OLMO AND THE SEAGULL (dir. Lea Glob & Petra Costa, 87 min.)
@ ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
A journey through the labyrinth of a woman’s mind, Olmo & The Seagull tells the story of Olivia, a free-spirited stage actress preparing for a starring role in a theatrical production of Chekhov’s The Seagull. As the play starts to take shape, Olivia and her boyfriend Serge discover she is pregnant. Olmo plunges us deep into the creative process and asks us what is real, what is imagined, and what we celebrate and sacrifice in life.
“Beautiful, tender, and endlessly fascinating, Olmo & The Seagull explores with thrilling boldness a space between fiction and nonfiction that I never dreamed possible.” (Joshua Oppenheimer, director, The Act of Killing)
5:30pm Pre-film reception in the lobby of the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.
Join co-director Lea Glob for a conversation after the film with a long-revered actress associated with WTF, Maria Tucci.
And the Kids is an all-woman powerhouse trio from Northampton, recently called one of “the Western Mass. indie scene’s brightest creative lights” by Pitchfork. Their debut full-length album. Turn to Each Other is more than an album title: it’s a testament to their bond as musicians, friends and creative foils. The album features fearless tracks full of ringing guitars from Hannah Mohan, knotty rhythms from drummer Rebecca Lasaponaro and bold accents from synthesizers and percussion by Megan Miller. An ongoing struggle with border issues for Miller initiated the addition of bassist Taliana Katz to the touring ensemble.
Opening are neighbors The Sun Parade, get-happy rogues who smuggle the Beatles, Afro-pop into their sparkling music.