July 27: KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY
(Posy Dixon, 2020, Canada; 63 min)
As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies back in 1986. Three decades on, the musician – now Glenn Copeland – began to receive emails from people across the world who recently discovered the album. Half aural-visual history, half DIY tour-video, the film provides a vehicle for our newly appointed queer elder to connect with youth across the globe. Winner of Hot Docs Audience Award 2020, directed by Posy Dixon.
Featuring live discussion with Dr. Stephan Pennington, Professor of Musicology and Black History, Tufts, following the film.
Based on demand and eased restrictions, this event is now in-person only. Well-fitting masks covering both nose and mouth are required, unless actively drinking while in your seat, for all guests regardless of vaccination status.
Cinema New Bedford showcases acclaimed films from around the world that feature great storytelling and a wide variety of perspectives. Join us each week to experience award-winning films that harness the power of feeling to entertain and enlighten. After each film, post-show discussions with the minds behind the film deepen our engagement with what we experienced on-screen and build community and connection.
July saw the "Best of the Fests" featuring film festival favorites. And, after a hiatus in August, September brings “Generation Kick-Ass” showcasing young people changing the world. Find the line-up below.
This series is curated by Mocha James Herrup, PhD, (they/them), founder of the New Bedford Film Society. Mocha James draws from their work as a film professor, arts and culture writer, and film festival programmer to bring films to New Bedford that audiences might not otherwise get to experience.
Based on demand and eased restrictions, this event is now in-person only. You will receive an e-ticket via email immediately after purchase that can be printed or displayed on a mobile device. Well-fitting masks covering both nose and mouth are required, unless actively drinking while in your seat, for all guests regardless of vaccination status.