The Cape Cod Film Society (CCFS) is an umbrella for various film screening series and festivals founded and programmed by Cape Cod resident Rebecca M. Alvin. It began in 2002, just a couple of years after Rebecca moved from her her native New York City to the Cape and found herself in a stunning natural environment that lacked just one thing… a bona fide film culture. She started with a small weekly microcinema series in the basement of the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Chatham and eventually branched out to do various screenings from Woods Hole to Provincetown, and in 2012 she launched the annual Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema. In 2016, the Cape Cod Family & Youth Film Festival will debut, as well.

But the quest for film community on the Cape continues and this blog is meant as a place to recognize and promote cinephilia, in all its forms, on Cape Cod, as much as it is a place to tell everyone about upcoming CCFS programming.

By the way, the Society is now a project of the Provincetown Community Compact, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, which means we can receive tax-deductible donations to help with the costs of running the Society, programming the Cape Cod Festival of Arab & Middle Eastern Cinema, and expanding screenings, workshops, and the like throughout the year in the Cape Cod region. To donate, please send check made payable to “The Compact/Cape Cod Film Society” to 260 Underpass Rd., #469; Brewster, MA 02631.



The reviews I run on this site are for films that people can see in a public exhibition setting such as a movie theater or microcinema space in the Cape Cod area, which I have arbitrarily determined to be between Plymouth and Provincetown, Massachusetts. If you know of a venue I don’t currently cover or an upcoming screening, shoot me an email: filmsociety@comcast.net


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s