Noteworthy events

Noteworthy events

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Memorable “Another Year” at Capawock

The remarkable new Mike Leigh film “Another Year” plays Saturday, March 19, at 4 and 7 pm at the Capawock Theatre. Any film by this English director — his most recent are “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “Vera Drake” and “Topsy-Turvy” — is likely to be remarkable. What stands out about “Another Year” is the ordinariness of the story and the central characters. We love them because they are happy.

Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen) don’t have movie-star looks, but they are blessed with contentment. Their friends and relations are not so lucky, and the interaction captivates.

Mr. Leigh has a genius for comedy, the kind that bubbles up, not from caricature but from humanity. The topflight cast captures the genuineness of each character spot-on.

Mary (Leslie Manville) is the single woman of a certain age who likes her white wine too much and can’t let go of unrealistic illusions about herself. Ken (Peter Wight) has let go of all too much, and it’s hard to know at first how Tom and Gerri’s son Joe (Oliver Maltman) will turn out.

We love to watch ourselves on TV reality shows, but “Another Year” turns that kind of reality into art.

Island artists in NYC

Edgartown artist Deborah Colter will be one of 150 independent artists who are exhibiting a juried selection of works in painting, photography, mixed media, and sculpture in The Artist Project New York. The Artist Project New York will make its debut at Pier 92 from March 17 to 20, co-located with the 10th anniversary edition of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94. The four-day show will also offer an eclectic program of talks, special features, and art installations.

Jeffrey Serusa, fine art photographer and proprietor of Seaworthy Gallery in Vineyard Haven, will exhibit his work at the 2011 International Artexpo, also in New York City. The three-day event, from March 25 through 27, is expected to draw as many as 20,000 visitors, according to a press release. The Artexpo takes the place of the design show the week before, at Pier 94, and Mr. Serusa will be at booth number 757-A. To see his work, visit seaworthygallerymv.com.