July 24th & 25th at 7:00 we have Jean-Luc Godard’s Hélas Pour Moi (Oh, Woe is Me), which is the story of journalist Abraham Klimt (Bernard Verley)’s investigation of a case of divine possession. In 1989 God enters the body of filmmaker Simon Donnadieu (Gérard Depardieu) and wishes to experience human desire, pleasure and pain. You can read a nice write-up of that here.
July 26th – 27th at 7:00 then July 28th at 2:00 we have Dario Argento’s debut giallo, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, where Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorising Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall). It features what would become his trademark visual flare and violence and is photographed by the legendary Vittorio Storaro (The Conformist, and Apocalypse Now) and scored by Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly).
Drop in style programs for kids of all ages. Occur weekly all summer long.
Under the Scopes [AGES 5+]
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 1:00-2:00 in the Microscope Lab
Discover what lives in a drop of seawater, and learn about how such tiny organisms can make a huge difference for life in the ocean.
Creature of the Week [AGES 4+]
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10:30-11:30 in the Aquarium and Classroom
Pop up Activities [AGES 5+]
Wednesday and Friday, 11:00-12:00 in the Classroom
23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester MA 01930
The 50th anniversary of the first human footsteps on the Moon will be celebrated on Saturday, July 20 from 8 PM to 10 PM at the Lanesville Community Center (8 Vulcan Street).
There will be sharing of memories, along with a presentation by former Navy Seal Earl Kishida who helped retrieve the Apollo astronauts at sea. Astronomer Bill Waller will then discuss what we have learned from lunar exploration, and what lies ahead.
The evening will end with a toast to the Apollo astronauts and to the thousands of people who supported their pioneering missions. The event is free with donations accepted in support of the Rockport Community Observatory Project being led by the Educational Foundation for Rockport. For more information, please contact Bill Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org.