Hopewell Theater, in partnership with PopUp Anthology, will present “PopUp Anthology: Gratitude and Gluttony”, a special screening of five incredible short films followed by a discussion and reception with the filmmakers on Sat., Nov. 18, at 7:00 p.m. PopUp Anthology is an initiative to screen local films and highlight local filmmakers in unique interactive environments. The films, chosen from 300 submissions, evoke the themes of gratitude, gluttony and winter, and were produced by some of the most talented local independent filmmakers in the area.
The short films to be screened Include:
- “Ursa Major” by Kerrin Keiser (Atlantic Highlands, NJ); “Home Invasion for the Holidays” by Katrina Medoff (New York, NY); “Slice of Life” by Chloe & Phillip Carroll, (Philadelphia suburbs); “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Rebecca Shapass, (New York, NY); and “The Search for the Oldest Ice” by Princeton University students James Tralie, William Atkinson, and Quinn Parker.
Other scheduled movies at Hopewell Theater include:
Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country’s first farm worker’s union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave. As she wrestles with raising 11 children, three marriages, and is nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco tactical police squad, Dolores emerges with a vision that connects her newfound feminism with racial and class justice. Show times are: Fri., Nov. 3 at 7:00 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 4 at 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, and 9:15 p.m.; and Sun., Nov. 5 at 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Discovery and Adoption: The Hanji Box
Hopewell Theater presents a special viewing of the award-winning film, The Hanji Box, which depicts the stormy relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter, which is complicated by adoption issues. When an object of special significance to the daughter is broken, her mother travels to Korean Town in New York City to try to get it fixed and begins an adventure of cultural immersion and journey to self-discovery. A post-film discussion will take place with Director Nora Jacobson and Joni S. Mantell, LCSW, Director and Founder of the of The Infertility and Adoption Counseling Center. The event is presented in partnership with The Infertility and Adoption Counseling Center (IAC Center), which provides pre- and post-adoption counseling. The film will be screened on Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m.
New York Film Critics Series: Pottersville
The plot centers on Maynard (Michael Shannon), a beloved local businessman who is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot. The sightings set off an international Bigfoot media spectacle and a windfall of tourism dollars for a simple American town hit by hard times. When Brock Masterson (Thomas Lennon), reality TV’s “Monster Hunter”, arrives to hunt the beast, Maynard agonizes over whether to come clean, destroying the rebirth of his beloved town, or perpetuate the inadvertent hoax. Christina Hendricks, Ian McShane, Judy Greer and Ron Perlman also star. An on-screen interview with Rolling Stone Film Critic Peter Travers, Michael Shannon and Ron Perlman will be presented before the film. The film will be shown on Tues., Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Dr. Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists. Show times are Sat., Nov. 11 at 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 12 at 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.; Tues., Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m.; and Weds., Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Coming to the big screen for the first time, the sensational story of one of the most groundbreaking, beautiful Ferraris ever made, in celebration of the company’s 70th anniversary. Featuring contributions from some of the most legendary drivers in the sport’s history, including Niki Lauda, Jacky Ickx, Jackie Stewart, Gerhard Berger & Damon Hill, as they pay tribute to a unique car that changed the landscape of F1 forever; the iconic 312B. The film will be shown on Weds., Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Upcoming live music performances at the Hopewell Theater include:
Isle of Klezbos
New York City-based Isle of Klezbos is a soulful, fun loving powerhouse all-women’s klezmer sextet with a repertoire ranging from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folkdance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing & retro tango, late Soviet era Jewish drinking song, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. The concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
The Bunkhouse Boys
The Bunkhouse Boys will play their close to the roots, unvarnished Cajun/Creole-style music on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. No holds barred. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
Dan Bern is remarkably prolific songsmith, Dan has released some two-dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first acclaimed Sony-distributed CD in 1997. His original music is reminiscent of Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and young Bob Dylan. The concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
Singer Song Fighters: hosted by John Francis Quinn
The Hopewell Theater’s monthly round up of local artists hosted by John Francis Quinn takes place on Weds. Nov. 22, 2017 and includes Dani Mari and Izzy Heltai. John Francis Quinn is rooted in the real, vulnerable, and gritty stories of human experiences, his own and those he encounters. Izzy Heltai writes contemporary folk music with a vibrancy and delicacy that calls out to the simplicity of his greatest inspirations, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon. Dani Mari’s beautifully haunting voice and simplistic elegant lyrics “seemingly cast a spell” and transport listeners to an era of nostalgia. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
Paul Muldoon with Rogue Oliphant
Rogue Oliphant is a loose affiliation of musicians and composers who work on songs and spoken word pieces written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon. During this performance on Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, musicians Chris Harford (Band of Changes), Ray Kubian (Electric Six, Dean Ween Group), Cáit O’Riordan (The Pogues), David Mansfield (Alpha Band) and Warren Zanes (Del Fuegos), as well as a couple literary pals will accompany Paul Muldoon. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.HopewellTheater.com or at the box office at 5 S Greenwood Ave, Hopewell, NJ. The box office can be reached by phone at 609-466-1964.