Paul Barnes’s Weekly Update on What’s Happening

So, the big news this week (December 8 – 14) is that CCA will be opening Bradley Cooper’s new directorial effort, Maestro – a biopic of the great conductor Leonard Bernstein as told through a portrait of his marriage to Felicia Montealegre, played by Carey Mulligan.

Also this week on Thursday, December 14 at 6pm, we will be presenting another in our Closer Looks series, La Haine directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. In 1995, La Haine was the Palme d’Or and Best Director winner at the Cannes Film Festival. It is a powerful and damning portrait of ethnic discrimination in modern Paris.

Plus, I have a good progress report on CCA’s Annual Appeal and our collective efforts to secure that new Projector for the Studio Cinema.
And, I thought you’d like to see another report on how many of the films I’ve chosen for you since May have made the movie critics’ year-end Top Ten Lists!

If you didn’t see it, here’s the link to my CCA Progress Report and Funding Appeal. If you’d like to donate to offset CCA’s expenses for my 2024 wish list, we welcome your contributions here (the Donation button at the top of this page)! Thank you!

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