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Posted on: January 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Amplifying Voices: A Celebration of Diversity in Film

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The Cabot is pleased to announce, in partnership with North Shore Juneteenth Association, Montserrat College of Art, Salem State University, City of Beverly, and Endicott College, an exciting new film event entitled “Amplifying Voices: A Celebration of Diversity in Film,” that will be held at the theater on February 3-4. 

This two-day film event aims to spark new ways of thinking, prompt conversations, and create empathy and understanding as the audience undergoes, through cinematic storytelling, an experience outside of their own.

With films curated by Cinefest Latino Boston and The Roxbury International Film Festival, the film event seeks to build an understanding for audiences on the North Shore of Boston through the theme of “lived experiences” as told by filmmakers of diverse backgrounds. The festival will feature an opening reception followed by a feature film screening and Q&A. The second day will feature a themed program of short films, followed by a second feature film screening, with a Q&A and closing reception. Lisa Simmons, Director of the Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm) and The Color of Film Collaborative (TOCF), will serve as moderator on Friday; Sabrina Avilés, founder of CineFest Latino Boston, will moderate on Saturday.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring a new annual tradition to Beverly,” said J. Casey Soward, Executive Director of The Cabot. “This film festival will bring new perspectives to our community and will hopefully spur important conversations about understanding, all surrounded by our   common love of film. We also could not be more grateful to our partners who helped bring this event to life, who are committed to helping enrich the arts scene on the North Shore.”

The event is sponsored by Essex County Community Foundation, Cell Signaling Technology and Endicott College.

$5 discounted tickets available for students, seniors and EBT Card to Culture cardholders.

For more information, including tickets and schedule, please visit: 

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