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CONTACT: Chris Fisher
Petaluma Community Access
The Art of Cinema in Chapters
Premiere of a new visual lecture by John Bertucci
PETALUMA, CA (4/2/15) – The Art of Cinema in Chapters returns to the Petaluma Arts Center on Thursday, April 30th at 6:30 pm with visual lecture #5: ROCK NIGHT.
Last year, Petaluma Community Access Executive Director John Bertucci delivered a popular four-part series of visual lectures at the Arts Center, assembling scenes from remarkable films and introducing each with commentary to increase viewer enjoyment and appreciation. This year, he returns for two more evenings: first, with an informed audio-visual feast inspired by the exciting Arts Center exhibition that will be on display in April and May, “The Art of Rock ‘n Roll;” and then in the Fall, with a guided tour of scenes from films that deal with important social issues.
ROCK NIGHT promises to be an exceptional event, one of the many that Arts Center Executive Director Val Richman has organized to complement “The Art of Rock ‘n Roll” exhibition that runs from April 18th to May 31st. In keeping with the upbeat tone of the show, PCA Executive Director Bertucci describes his contribution as “A Scintillatin’ Survey of Movies that Rock!”
Bertucci adds, “Like last year’s series, the scenes selected for this evening will focus on the artistry and intentions involved in putting each carefully crafted frame of film up on the screen for us to see, so don’t come expecting a collection of favorite concert performances or Elvis movies. There will, however, be an ample sampling of great tunes, behind the scenes wisdom and some serious rock’n roll attitude.”
The Art of Cinema in Chapters visual lecture series is a collaboration between the Petaluma Arts Center and Petaluma Community Access. Combining resources and a shared mission to expand the cultural horizons of our community, PCA & PAC are a perfect blend. Richman calls this one “not only big fun, but socially relevant too…”
As Wim Wenders, talented German director of one of the films to be featured in ROCK NIGHT, put it when asked why rock songs figure in so many of his movies: “Without rock’n roll, maybe I would be a lawyer now. And a lot of people would be somebody else.”
The FREE visual lecture #5: ROCK NIGHT premieres Thursday, April 30, at 6:30PM at the Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma. A repeat presentation is been scheduled for 6:30PM on Thursday, May 14 at PCA, located at 205 Keller St, Petaluma. For more information, please contact PCA at (707) 773-3190, or PAC at (707) 762-5600.