Begin Again

July 18 - 24
Daily: 4:30, 7 & 9:15

Originally titled Can a Song Save Your Life?, the new music-themed romantic dramatic comedy from Once writer-director John Carney stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener and Adam Levine in his acting debut. Filmed on location in NYC, it chronicles what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Knightley) and her longtime boyfriend Dave (Levine), college sweethearts and songwriting partners, decamp for NYC when he lands a deal with a major label. When the trappings of his newfound fame soon tempt him to stray, a reeling, lovelorn Gretta finds herself on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Ruffalo), a disgraced record label exec, stumbles upon her performing in the East Village and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set against the backdrop of a summer in NYC. Carney’s latest blend of romance, music and dreams is an upbeat film that lays emotions on the line and then drives them home with great music. (R, 104 mins.)


The Wizard of Oz

Aug 11
Mon: 7 PM
Online tickets: $10
Box office: $12

The Cape Cinema presents a special screening of The Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the film’s world premiere in Dennis. The now-classic film premiered at the Cape Cinema on August 11, 1939, four days before its openings in New York and Los Angeles, continuing for a one-week run on Cape Cod. The event was advertised in local newspapers and featured an after-party at the Playhouse Restaurant which was attended by many Broadway and Hollywood notables.

Notable for its use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score and unusual characters, over the years it has become one of the best known of all films and part of American popular culture. It also featured what may be the most elaborate use of character make-ups and special effects in a film up to that time. At the Cape Cinema, the anniversary screening will be show in the film’s original 35mm format with a special aspect ratio lens used for the opening Kansas Sequence. (PG, 102 mins.)