Friday, July 01, 2016

A Film of Documented Wisdom

Photography by Paparazzi Paul. 

The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, PA presented a feature documentary film titled, “The Wisdom of Seniors” on Saturday June 25th in its third screening room. The film consisted of a series of interviews with individuals living in Monroe County, PA who are over the age of 70. These individuals were Andrea Rimberg, David Rimberg, Charles Rebagliati, Marcia Flammonde, and Bill Goodwin who has distinguished themselves in the areas of the visual arts, music, and business. Interviews were conducted by Anthony Cuttitta who also served as the film's Executive Producer. 

A variety of topics ranging from spiritually to prescribing approaches to life for younger members of the audience were explored. The insights that were shared proved to be very interesting and often ventured into the realms of the fascinating. The series was very well made and sustained a thoughtfully entertaining air throughout the screening. The film was followed by a Question and Answer session which afforded an opportunity for the sizable audience in attendance to learn more about the project from Brandon Martelle Jones (Production and Design), Reverend Dude (AKA Jake Roth) (Equipment Specialist), and Anthony Cuttitta. Other individuals associated with the film but were not present at the screening are Elizabeth Streczyk (Logo Design) and Adam Niewood (Theme Music). The session concluded with sentiments of appreciation expressed and conversations coming to the fore that lent more insight to the endeavor for both the audience and filmmakers. You’ll be able to find more photographs taken before and after The Wisdom of Seniors screening in The A Film of Documented Wisdom Gallery at

The film titled, “The Wisdom of Seniors” is a project that Anthony Cuttitta, Jake Roth (AKA Reverend Dude) and Brandon Martelle Jones began in 2015 with the desire to impart the wisdom of an older generation may have upon an audience of varying ages. The first 5 completed episodes of the project is now available for viewing on their website and YouTube Channel. More episodes featuring the thoughts of a more diverse range of individuals are being planned. In the meantime, you can learn more about the film and view the episodes at The Wisdom of Seniors' Facebook Page at or their Website at

In addition to hosting special screenings, The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center presents a variety of films both popularly current as well revivals of those films released in the past as well as their Book Club which explores novels that have been adapted to the screen. The venue also houses an Art Gallery that presents the work of artists of the community. The next exhibition will feature the photographic work Rachel Grant with an Artist's Reception scheduled for Saturday July 2nd beginning at 1pm. Ms. Grant was present in the gallery prior to the screening busily hanging up her work with the help of the gallery's director, Jan Selving, who is actively seeking new work to present. Please Explore The Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center Facebook Page at or their Website at for more information.

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