Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim and graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books. Join us for a Complimentary Wine Tasting in the lobby before the event. The screening of the film will be followed by a Guided Poetic Response facilitated by poet Vasiliki Katsarou . Haiku and other short poems will be generated in the spirit of Allen Ginsberg's "first thought, best thought." Let your creative spirit shine in a friendly, supportive environment. Tuesday, February 25, wine tasting at 6:00pm, film at 7:00pm.

This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing series,  The Art of Living Well , featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world.
ONCE WERE BROTHERS is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music, together making their mark on music history. Opens Thursday, February 27.
In 1954, Otto Messmer retired from the Felix daily newspaper strips, and his assistant Joe Oriolo (the co-creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost) took over, giving Felix a more domesticated and pedestrian personality geared toward children, and introduced known-around-the-world elements such as Felix's "Magic Bag of Tricks." Felix the Cat has starred in 260 television cartoons and became such a hit in Japan he was given his own anime series! Saturday, February 29 at 12:00pm.
GIFT is a richly cinematic film, interweaving character‐driven stories, and a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. Exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we “labour in service of our gifts”, and a celebration of the imagination. Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00pm.
Last Chance!
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN
THE NEIGHBORHOOD
closes Wednesday!

Lloyd Vogel (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers (Tom Hanks). He approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger's empathy, kindness, and decency soon chips away at Vogel's jaded outlook on life, and he learns love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.

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AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, SPECIAL PROGRAMS, & LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
IN SEACH OF CHOPIN
Exhibition on Screen
Fryderyk Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this astonishing man? For four years, Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin.  Wednesday, March 4 & Sunday, March 8.

Upcoming films in the series:

Wednesday, April 1 & Sunday, April 5
IN SEARCH OF HAYDN

Wednesday, April 8 & Sunday, April 12
EASTER IN ART
LOVE, WORK, & KNOWLEDGE: THE LIFE & TRIALS OF WILHELM REICH WITH PANEL DISCUSSION
The Art of Living Well
This film covers the true story of Wilhelm Reich, a pioneer persecuted and imprisoned. His books and publications were banned and burned in America, where he died in a federal penitentiary. Now 60 years after his death and 10 years after the unsealing of his personal archives, a new documentary presents the facts followed by a panel discussion with Dr. James Strick, Dr. Richard Schwartzman, Tom DiFerdinando, and Dr. Joseph Heckman. Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00pm.

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Sun, March 22 at 4pm, Tues, March 24 at 7pm, & Thurs, April 2 at 7pm
VARDA BY AGNÈS  

Tuesday, March 31
FACES/PLACES
St. Patricks' Day Film Fest
Celebrate the heritage and luck of the Irish with our lineup of specially selected films!

Saturday, March 14 at 12:00pm & Sunday, March 15 at 7:30pm
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY

Sunday, March 15 at 4:30pm & Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00pm
MICHAEL COLLINS

Thursday, March 19 at 7:00pm
FILMS THAT MADE MUSIC: THE BOYS AND GIRL FROM COUNTY CLARE

THE BOYS AND GIRL FROM COUNTY CLARE
Films That Made Music
John Joe (Bernard Hill) and his traditional Celtic folk band are ready to defend their championship at County Clare's annual All-Ireland Traditional Music Competition when his prodigal brother, Jimmy (Colm Meaney), returns home from Liverpool with his new band. Thursday, March 19 at 7:00pm.

All screenings are at 7:00 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Thursday, April 9
EVERYBODY'S EVERYTHING

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Saturday Afternoon Cartoons
After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles have mutated into ninjas and live in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April, the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder. Saturday, March 21 at 12:00pm.

All screenings are at 12:00 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Saturday, April 25
SPACE JAM

Saturday, May 23
MY LITTLE PONY

Cinema Spotlight:
Agnès Varda
Hopewell Theater shines a spotlight on the gorgeous, quirky, and curious work of filmmaker Agnès Varda, “Mother of French New Wave” who passed away in 2019 at the age of 90.

Sun March 22 at 4pm, Tues, March 24 at 7pm, & Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
THE ART OF LIVING WELL, AGNÈS VARDA EDITION: VARDA BY AGNÈS

Wed, March 25 at 7pm
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7

Sun, March 29 at 4pm
ONE SINGS,
THE OTHER DOESN'T

Sun, March 29 at 7:30pm
THE GLEANERS AND I

Tues, March 31 at 7pm
THE ART OF LIVING WELL, AGNÈS VARDA EDITION: FACES/PLACES

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. 

Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm filmmaker screening with post-film panel.

Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00pm special dinner offer screening with locally foraged meal by Chef Ian Knauer of The Farm Cooking School.
THE GOONIES
Family Matinee
When a golf course development threatens to demolish a neighborhood, two brothers and their friends follow a treasure map to the famed "One-Eyed" Willy's hidden fortune. Calling themselves The Goonies, they set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood, but face threats along the way. Saturday, March 28 at 12:00pm.

All screenings are at 12 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Saturday, April 11
THE NEVERENDING STORY

Saturday, May 9
THE IRON GIANT

ANGEL AND
THE BADMAN
Spaghetti Western Wednesdays
A wounded outlaw (John Wayne) is sheltered by a Quaker family. Attracted to the family's angelic daughter (Gail Russell), the hard-bitten Wayne undergoes a slow and subtle transformation; still, he is obsessed with killing the man (Bruce Cabot) who murdered his foster father. The storyline traces not only the regeneration of Wayne, but of the single-minded sheriff (Harry Carey) who'd previously been determined to bring Wayne to justice. Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00pm.

All screenings are at 7:00 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Wednesday, May 20
RENEGADE GIRL

THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT
Film Noir Thursdays
Raoul Walsh’s atmospheric, realistic depiction of the long haul to livelihood in the Great Depression features Humphrey Bogart and George Raft as two brothers trying to save their independent trucking business. Ida Lupino enters the scene as the wife of a trucking company owner with whom Raft takes a job, and dominates the rest of the film, which turns from social drama to melo-murder-drama. Thursday, April 30 at 7:00pm.

All screenings are at 7:00 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Thursday, May 21
THE HITCH-HIKER

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Classic Cinema Sundays
This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Sunday, May 17 at 4:30pm.

COMEDY, PERFORMANCES, &
SPECIAL PROGRAMS COMING SOON
Different Decade Dance Party:
Disco
Do the hustle to Disco hits at HT's Different Decade Dance Party. Disco party lighting will be in full effect. So, take the night off, let your hair down, and dress up in your best bellbottoms or hot pants - vintage disco attire encouraged - and join us for good times. Thursday, March 5 at 7:00pm

Born to Learn:
The Montessori Story
In 1939, at the age of 69, Dr. Montessori fled Europe and the horrors of war for the second time finding refuge in India. Living in exile for seven years, Maria embraced Indian culture, trained hundreds of teachers and found a close ally in her mission to end war for good and bring peace to the world by educating children.

See this new original musical by Alex Mitnick about the life and times of Dr. Maria Montessori - bring the whole family! Sunday, March 7
at 11:00am & 1:00pm.

The Diary of Anne Frank, A Staged Reading
Experience a staged, script-in-hand reading of The Diary of Anne Frank on stage, directed by Stephen Stahl. This Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of human history. Wednesday, March 11 & Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm.

Your Stage
at Any Stage
Open Mic
Calling all singers, poets, and storytellers, neighbors near and far, anyone with obvious or unshowcased talents...Hopewell Theater’s stage is yours!

This March, HT launches our new, monthly open mic, YOUR STAGE AT ANY STAGE, hosted by songstress and storyteller, The Peasant Grill’s own Michelle Klein.

The most beloved performer of March and April’s installments - determined by audience applause - will be asked to perform at May's Open Stage night and have the opportunity to open for a future live music or comedy performance at HT. Friday, March 20, Saturday, April 4, & Friday, May 8 at 8:00pm.

Comedy Night:
Laughter is Addictive with Frank Vignola, Rachna Hukmani, Alana Johnson, & Robert Puncher
Crave a little too much of a good thing? Can’t get enough of that certain something or someone? Then this is the evening for you! Take a night off and get your fill of laughter with comedians Frank Vignola, Rachna Hukmani, Alana Johnson, and Robert Puncher. Friday, March 27 at 8:00pm.

Independence:
The True Story of
Dr. Mary Walker
Of all the 3,200 Congressional Medal of Honor winners, Dr. Mary Walker is the only woman to win our country’s highest award for heroism. She was a Civil War surgeon, dress reform crusader, women’s rights activist, suffragist, feminist, and abolitionist. Walker did not take her husband’s name upon marriage, and their wedding vows did NOT have the word OBEY in them. She was a prisoner of war, and strong patriot.

And yet, writer/director Lloyd J. Schwartz had never heard of her. Actress Kathie Barnes, who portrays Dr. Mary Walker in this one-woman play, notes that Dr. Mary Walker is truly a hero, and she is touched and honored to portray her. Saturday, March 28 at 8:00pm.

The Quickest Thinkers in Comedy
With The Quickest Thinkers in Comedy you don't just watch the show, you're a part of it. Never mean, never insulting. The people  Isaacs, Baker,  and  Vinnie Mark  bring up become instant celebrities. The crowd gives them the ideas and suggestions that they use on the spot, so there's no predicting the punch line and no show is the same twice! It's an evening filled with call backs and catchphrases that those in attendance will be using for months or years to come! Friday, April 3 at 8:00pm.

Jeremiah James:
Choose Love
International Recording Artist and West End Star,  Jeremiah James , first burst onto the London theatre scene as a member of Sony/BMGs recording group Teatro (billed as Theatreland's first super group) which culminated in a gold record (UK) and #1 Platinum record (USA) and topping it off with command performance for Queen Elizabeth II.

His current show, Jeremiah James: Choose Love, is a retrospective and celebration of love in all its forms; from the silliness of your first crush, to the awkward learning curve of dating, to the heartache of breakups, and to one day finding the real thing.  Friday, April 10 at 8:00pm.

The Amazing Kreskin
With a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist - or thought reader - The Amazing Kreskin has for six decades dramatized the unique facets of the human mind… his own. His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world. Now at 83 years of age, Kreskin continues to perform his legendary live shows in front of packed audiences around the world, playing over 200+ dates yearly. Friday, April 24 at 8:00pm.

LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
Adam Ezra Group
A roots-steeped, road-trippin' essence with a mantra of community
Friday, March 6th 8:00pm
Ellis Paul
A storyteller expressing the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities people can relate to
Friday, March 13th 8:00pm
Jeffrey Gaines
Soul-searching lyrics and powerful, fan-influenced live shows
Saturday, March 14th 8:00pm
Karan Casey + Optional Corned Beef Dinner
An innovative, provocative voice in traditional Irish folk music
Tuesday, March 17th 7:30pm
Kat Wright
A voice that is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, and beautiful all over
Saturday, March 21st 8:00pm
Toshi Reagon
A one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music
Saturday, April 11 at 8:00pm
Madeleine Peyroux
One of the music industry's most compelling songwriters, famous for vintage jazz and blues
Tues, April 14 & Wed, April 15
at 7:30pm
Laura Cortese and
the Dance Cards
An indie-folk band made up of four singing string players
Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm
Mipso
Appalachia melds with modern alt-country and hints of folk-rock, in this rising force of Americana
Sunday, April 19 at 7:30pm
Trace Bundy
Poetry in motion and a unique, unforgettable live experience
Saturday, April 25 at 8:00pm
The Subdudes
Intoxicating blend of passionate, joyous roots music
Friday, May 1 at 8:00pm
Matt Nakoa
An award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist blending genres
Sunday, May 3rd 8:00pm
Willie Nile
One of the most gifted singer-songwriters from the New York scene
Saturday, May 9 at 8:00pm
Billy Gilman
The youngest singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts
VIP tickets available
Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm
Ana Egge
Singing, playing, and songwriting with striking depth from a young age
Saturday, May 30 at 8:00pm
John Sebastian
Over four decades of contributions woven into the American musical fabric
Saturday, June 6 at 8:00pm
An Evening with
Mary Gauthier
Bringing her album written with and for wounded veterans
Friday, June 19 at 8:00pm
Live at the Fillmore
An exact reproduction of the live concert experiences of the original Allman Brothers Band
Saturday, June 27 at 4:30 & 8:00pm
Matt O'Ree Band Plays
Led Zeppelin
A perfect blend of rockin’ originals and covers of one of the most legendary rock bands
Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm
Live music that spans the sonic spectrum. Indie, foreign and classic cinema. Satisfying snacks and personable people. Here at Hopewell Theater, they all come together. Join us for an upcoming event . Or join us for real and become a member to receive special perks and privileges. Either way, you’re in for a selectively eclectic experience.