Pirate Radio, a new rock and roll comedy film, will be shown in a special advance screening on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room (2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY). The screening will be followed by a conversation with the movie’s writer/director Richard Curtis, moderated by Vanity Fair Special Correspondent Maureen Orth and a cocktail reception to benefit the Nantucket Film Festival. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212.708.1278.
Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, and Kenneth Branagh, Pirate Radio is the newest ensemble comedy from filmmaker Richard Curtis (screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, and writer/director of Love Actually), spinning the irreverent yet fact-based tale of a seafaring band of rogue rock and roll deejays whose “pirate radio” captivated and inspired 1960s Britain. The film will be released nationwide on Friday, November 13th.
The fifteenth annual Nantucket Film Festival (NFF) takes place June 17th-20th, 2010. They are currently accepting submissions for next year’s lineup and for Showtime’s Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting. Submissions will be accepted through the official festival website (www.nantucketfilmfestival.org) and at withoutabox.com beginning in January. The deadline for submissions is March 12th.
The Artists Association of Nantucket’s Fall Classes & Workshops is registering for fall classes.
Children’s classes begin on Oct. 31, and include Exploring Autumn, Sculpture, Arts & Crafts, Comic Book Creations, Draw, and Print & Paint.
For adults and teens over 15, classes begin October 27 and include Beginner/Intermediate Wheelthrowing, Clay Holiday Votives, Figure Drawing, Drawing, Charcoal Drawing, Figure Drawing Open Studio, Watercolor Painting, Multi-Level Oil Painting, Oil Painting, Beginning Painting Critique, Digital Photography Workshop, Intro to Mac, Intro to Photoshop, Intermediate Photoshop, and Graphic Design Principles for Web Design.
Click www.nantucketarts.org, or stop by One Gardner Perry Lane for details.
The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation “ENCORE!” arts education program is in full swing. Some of the classes that have not yet begun are: Acting the Ingenue…:(The Villian, and the Comedic Character), Acting for the Little Ones: Story Telling With Many Hats, Tiny Stars: Dress-Up Workshop, Hip Hop/Jazz Dance Classes, Blast from the Past Dance Class, New Stars Hit Broadway, Beginner Tap Class, Make Your Own Fall Centerpiece, Make Your Own Winter Centerpiece, A Holiday Gift Giving Idea for Little Ones, A Holiday Gift Giving Idea for Teens, and Gingerbread House Making.
The “ENCORE!” programs will be held in Saint Paul’s Church and The Nantucket Yacht Club. The Programming guide is online at www.nantucketdreamland.org.