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CUT Cinema showing indie films in Canton; Ravenwood to Rock Jackson

CUT Cinema showing independent films again

The CUT Cinema in downtown Canton will feature two independent films Friday night.

“Funeral For Furmanski” is a short film that will be shown at 7 pm The feature length film “Rebel//Rebel” follows. Tickets cost $8.

To purchase tickets, go to www.thecutcinema.com/movie/rebelrebel–funeral-for-furmanski.

Tickets will be sold at the door unless the films sell out.

The CUT Cinema, 209 Sixth St. NW, is located in the same building as BZTAT Studios. The theater has capacity for up to 30 people.

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Both films were made in Ohio.

“Rebel//Rebel” tells the story of fallen movie star Jake Hughes, who courts mischief and battles addiction while filming a new film in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“Funeral for Furmanski” is about an estranged Ohio family who comes together after their recently deceased father’s funeral. “Bitter resentment and family rivalry boil to the surface on a long summer’s night,” according to CUT Cinema.

Both movies are directed by Johnny Catalano, who will answer audience questions, along with another member of the production crew.

The Ohio native grew up with a love of film, particularly Westerns.

The director said he “strives to make films that explore raw humanity” while focusing on stories set in the Midwestern United States.

The CUT Cinema in downtown Canton will be showing two independent films Friday starting at 7 pm Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online or at the door if still available.

“I strive to vividly portray the region of the world I’m from,” he said of the American Midwest. “I want to look at humanity and my characters objectively. Not placing judgment, (but) rather, showing things for how they are. And all the comedy that is found in this reality.”

“This film owes much of its style to the great works of American actor/filmmaker John Cassavetes,” Catalano said in a director’s statement. “Along with the visionary Robert Altman’s 1970s films.”

Ravenwood, a band fronted by Joe Vitale Jr., will be performing a free concert on June 8 at the Jackson Amphitheater.  Ravenwood will also open on June 4 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron for Donnie Iris and The Cruisers.

Ravenwood performing at Jackson Amphitheater

Ravenwood, a rock band headed by Joe Vitale Jr., will perform at 6:30 pm June 8 at the Jackson Amphitheater.

The amphitheater is at 7454 Community Parkway in Jackson Township. Ravenwood’s show is scheduled to last until 8:30 pm Admission is free.

Vitale said he will be performing songs from Ravenwood’s 2021 album “Ravenous,” which features the songs, “Don’t Let Go” and “We’re All in This Together.” Ravenwood’s music is a hybrid of alternative and industrial rock featuring guitar, bass and drums, as well as electronic sounds.

Vitale is a 1996 graduate of Jackson High School.

The amphitheater opens at 11:30 am with food trucks on site through the evening.

Adult beverages will be available for purchase in the evening and can be paid for by debit or credit card only.

The Paul & Carol David YMCA in Jackson Township will present the “Mad Science” program from 1 to 1:45 pm

The show features science experiments, including foggy dry ice storms and demonstrations explaining how giant beach balls can float in the air.

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