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Woods Hole Film Festival

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Filmmaking

Sep 2013 | Posted by:

2013 | Directed by Aidan Rea Payne

Two filmmakers discuss the principal understanding of filmmaking and find themselves questioning their own understanding of the subject.

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24 Hours at the South Street Diner

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Melissa Dowler and Tom Dowler

In Boston, the city that brought us Cheers, there really is a place where the staff know all the regulars by name. But it’s not a bar, it’s a downtown diner that’s been there since the 1940s and has become a historical and cultural icon. 24 Hours At The South Street Diner introduces a diverse group of waiters, regulars, late-night revelers and local celebrities who call Boston’s only 24/7 restaurant home. They share stories of why this tiny diner means so much to the neighborhood and the city of Boston and how it’s survived fires, bankruptcies and even an attempt to revoke its late night license.

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A Tiny Spark

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

2010 | Directed by Franco Sacchi

In the desert of Nevada, His Excellency Kevin Baugh has founded the independent Republic of Molossia and created a faux secession. With a population of 6 (including his 3 faithful dogs) and a complex infrastructure that ranges from a miniature railroad system to a customs booth at the front door, Molossia provokes and makes us reflect upon the meaning of sovereignty and the limits of our individual freedoms.

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Gretel

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by M Connor Leahy

In this musical re-imagining of Hansel and Gretel, the witch serves as a mother figure to Gretel. But when Gretel discovers that the Witch plans to eat Hansel, she has to decide between her old family and her new one.

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Sep 2011 | Posted by:

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2011 | Directed by Kristin Alexander

The Woods Hole Post Office has long been the center of the community. When Postman Roger Gamache retires, he takes many secrets with him. This is a look at the town from the other side of the mail slot. Music by Roger’s own Big Band ‘Stage Door Canteen’ contributes a swinging soundtrack.

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Waves

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2010 | Directed by Emily Harrold

With the growing pressure on teens and young adults to be accepted into the best colleges and to excel to the highest degree in anything they attempt, do we ever wonder what becomes of those that don’t make the mark? Waves chronicles a few days in the life of Norah, an only child who continually strives to make her parents proud without success. Now a college graduate, Norah moves back home to live with her aunt in Cape Cod, Massachusetts after being rejected from grad school and unable to find a job. In an attempt to capture the happiness she remembers feeling in the Cape, Norah tries to re-create her past life. She returns to a part-time job, a self-centered aunt, and a cheating boyfriend, trying to forget that her parents think she has no a chance in the world for success. Will Norah ever realize that it is not what her parents expect but what she chooses to do with her life that defines who she is?

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Bighorn

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2010 | Directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo

Bighorn is a 15-minute, supernatural historical fantasy based on a true fact: General Custer’s bandmaster, Felix Vinatieri — an Italian immigrant and the great-great-grandfather of New England Patriots’ Super Bowl-winning kicker Adam Vinatieri — was ordered to stay behind at the 7th Cavalry’s Powder River camp and missed the Battle of the Little Bighorn where Custer and his entire regiment were annihilated. The Twilight Zone-ish tale takes place in 2002 — when the Patriots won their first Super Bowl on Adam Vinatieri’s last-second, 48-yard kick — and in 1876. Nathaniel Philbrick, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of the New York Times Bestseller The Last Stand, applauded Bighorn on his blog, calling it “an ingenious and demented intermingling of the Battle of the Little Bighorn with the New England Patriots” and telling his readers “you’ve got to see this film!”

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Dark Scribbles

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2010 | Directed by Michael Venn

Dark Scribbles is the story of Angela Roberts, a talented psychic whose recent visions may have greater meaning then what they initially appeared to have. It seems that her psychic abilities and her professional and personal relationships are becoming intertwined. With the help of her husband and friends she soon realizes that sometimes nothing is exactly what it’s supposed to be.

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Morning Copy

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Dan Martino

After a new neighbor moves in across the street, two retirees compete for the first, original print of the local newspaper and learn life is not a competition.

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Red Flag

Sep 2010 | Posted by:

2009 | Directed by Sheila Curran Dennin

Tracy, an “everywoman” in her early 30’s, goes on four blind dates…nightmares. She emerges unscathed, even after ignoring red flag after red flag, and seems to have given up on dating. Free and alone, she stumbles upon a fabulous guy in the park. All is looking good until it’s time to say goodbye.