Short Subjects

Posted March 22, 2007

Last call for objects

The concluding days of photographer Valerie Sonnenthal's object and subject project are upon us. The closing ceremony for "Everyday Objects: A Community Project," is Sunday, March 25, from noon to 4 pm. Before the closing date, you are still encouraged to bring an object to be photographed, on Friday, March 23 from 4 to 6 pm, and on Saturday, from noon to 4 pm.

She invites you to bring an object or objects from your life to the Featherstone Center for the Arts to be photographed, with or without you in the picture, and be interviewed about your choice. You are invited to take home the photograph of your object after the closing ceremony. For more information, call 508-693-1850.

Thank you, donors

The Martha's Vineyard Donors Collaborative (MVDC) donated $1,000 to the Oak Bluffs Public Library. The money is for the library to purchase materials that help non-profit organization learn about management and finance. The library is buying books on these topics, as well as online directories and quarterlies. A complete list of available materials to help non-profits can be found at www.mvdonors.org/obbooks, as well as in print at the Oak Bluffs library.

Poetry slam

If you spent the winter months cleverly creating poetic verses, or have found old pieces you'd like to read once more, try it out on the crowd at Che's Lounge's poetry slam this Saturday, March 24. Organized by Island students, teachers, writers, and librarians, the event is at 7 pm at the lounge on Main St, Vineyard Haven. Judges will be chosen from the audience, there is a three-minute maximum time limit, and no props or musical instruments are allowed. Suggested donation is $1. The Lounge notes that since poetry slams impose no limit on subject or language, some poetry may not be suitable for young children.

Global issues at the Capawock

At the Capawock this Sunday is "The Italian," an Oscar entry for the best foreign language film in 2006. With English subtitles, the film is based on the true story of a small Russian orphan boy. Instead of getting adopted by an Italian family, the boy opts to search for his birth mother. The film, rated PG-13, is directed by Andrei Kravchuk, and is a winner from the Grand Prix Berlin International Children's Film Fest.

The Undiscovered Gem this month is "We Feed the World," which concerns food, globalization, and the flow of goods and cash. On a daily basis, Vienna alone trashes enough leftover bread to feed a small city. This movie highlights the power and resources the world has and the poor way they are used.

"The Italian," 4 and 7 pm, March 25

"We Feed the World," 4 and 7:30 pm, March 28. Both films at the Capawock Theater, Main St., Vineyard Haven.