Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This 3rd Thursday is an International Film Fest!

This is just a cut-n-paste of their e-mail, but I'm rushing to pack for the North Woods of Maine (Moosehead Lake, primarily). I'm going to miss out on this, but read on because it sounds really cool.

3rd Thursdays' First International Film Night!
July, 16 5-8 PM

Join the Central Square Collaborative as we celebrate the diversity of our city with International Film Night. On Thursday July 16th between 5-8 PM, films will be screened at different locations in the Central Square area. Visitors will have the opportunity to view documentaries, feature films and shorts. All screenings are free!

LynnArts (25 Exchange St.)

New Year Baby (5:15-6:15 PM)
The Collaborative is excited to screen, New Year Baby , a new, award-winning Cambodian-American documentary that has won nearly a dozen prizes including audience and best documentary awards from film festivals in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Dallas to name a few. Dennis Harvey of Variety raves, "...This fine first feature is a disarming personal docu that turns into a very moving consideration of historical genocide and individual heroism. Winner of a well-deserved jury prize at the San Francisco Asian-American Film Festival, it merits further exposure..." Don't miss your chance to see Socehata Poeuv's documentary film about her family's story. More details about this film can be found at (In English)

The White Sun of the Desert (6:30-8PM)
At LynnArts audiences can also view the Russian Classic and favorite,The White Sun of the Desert. A blend of action, comedy, music and drama has made this film one of the most popular of all time. Part adventurous Russian folktale and western this 1970 film tells the story of Fyodor Ivanovich Sukhov, a soldier in the Red army fighting the Russian Civil war who guards and protect a guerilla leader and famous bandit Black Abdullah. (In Russian with English Subtitles)

Lynn Museum (590 Washington St.)
Old Places/New Faces screening and discussion (6-7:30 PM)
This film is a project of the Peabody Essex Museum's Museum Action Corps, a group of students aged 16-21. This film documents the experiences in immigrant communities on Massachusetts' North Shore. Local North Shore students created the film including: Sokleang Keo (senior, Lynn Classical High School), Janelle Louis (junior, Beverly High School), Melissa Miranda (sophomore, Salem State College), Geraldy Olea (junior, Salem High School) and Martin Ozoria-Polanco (junior, Salem High School). Student filmmaker Janelle Louis will be at the museum to talk about her experiences with the project. (In English)

Raw Art Works (37 Central Square)
Various Short Films (5:15 - 6:45PM)
It's kids' night! Join us for a montage of kid friendly short films created by RAW student artists along with well known Pixar shorts.

In addition to great films, local restaurants and eateries will be offering specials that night so you can enjoy dinner before or after viewing a film. Local business owners who wish to participate can contact Cynthia at 781.598.5244. All participants will be listed in the evening's program.

Programs and times are subject to change.

These programs are made possible by a matching grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency. This grant was awarded through the John and Abigail Adams Art Program and it supports the exciting 2009 season of 3rd Thursdays in Central Square, Lynn.

In addition to state funding, 3rd Thursdays is made possible by the generous support of: The City of Lynn's Office of Economic and Community Development and season sponsors Columbia Insurance and The Daily Item.

International Film Night is sponsored by Oasis Development Enterprises.

Visit: or call 781.598.5244 for more information about the events.

Artist: Camera Obscura
Song: Cinematheque

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