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November 9, 2017
Where there’s food, there’s waste.


A very unfiltered Anthony Bourdain, the producer of “Wasted,” is passionate about this subject.  The film also features world-renown chef Mario Batali, a world renowned chef, who regaled us at the Music Hall last year. Mario is devoted to reducing food waste.

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October 19, 2016
It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween!

Market Scarecrow

It’s that time of year when Portsmouth transitions into Halloween Town, the [Market] Scarecrows are up all over downtown, the leaves are changing colors, and town is full of Halloween activities that all lead up to the beloved parade.

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July 19, 2016
Film discussion: Maggie’s Plan

Maggies Plan

There are lots of classic combinations that never go out of style: Peanut butter and jelly; pizza and beer; summer nights and romantic comedies. There’s a reason some ingredients get married and never come apart.

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July 11, 2016
Film discussion: Sing Street

sing street

Well, it’s time to get serious about this movie stuff! We have three straight weeks of discussions coming up in July, and the movies themselves, are (I think) all perfect for summer evenings. There’s not a gut-clenching moral dilemma, haunting historical tragedy or blood-soaked shoot-out in the bunch.

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June 21, 2016
Film discussion: A Hologram for the King

hologram show and tell

Well, it finally happened yesterday, the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year. And that means that the New England race to pack as much gardening, drinks on the deck, beach time, lobster rolls, kayaking and other forms of merriment as humanly possible into about 10 weeks is in full swing. (It also means that the day will be getting shorter from now on, but I don’t want to depress anyone.)

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June 13, 2016
Film discussion: The Lobster

Film Disscussion The Lobster

We don’t hear much from filmmakers in Greece these days (and no, I don’t count My Big Fat Greek Wedding), but given that country’s position at the foundation of Western Civilization, that seems like a shame. A country that gave us The Iliad and the Odyssey and a dysfunctional family of gods that could go straight onto reality TV—The Real Gods of Mount Olympus!—might tap into some interesting places in our collective psyche.

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