March 27, 2020
Community Newsletter
Even While Closed, The Cinema is Providing Exciting Programming To Enjoy From Home
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band
CAC receives 100% of the ticket revenue when you screen the film before April 3rd

The Band got started as a group of musicians backing up   Bob Dylan on tour, but grew into a legend in their own right, starting with the 1968 album  Music from the Big Pink  and culminating in their 1976 farewell concert filmed by Martin Scorsese for  The Last Waltz . In the aftermath, The Band members went their separate ways, battling addiction and broken friendships, never recapturing their original bonds. Filmmaker Daniel Roher focuses on The Band’s founder Robbie Robertson, documenting his personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers.
The Whistlers
CAC receives 100% of the ticket revenue when you screen the film before April 3rd

In Corneliu Porumboiu’s memorable crime saga, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off. Click here to get your pass
Available until April 2nd

They say life imitates art, and life feels more than ever like a movie. This is that movie. A gonzo sci-fi western, community and capitalism collide in a whirlwind of sharp-shooting commentary akin to Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, with the buck wild catharsis of a Tarantino finale. Wanton and weird, Bacurau is a daring satire that spares no one. Click here to get your pass
And Then We Danced
Available until April 2nd

A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, And Then We Danced follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of the talented and rebellious Irakli throws Merab off balance, sparking an intense rivalry and a forbidden desire.  Click here to get your pass
Fantastic Fungi
Available now to rent or buy!

Fantastic Fungi is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit— the mushroom. A story that begins 3.5 billion years ago, fungi makes the soil that supports life, connecting vast systems of roots from plants and trees all over the planet, like an underground Internet. Through the eyes of renowned mycologist Paul Stamets, professor of forest ecology Suzanne Simard, best selling author Michael Pollan, food naturalist Eugenia Bone and others, we experience the power, beauty and complexity of the fungi kingdom. Click here to get your pass
Silent Comedy Watch Party with Ben Model and Steve Massa
FREE! Every Sunday at 3pm

Silent film accompanist Ben Model and comedy film historian Steve Massa will present rare slapstick comedy shorts, streamed live and accompanied live on piano. Live Streaming Sunday at 3pm on Ben Model’s YouTube channel. Click here to tune into Ben's YouTube channel
Be Here For Us Today So We Can Be Here For Your Tomorrow
This is a most challenging time for all of us, and our thoughts are with everyone who is feeling the impact, those who are dealing with illness, and those on the front lines providing health and vital services to our community.

The Cinema Arts Centre has taken serious cost-saving measures at this time, to help ensure our ability to maintain our vital organization and ensure our ability to reopen, once it is safe to do so, and continue to provide meaningful programs for our community. But as over half our revenue comes from ticket sales from the twelve or more daily screenings and events that our usually presented in our facility, now more than ever support from our members and patrons is what will keep us going.

There are so many ways to watch great movies these days (see our Online Events Calendar for all our great programs), but it’s hard not to feel the absence of the very unique experience that happens when we are all together in a space. We at the Cinema Arts Centre have been missing the big screen experience, and the special events with in-person guest speakers, and even the trailers before our shows. But most of all we’ve been missing you – our cinema family, who come together to share in discussions, to chat in our café and stroll through our garden, or just to sit alone in the dark, together.

We are so looking forward to opening our doors once again, when the time is right, and welcoming everyone in our community back to the CAC, and we hope you’re looking forward to it, too.

But in order for us to make sure we can reopen as seamlessly as possible when this period of social distancing comes to an end, we need support from everyone who is able. Whether it’s with a donation , a membership purchase , or a gift card , we hope you’ll consider contributing to the CAC now, if it is possible for you. With your support, we will be ready when we get the go-ahead to start holding programs in the theater once more.

Together, we can get through this difficult time – and even though we’re physically apart, the Cinema staff is doing everything we can to make sure we can all be together virtually, from our own homes. Thank you for being part of our cinema family. We can’t wait to see you again in person!
Support our Cinema Star Restaurants
It's not just the Cinema that needs your support these days - local businesses rely on customer support to stay in business. We've created a list of restaurants that support the Cinema with donations - our Cinema Star Restaurants . Please consider ordering food from some of these businesses while you're stuck at home!
COVID-19 Resources
 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 March 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.

When you visit a business that supports the cinema, please let them know how much it means to you.
Major Grant Support
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