News headlines announcing the Oscar Awards mean the buzz continues about the winners and losers among the top films of the year. So, the phrase THE WINNER IS remains with us. And, speaking of winners, it just so happens that Plimoth Cinema, a theater housed at Plimoth Plantation, presented winning films this season that won Oscars for best foreign film, best documentary and best actress.
Charlotte and Ed Russell were among a group of folks that started Plimoth Cinema seven years ago recognizing that most highly regarded films often do not come to commercial theaters in this area. Because of their effort, three Oscar winning films were shown here in town this season at the Cinema. Ed Russell talks about some of them:
“The best foreign film Oscar award this year went to Great Beauty, a wonderful Italian film about a man about town going out every night of the week—and he was famous for that—and as he got older he realized that there really wasn’t that much substance in his life.” And the winner of the best documentary also was shown at Plimoth Cinema:
“Twenty Feet from Stardom featured a half dozen wonderful singers that never get any credit. Only through this film-Twenty Feet from Stardom—have they now been discovered and some of them are now making new careers for themselves.” The best actress award went to Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, a picture also featured at the Cinema. Films are shown twice a day every day. There’s popcorn, and on Saturday nights, a sip of wine or beer is available with that.