Since starting his career at the age of 3 with Judy Garland, Emmy and BAFTA winning composer John Altman has enjoyed a multi faceted career as composer/arranger/saxophonist and conductor. Among his movie credits are Goldeneye, Titanic (for which he provided all the period music), Life of Brian (for which he arranged Always Look On The Bright Side of Life), Shall We Dance, Little Voice and most recently the BFI restoration of the 1928 silent classic Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars. He has written over 4,000 TV commercials worldwide and as a saxophonist has performed with Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Van Morrison and Amy Winehouse among others.
As an arranger he has been responsible for 19 platinum records including hit songs for Rod Stewart, George Michael, Tina Turner, Barry White, Diana Ross, Bjork and Van Morrison.
John Altman will screen the film Shooting Stars on Thursday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. at Lillie Auditorium, followed by a “Conversation with John Altman” hosted by David Gross.
On Creating a New Score for Shooting Stars by John Altman
REMEMBER (Drama, Thriller)
Winner Best Original Screenplay, Canadian Screen Awards 2016. Venice Film Festival Vittorio Veneto Award.
With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of a person responsible for the death of his family. Starring Christopher Plumber and Martin Landau. Directed by acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Herefater)/94 min./English/2015.
Tickets $9 / $12 non-members; Season REEL Pass $50 / $65 non-members, available at door or preferably in advance by sending payment to FJC. Doors open 30 min. before screening.
2016 Summer Jewish Film Series Tuesdays at 2:00PM and 7:30PM July 12 – August 16.
Eye-opening, entertaining films, thoughtful dicsussion & free refreshments
The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2015/2016 season of FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy to present a monthly screening series of independent film each year from October through May. Tickets are $14 per person or $25 for two people and $10 for students and veterans for the screening (children under 12 are free accompanied by an adult) and are available in advance through the links below or at the door. REVIVAL: THE SAM BUSH STORY A feature documentary film by Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin, 2015, USA, 98 min. Not many musicians can lay claim to being the “father” of an entire genre of music. Sam Bush can. While he’s inspired some of the world’s most famous bands and accomplished musicians, the “Father of Newgrass” remains an unknown legend to most. “Too old to be young and too young to be an old legend,” is how Sam describes himself. In Revival: The Sam Bush Story, audiences experience the power of Sam’s musical journey. Noted musicians, from Alison Krauss to John Oates, from the Avett Brothers to Chris Thile, say many of today’s biggest acts in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Americana and the jam band scene owe a debt of gratitude to Sam. But where does the “Father of Newgrass” fit in the new world of acoustic music
The film is set in 1872 Nantucket, when reverberations from the civil war were still in the air. It tells the story of two brothers whose relationship strains when the younger one receives word of an unexpected and strange inheritance-and both boys become interested in a mysterious young woman who arrives on their island.
$25 for 6pm reception with film maker, Jay Craven
$15 for screening only
tickets on sail at Eight Cousins Bookstore or online at www.woodsholefilmfestival.com
They say it takes a village. And in the lovely town of Falmouth, Mass (where there are eight villages that make up the municipality), I would say it takes NINE.
Nine Bed & Breakfast’s that is. All members of the Falmouth B&B Association. Together we offer over 70 rooms with many styles and locations. Want the beach? Try Baileys, Inn on the Sound, or the Beach Rose. Love being in the middle of town? Well there are four great spots clustered around the Falmouth Green, walking distance to the shops, restaurants AND the beach. Want a convenient way to take the Martha’s Vineyard ferry? Try your options in Woods Hole… and the list goes on.
This august group came together last winter and decided to re-do our association’s website (check it out here!) AND add some video as part of the “Better Way to Stay” campaign. Since I have some film experience, I was elected to usher the filmmakers around town. And be the craft services team, and the first AD, and the production coordinator, and the still photographer… See unlike my former days in Hollywood, where a crew might be about 200 people, this was a lean, mean operation.
Our “guests” were wonderful local actors and all-around great people like Davidson Calfee, Maura Aldrich, Jenn Perault, and Jared and Jennifer. We were so grateful they donated their time to make this shoot a success.
Here are a few “behind the scenes” shots of the “making of” the Falmouth Better Way to Stay video! And if you want to see more of the “Better Way to Stay” campaign, look here. Stay tuned as we wait for the final edited version that we hope you will help us share with the world.
Falmouth, and it’s nine bed and breakfasts, are FOR SURE, the smarter way to visit Cape Cod.
Luke Stafford of Mondo Media is behind the camera, while Jared and Jennifer (owner of the “Pink Polka Dot” a Falmouth gift and wedding boutique) serve as our breakfast models at the newly renovated Captain’s Manor Inn.
Luke works deftly to get this romantic silhouette shot on the porch of Bailey’s by the Sea, a wonderful B&B right on the beach in Falmouth Heights. Davidson Calfee and Jenn Perrault oblige with faux martini’s and a toast to the sunset.
Thanks to all who made this day happen. Stay posted for the results.