Thu, Apr 25|
The Newtown Theatre
FRUITLANDS 1843- POETRY+FILM in celebration of Poetry Month with ArtWRKD at The Historic Newtown Theatre
Celebrating Poetry Month at ArtWRKD Join poet filmmaker Vasiliki Katsarou for this one-time only screening on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 7:30pm at the historic Newtown Theater, in downtown Newtown PA. Introduction by local film professor emeritus Mark Bezanson, and followed by a Q & A.
Time & Location
Apr 25, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Newtown Theatre, 120 N State St, Newtown, PA 18940, USA
About the event
POETRY+FILM in Newtown PA during April 2024, Poetry Month at
Join poet filmmaker Vasiliki Katsarou for this one-time only screening on Thursday,
April 25, 2024 at 7:30pm at the historic Newtown Theater, in downtown
Newtown PA. Introduction by local film professor emeritus Mark Bezanson, and
followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker. Tickets for this special event are $25.
FRUITLANDS 1843 was shot on 35mm film. It is the only 35mm film written and
directed by the New Jersey-based Greek American poet Vasiliki Katsarou. Katsarou is a
a Geraldine R. Dodge Festival Poet, who has worked in film production in France and
Greece, and recently embarked on a literary publishing venture, Solitude Hill Press.
FRUITLANDS 1843 features an array of highly respected Boston theater actors, and is
also the first 35mm film experience of the noted UK cinematographer Haris
Zambarloukos (Belfast, A Haunting in Venice, Mamma Mia! 2008). The original score
was composed by UK-based composer Richard Whalley. FRUITLANDS 1843 was
featured at the 22nd Independent Film Project and screened at the Angelika Film Center
in NYC, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Harvard Film Archive, and the Drama
Film Festival in Greece. Based on a true story, FRUITLANDS 1843 tells the story of the
short-lived utopian community founded by Louisa May Alcott's father Bronson Alcott
during the Transcendentalist period in Massachusetts. FRUITLANDS 1843 was called
"breathtaking" and "Bergman-esque" by The Boston Globe and The Boston Phoenix.
And the Cleveland Film Society wrote of the film: "Haunting, stark, and extremely subtle
and powerful. The artistic telling of a quiet and powerful silence."
To live for one’s principles, at all costs, is a dangerous speculation;
and the failure of an ideal, no matter how humane and noble,
is harder for the world to forgive and forget than bank robbery
or the grand swindles of corrupt politicians.
Louisa May Alcott,
writing about her father, Bronson Alcott, one of the founders of the Fruitlands community
- Ticket type
Fruitlands 1843 Film ScreeningSale ends: Apr 25, 7:30 PM
Apr 25, 7:30 PM
This ticket is for one audience member at The Newtown Theatre to view FRUITLANDS- 1843 and be a part of the Q & A after the filming.Price$25.00
+$0.63 service fee+$0.63 service fee