With a sweeping review of post-WWII Czechoslovakian history, especially before and after the 1968 Soviet invasion, this film applauds the power and courage of dissidence to build tolerance, truth, and a civil society. The film deftly weaves together archival footage with contemporary interviews as it follows Vaclav Havel’s improbable rise from a leading voice of dissent to the presidency.
The Firehouse Center for the Arts is adjacent to Newburyport's scenic waterfront park. The Firehouse Center is a hallmark for local culture and arts. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, and art.See map
The Screening Room is Newburyport’s gem of a cinema. This 99-seat theater has been running reels nightly since 1982. The Screening Room is one of the only places on the North Shore that shows independent and foreign films.See map
The Newburyport Public Library occupies a historic federal mansion in downtown Newburyport. The Tracy Mansion has an impressive history of early guests including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.