For a list of the documentaries in this series, click HERE.

For more information or to register for the series, visit the Eldredge Public Library website.

Vikings from the British Museum

1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Billed as an “an exclusive private tour” of the British Museum’s Vikings: Life and Legend exhibition. Presented by Museum Director Neil MacGregor, historian Michael Wood, exhibition curator Gareth Williams and other experts.

“Offers an extraordinary insight into how these great warriors shaped our modern lives. There are plenty of surprises in store as we learn how they created a complex international trading network covering four continents. We also discover our direct connections to the Vikings through language, poetry, names, place names and even our DNA… The broadcast includes stunning close-up photography of exhibits and the construction of the prow of a giant Viking ship. As night falls, there will also be a live, torch-lit burial ceremony in the Museum’s grounds.”

Tickets sold for individual screenings:

Saturday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m.  BUY TICKETS.


Halal Love (and Sex)

Comedy | Drama | Romance        NR       94 minutes

The 2017 Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema runs May 4-7. The opening night, Thursday May 4, kicks off at 6pm with a reception at the Chatham Orpheum Theater followed by the first film in the series, “Halal Love (and Sex)”; a Lebanese comedy by Assad Fouladkar.
For more information about the festival, visit
About “Halal Love (and Sex)”:
The film tells four tragicomic intertwining stories about Muslims, both men and women, trying to satisfy their desires and love lives, without breaking their religious rules. The newlyweds Batoul and Mokhtar bicker constantly and the ever-jealous Mokhtar threatens a divorce. Their neighbor, Awatah, tries to find a second wife for her husband, Salim, to keep up with his constant affection while their precocious daughters come home with their own wild theory about the birds and the bees. Loubna, a divorcee and emerging fashion designer, is hoping for a second chance with her first love, the grocer Abu Ahmad, through a scandalous secret regarding marriage.

Thursday, May 4th – 6pm Reception, followed by screening. Purchase tickets HERE


Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty, Gary Busey, John C. McGinley

Action | Crime      1991     R     122 minutes

After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), infiltrates the suspected gang. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They’re surfers — led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) — who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler (Lori Petty), who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty.

One Night Only, May 12, show starts at 9:30pm: BUY TICKETS


The Gardener is a documentary directed by Sebastien Chabot about Frank Cabot’s Les Quatre Vents, aka Cabot Garden, a magnificent private garden in the Charlevoix region near Quebec City.

See the US Premier ONLY at the Chatham Orpheum Theater

Saturday, May 13, 10am   BUY TICKETS

Girl With A Pearl Earring

1 Hour, 30 Minutes

‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art. Even today, its recent world tour garnered huge queues lining up for the briefest glimpse of its majestic beauty – in Japan 1.2 million people came to see the exhibition. Yet the painting itself is surrounded by mystery. This beautifully film seeks to investigate the many unanswered questions associated with this extraordinary piece. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?

After its world tour, the Girl with a Pearl Earring returned to the much-loved Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands, which had just completed extensive renovations. Enjoying unparalleled exclusive access to this historical gallery, the film takes the audience on a journey as it seeks to answer many of the questions surrounding this enigmatic painting and its mysterious creator Vermeer. This film is a gripping detective story and a visual feast.

Tickets sold for individual screenings:

Thursday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m  BUY TICKETS

Saturday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m.  BUY TICKETS.