Archive for May, 2009

Two Questions With Alec Asten, Director

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The Norwich Community Cinema recently caught up with Alec Asten, the creator of our feature upcoming short film “The Curse of Micah Rood”. We learned a little more about his new projects and his love of filmmaking in Connecticut .
Q: What intrigues you most about ‘The Curse’ and what do you hope the audience will get from viewing your film?

Alec – The fact that this legend is in our own back yard is what originally grabbed me. I have always loved ghost stories and hope that the audience will be inspired by our cinematic rendition to explore history on their own. History is an important element to any civilization, and the truth is its’ only recorded from a certain perspective. When more people take the time to research the recorded page, new truths will be discovered. History opens up opportunities for many of us to become detectives.. and with these new results uncovered, we learn a deeper understanding of ourselves.

Q: What are some of the best things about making a film in CT?

Alec – Some of the best things about making a film in CT is a combination of working with a local cast & crew, shooting at the fantastic locations around the area, and of course utilizing the amazing support we have from the talent in our surrounding communities. I feel honored to have been able to create this film in the place I call home. Creating a motion picture is not a single effort, it takes an army to put it together and when you have a team of dedicated individuals working to attain one goal, amazing results can be achieved. For me, my proudest moment is when the credits roll and I’m reminded of those who contributed to this project. We could not have done it without all of their support.

The Staff and Volunteers of the NCC would also like to thank The Day for their great support and publishing the story of the Norwich Community Cinema on our behalf today.

Film: Goodbye Solo

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Our second film has been selected!  Mark your calendars for July 11th – you won’t want to miss this gem of a movie.

Title: Film: Goodbye Solo
Location: Donald Oat Theater, Norwich CT
Link out: Click here
Description: The second film of the season.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2009-07-11

First Film Announced: The Curse of Micah Rood (and Selected Shorts) – June 13th 2009

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
Micah Rood


June 13th marks the first film(s) shown by the NCC.  We have selected “The Curse of Micah Rood” as our feature presentation.  The film is based on a 18th century legend that took place right here in Norwich, CT. A reclusive apple farmer is terrorized by his haunted orchard and the vengeful spirit of a traveling peddler.

The evening will begin at 7:00pm with an assortment of short films to wet your film-loving whistle.  Our featured film “The Curse of Micah Rood” will be followed by a Q and A session with the filmmaker Alec Asten.

The first half of the evening includes Gone Fishing,” by award-winning British filmmaker Chris Jones.  “Gone Fishing” will be followed up by “Under My Garden,” a 20-minute Italian film directed by Andrea Lodovichetti, who has also won many awards.

Refreshments will be available throughout the evening.

Admission to this event is $7:00.

What are others saying about “The Curse“?

The Curse of Micah Rood received the 2009 “The Indie Award of Merit” from the Indie Fest in La Jolla, California.

The Curse of Micah Rood received the 2009 “BEST REGIONAL SHORT FILM” from the SENE Film, Music & Art Festival.

2008 Best of New England – RI International Horror Festival

Watch the Trailer

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(Updated May 26, 2009)