Cinema New Bedford showcases acclaimed films from around the world that feature great storytelling and a variety of perspectives. Join us to experience award-winning films that harness the power of feeling to entertain and enlighten.

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 that help us see the world in a new light.

The collection of Mocha James' program notes for Cinema New Bedford films is available here.

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Cinema New Bedford

 Events

Tuesday
Jul
05
7:00 pm
Tue
7:00 pm
Jul
5
Cinema New Bedford
 presents

The Departed (2006)

Part of "4 By Scorsese" Series

Martin Scorsese directs an all-star cast in this action-packed thriller set in Boston, where a long-simmering hostility between the police department and an Irish-American gang led by Costello (Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson) is primed to explode. The fuse is lit when a gangster (Matt Damon) is chosen to infiltrate the police force--and a young cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes undercover within the gang. Now, when the two moles uncover each other's identity, the battle begins.

151 minutes

Rated R

About 4 By Scorsese Series

An American treasure, Martin Scorsese has been making films that for over fifty years that expand the art of cinema world-wide. While his name is almost synonymous with the best of Hollywood mainstream and independent film, Scorsese’s global influences include Italian New-Realism, French New Wave, and Japanese cinema (to name just a few).

4 BY SCORSESE spans his career, from his well-known blockbuster, GOODFELLAS, which did as much, if not more, to reimagining the gangster genre as any Coppola film, to his lesser known (and way underrated) comedy, AFTER HOURS; From his Boston set and highly acclaimed THE DEPARTED to his second and highly noteworthy film, ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, which the 70’s sitcom “Alice” was based.

Tuesday
Aug
09
7:00 pm
Tue
7:00 pm
Aug
9
Cinema New Bedford
 presents

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

Part of "4 By Scorsese" Series

Ellen Burstyn puts in an Oscar®-winning performance as Alice Hyatt, a recently widowed 35-year-old woman who leaves her small town in New Mexico with her precocious young son Tommy (Alfred Lutter), determined to make a new life as a singer. When money problems force her to settle in Tucson, she takes a job in a diner and begins to fall for rancher David (Kris Kristofferson). Co-starring Diane Ladd and Harvey Keitel and featuring a delightful cameo from Jodie Foster.

Martin Scorsese's acclaimed fourth feature is one of the key films of the golden age of 1970s New Hollywood - a touching, funny and poignant tribute to the independent spirit and dreams of ordinary Americans.

107 minutes

Rated PG

About 4 By Scorsese Series

An American treasure, Martin Scorsese has been making films that for over fifty years that expand the art of cinema world-wide. While his name is almost synonymous with the best of Hollywood mainstream and independent film, Scorsese’s global influences include Italian New-Realism, French New Wave, and Japanese cinema (to name just a few).

4 BY SCORSESE spans his career, from his well-known blockbuster, GOODFELLAS, which did as much, if not more, to reimagining the gangster genre as any Coppola film, to his lesser known (and way underrated) comedy, AFTER HOURS; From his Boston set and highly acclaimed THE DEPARTED to his second and highly noteworthy film, ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, which the 70’s sitcom “Alice” was based.

Cinema New Bedford is curated by

Mocha James

 

Herrup

 
they/them
Series Curator

Mocha James Herrup holds a PhD in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. They worked for many years as a full-time professor at the Austin Community College where they also co-founded the Peace & Conflict Studies program. Currently, Mocha James writes about arts and culture for the New Bedford Scallop and teaches Social Issues and Documentary as a Senior Lecturer at Suffolk University in Boston. In between Texas and the East Coast, they spent 2 incredible years in Seattle teaching as an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Washington at Bothell and programming and organizing with Three Dollar Bill. Mocha James has programmed with other festivals including SXSW and the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, and their award-winning films have been screened on the Sundance Channel, at the Walker Art Center, Northwest Airlines, and in festivals around the world.

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