Plymouth: Cinema fundraiser draws full house

The kick-off for Plimoth Cinema’s event to raise funds for a new digital projection system drew a packed house Saturday night for both the pre-screening party—and the showing of the film, “August: Osage County.”

One of the stars of the film, Kingston resident and Oscar winning actor Chris Cooper, greeted patrons at the reception.

Cooper has long been a friend of Plimoth Cinema.  He applauds the selection of films by Ed and Charlotte Russell, who are among a group of the original founders of the volunteer-run Cinema.

“The selections of films that they have here are documentaries, foreign films and independent films primarily, and I think the selecting board has very good taste—that’s probably Ed and Charlotte.”

Ed Russell was happy with the sold-out event, saying “I couldn’t be more pleased.”

And coming soon to Plimoth Cinema, he says, “A film called “On the Way” starring Catherine Deneuve.  It’s just the kind of film we love, here at Plimoth Cinema, many of them are European.  They’re art house films, just wonderful gems of films.”

People who want to contribute to the cost of the new projection system, now required by film producers, can go to the Cinema’s Kickstarter page.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.