Get your dose of culture this weekend at Lambertville’s ACME Screening room as they host two thought-provoking events on May 13, 2017 and May 14, 2017.
An evening with author, Sandy Hanna, talking about her soon to be published book, ‘The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon.” Images from 1960-1962 will accompany her true story of growing up in Vietnam in the years shortly before the United States involvement in the war in Southeast Asia.
A resident of Lambertville, New Jersey, Sandy Hanna, wrote this book after being given a direct order from her father, the Colonel. He wanted a compelling story that would draw people into an understanding of what the early days of Vietnam were like. He felt that in not understanding what happened in Vietnam, the United States has become involved in further unsolvable conflicts such as our current quagmire in the Middle East.
“Collecting Paul Evans” Film, Q&A, and Cocktail Party at RAGO
May 14, 2017 5pm
5-6 PM: Complimentary Cocktail Party: RAGO Auction Gallery
6:30 PM:”Collecting Paul Evans” Film + Q&A with Evans expert Dorsey Reading
7:30 PM: Buffet Dinner at local art collectors home
“Collecting Paul Evans” Paul Evans was a radical artist and sculptor who created provocative furniture designs that changed the face of Mid-Century America. This film tells his story through interviews with some of the world’s best design experts, including museum curator James Zemaitis, renowned interior designer Tony Ingrao and auctioneer David Rago. Paul Evans lived and worked in New Hope and NY before his untimely death at the age of 56 in 1987. Part of an ongoing series on collecting design by Daniella Ohad of the New York School of Interior Design.
Also showing this weekend at ACME Screening Room:
ALIVE AND KICKING – Born out of the Great Depression, swing dancing elevates the human spirit beyond one’s circumstances as dancers can move to the beat for the sheer joy of it and disappear into something bigger, something dazzling, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. ALIVE AND KICKING gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society.
JULIETA – After a chance meeting, middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suarez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. This begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of pain that defined her current life. This drama is directed by Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar.
See you at the movies!