Alfred Levitt: In Three Acts

Cape Ann Community Cinema presents
Saturday, October 31, 2 pm
In a benefit for the Rocky Neck Art Colony

Alfred Levitt was perhaps the ultimate raconteur. He was a gifted storyteller, renowned artist, humanist, anarchist, sportsman, and spelunker. Born in Russia in 1894, he lived most of his life in the United States, spending summers in the 1940s in Gloucester, where he did some of his better known works, and where his previously political style became more lyrical. He died in May of 2000, at the age of 105.

The documentary begins with the standard premise that the filmmakers, having found a colorful character, need to build a cinematic pedestal to highlight and amplify the subject’s life-affirming qualities. Time and reflection, however, cast their own baleful eye on these efforts, intruding with a simple question: Is this man really as great as he appears to be? Alfred Levitt: In Three Acts is about ego, self-reflection, and self-importance, and, ultimately, how one is perceived by others and by history.

LOCATION: Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main Street, Gloucester

TICKETS: $10.00