Great Pairings April Showers and Screening Room Indie Films

There are few better date nights in the world than dinner in beautiful Newburyport, and a short walk to the historic Screening Room movie theater.

The Screening Room on State Street finds the best independent films to appeal to those who like to stimulate new ideas and new conversations about the world arounds us. Within a block away you will find an amazing choice of dining options from Angie’s diner and Lexie’s Burgers (great mint lemonade!) to Brine Oyster Bar and Agave (really tasty tacos!)

Isle of Dogs

In the future an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that is a garbage dump.

Atari is a 12-year-old boy who goes off to search for his beloved bodyguard-dog. There, with the assistance of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire city.

Directed by Wes Andresen. Animated with the voices of Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansen, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, Yoko Ono, F. Murray Abraham, Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDrmand and others.

The Leisure Seeker

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland play an aging couple where he has impending Alzheimer’s and she has cancer.

They decide to set out from Boston to the Florida Keys in a vintage restored Leisure Seeker recreational vehicle to have one last adventure before age and infirmity catches up to them.  It is a final adventure you can enjoy and learn from at any age.

A Long Way for a Short Run, TBA

The every women and men stories about the “coach potato to 5k” crowd, just in time for the Boston Marathon.


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