Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main St., Gloucester, hosts its annual “Fall Into The Rhythm” music movies festival from Sept. 8 to 14. The week features seven feature films, each celebrating music and one of them a premiere of a local film, with multiple live performances, as well.
The line-up is as follows:
“Live In Red Square, Moscow,” Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m.: Opera stars Anna Netbreko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky team up to deliver versions of famous arias and duets from the likes of “Tosca,” “Eugene Onegin,” and “Il Trovatore.”
“Sita Sings The Blues,” Sunday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m.: Nina Paley’s gorgeous passion project, an autobiographical story paralleled with the woeful tale of Sita, taken from the Indian text of the Ramayana and voiced by the catchy discography of forgotten jazz-pop singer Annette Hanshaw. This is a free screening.
“The Mighty Uke,” Monday, Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.: Explore the popular recent resurgence of the ukulele, and take part in a uke jam led by the CACC’s own John Hicks and featuring some of the area’s best ukesters.
“Becoming Traviata,” Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.: The reinvention of Verdi’s opera masterpiece, “La Traviata,” as sung by the world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe Béziat’s thrilling new movie.
“Morrissey Live: 25,” Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.: Filmed at a small gig in L.A. in March of this year, this live documentary celebrates rock star Morrissey’s 25 years as a solo artist following the break-up of his band, The Smiths.
“Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams,” Thursday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m.: Go behind the scenes of the former Fleetwood Mac singer’s latest album (which was produced by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart) and also enjoy a live Stevie tribute by Mr. Fox’s Brian King and Friends.
“Don White: Live!,” Friday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m.: The Cinema’s funny folkie friend from Lynn returns to the stage with his unforgettable songs of joy and hilarity.