Short Subjects

Posted March 15, 2007

At the Capawock...

Next week's independent film at the Capawock Theater is "Puccini for Beginners," a film by Maria Maggenti. A sophisticated screwball sex-comedy, the movie deals with four characters in a love square complete with commitment challenges and chance encounters. "Woody Allen certainly hasn't managed anything remotely this funny lately," says the New York Post.

"Puccini for Beginners," Sunday, March 18, 4 and 7 pm, and Wednesday, March 21, 4 pm. Capawock Theater, Vineyard Haven. Rated R, 90 minutes.

Blockbusters

If indie films are not your favorites, you can still satisfy your love for blockbusters with two films this week at two libraries. On Tuesday, March 20, the Oak Bluffs Library is showing a new DVD release starring recent Academy Award winner Alan Arkin, along with Greg Kinnear and Steve Carell (but we can't tell you the title). The movie is rated R for language and mature content.

The classic, "Edward Scissorhands," is playing at the Vineyard Haven Library on Wednesday, March 21. However, this screening is limited to young adults ages

12 to 18 years old. Future Wednesday night movies at the library are "Bennie and Joon" and "Finding Neverland," all part of the Johnny Deppathon.

Oak Bluffs Library movie, Tuesday, March 20, 6 pm. Oak Bluffs Library.

"Edward Scissorhands," Wednesday, March 21, 2:45 pm. Vineyard Haven Library.

Harp

Emerald harp

Sandi Bittermann, internationally known harpist, performs at the Unitarian Universalist Society this Sunday, March 18. She is the featured soloist in the service, "Gems from the Emerald Isle," a celebration in music and poetry from Ireland. On her hand-held Irish Harp made for her in Cork City, Ireland, Ms. Bittermann will perform six melodies. Her career so far includes performances with the Detroit Opera and the New York Harp Ensemble, and for 20 years, she has been a harpist with the Cape Symphony Orchestra.

"Gems from the Emerald Isle," with performer Sandi Bittermann, Sunday, March 18, 11 am at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 238 Main Street, Vineyard Haven. 508-696-8427.