Archive for May, 2014

The Monuments Men — Friday, May 23 at Otis Library

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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Otis Library

261 Main Street, Norwich

Free — Donations welcome

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. Clooney’s crew on The Monuments Men includes director of photography Phedon Papamichael, ASC, Oscar®-nominated production designer Jim Bissell, Academy Award®-winning editor Stephen Mirrione, A.C.E., costume designer Louise Frogley, and five-time Oscar® nominated composer Alexandre Desplat.

See trailer here.

Rose City Shorts Fest — Saturday, May 9

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

ShortsFestShort films are often a filmmaker’s stepping-stone toward the goal of a feature length film. Scorcese, Spielberg, many filmmakers started their careers making short films. At the 4th annual Rose City Shorts Fest on May 10,  we are excited to have exceptional films to screen.

Saturday’s films will be divided into two groups of approximately 45 minutes each, with a 15-minute intermission. At the conclusion of the festival, the audience will be asked to vote for their favorite film. The winner will be announced here after the event.

Join us. It is a lot of fun! We will have refreshments available.