Mao’s Last Dancer

The Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester will showcase the international hit, “Mao’s Last Dancer” beginning this Friday, November 5th. The film, based on a true story, is about a poverty-stricken young Chinese boy who grows up to become star ballet dancer Li Cunxin (Chi Cao). The film is directed by Academy Award- nominated director Bruce Beresford (‘Driving Miss Daisy’) and written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Jan Sardi (‘Shine’). The film will play Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7 at 7:30pm and Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 9 through 11 at 2:30pm & 5:00pm. There will be additional shows through Saturday, Nov. 20.

“Restrepo,” the Oscar-shortlisted documentary from “The Perfect Storm”

author Sebastian Junger, finishes its run this week, with shows Thursday, Nov. 4 at 4:30pm and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 & 6 at 5:00pm.

The Cinema will participate in the day-long “Lookin’ For The Sunny Side Of The Street: America 1930’s” celebration by showing an entertaining non-stop line-up of short subjects from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, Nov. 6. There is no cost to attend, and anyone who makes the suggested $5.00 donation will receive a free Cinema movie pass as a thank you.

“The Gloucester 18,” the documentary produced by former Gloucester Daily Times reporter Kristen Grieco Elworthy about the so-called “pregnancy pact” at Gloucester High School in 2008, will have two additional screenings on Sunday, November 7 at 2:30pm and 5:00pm. The film opened October’s First Annual Cape Ann Film Festival, and played to a sold-out crowd.

The CACC’s “Music Week” is three days of music films, Tuesday, Nov. 9 through Thursday, Nov. 11: “Billy Joel: Last Play At Shea” (Tues. Nov.

9 @ 7:30pm), “Slipknot: Live At Download” (Wed. Nov. 10 @ 7:30pm) and the “Celebrate Gloucester” DVD Release Party (Thurs. Nov. 11 @ 7:30pm). The “Celebrate Gloucester” event will include a screening of the new Celebrate Gloucester concert DVD, and will feature live performances by Inge Berge, Dan King, Fly Amero, Allen Estes and Henri Smith. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Lat 43, Alchemy and Jalape’os will be served, and there will also be a beer and wine tasting.

Tickets for this special event are $20.00, are available online at

and benefit The Gloucester Fund.

Tickets for all films (unless otherwise noted) are $9.00 adults, $7.50 students & seniors (60+) and $6.00 for Members. The Cinema’s phone number is (978) 282-1988, and the full schedule through December 9 is listed on its website at

Robert Newton

Managing Director

The Cape Ann Community Cinema/

The Cape Ann Film Festival

21 Main Street – 2nd Floor

Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 309-8448