A Sneak Peak at the Cinema Circus

Cinema Circus finishes its summer season in Oak Bluffs this Sunday, August 17, from noon to 6 p.m. at Cottagers' Corner, by Hartford Park.

Takes Kids to Review Kids' Movies; Cinema Circus Returns

In preparation for the Cinema Circus event held on Sunday, July 13, at the Chilmark Community Center, an advance screening of the animated films was arranged for a group of Kid Critics. The event is from noon to 6 p.m. and includes a screening, circus fun and filmmaking workshops for kids. All events are free, thanks to a generous donor.

Screen Gems

Author Robert Putnam in his book Bowling Alone, published in 2000, examined trends in American society and concluded that the country was growing apart due to lack of community involvement. His thesis pointed to a disengaged populace that was more isolated and therefore less likely to be empathetic. The traditional outlets for bringing a community together were no longer thriving, he said, from bowling leagues to PTA meetings, and as a result the country as a whole was suffering. 

Cinema Circus Kid Critic Has the Reel Deal

Each week the folks at Cinema Circus show a series of short films on Wednesday evening at the Chilmark Community center. The films begin at 6 p.m. but the circus — complete with jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers, food and music — gets underway at 5 p.m.

Kid Critic Gives the Reel Deal

Each week the folks at Cinema Circus show a series of short films on Wednesday evening at the Chilmark Community center. The films begin at 6 p.m. but the circus — complete with jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers, food and music — gets underway at 5 p.m. This week the circus arrives in Edgartown, too, at the Harbor View Hotel on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Keeping It Real With the Kid Critics

Each week the folks at Cinema Circus show a series of short films on Wednesday evening at the Chilmark Community center. The films begin at 6 p.m. but the circus — complete with jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers, food and music — gets underway at 5 p.m.

The short films are programmed each week around a central theme, introduced in the first film by Professor Projector. This week’s theme is inspiration.

An advanced screening of the films was arranged with young cineastes. This week’s reviewers are Clarissa and Luca Rachmiel.

Cinema Circus Short Films Get Green Light from Kid Critic

Each week the folks at Cinema Circus show a series of short films on Wednesday evening at the Chilmark Community Center. The films begin at 6 p.m. but the circus — complete with jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers, food and music — gets underway at 5 p.m. The short films are programmed each week around a central theme, introduced in the first film by Professor Projector. This week’s theme is telling stories.

Cinema Circus Short Films Get Green Light from Kid Critic

Each week the folks at Cinema Circus show a series of short films on Wednesday evening at the Chilmark Community center. The films begin at 6 p.m. but the circus — complete with jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers, food and music — gets underway at 5 p.m.

Cinema Circus Short Films Get Green Light from Kid Critic

Each week the folks at Cinema Circus show a series of short films on Wednesday evening at the Chilmark Community center. The films begin at 6 p.m. but the circus — complete with jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers, food and music — gets under way at 5 p.m.

The short films are programmed each week around a central theme, introduced in the first film by Professor Projector. This week’s theme is the characters of a movie.

An advanced screening of the films was arranged with a young cineaste. This week’s reviewer is Porter Moehnke

Keeping It Real With the Kid Critic

Each week the folks at Cinema Circus show a series of short films on Wednesday evening at the Chilmark Community center. The films begin at 6 p.m. but the circus — complete with jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers, food and music — gets under way.

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