year in a row, CinemArts will present a pairing of great acoustic
Americana music with a film documentary on a similar subject. The
event will take place in the Pavilion of the Delaplaine Visual Arts
Education Center and will feature the music of Washing Area Music
Award winning band Dead Men's Hollow followed by a presentation
of the Jerry Garcia/David Grisman documentary "Grateful Dawg."
Showtime is 2pm on Sunday, November 5.
offering, the film "Grateful Dawg" tells the story of
the decades' long friendship of Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia
and mandolin virtuoso David Grisman. The two shared a passion for
stringed instruments, harmonizing, and the music of bluegrass legend
The film not
only includes live performances from the pair but also very personal
and telling "home movies" of the two hanging out, playing
music, and generally enjoying the other's passion for the music
they both obviously loved. It is hard not to be swept up in their
enthusiasm for this most American of musical traditions when you
watch them. It is also hard not to suddenly realize how little one
actually knew about this side of someone as ubiquitous to a certain
generation as Jerry Garcia.
While it is
about the music, it is also a film about friendship. It shows without
question that what brought these two together back in the early
1960s was the deep-seated hold this music has on so many souls.
But what is more remarkable is that the film shows that what kept
these two guys together was a deep and abiding love and admiration
for the other. There is a quote in the film from a mutual friend
that the two were "hatched from the same cosmic egg" and
there are few films that can properly show that with any degree
of skill. This is one. It is about the music, but it's about friends
Prior to the
show will be a live concert from regional roots music band Dead
Men's Hollow. The band - fronted by three-part female harmonies
and backed by fiddle, upright bass, and guitar - weaves together
its signature sound from traditional American old time, bluegrass,
southern gospel and country blues music. But other inspirations
may surprise the unwary listener and no two Dead Men's Hollow shows
are quite the same as they seem to take their cue from the audience,
the venue, and the vibe.
DMH has been
performing together for more than five years and released their
second full-length CD "Two Timin'" in September. A collection
of standards and original tunes, the album promises to be as successful
as their first release, "Forever True," which was nominated
for six Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES) last year and took
home three of the awards, including Best Debut Album Across all
Genres - a great honor.
The group is
no stranger to Frederick with recent shows at the Festival of the
Arts, Sunday Bluegrass at the Cultural Arts Center, and a 2nd Saturday
Concert at the Unity Church. They have also recently played the
Kennedy Center and have been invited to Ft. Riley, Kansas to entertain
the troops and their families at Christmas for the second year running.
host of local NPR station WAMU's Stained Glass Bluegrass show, says
it best when he says, "Do not be deceived by the name of the
group. Dead Men's Hollow's music is live and lively and oh, so powerful."
Changes Primary Venue to the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
1, 2006, CinemArts will be showing films at the Delaplaine Visual
Arts Educational Center. The new partnership hopes to add to the
Center by bringing a componant of the "visual arts" that
was under-represented there. CinemArts feels fortunate to be able
to partner with the Center and we believe the relationship will
be a good match. So join us at the Delaplaine!
Annual Bluegrass Night - November 20 at 7:30pm
The Press Release
for our Bluegrass Event:
at the Cultural Arts Center in November thanks to CinemArts. For
the second year in a row, the local nonprofit film organization
presents a pairing of bluegrass documentary and live bluegrass concert
in downtown Frederick. The night of bluegrass entertainment begins
at 7:30pm on Sunday, November 20.
offering, the film "King of Bluegrass: The Life and Times of
Jimmy Martin" tells the story of one of the most colorful figure
in bluegrass music who died earlier this year. The documentary follows
Jimmy Martin's lifelong quest to reach his childhood dream of becoming
a regular cast member of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Known
for his flamboyant dress, crazed hunting trips, and brash behavior,
Jimmy Martin is the rebel child of bluegrass music.
interweaves the tale of Martin's quest with recently shot footage
that captures the essence of the man and his music. The film crew
followed Martin on tour throughout the south and midwest, capturing
unique moments backstage, onstage, and on the road. Interviews were
conducted with bluegrass and country music stars such as Ralph Stanley,
Tom T. Hall, Marty Stuart, JD Crowe, Paul Williams, Bill Emerson
show will a live concert from Northern Virginia-based bluegrass
band Dead Men's Hollow. The band - fronted by three-part female
harmonies and backed by fiddle, upright bass, and guitar - weaves
together its signature sound from traditional American old time,
bluegrass, southern gospel and country blues music, shown nowhere
as beautifully than the harmonies on their version of Hank Williams'
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."
influences run deeper than the country section of the record store.
This is most apparent in their bluegrassed version of Cheap Trick's
"I Want You to Want Me" which, had you never heard the
original, you would swear had always been a bluegrass tune.
Dead Men's Hollow
has been together for four years and recently released its first
full-length CD, Forever True, mixes secular and sacred American
traditional songs with a number of wonderful original songs. Red
Shipley, host of local NPR station WAMU's Stained Glass Bluegrass
show, says, "Do not be deceived by the name of the group. Dead
Men's Hollow's music is live and lively and oh, so powerful."
event is only $10 and available in advance on the organization's
webpage at: www.CinemArts.org. The address of the Cultural Arts
Center is 15 West Patrick Street in beautiful downtown Frederick.
presentation in November 2004 featured the documentary "Bluegrass
Journey" which was followed by the band Blue Daze. The show
sold out so CinemArts encourages those interested to get to the
Cultural Arts Center early or buy tickets in advance.
a local nonprofit organization that brings independent, foreign,
and underscreened films to the Frederick area every other Tuesday
throughout the year and has recently announced its new schedule.
Upcoming shows include the acclaimed documentary "Mad Hot Ballroom"
on November 22; the award-winning film about a wheelchair rugby
league, "Murderball," on December 8; the French classic
"Jules et Jim" on December 22; and, on an extra holiday
showdate, the American indie film "Off the Map" on December
29. The complete schedule is available at: www.CinemArts.org.
Peace kicks off Seagoing Cowboy Conference
August 12, 2005 at 7 pm at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster
MD, the film SEEDS OF PEACE, a documentary
that chronicles the experiences of young persons from historically
warring nations as they examine culturally based hatred and strive
to work for peaceful solutions at a camp in Maine will be screened.
Tickets are free but reservations are suggested: 410.848.7272
is the kick off to the Passing on the Gift Conference that
commemorates the legacy of seagoing cowboys (WW2 conscientious objectors)
and the impact of Maryland peace churches on peace activism worldwide.
This event is the culmination of my thesis research on the beginnings
of Heifer International and will take place at the Brethren Service
Center, New Windsor MD, August 13, 10 - 6 pm.
information about the conference, contact Kathleen Campanella 410.635.8747
for a brochure or download the pdf file from
Please forward this information to anyone who might be interested
in the search for peace and the work of conscientious objectors
ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Gets 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status
just got our notice from the IRS that CinemArts has been approved
as a 501(c)(3) public arts charity. While we have always been a
nonprofit organization, this recognition by the IRS allows us to
make any donations made to us tax-deductable and shows a recognition
of our arts mission in the community!
Concert After "Bluegrass Journey" on Nov. 30!!
is proud to announce that we'll be having a live bluegrass performance
by the acclaimed bluegrass band Blue Daze AFTER
our November 30th showing of the documentary "Bluegrass Journey"!!!
We're very excited about this and we'll have more information posted
shortly as we're still working out the details. This event is sponsored
by the Tri-State Bluegrass Association. You can find out more about
the association at their website,
and more about the band at their website.
Thanks to Linda Lookadoo for making this whole thing possible! Check
out her website for more Bluegrass info: www.linda.cjb.net.
More info on the way!
Showing of Super Size Me Added!
Due to popular
demand, we've added a second showing of the acclaimed documentary
"Super Size Me" on October 5 at 9:30. More choices, because
you deserve a break today.
TICKET SURCHARGE LOWERED
We have managed
to get the surcharge for online ticket sales lowered from $0.75
to $0.50 per ticket. Ok, so it's only a quarter...but if you come
to EVERY show, as we hope you do, that could really add up.
Featured on Cable 10's Artscape
us on Thursday, May 27 at 6pm, 8pm, 10pm! THEN log on to our Forum
(click the tab on top of the page) and tell us how uncomfortable
we looked on TV.
TICKET SALES ARE HERE!
opening, the comment we've heard the most is the need for online
So we listened...and
we're going to try it. If it works out, we'll do it for the rest
of the movies.
with our June 1st feature, Whale Rider, you will be able to purchase
tickets to the show and pick them up at the Will Call table the
night of the show.
news: No worries about missing the show because it's sold out.
The bad news:
There is a $0.75 surcharge/ticket for the service. It's PayPal's
it very easly for you. On the schedule page, under the movie poster
pic, is a button that says "Buy Now." Click that button,
have your credit card handy and follow the directions to buy your
made your purchase, please go to the forum tab at the top of the
page and leave a note there about how the experience worked for
a couple very nice write-ups in both the Frederick News-Post and
Frederick Gazette on May 11, 2004.
here for more of CinemArts in the news!
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