State furniture the focus of lecture
“Early Massachusetts Furniture: A Collector’s Perspective” is the subject of a lecture next Thursday at the Historical Society of Old Newbury.
Experts John and Marie Vander Sande will share their love and appreciation for First Period furniture and will offer tips on how to “observe” furniture and define your philosophy and approach. A hands-on glimpse into their own collection will round out the evening.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture starts at 7 at 98 High St., Newburyport. Admission is $5 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 978-462-2681.
The lecture is part of the society’s “An Evening With ...” series celebrating the city’s 250th anniversary.
Film to premiere at Boston festival
An Amesbury business owner’s documentary will premiere at the Boston International Film Festival, taking place April 11-21.
Titled “Basta,” which is Italian for the word “Enough,” the film focuses on the aftermath of the clergy abuse scandal, Gary Bergeron’s own personal journey and how adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse increasingly began to speak out once it became apparent that they weren’t alone.
The film is composed primarily of news broadcasts, statistics and footage taken by Bergeron during his trips to the Vatican in 2003 and 2010, with the intent being just to tell the story without trying to sensationalize it.
Bergeron runs the Mill 77 consignment store on Route 110 and is the co-founder of Survivors Voice U.S., which helps adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
The film festival takes place at AMC Loews Boston Common, 175 Tremont St. Bergeron’s film will screen on Sunday, April 20.
For tickets and more information, visit www.bifilmfestival.com.
Rowley actors in Beverly play
Three Rowley residents are featured in Neverland Theatre’s “The Wizard of Oz,” opening Saturday in Beverly.