June 7, 2019
Community Newsletter
Passing the Torch, 50 Years After Stonewall
Poet and Rapper Rainer Pasca with Stonewall Veteran Rusty Rose after the Passing the Torch Ceremony; Photo by Terri Muuss
On Saturday, June 1, the Cinema Arts Centre kicked off Pride Month honoring the 50 th anniversary of Stonewall with the Born This Way Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture and the MOSAIC LGBTQ+ Art Exhibition.

The guest of honor in this inclusive, inter-generational multidisciplinary queer visual and performing arts celebration was Stonewall Veteran and Long Island LGBTQ+ Poet Laureate, Rusty Rose. Rusty Rose, a Brooklyn-born poet, author, and playwright, has had her poetry anthologized in publications such as Sparrowgrass, Bards Initiative, Local Gems Press, The Poet’s Almanac, Suffolk County Poetry Review and Nassau Poets Association.  Rusty was deeply involved in the pioneering protests of the sixties and seventies for LGBT, Black, and Women’s civil rights. Her spoken word poem, Put the ‘T’ first, sheds light on the first night at the Stonewall Inn during the rebellion. Her poem, Squeezed a Blood Red is a response to the 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub, Orlando.  
Presented by the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and curated by local artist and teacher Anu Annam , the event began with a meet-the-artists reception and garden party. After the reception, a full slate of performances emceed by vivacious drag star Saline Dijon included Rusty Rose, Rorie Kelly , Olivia London, René Bouchard, Sentient Trash , Toni Homeperm, Brandon Ramirez, Jamski, Bri Oneisha, and Rainer Pasca, a 13-year-old out poet and rapper who energized the crowd with his speed-of-light, razor-sharp, unique rap style.

After the performances, Rusty Rose participated in a "Passing the Torch" ceremony honoring the next generation of LGBTQ+ trailblazers, including Brandon Ramirez, Kyle Montemurro, Rainer Pasca, Jane Olivia Remauro (Sentient Trash), Corey Richter, and Bri Onishea.

The MOSAIC LGBTQ+ Art Exhibition includes the work of Anu Annam, Rusty Rose, Billy Gotharts, Carole J. Amodeo, Con Artist, Eileen Thomas, Greg Fox, Joana O’Leary, Julia Thomasello, Kyle Montemurro, Michael Staffieri, Nicole Franz, Ratgrrl, Robert Stenzel, and Savanna Mayer

The MOSAIC LGBTQ+ Art Exhibition will be in the Cinema Arts Centre's gallery space until June 20th.

Special thanks to food sponsors: Butera's Restaurant , The Curry Club , Oaxaca , and special thanks for delicious desserts: gourmet cupcakes by Corey's Over the Rainbow and French macaroons by Cindy Hand Creations.
Stonewall Veteran Rusty Rose with Artist and Event Organizer Ano Annam
Brandon Ramirez, Kyle Montemurro, Rainer Pasca, Rusty Rose, Jane Olivia Remauro (Sentient Trash), Corey Richter, and Bri Onishea
Current and Upcoming Member Perks
Cinema Arts Centre Members get a lot of perks , like discounts on tickets to screenings and events, and exclusive opportunities like: .
Members-First Ticket-Buying

Thursday, July 11 at 7:30pm


Members Only Tickets on Sale Now!

Public Tickets on sale Friday, June 13

Members $12 / Public $17

We are thrilled to bring The Cure - Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park to our cinema this July! From Lovesong to Lullaby, from Boys Don’t Cry to Burn, from Fascination Street to Friday I’m in Love, Robert Smith and his exceptional band – Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell and Reeves Gabrels – take us on a magical trip through time in this extraordinary event celebrating four decades of groundbreaking music.
Pre-Receptions with Dr. Ruth for Sponsor, Patron, Director's Circle, and Cinema Friend Members!

Upper Level Members are invited to join Dr. Ruth for a special reception in the Sky Room at 6:30pm, just before the screening and discussion in Cinema One. Fewer people. More time with Dr. Ruth. It's just one way we can say thank you to our Sponsor, Patron, Director's Circle and Cinema Friend Members for deepening their commitment to our independent community cinema.

CLICK HERE for details.

All members save $10 on tickets for An Evening with Dr. Ruth!

Our Young Film Fan Membership includes a special invitation to a select free screening each month to help us cultivate the next generation of film lovers.

The next free screening for Young Film Fans is DO THE RIGHT THING, Sunday, June 30 at 12:30 pm | Members $7 | Public $12 | Free for Young Film Fans!
Coming up: Members Only Sneak Peek!

Jim Jarmusch's

Tuesday, June 11
$12 Members Only

7 pm: Reception and Costume Contest, with live music performed by Tomb Waits! (Undead Tom Waits Cover Artist)

8 pm: Film

Zombie attire is optional. Those who wish to dress in costume will be eligible to win prizes! Between 5 and 7 pm there will be limited appointments available for ticket-holders to have their zombie make-up done by our own in-house special effects make-up artists. ONLY TWO APPOINTMENTS LEFTY! Contact rene@cinemaartscentre.org for your appointment. Those who have their make-up done remain eligible to win prizes.

From the Director of Paterson, Only Lovers Left Alive, Coffee and Cigarettes, Dead Man, Night on Earth, Mystery Train, Down by Law, and Stranger Than Paradise.

In a small peaceful town, zombies suddenly rise to terrorize the living residents. Now three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead.

The citizens of the sleepy little town of Centerville find themselves under attack by flesh-eating zombies when the dead rise from their graves. The most starlit cast of zombies includes Adam Driver , Bill Murray , Selena Gomez , Chloë Sevigny , Steve Buscemi , Austin Butler , RZA , Tilda Swinton , Tom Waits , Danny Glover , Caleb Landry Jones , Rosie Perez, and Carol Kane . (Sweden/USA, 2019, R, 103 min., English | Dir. Jim Jarmusch)
CAC Membership is ON SALE now!

Join, renew, or upgrade by June 30th.

Membership brings great benefits to you and great benefits to our community. Be part of the movement that makes all of our programs possible.
 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.
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