The Cinema Arts Centre continues to provide online programming during our necessary shutdown to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections and protect our community. While we cannot physically be together right now, it remains vital to our mission to keep our community connections strong and provide independent film and cultural programming in the virtual setting.
HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING – virtual screenings
October 16 - November 5
HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING
Dink (Ujon Tokarski) is an itinerant carpenter with a reputation for drunkenness and duplicity. After a long absence he returns to Vermont, newly sober, to take possession of his fathers estate: a derelict trailer, $15K hidden in a wall vent, and fifty-two acres of wilderness. He soon crosses paths with Sierra (Tara Summers), a cashier/Tarot reader with whom he shares a complicated past, and sets out to prove to her that hes turned his life around. Inspired by the beauty of his new land, Dink cuts down a stand of pine trees and sets to the arduous task of building a timber-frame log cabin by hand. Meanwhile, Dinks mother, Jean (Lane Bradbury), hounds him for the small inheritance she believes is rightfully hers. Alone in the woods Dink finds solace. There he can lose himself in his work, timber by back-breaking timber, and escape the persistent reminders of his shoddy existence. But as the cabin takes shape, and with his sobriety in jeopardy, Dink must at last choose his fate: darkness or light. Or maybe its not quite that simple… A raw depiction of Americas rural working class, its a story both universal and resonant to our uncertain times.