The Last Days of Edward Gorey: WCAI Screening
Sunday, March 9 at 2:00pm
Sponsored by WCAI. All questions with regard to ticket availability should be directed to WCAI at 508-548-9600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A documentary by Christopher Seufert.
Christopher Seufert shot the documentary with Edward Gorey’s approval and active participation from 1996 to his death in April of 2000.
It is a project that has taken almost 20 years to complete. The film is expected to be complete in the fall of 2014. Chris gives us a preview with some of the interviews he had with Edward Gorey. It is a presentation about a film that’s in the rough cut stage and the difficulties he has encountered, shots that don’t work, the hazards of independent filmmaking, licensing issues, and how to recover when your subject dies mid-film.
WCAI’s Mindy Todd will moderate a Q & A with filmmaker Chris Seufert, Ken Morton (Edward Gorey’s cousin) and John Shea.
NFF NOW independent film series
A new film series collaboration between the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation and the Nantucket Film Festival
Tickets online or at the Box Office
$12 Adults, $9 Children and Seniors
Upcoming screenings are scheduled for March 13 (Particle Fever) and April 10 (films to be announced).
Film 3: PARTICLE FEVER
Thursday, March 13 ~ 6:30pm in the Main Theater
Particle Fever (produced and directed by Mark Levinson & David Kaplan) follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, a massive feat of engineering that promises to finally prove or disprove the existence of the Higgs boson, popularly known as the “God particle.” Celebrating discovery through the very human stories behind this epic machine, physicists turned filmmakers Mark Levinson and David Kaplan count down to the biggest and most expensive scientific experiment in the history of the planet in an enthralling film masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Godfather trilogy).
Film 2: FINDING VIVIAN MAIER Feb. 12, 2014 at 6:30PM
Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
Film 1: DESERT RUNNERS Jan. 9th at 6:30PM
There will be a post-screening Skype Q&A with director Jennifer Steinman and Samantha Gash (endurance runner featured in the film) immediately following the film.
DESERT RUNNERS is an intimate, character-driven, and incredibly thrilling documentary which chronicles the year-long journey of four unique competitors, each hoping to complete the “4 Desert Series Grand Slam”: running 155-mile ultra-marathons through four of the world’s most extreme deserts, all in the span of one year. This rousing documentary has netted Audience Awards at numerous film festivals worldwide, including the Edinburgh, Vancouver, and Hamptons International Film Festivals.
Co-Founder of the film production company SMUSH MEDIA, filmmaker Jennifer Steinman has over 18 years of experience in television and filmmaking. Her work has aired nationally on PBS, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Sundance Channel, and many other television networks. Her films have been accepted into many major film festivals including SXSW, Rotterdam, and Sundance.
FREE Screening in the Main Theater
March 14, 7pm
One Book One Island, begun in 2007, is a collaboration of 12 island organizations who select a book for the community to read each year, distribute free copies and organize a series of events related to the book. the OBOI reading project’s goal is to foster a love or reading and help build a sense of community.
The Dreamland is proud to partner with the Nantucket Atheneum to provide a free screening of this film.