Cinema Arts Virtual Shows Beatles, Exploitation and Tumbleweeds

If you’re itching for entertainment, Cinema Arts Centre has a full lineup of virtual events, including  a free Academy Awards watch party, an Earth Day documentary screening, a multimedia lecture on The Beatles, movie trivia, and a silent film livestream.

All programs are currently digital. See the full lineup

 

Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the
Making of a Dark Classic – Virtual discussion with Pulitzer Prize
Winner & NYT Best Seller Glenn Frankel
Monday, April 12th at 7 PM
Public $10 | Members $7
Join CAC and New York Times-bestselling author & Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Glenn
Frankel as he reveals the history of Midnight Cowboy, the controversial 1969 Oscar-winning

film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture. Glenn’s new book, Shooting
Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Masterpiece, takes
readers behind-the-scenes to explore the origins and impact of the Oscar-winning film.
In this program, Glenn Frankel will lead us in a discussion on the making of Midnight
Cowboy, John Schlesinger’s adaptation of James Leo Herlihy’s novel of the same name. The
now iconic story chronicles the unlikely friendship between a hustler who moves to New York
and a con man. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight as “Ratso” Rizzo and Joe Buck,
Schlesinger’s film debuted in cinemas in 1969 and became one of the top grossing movies of
the year, as well as the first X-rated film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. It introduced
realism into films about street life in American cities and was groundbreaking in its depictions of
complex representations of LGBT identity. Midnight Cowboy has since been ranked on the
American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest American films of all time.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/CACMidnightCowboy

 

Tumbleweeds (1925) – An Anything But Silent Livestream
Tuesday, April 20th at 7 PM
Pay-what-you-want!
Silent-Film-Western legend William S. Hart stars in this classic tale of settlers in the Oklahoma
territory. Directed by King Baggot, and co-directed by Hart, Tumbleweeds follows a cowboy in
1890s Kansas, Don Carver (Hart), a drifter or “tumbleweed” by nature who meets and falls in
love with Molly Lassiter (Barbara Bedford) after accidentally lassoing her. Hoping to settle
down with his love, Carver decides to get in on the Cherokee Strip land rush, but after being
falsely arrested by the U.S. Cavalry, Carver must find a way to break out of the stockade if he is
to get back into the race. (USA, 1925, 78 min., NR, Dir. King Baggot)

Tickets: http://bit.ly/CACTumbleweeds

 

Seeding Change: Earth Day Streaming Event
Streaming Wednesday, April 21st at 10 AM through Friday, April 23rd
Public $15 | Members $10
Includes pre-recorded discussion with director Richard Yelland

Seeding Change, is an award-winning, thought-provoking documentary that gives an inside look
into how large corporations affect climate change. Directed by renowned filmmaker Richard
Yelland, the film offers a first-hand look at mission-based businesses that are working to fight
poverty through Fair Trade job creation, protect the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest, and
regenerate topsoil through organic and sustainable agriculture. Filmed in the US, Brazil, Asia,
and Africa, Yelland takes a deep dive into the visions, best practices, and growing pains
experienced by the founders, suppliers, and workers from ten entrepreneurial Triple Bottom Line
companies that prioritize people and planet along with profit.
Informative, entertaining, and filled with engaging social activism, Seeding Change features
interviews with key players throughout the entire fair market sustainable product chain. Visiting
locations throughout the world, the film charts the interdependent steps of imagining, sourcing,
delivering, consuming, and disposing of products you can buy right now. Throughout, we learn
about the socially responsible future-forward mindset that goes into creating diverse sustainable
brands. We see how farming communities can feed, lift-up, and educate their communities and
how first world consumers can get great products, vote with their dollars, and choose to
contribute to keeping the planet healthy. (51 Minutes) This Earth Day screening of Seeding
Change includes a 30 minute prerecorded post-film discussion with director Richard Yelland.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/CACSeedingChange

 

Free Academy Awards Watch Party
Sunday, April 25th at 8 PM
FREE to attend! Registration required
Join us on Zoom for a free watch party through your computer, phone, or tablet while watching
on TV! There will be opportunities to interact with other guest, play games, answer trivia, and
win prizes! Bingo cards and awards ballots will be available for purchase to play along while
watching the show, airing on ABC.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/CACOscarWatchParty

 

Deconstructing The Beatles: Deconstructing ‘Help!’
Wednesday, May 5th at 8 PM
$15 Admission
Presented by Musicologist Scott Freiman
In late 1964, the Beatles begin to move from the early, heady days of Beatlemania into the
beginnings of more mature influences – both musically and otherwise! Join renowned producer,
composer and Deconstructing the Beatles series creator Scott Freiman for his latest
Deconstructing the Beatles lecture, Deconstructing Help!. Scott will share the stories behind
the making of Beatles for Sale and the “I Feel Fine”/”She’s A Woman” single. The presentation
continues with a look at the making of Help!, diving deep into the songs from that film and
album, including “Help!” “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away,” and “Yesterday.” The presentation ends with the story of the Beatles’ groundbreaking Shea Stadium concert. As
usual, Scott will be sharing rare audio, video, and photos of the Beatles.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/CACBeatlesHelp

 

For Adults Only! The History of the Exploitation Film
Virtual lecture and discussion with film historian Keith Crocker
Wednesday, May 19th at 7 PM ET
Public $7 | Members $5
An exploitation film is a film defined as intended to attract an audience by means of its
sensationalist or controversial content. And although they featured lurid subject matter,
exploitation films of the 1920s, 30s and 40s evaded the strict censorship and scrutiny of the era
by claiming to be educational. Movies such as Narcotic (1933), Damaged Lives (1933), and
Lash of the Penitents (1936) warned audiences of the dangers of drugs, prostitution and vice, all
the while reveling in the very sacred images that the film showcased and yet condemned. And
in the upcoming decades, exploitation films would cover the subjects of white slavery, burlesque
shows and sexually transmitted diseases. Find out all there is to know about this odd cinematic
movement that existed to oppose censorship, all the while laughing its way to the bank. Taking
its cue from the carnival midway of Americana, this program is a must for fans of the strange
and unusual. *NOTE* This program is intended for adult audiences only.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/ExploitationFilmsCAC

 

 

 

 

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