Archive for February, 2011

Cup Cake — Saturday, March 12 at Donald L. Oat Theater

Sunday, February 27th, 2011


Saturday March 12, 2011
Donald L. Oat Theater, Norwich
Suggested donation $7
Doors: 7:00 pm
Movie: 7:30 pm

P.J`s in a pickle, his parents are missing, he is a spectacular failure at running their bakery, ‘Cup Cake’, and he is up to his neck in debt with the local loan-Sharks. To add to his misery, he has been duped into marriage by their impossibly tanned and serially jilted sister, Kitty. Enter Gala, a mysterious, beautiful artist with a few tricks of her own.
P.J. , a robot-obsessed dreamer and his hapless friends, aided by the ever resourceful Gala, set about cooking up the revival of ‘Cup Cake’s’ fortunes, and spicing up P.J`s love life along the way.

Cup Cake Trailer on You Tube

WINNER: ‘Audience Award’ Belfast Film Festival 2010
WINNER: `First Prize’ Best Feature Category Rhode Island International Film Festival 2010.
WINNER: ‘Grand Prix’ Best Feature Category Flickers North Country Film Festival 2010

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Los Angeles Irish Film Festival 2010, Strasbourg Film Festival 2010, Naples International Film Festival 2010, Foyle Film Festival 2010, Fargo Film Festival 2011, Irish Film Festival, Boston 2011.

IFTA NOMINATION 2011: Costume Design, Susan Scott

Update Regarding Norwich Arts Center

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Some of you may have seen the troubling article in the Norwich Bulletin regarding the financial difficulties which the Norwich Arts Center is currently experiencing. We would like to assure our loyal friends and patrons that, in spite of what may happen to the NAC, the Norwich Community Cinema will continue with its mission to show quality, independent films in Norwich.

We are hopeful that the NAC will find a way to resolve its current financial problems and that we will be able to continue showing films in the Donald Oat Theater, which has been our home for the past 2 years. However, we are actively looking for alternate venues in which to show our films in the unfortunate event that the NAC is forced to close its doors.

We will continue to keep you apprised of the situation as it develops, and will post any information about a change in location of our screenings on Facebook and our web site. Thank you for your continued support, and we encourage everyone to support the NAC as well.

Me Facing Life – Thursday February 17 at NFA

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Me Facing Life - Thursday February 17

Me Facing Life - Thursday February 17

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Frank Center at NFA, Norwich
Free of charge
Doors: 6:00 pm
Movie: 6:30 pm

In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for murder. There was no question that a 43-year-old man is dead and that she killed him. What mystified filmmaker Daniel Birman was just how common violence among youth is, and just how rarely we stop to question our assumptions about it. He wondered in this case what led a girl – who grew-up in a reasonable home environment – to this tragic end?

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story explores Cyntoia’s life. The camera first glimpses her the week of her arrest at age 16 and follows her for nearly six years. Along the way, nationally renown juvenile forensic psychiatrist, Dr. William Bernet from Vanderbilt University, assesses her situation. We meet Ellenette Brown, Cyntoia’s adoptive mother who talks about the young girl’s early years. Georgina Mitchell, Cyntoia’s biological mother, meets her for the first time since she gave her up for adoption 14 years earlier. When we meet Cyntoia’s maternal grandmother, Joan Warren, some patterns begin to come into sharp focus.