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237 Commercial Street, 2nd floor, Provincetown MA 02657
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EASTER

Presented by the Provincetown Film Society

Sat, Mar 28 @ 7pm

Writer-producer Will Scheffer, will introduce the film and lead a Q&A afterward

A reception will follow the screening at the Sage Inn & Lounge, 336 Commercial St, with complimentary bubbly and hors d'oeuvres

Tickets: $35; $25 for PFS members; $15 for Provincetown Film Art Series pass-holders

 

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When EASTER, Will Scheffer’s “dark and poignant heartland drama,” opened on the New York stage in 1997, Times critic Peter Marks wrote that it “shares with the subversive film comedies of Joel and Ethan Coen a twisted take on the loopiness of Middle America.” The film adaptation—an award-winner at Telluride IndieFest and Dances With Films—was directed by Richard Caliban from a screenplay by Scheffer and Caliban and stars Jodie Markell as Wilma Ransom, a woman with a past that haunts her and leads her to set a trail of country churches on fire. (Not rated, 90 min.)

 

'WRITING FROM LIFE' WORKSHOP

Presented by the Provincetown Film Society

Will Scheffer: "Writing From Life"

A WORKSHOP: Sun, Mar 29 @ 1pm — 4pm

Admission: $35; $25 for PFS members; free for Provincetown Film Art Series pass-holders

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Will Scheffer writes of his WORKSHOP, “WRITING FROM LIFE”: “Over the course of my writing life, I’ve often found myself jealous of visual artists who have a tradition of sketching or drawing from models that is built into the process of creating work. I’ve also looked at how performing artists use their bodies to free themselves up from being ‘stuck’ in their heads—an occupational hazard of the writer—and wondered how I could apply their methods to my writing. In this three-hour workshop, I offer exercises that will enable even the most recalcitrant writer to move their idea (or lack of ideas) onto the page to form a dramatic piece of writing. Whether it’s a poem, story, play, film, or TV script you want to work on, I’ll share tools that turn an ‘I can’t do it’ into an ‘I just did it’ and lead to the next steps in the work of completing a draft. The exercises include: drawing with crayons, gentle movement, and active imagination, which not only lead to ‘free-writing’ but encourage the unconscious to seek out the most powerful emotions available to you, so that you will be able to write something totally your own. The only requirement is a willingness to bring a bit of “beginner’s mind,” pen and paper, a few photos that are important to you, and to wear comfortable clothes. Laptops are welcome, too. And eat first!”

WILL SCHEFFER is a playwright, TV writer–producer–show runner, and filmmaker. His plays have been produced and developed across the country. In NYC: Playwright’s Horizons; Naked Angels (EASTER); Public Theater; and Ensemble Studio Theater, where he’s had four plays in The Marathon. His first screenplay, IN THE GLOAMING, was produced by HBO in 1997. Will then moved to Pasadena with his husband, Mark V. Olsen, and they began writing and producing together. In 2002 they created HBO’s award-winning drama BIG LOVE and, in 2013, GETTING ON, coming up on its third and final season. Will and Mark’s production company, ANIMA SOLA PRODUCTIONS, continues to create film and television for HBO. Over the course of his career, Will has refined his understanding of dramatic writing by mentoring young theater artists and filmmakers “on the job” and at institutes and universities (USC School of Cinematic Arts; City University of New York). He is a member of EST and the Actors’ Studio.

 


Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Cinema Box Office open at least one half hour prior to first show of the day.

 

The Provincetown Film Society

and Sage Inn & Lounge present...

 

The Local Cinema Lounge

Saturday March 28 2015

Local Cinema Lounge will be closed for a Special Screening Event and Reception with filmmaker, Will Scheffer. Click Here for Details.

 

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