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If you were one of the disappointed Edward Gorey fans who couldn’t get into our Sunday screenings we have good news. We have added another screening!
Cape Cod filmmaker Christopher Seufert and Edward’s cousin Ken Morton will be screening "The Last Days of Edward Gorey" at the Chatham Orpheum Theatre on Saturday March 22nd at 10am. This is a documentary in the making and we’ll get a peek at the process and challenges of completing a film when your subject dies half way throught the project.
Christopher Seufert shot the documentary with Edward Gorey’s approval and active participation from 1996 to his death in April of 2000.
It is a project that has taken almost 20 years to complete. The film is expected to be complete in the fall of 2014. Chris gives us a preview with some of the interviews he had with Edward Gorey. It is a presentation about a film that’s in rough cut stage and the difficulties he has encountered, shots that don't work, the hazards of independent filmmaking, licensing issues, how to recover when your subject dies mid-film.
WCAI's Mindy Todd will moderate a Q&A with filmmaker Chris Seufert & Ken Morton, Edward Gorey’s cousin.
The Orpheum Theater opened in 1916 as Chatham’s first and only movie house. Our Main Street movie theater was a magical place for 72 years — a year-round destination where generations of Chatham families and summer visitors could enjoy gripping dramas, slapstick comedies, joyous musicals or swashbuckling adventure films week after week. In 1938, the building was purchased by Interstate Theaters Corporation and was known as the Chatham Theater until 1987, when it ceased operations. The entire town mourned the loss of this iconic Main Street treasure, but the tradition was never forgotten. Now it’s back, better than ever! Find out more on their website: chathamorpheum.org
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