MOVIE MONDAYS

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Movie Nights

Monday, June 10
6:00pm
Free For All

An ongoing film series curated by MJ Herrup (aka Mocha,) a film historian, documentary filmmaker, and founder of the New Bedford Film Society. Viewers can choose from animated, art house, and experimental, foreign, Hollywood, and independent feature-length films, and documentaries. Mocha offers deeply insightful film notes and leads lively post-film discussions among audience members.

Double Screening

The Red Ballon (1956)

Rarely has the spirit of childhood been evoked as exquisitely as in this Academy Award–winning cinematic fable, a fantasy with the texture of reality. On the streets of 1950s Paris, a young boy (played by director Albert Lamorisse’s son, Pascal) is launched on a miraculous adventure when he’s playfully pursued by a shiny red balloon that seems to have a mind of its own—until the harsh realities of the world interfere, setting the stage for a deeply moving finale. Shot in beautifully muted Technicolor, this beguiling allegory of innocence and transcendence has inspired generations of viewers to let their imaginations take flight. (Source: Criterion Collection)

Master of Glass: The Art of Dale Chihuly (2022)

An intimate look at the life, career, and influence of the revolutionary glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, told by his students, family, and the artist himself.