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Potluck and a Movie Night

Category: Visual Arts

Next movie is May 7th. 5:30 potluck, 6:30 movie


Emerson Hall, Court St. Castine.

The CAA is reviving its popular "Potluck and a Movie Night".  Gather at Emerson Hall for a wonderful potluck supper in the meeting room, followed by the film upstairs. Prior years' series (see below) were successful with excellent films introduced by Castine residents who selected a favorite film for the series. Some interesting background is given, scenes to watch for, who turned down the role, where the story originated, amusing stories from behind the scenes, etc., all of which make the viewing more interesting.

If you are willing to host a film, please contact Johanna Sweet (207)-326-4924 to fill in the schedule. Try to pick movies that, perhaps, everyone has not seen before or even knows about. An exellent on-line resource for movies is imdb.com. Movie DVDs are available through the Witherle Memorial Library.

Dates planned for the 2024 series are listed below.  Also, watch for announcements in emails and in the Patriot.

Potluck starts at 5:30 followed by the film at 6:30 (you can opt to just come for the film)

2024 Season: Date, Movie Title, and Host. Click the title to see the movie trailer.

February 6 - O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Johanna Sweet

February 20 - The Gods Must Be Crazy - John Cunningham

March 12 - Babette's Feast - Bob Friedlander

April 2 - Belizaire, the Cajun - Johanna Sweet

April 9 - Back to the Future - Roberta Boczkiewicz

April 23 - Moonstruck - Sam Friedlander

May 7 - Word Wars - Keith Hagel

May 28th - Seducing Dr. Lewis - Johanna Sweet

FYI, previous selections and hosts:


  • Chef - Debby Neve
  • On the Basis of Sex - Bev Bishop


  • Young Frankenstein - Debby Neve.
  • La Strada - Bob Friedlander.
  • The Godfather - Aaron Glaser.
  • The Greatest Showman - Ray Nualla. 
  •  Death at a Funeral - Sam Friedlander
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - Johanna Sweet
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets - Don Tenney
  • The English Patient - Debby Neve


  • The Emigrants - Don Tenney
  • 84 Charing Cross Road - Margery Read
  • On the Waterfront - Johanna Sweet
  • Hester Street - Paul Gray
  • The New Land -Don Tenney
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey - Bill and Sheila Corbett
  • The King and I - Brooke Tenney
  • Le Havre - Riva Berleant
  • The Untouchables - Debby Neve
  • Singin' in the Rain - Ray Nualla
  • West Side Story - Marty Tenney


  • Waking Ned Devine - Margery Read
    The Intouchables - Debby Neve
    Oh God! - Tim Hall
    Fantasia - Sam Friedlander
    What’s Up Doc - Paul Gray
    Bread and Tulips - Berna Kaiserian
    The Color Purple - Bob Friedlander
    The Train - Don Tenney
    Maudie - Johanna Sweet


  • Citizen Kane - Peter Davis
    Ratatouille - Harry Kaiserian
    My Cousin Vinny - Margery Read
    Dr. Strangelove - Tony Politano
    Enchanted April - Johanna Sweet
    Oh Brother Where Art Thou - Sam Friedlander
    Moulin Rouge - Don Tenney
    Captains Courageous - Bob Friedlander

Contact Information

Johanna Sweet - 326-4924

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