Saturday, April 4th, 2015 • 4:30 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SUNDAY 3/29 BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SATURDAY 4/4 Prez Hall is pleased to announce 2 screenings of this wonderful film about the talents behind some of the greatest songs produced in the 1960's. When it first came up on our radar we just knew audiences here on the Cape would love to see this film about great musicians and great music. The Wrecking Crew were a group of Studio Musicians in Los Angeles in the 60s who played on hits for the "Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and were Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. The amount of work that they were involved in was tremendous. They were also involved in groups that I like to call, The Milli Vanilli's of the day. A producer would get the guys in and lay down some instrumental tracks. If it became a hit, they would record an album and put a group together to go on the road. This happened many times with groups like the Marketts, Routers, and T-Bones. The next day they would do the same thing and call it another name. Same musicians, but different group Name. At the time the record industry was primarily in New York, London and Detroit in the late 50's and early 60s. Then there was a surge towards the mid-60s that pushed the recording to the west Coast. So these musicians were recording around the clock for a good 8 years. It's hey day for this group was in 1967 when the charts turned to the west. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE VISIT THE FILM'S WEBSITE HERE
Thursday, April 9th, 2015 • 6:00 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE Heartburn: Recipes for Transformation Presented by Wellfleet Preservation Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab The 3rd season of Food on Film celebrates and savors the passions of the kitchen, mirrored in the dreams and desires of strong-willed women in their search for authenticity in taste and in truth. Each has a different recipe for transforming their lives, as we discover what it means to nourish, to feast, and to be hungry. Mostly Martha (Bella Martha), 2001, directed by Sandra Nettleback. Martha Klein (Martha Gedeck) rules her kitchen, her colleagues and her emotions with stainless steely precision. She is a headstrong and obsessive chef, who learns just how emotionally starved she has become when called upon to provide a recipe for comfort and nourishment not found in any larder. Small plate menu TBA!
Friday, April 24th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
$10.00, co-presented by WOMR
BUY TICKETS HERE Prez Hall & WOMR are thrilled to present the 2nd installment of Live & Wired, our exciting new film series showcasing some of the best movies ever made about rock 'n roll. We'll have chairs for your comroft, floor space for groovin', and a full cash bar. Get your tickets now - our last event was almost sold out, and it was a BLAST!! Tonight's selection: Martin Scorcese's electrifing concert film SHINE A LIGHT, captures the Rolling Stones live over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006. It also includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. "Once the Rolling Stones push "Jumpin' Jack Flash's" tempo toward a cliff, Scorsese treats "Shine a Light" like a character piece about artistic give-and-take, not a mere concert film. As long as the Stones are ambulatory, they're ageless." -Nick Rogers, Suite.101 "...an exhilarating and wholly engrossing event." - John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 • 6:00 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE Heartburn: Recipes for Transformation Presented by Wellfleet Preservation Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab The 3rd season of Food on Film celebrates and savors the passions of the kitchen, mirrored in the dreams and desires of strong-willed women in their search for authenticity in taste and in truth. Each has a different recipe for transforming their lives, as we discover what it means to nourish, to feast, and to be hungry. Orlando, 1992, directed by Sally Potter. Based on the novel by Virginia Wolff. Young nobleman Orlando (Tilda Swinton) is commanded to retain the “bloom of youth” by Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp). This epic search for love, poetry and the meaning of life spirals inward and outward, or over four hundred years and is a karmic reckoning of gender roles through a lens both historical and philosophical. While not a film about food, the act and art of dining and discussion are a delicious morsel in this dazzling, daring, feast for the senses. Small plate menu TBA!
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 • 4:30 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE DOUBLE FEATURE: From Iran, A Separation (Az Iran, Yek Jodaee)by Azadeh Mousavi and Kourosh Ataei (52 min, 2013, Iran/France) In the morning of 27 March 2012, the Iranian movie A Separation won the Oscar Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. For the Iranian people who were impatiently glued to their TV screens, this was more than a cinematic award. When sanctions and threats of war with Iran covered the world headlines, Asghar Farhadi talked about Iran’s love for peace and Iranians felt that their voice was heard through someone other than the government officials. This documentary depicts the importance and the difference of receiving an Oscar award for “A Separation” for the Iranians and has a general view on Iran’s society of today. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE A Dress Rehearsal for an Execution by Bahman Tavoosi (60 min, 2013, Canada)Since the Pulitzer Prize for journalism was established nearly a hundred years ago, only one winning photograph has ever had an anonymous creator. In 2006, after nearly three decades of fearing for his life, Jahangir Razmi at last revealed his identity as the photographer of the 1979 prize-winning picture of an execution in post-revolution Iran. The story of the photo alone would make a fascinating documentary, but Montreal-based director and visual artist Bahman Tavoosi’s film is much more than an historical retelling of facts. Tavoosi records his process of restaging the photograph and meticulously seeks out a suitable location and cast. The source material becomes a muse, and a dramatic history is exposed and developed like a negative. Tavoosi dissects the role of documentary photography as art form and social commentary while questioning and highlighting creative licence and political history in this ambitious, cinematic and riveting piece of filmmaking. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Bahman Tavoosi (Dress Rehearsal for an Execution) will join us via Skype to discuss his film after the screening. The Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema is co-sponsored by CapeCodFilmSociety.com, Cape Cinema, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. The Wellfleet screenings are supported in part by a grant from the Wellfleet Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 18th, 2015 • 12:00 pm
Friday, June 19th, 2015 • 12:00 pm
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 • 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 • 5:00 pm
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 • 5:00 pm