Work in Progress - Workshop - FREE Event

Saturday, September 14, 2019
3:30 pm
Q&A after the film
90 mins
Tickets

Synopsis

Filmmaker David Kleiler Jr. will screen excerpts from his film currently in production, Films in the Living Room, which tells the story of his father, David Kleiler Sr., a favorite film professor & eccentric film enthusiast. The film also explores the transformative power of film and people's deeply personal relationship to it. Feedback from the audience encouraged.

Many know Kleiler Sr. as the driving force behind saving Boston's famous Coolidge Corner Theater. Some know him as their favorite film professor. All know him as an eccentric film enthusiast who spreads a love of film wherever he goes.

Films in the Living Room documents Kleiler's current film club called the Salon Saloon that includes It also tells the story of his cinema-enmeshed life where he's had home screenings for nearly fifty years and lines between life and art always blur.

It's a movie shines the light on a microculture of film obsessives, but in a larger sense, explores the transformative power of art and people's deeply personal relationship to it. It also tells a story about how one man's passion, at once infectious and inspiring to so many, complicates his own career and family life.

David Kleiler Sr. dies earlier this year at age 79 after a life of influence on the Boston film scene and several years as a judge & beloved presence for the NBPT Documentary Film Festival.

Our venues

The Firehouse Center for the Arts

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
Our venues

Newburyport Screening Room

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
Our venues

Newburyport Public Library

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.

See map