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 July 2012
Quill, the Life of a Guide Dog
Friday & Saturday 7 pm; 8:50pm
Sunday 5 pm
Based on a true story, QUILL: THE LIFE OF A GUIDE DOG is the sweet tale of Quill, a yellow Labrador Retriever born with a curious mark on his side that resembles a bird spreading its wings. Quill’s life as a normal dog drastically changes after his first birthday when he leaves his mother’s side to become a seeing-eye dog. Quill is a little slower than the other dogs at the school, but he seems to have an unusual ‘empathy’ and remarkable patience with his trainers. Dog trainer Tawade decides that Quill would be the ideal guide dog for Mitsuru Watanabe, the lonely and ill-tempered middle-aged man who is reluctant to rely on him at first. Then an incident occurs that causes the seemingly completely incompatible man and dog to come to rely on each other and become inseparable friends. Japanese w/ English subtitles
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.
MAGIC TRIP, Plus Party for New Hope/Lville in 60-70's Exhibition
Film Only: Friday, 7 pm & 8:40pm; Sunday 5 pm
Party Plus Film: Saturday, 7 pm
ARTIST VISIONS 2012 FESTIVAL – June, July, August
In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World’s Fair. He was joined by “The Merry Band of Pranksters,” including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac’s “On the Road.” Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen. With MAGIC TRIP, Oscar®-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage to create a documentary of this extraordinary piece of American history.
Please Note: Saturday Party Plus Film is an opening reception for ACME’s exhibition “New Hope/Lambertville in the 60-70′s” and will feature a slideshow of photographs by Rita Chesterton on the big screen, music, refreshments and then the film, MAGIC TRIP. Party 7- 8pm; Film 8 pm – 9:50 pm
TICKETS: Film Only: $6 member / $8 non-member Party Plus Film: $10 member / $15 non-member
New Hope/Lambertville in the 60's & 70's Photo Exhibition
Friday, 6:30 – 10pm
Sunday, 5 – 7pm
ARTIST VISIONS 2012 FESTIVAL
- June, July, August
Step back in time to see the creative characters, colorful events and local landmarks in both these communities during the era of free-love. Bring a copy of your own photo of either town at this time to add to the show “community wall”. Featured photographers: Jack Rosen and Rita Chesterton.
Co-presented with Lambertville Historical Society.
Admission is free.
And on Saturday, July 21st, join us for …
MAGIC TRIP, Plus Party for New Hope/Lville in 60-70′s Exhibition
This is an opening reception for ACME’s exhibition “New Hope/Lambertville in the 60-70′s” and will feature a slideshow of photographs by Rita Chesterton on the big screen, music, refreshments and then the film, MAGIC TRIP.
Party 7- 8pm; Film 8 pm – 9:50 pm
Music from the Big House, Plus Discussion w/Jeff Kline, Bluesman
Film Only: Friday: 7 pm & 8:40 pm; Saturday 9 pm; Sunday 5 pm
Film Plus Discussion: Saturday: 7 pm
In MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE, Rita Chiarelli, Canada’s Queen of the Blues, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a Angola Prison – what used to be the bloodiest prison in America. Rita’s trip turns into a historic jailhouse performance – playing with inmates serving life sentences. Their shared bond of music, and Chiarelli’s vivacious personality, draw striking revelations from the inmates. Rather than sensational stories of convicts, we witness remarkable voices of hope as their love of music radiates humanity and redemption on their quest for forgiveness.