The Music Man Playing on Amelia Island

The Music Man Playing on Amelia IslandNassau Community Players and the Nassau County School Board present, The Music Man, for ONE more weekend ONLY!

June 26th and June 27th, there is a 7:30 curtain at the Fernandina Beach Middle School Auditorium on Citrona Drive.

Directed by Judy Tipton, The Music Man is about a con man who comes to a midwestern town with a scam using a boy’s marching band program, but things don’t quite go according to plan.

Open seating tickets are $15.00 for adults and only $10.00 for students. Tickets can be purchased at Amelia Awards (817 S. 8th Street) or Color it Green (1008 Atlantic Avenue).

Please call (904) 277-2963 for more information.

To see images of this musical taken by Kimberly Kappel, please follow this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kimberlykappel/page1

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Join Amelia Community Theatre On the Green

Join Amelia Community Theatre On the GreenFox on the Fairway is playing at the Amelia Community Theatre, and you are invited to stop by their lobby putting green for a chance to win a round of golf for your favorite foursome. Work on your swing pre-show at the hitting station outside; representatives from the Fernandina Beach Golf Club (FBGC) will be on hand!

Prizes at each performance and everyone gets a gift bag, compliments of ACT & FBGC.

Lobby doors open one hour before curtain.

Wild & Crazy Golf Outfit Contest
Wear your wildest and craziest golfing attire to the matinee on Father’s Day. Dress for golfing success and you may win a round of golf for four!

Father’s Day is June 21, 2015; curtain is at 2:00pm, and there will be complimentary Arnold Palmers to quench your thirst!

“Golf is easy. The first thing you do is buy clothes that don’t match.”

The Lend Me a Tenor playwright sets this modern-day farce at a country club during a golf tournament between clubs with a longstanding bitter rivalry. Besides golf, there are “three love affairs, a missing diamond, objectionable golf sweaters, and an exploding vase” in this fast-paced comedy.

Tickets are still available for all of the following dates:
8:00pm June 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, and 2:00pm June 21, Father’s Day
Adults – $20.00
Students – $10.00

Special thanks to Josh O’Brien and Fernandina Beach Golf Club (FBGC) for donating a golf lesson and rounds of golf as prizes, as well as bringing staff to every performance and of course, the gift bags for all!

FBGC is “a true gem of Northern Florida,” offering 27-Holes of fantastic golf and a full service restaurant and clubhouse. Best of all, they are a wonderful community partner and supporter.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeTickets are now on sale for Fernandina Little Theatre’s upcoming production of Christopher Durang’s hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which opens Saturday, May 23, 2015. A Chekhovian mash-up from a master of comedy, this delightfully off-kilter romp won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.

FLT’s cast includes Buffy Wells, Frank O’Donnell, Stephen France, Janet Cote-Merow, Rebecca Brown and Karen Antworth; the production is directed by Amelia Hart. Performances are May 23, 26, 28, 29 & 30 at 7:30 pm, and May 24 at 4:30 pm.

Tickets for all performances are $17.00, and can be purchased in advance at the Amelia Island UPS Store.

For more info on FLT events, visit ameliaflt.org.

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Parallel Lives Coming to Studio 209

Parallel Lives Coming to Studio 209

This event was cancelled

By Kathy Najmiy and Mo Gaffney
Directed by Toni D’Amico

Play Info
In the opening scene, two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room… With boundless humor, Parallel Lives re-examines the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by capricious Gods, or in this case, Goddesses.

Performances will be on May 14, 15, 16, and 17th, in Studio 209.

The theatre is located at 207/209 Cedar Street, in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

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Announcing a new acting class at Amelia Community Theatre

Announcing a new acting class at Amelia Community TheatreAmelia Community Theatre is offering a four session beginning acting class, for ages 18 and up, taught by Sinda Nichols.

The cost is $40.00 and class will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, in ACT’s Studio209 on Mondays, April 27, May 4, May 18, and Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Thinking about being an actor?
This fun and inspiring class is specifically designed to take you from thinking about being an actor to being an actor. Learn how to audition, use your voice and body effectively, analyze a text and act truthfully. Through theatre games, exercises, monologues and short scenes, students will be confident and excited to take part in an upcoming Amelia Community Theatre production.

Sinda was recently seen on the ACT stage as Ann Landers in The Lady with All the Answers, and has studied acting at the University of Minnesota, Stella Adler Studio and Atlantic Theatre in NYC. She has worked with actors of all backgrounds and experience levels.

You may also register for this class by calling our box office at 904-261-6749 or register in person at 207 Cedar Street during box office hours, 11 am – 1 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, or on show nights for Inherit the Wind.

For more information on the class, email nichols.sinda@gmail.com or call 261-6749.

How to Sign Up
You may register for this class by calling the Box Office at (904) 261-6749. Or, register in person at 207 Cedar Street during Box Office hours, 11am – 1pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, or on show nights during Inherit the Wind.

“I dwell in possibility” ~ Emily Dickinson

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Address Unknown at Fernandina Little Theater

Address Unknown at Fernandina Little TheaterFernandina Little Theater Presents Address Unknown. This is a special reading by Ron Kurtz and Frank O’Donnell.

Performances will be April 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30pm. The reading recognizes the significance of April 16: Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The reading is based on the very popular short story by Katherine Kressmann Taylor. It is in the form of letters exchanged between two former business partners. Together they opened a gallery dealing in fine art, ranging from Picasso to Rubens. Max Eisenstein is a German Jew who is operating the San Francisco gallery. His friend, Martin Schulse, returns to Germany with his family. He is an Aryan. Their letters continue until one is returned, “Address Unknown”.

Don’t miss these two talented actors offering a provoking presentation reminding us of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Tickets are $10 and available at UPS next to Publix.

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2015 Laugh-In Review

2015 Laugh-In Review

Image found on the Amelia Musical Playhouse facebook page.

Back by popular demand, Amelia Musical Playhouse, Amelia Island’s newest theatre, has brought back Laugh-In Revue, the sold out show from last fall. This version of the musically comic blast from the past has added some new actors and musical numbers for a three night run April 9, 10, 11 at 7:30pm.

Directed by Linzy Lauren Kennedy, the variety show features an entertaining, nostalgic blend of comedy sketches and songs from the 60’s. This show bridges the generation gap while providing a wistful walk down memory lane featuring go-go dancers, soloists and our ensemble performing hits of that era.

The theatre is located at 1955 Island Walkway in Fernandina Beach.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.

Tickets are available at the theatre, or on the website www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com, or call the theatre box office at (904) 277-3455.

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at Studio 209

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at Studio 209The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is coming to Studio 209. The performance is by ACTeen Troupe.

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.

The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Performances are:
March 20 – 7:30pm
March 21 – 7:30pm
March 22 – 2:00pm

All Tickets are $10.00 with open seating.

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Mad Cowford Workshop and Improv Night at Fernandina Little Theatre

Mad Cowford Workshop and Improv Night at Fernandina Little TheatreFernandina Little Theatre is delighted to announce the return of Mad Cowford Improv to the FLT stage at 1014 Beech Street, on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Mad Cowford has been Jacksonville’s home for improv comedy for more than eight years, specializing in fast, funny interactive comedy based upon audience participation.

John Kalinowksi, Mad Cowford’s director, will be presenting an improv workshop, “Yes, You Can Improvise”, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm; the class is limited to 15 people.

“No one has to “be funny” to learn improv or perform it successfully. Improvisation relies on each person’s unique innate creativity to discover truths and make discoveries. Improvisation teaches you to follow saying “Yes,” to support others, to listen, and to be constantly adapting.”

John has been the Director of Mad Cowford Improv since its beginning in 2006. He has been performing and teaching improvisation since 1998 and holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Florida. His workshop will teach you how to jump on stage, have fun, and kick your fear away.

At 7:30 pm, the entire Mad Cowford troupe will take to the FLT stage for another evening of audience participation improv fun.

Anyone who has spent an evening with this wacky troupe of gifted performers will testify to their talent and creativity – many laughs are in store!

Admission to the improv workshop is $20; admission to the evening performance is $8.00. Workshop and show tickets are available for advance purchase at The UPS Store, located in the Publix shopping center on Amelia Island.

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Audition for Fox on the Fairway at Amelia Community Theatre

Audition for Fox on the Fairway at Amelia Community TheatreAuditions for Fox on the Fairway, by Ken Ludwig, will take place on March 3, 2015, at 7:00 PM, in Studio 209.

Directed by David Longobardo, you are asked to be prepared to read from the script. You are also welcome to prepare a 1 to 1 1/2 minute monologue.

Fox on the Fairway leads the audience through the antics of the members of the Quail Valley Golf and Country Club and their rival, the Crouching Squirrel Golf Club. What was born on a golf bet, the play’s conflict quickly accelerates, through the use of mistaken identity, lies, secrets, and multiple entrances and exits, to utter chaos. This is a fun show with a versatile cast.

The six characters needed are as follows:

HENRY BINGHAM (mid 40s): Director of the Quail Valley Country Club. He is witty and cynical at times. He gets into a high-stakes bet on a golf tournament and is determined to do what it takes to win. He is also unhappy in his marriage to Muriel and becomes involved with Pamela.

PAMELA PEABODY (39): A member of the Quail Valley Country Club. She is very attractive and sophisticated, but a bit loose and a bit of a drinker. Throughout the production she aids Bingham in his plans to make sure their club wins.

JUSTIN HICKS (25): Bingham’s new eager-to-please assistant who volunteers his services as a golfer to help Quail Valley win the golf tournament. He is romantically involved with Louise and proposes to her early on, but becomes emotionally distraught when things become difficult between them.

LOUISE HEINDBEDDER (23): A waitress at the Quail Valley Country Club. She is very attractive, and a bit flighty, but studious. She gets engaged to Justin early on, but a mishap results in her becoming very upset over their future together, making her bawl at a moment’s notice.

DICKIE BELL (mid 40s): The director of the rival Crouching Squirrel Country Club, with whom Bingham gets into a high-stakes wager . He is a bit obnoxious, including his fashion sense, but tries to come off as good-natured. He is Pamela’s ex and has a thing for Bingham’s wife Muriel

MURIEL BINGHAM (40s): Bingham’s wife, who runs an antique shop, which becomes part of the wager between Henry and Dickie. Generally overbearing and stern, she somehow has a soft spot for Dickie.

The play opens on our main stage June 11 and continues on June 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8:00 with a matinee on June 21 at 2:00.

Scripts are available in the box office – call 904-261-6749 to arrange pick up.

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Les Miserables at Amelia Musical Playhouse

Les Miserables at Amelia Musical Playhouse
Les Miserables, the Broadway Musical Sensation, is coming to the Amelia Musical Playhouse in Fernandina Beach!

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker’s daughter. The decision changes their lives for ever.

Shows are scheduled for February 26, 27, 28; and March 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 with a 7:30PM curtain. There are two Sunday matinees, March 1st and March 8th at 2:30pm.

Tickets are $20.00 for general admission, and only $15.00 for students.

Tickets are available on line here: www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com

Complimentary refreshments will be served at each performance.

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Amelia Musical Playhouse Presents Transitions

Amelia Musical Playhouse Presents TransitionsAmelia Musical Playhouse presents two one-act plays depicting seniors who are coping with transitions in their life, directed by Jan Cote-Merow.

The first half of the production is the scene Last Rights from the 5-act play Hitchhike by Joanna Pucci. It features two characters, the passenger, an 80-year-old man and the driver, of indeterminate age. As the scene progresses it becomes clear that this is more than a normal taxi ride since the driver speaks to the man about events in his life.

The second half is the play We Interrupt, written by local playwright Jane McAdams. About a widow, Lily, who is coping with the recent death of her husband, Joe, the play’s supporting characters include Katie, her teenage granddaughter; her handyman Douglas and his teen nephew; and her friend, Cynthia.

Transitions has number of songs and poems, which have to do with senior issues. Besides a thoughtful evening of drama, half of the ticket proceeds will help Nassau County Council on Aging’s various programs to continue to serve seniors in our community.

In its 41st year of service to senior citizens, Nassau County Council on Aging’s mission is to improve the lives of older adults with a special focus on those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. We accomplish this through our Senior Life Centers, providing vital programs, services and compassionate care designed to improve the health, independence and economic security of Nassau County seniors and their families. Partially funded by government grants, the foundation funding and donations come from private individuals.

Tickets are $15.00 and $10.00 for students.

Please call (904) 277-3455 for additional information, or visit www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com.

Complimentary refreshments will be served during intermission.

Amelia Musical Playhouse is located at 1955 Island Walkway, in Fernandina Beach.

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Yulee Cinema Preview Night Benefits Humane Society

Yulee Cinema Preview Night Benefits Humane Society
Thursday, February 12, 2015, is non-profit night at the new movie theater in Yulee, the night before the grand opening. Nassau Humane Society was selected to receive all sales from that night. The tickets, drinks, and popcorn are all $2.00 for the night.

Featured Films:

Top Five: Top Five is a 2014 American comedy film written and directed by Chris Rock.

John Wick: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Gone Girl: With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

Whiplash: A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.

St. Vincent: A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.

Interestellar: A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.

Nightcrawler: When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Penguins of Madagascar: Penguins of Madagascar is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated action comedy film,[10] produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The Theory of Everything: The relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1: Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

The new theatre will be furnished with 10 screens and have total seating capacity for more than 1,700 guests. The BigD, Carmike’s own premium large screen format experience auditorium, will seat 357 patrons. All auditoriums in the leading-edge entertainment complex will be equipped with stadium seating with comfortable high-back rocking luxury seats, retractable armrests and convenient cup holders. The Coastal Cinema 10 will contain large, wall-to-wall screens, DLP digital projection and digital surround sound in all auditoriums.

The facility’s upscale lobby will contain multiple concession areas featuring self-serve Coca-Cola Freestyle drink centers, which pour more than 100 customized fountain drink varieties. One-stop ticketing will also be included in the lobby area so cinemagoers will be able to escape the elements and purchase tickets with their favorite concessions at the same transaction point. The new complex also provides special services for visually and hearing impaired patrons using Sony Closed Captioning glasses (CC) as well as descriptive and amplified audio (VI & HI).

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Five Years of Short Films at Fernandina Little Theatre

Five Years of Short Films at Fernandina Little TheatreFernandina Little Theatre will celebrate five years of bringing great films to downtown Fernandina Beach as it presents its Fifth Annual Oscar-Nominated Short Films Festival February 13-15.

The festival will again feature all 15 films nominated for Academy Awards for Best Animated, Best Live Action and Best Documentary Short Films, shown in four alternating groups of films at the theatre, located at 1014 Beech St.

Since its founding more than 20 years ago, FLT’s goal has been to be a home for the performing arts on Amelia Island, said Managing Artistic Director Kate Hart. And five years ago, the theater decided the time was right to expand its wide range of programming by showing films, too.

“We already were offering theatrical productions, concerts, readings and improv. Showing films just seemed like the logical next step for us,” Hart said.

First, the theater at Beech and South Eleventh Street added a state-of-the art digital projection system so it could screen films in HD and surround sound. Then, the search was on for its first film event.

Deciding its focus should be on bringing acclaimed contemporary films that typically didn’t make it to the island’s commercial film theater, FLT leapt at the opportunity to partner with Magnolia Films to bring the Oscar-Nominated Short Films Festival to Fernandina.

“There aren’t many opportunities to see short films in a movie theater, and showcasing great films that you normally can’t see anyplace else was a perfect fit with our ‘theater outside the box’ mission,” Hart said.

Since the first Oscar-Nominated Shorts Film Festival at FLT in 2011, enthusiasm and ticket sales for the festival have grown every year.

“These filmmakers aren’t constrained by the demands of the box office. The short films are usually more compelling, more experimental in their storytelling and more heart-felt than a lot of feature films. People really respond to them, and once they come that first year, they come back the next,” Hart said.

Since launching the shorts festival, FLT has expanded its film offerings to regular Sunday afternoon screenings as well as its annual DOCtoberFest documentary film festival, which will mark its third anniversary this October.

“The films have really expanded our horizons at the theater and our audiences’,” Hart said.

At the screenings February 13-15, FLT will include an opportunity for film-goers to pick the films they think will win the Oscar in all three categories. Those who correctly pick the three short films which win Oscars on February 22 will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to an upcoming stage production at the theater, now celebrating its 23nd season.

Best Animated Short Films

The five animated short films, plus four animated films of note, will screen at 8:15 pm February 13, 4:15 pm February 14, and 1:30 pm February 15. Ratings guidelines: PG. Kids over 8 should not have a problem with anything here, but likely won’t care for the darker films (“Bigger Picture” and
“Footprints”).

A Single Life | The Netherlands | 2 minutes
When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through her life.

Feast | USA | 6 minutes
From from first-time director Patrick Osborne and Walt Disney Animation Studios, The story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.

Me and My Moulton | Canada/Norway | 14 minutes
One summer in mid-’60s Norway, a seven-year-old girl asks her parents if she and her sisters can have a bicycle. “Me and My Moulton” provides a glimpse of its young protagonist’s thoughts as she struggles with her sense that her family is a little out of sync with what she perceives as “normal.”

The Bigger Picture | UK | 7 minues
“You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!” hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won’t go, and their own lives unravel as she clings on.
Innovative, life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent.

The Dam Keeper | USA | 18 minutes
“The Dam Keeper” tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything. The Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen of television’s “Forbrydelsen” (“The Killing”), and BBC’s “Sherlock,” narrates this timeless fable.

Plus Highly Commended animated short films
Sweet Cocoon” (6 minutes/France/Non-dialogue) A caterpillar about to undergo her metamorphosis finds her cocoon is much too small to squeeze into. Two helpful insects come to her aid.

Footprints” (4 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue) A gullible man goes on a quest to find a mysterious, destructive monster, only to arrive at a surprising revelation.

Duet” (4 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue) “Duet” tells the story of Mia and Tosh and how their individual paths in life weave together to create an inspired duet.

Bus Story” (11 minutes/Canada/English) Our protagonist dreams of becoming a bus driver in order to cruise down quiet country lanes and connect with nature, her young charges and their parents. But her idyllic view of her new job is sorely tested after she meets her surly boss, named Killer, and discovers that winding roads can prove treacherous in winter, especially with a faulty clutch.

Best Live Action Short Films

The five live-action shorts will screen at 12:15 and 8 pm February 14 and 5:15 pm February 15.

Aya | Israel-France | 39 minutes
Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanged by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.

Boogaloo and Graham | UK | 14 minutes
Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for. Raising their tiny charges, declaring themselves vegetarian and dreaming of running a chicken farm, the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.

Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak) | France-China | 15 minutes
A young itinerant photographer and his assistant offer to photograph some Tibetan nomads in front of variou backgrounds.

Parvaneh | Switzerland | 25 minutes
A young Afghan immigrant travels to Zurich where she encounters a punk named Emily.

The Phone Call | UK | 21 minutes
“The Phone Call” follows Heather (played by Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins) a shy lady who works at a helpline call center. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man (played by Oscar winner Jim Broadbent), she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.

Best Documentary Short Films

The five documentary shorts will be shown in two sessions. Ratings guidelines: R. Adult themes including cancer, slaughterhouse workers and an infant with a rare respiratory disorder. There are scenes in the latter two films (“The Reaper” and “Our Curse”) that are difficult to watch.

Group One
Screening: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14; 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 | USA | 40 minutes
This timely documentary spotlights the traumas endured by America’s veterans, as seen through the work of the hotline’s trained responders, who provide immediate intervention and support in hopes of saving the lives of service members.

Joanna | Poland | 40 minutes
With great visual poetry, “Joanna” portrays the simple and meaningful moments in the life of her family. Diagnosed with an untreatable illness, Joanna promises her son that she will do her best to live for as long as possible. It is a story of close relationships, tenderness, love and thoughtfulness.

Group Two
Screening: 10:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14; 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15

Our Curse | Poland | 27 minutes
The film is a personal statement of the director and his wife, who have to deal with a very rare and incurable disease of their newborn child – the Ondine’s Curse
(also known as CCHS, congenital central hypoventilation syndrome). People affected with this disease stop breathing during sleep and require lifetime mechanical ventilation on a ventilator.

The Reaper (La Parka) | Mexico | 29 minutes
Efrain, known as the Reaper, has worked at a slaughterhouse for 25 years. We will discover his deep relationship with death and his struggle to live.

White Earth | USA | 20 minutes
Thousands of souls flock to America’s Northern Plains seeking work in the oil fields. “White Earth” is the tale of an oil boom seen through unexpected eyes. Three
children and an immigrant mother brave a cruel winter and explore themes of innocence, home and the American Dream.

Admission to each individual screening session is $10; an Early Bird screening pass (good for the first two screenings on both Saturday and Sunday — a total of four film sessions) is $30.

Tickets and passes are available at The UPS Store in the Fernandina Beach Publix shopping center on Sadler Road. The Fernandina Little Theatre is an intimate space, and patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee seating availability.

For more information about the festival, visit www.ameliaflt.org or www.facebook.com/fernandinalittletheatre.

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Rendezvous at Sheffield’s for Movies on Thursday Nights

Rendezvous at Sheffield's for Movies on Thursday NightsRendezvous Festival has teamed up with Sheffield’s at the Palace creating a Movie House on Thursday evenings leading up to this movie, music and gaming festival coming to Northeast Florida in June. With the recent closing of the Carmike Cinema 7 on Amelia Island, this is a great way to satisfy your movie cravings!

The Movie House officially opens on January 29th featuring the film Dragon Day, where a family getaway to a mountain town turns deadly when China launches a massive cyberattack against the USA, forcing former NSA Engineer Duke Evans to fight to save his wife and daughter in the New World Order.

Upcoming movies include the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award Winner at the Williamsburg International Film Festival, The Heroes of Arvine Place, on February 5th; Academy Award Winner Luke Matheny’s newest film, The Birder’s Guide to Everything on February 12th and Hide Your Smiling Faces, a film that has earned a variety of awards and nominations, showing on February 19th.

A new movie will be featured at Sheffield’s every Thursday night until the Rendezvous Festival opens on June 5, 2015. The doors open at 6:30, and the movie screenings start at 7:00 PM. Tickets are only $10.00 and include a bag of popcorn. Hola! Cuban Café’s menu is available for order, and there is a cash bar.

Located in American Beach, Evans Rendezvous was a music club that once hosted famed musicians such as Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Billie Daniels, and Ray Charles in the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s. In 1964, the Rendezvous was hit hard by Hurricane Dora and everything was destroyed. The Rendezvous Festival is all about entertainment and brings artists and the community together for a nine day event.

For more information visit the website: www.rendezvousfestival.com.

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