August 14, 2020
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August 29th at 8:30 pm
Free Drive-In Movie to Honor our Circle of Friends
Sponsored by People's United Bank

Watch our website next week so you don't miss your chance to register for our upcoming free drive-in screening! Thanks to generous sponsorship from People's United Bank, and in collaboration with the Town of Huntington, the Cinema Arts Centre is excited to offer a presentation of the Beatles' YELLOW SUBMARINE Sing-a-long on Saturday, August 29 at 8:30 pm. (Rain date: August 30.) The event will be open to all, and will be a free program to thank our members and supporters, and to celebrate the volunteer work of the Cinema Arts Centre's Circle of Friends.

Our Circle of Friends is a group of member-volunteers who support outreach and fundraising initiatives of the Cinema Arts Centre. Without the generous support of our members and donors, we would not be able to continue to present programs in the virtual setting during our shut-down, nor would we be able to make safe reopening plans. The Circle of Friends is vital to our work with our members and donors and have helped the Cinema to thrive during good times and difficult times. We hope you will be able to join us to celebrate their work with this fun drive-in sing-a-long event.

Stay tuned, as the event will be open for reservations through our website next week.This special drive-in program will be free and open to all, but space will be limited, so you'll need to register in advance. Further details, location, and reservation instructions will be announced in just a matter of days.
Sponsor Spotlight:
Paula Gilbert

During the past five months of sheltering, the CAC has been one of the places I miss the most. In addition to the incredible film selection and program menu, I miss the familiar faces, the physical space and the hospitality. I moved out to Long Island in 1993, and the Cinema’s presence helped me adjust from city life to the suburbs. I’ve received a lot of joy and an education from the films and talks I’ve attended, and the people I’ve met here. 

In many ways, I find my mission as a licensed therapist, counselor and coach to be aligned with that of the cinema. My intention as a mental health worker is to create the conditions for people to grow, and encourage their awareness in heart, mind, and body. I help them realize their passions and purposes in the world. I strive to elevate people and help them move through and beyond pain, so that they can live up to their full potential, nurture themselves, and give back to their relationships with family, friends and community.

The arts are vital in mental health. We see our humanity in the universal themes and symbols. And we often see protagonists overcome great difficulties, survive and thrive. We learn and come alive when our senses are fully engaged. The same applies in the therapeutic relationship. I invite you into new experiences, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors.  I believe when we are fully immersed, present, and invested in change, human growth is limitless. 

I work with people that are motivated to change because their current strategies have led them into painful circumstances, or, they want to change because their circumstances have become too narrow for their needs and desires. The catalyst can be divorce, death, an ‘empty nest’, loss of a career or the search for one, the list goes on. I work from a place of curiosity, compassion and playfulness. The process of counseling can be fun, expansive, enlightening, and life-changing.

Like so many of us, I am now working online. I offer a Free 30 minute consultation so that we can find out if we are a good fit, and to introduce people to telehealth. I’m sending Best Wishes to everyone connected to the wonderful Cinema Arts Centre. I hope we can all be physically together again in the not too distant future.  

Paula S. Gilbert, LMHC
Resource Lists

In order to help support our community during these critical times, we are hosting the following resource lists. These are living documents that will evolve as we continue to learn, grow, and communicate with each other. We invite suggestions and feedback:
The Cinema Arts Centre is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.
Special Thanks to Our Community Newsletter Sponsor:
Thanks to Our August Program Sponsors:
Thanks to Stuart and Ginger Polisner for their ongoing support of our Real-to-Reel and Creativity Series.

Thanks to Lynn & Jonah Kaufman for their ongoing support of our Making Memories Programs.

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