PLEASE NOTE: The films on this page have come and gone. This past listing is provided to give you a better sense of the variety of independent and documentary films shown weekly at the ACME Screening Room. For current listings, VISIT THE HOMEPAGE.
ARCHIVED FROM August 2012
Bill W., Plus Meet-the-Director, Kevin Hanlon
Film Only: Friday 7 pm & 8:55pm; Saturday 9:20pm; Sunday 5pm
Film Plus Director: Saturday 7pm
Bill W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Persons of the 20th Century. Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow. With Bill as its driving force, A.A. grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over 2 million men and women – a success that made him an icon within A.A., but also an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created. A reluctant hero, Bill Wilson lived a life of sacrifice and service, and left a legacy that continues every day, all around the world.
TO ROME WITH LOVE is a kaleidoscopic comedy set in one of the world’s most enchanting cities. The film brings us into contact with a well-known American architect reliving his youth; an average middle-class Roman who suddenly finds himself Rome’s biggest celebrity; a young provincial couple drawn into separate romantic encounters; and an American opera director endeavoring to put a singing mortician on stage. While Rome is a city abundant with romance and comedy, TO ROME WITH LOVE is about people having adventures that will change their lives forever.
English and Italian with English subtitles
1 hr 52 mins, rated R
Lost Bohemia, Plus Meet-the-Director Josef Birdman Astor
Film Only: Friday, 7 pm & 8:30pm; Sunday 5 pm
Film Plus Director: Saturday, 7 pm
ARTIST VISIONS 2012 FESTIVAL – June, July, August
For over 100 years, the most significant 20th century artists and performers have lived and worked in the 165 landmark Studios atop Carnegie Hall, including Marilyn Monroe, Isadora Duncan, Barnett Newman, Norman Mailer, Marlon Brando, George Balanchine and Bill Cunningham. In 2001, the Carnegie Hall Corporation began to systematically evict the artists (some in residence for over forty years), destroy the Studios and convert the spaces into offices. Alarmed by the situation, photographer Josef Astor, a resident of the Carnegie Hall Studios for over twenty years, began to film his neighboring artists, the ballet school, drama classes, dancers, singing teachers, photographers, sculptors, painters and writers. LOST BOHEMIA is Astor’s intimate, affectionate portrait of these extraordinary people and is the only film documentation of the Carnegie Studios.
Director, Josef Astor’s photography regularly appears in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek, GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, House and Garden, Dance Ink. Astor’s advertising clients range from AT & T to Bergdorf Goodman, Absolut Vodka and Phillip Morris. He directed sequences in the documentary PARASOMNIA and was also Production Designer for the PBS documentary Aaron Copland at 100. Astor’s work has been widely collected and exhibited, including shows at The International Center of Photography, Julie Saul Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery, ‘Vanity Fair Portraits’ at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and upcoming exhibit “The Digital Darkroom” at The Annenberg Space for Photography. He has received the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography. Astor is currently on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York.
It lasted for decades then was gone: Lambertville’s incredible summer theater and live music venue under a big top tent, produced with the help of a legion of locals, and Director, St. John Terrell, and featuring talent the likes of Streisand and Stevie Wonder. What happened there? Return to Music Mountain and see for yourself! Bring a copy of your own Music Mountain-related photo to add to the show “community wall”.
Then be sure to join us Sunday night for a closing reception for ACME’s lobby exhibition, Return to Music Mountain and then take a seat to preview and discuss select scenes from the new Music Mountain documentary-film-in-progress, with filmmakers, Gary Cohen & Paul Kaye.
Party and Preview "Magic on Music Mountain," Plus Meet-the-Directors Gary Cohen & Paul Kaye
Preview Plus Q & A, 7-8 pm
ARTIST VISIONS 2012 FESTIVAL
- June, July, August
Join us for a closing reception for ACME’s lobby exhibition, Return to Music Mountain and then take a seat to preview and discuss select scenes from the new Music Mountain documentary-film-in-progress, with filmmakers, Gary Cohen & Paul Kaye. The filmmakers welcome patrons to share their own experiences on Music Mountain as well as any information that might enhance the film!
TICKETS: Party & Preview w/Directors: $10 member/ $15 non-member
In 1968 Haifa, a teenage boy gets a summer job with a Holocaust survivor who makes ends meet by brokering marriages and smuggling goods. Throughout the summer, the mysterious matchmaker takes the boy on a dangerous coming of age ride into the deepest underbelly of Haifa.