Massachusetts

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South Pole

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2009 | Directed by Alex Cormack

Alex Cormack presents the Christmas tale of Kris Kringle’s brother Kyle, who hates the holiday after one year misunderstanding his present, an art set, as his parents giving him coal. Now many later he decides to put an end to the festivities once and for all.

He hires PR Penguin to start a smear campaign through the 24-hour news media to ruin his brother Santa. Kris Kringle, up in the North Pole, begins to feel the results, as his sponsors begin to pull the plug on their contracts. Even after friends such as the Easter Bunny come by to help cheer him up it looks like Christmas will actually be canceled.
Now that the smear campaign is in full swing Kyle decides to begin phase two of his dastardly plan! Will Kyle succeed? Will Christmas be canceled?

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Wanting Alex

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2010 | Directed by Chris Akers

Pete’s in love with his roommate’s girlfriend, a beautiful, quirky, and charming girl named Alex. They are never apart. They are best friends. And she is madly in love with the most effeminate heterosexual heartthrob since that guy from the Partridge Family. But as far as Pete can tell, this is her only flaw. Through hilarious flashbacks and Pete’s own commentary, we journey with him through the all too familiar anguish of enduring a friendship that you know should be so much more. With self-deprecating humor and insightful rants on what it means to be “right” for someone, Pete represents the hopeless romantic and loveable loser in all of us.

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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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Unmoored

Sep 2010 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Marie Brown & Yari Wolinsky

James is dead. Sarah stole his ashes. They’re both gonna have a long day.

Unmoored is the story of a couple with one afternoon left to get things right.

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Catching On: The Day the World Turned Gay

Sep 2010 | Posted by:

2009 | Directed by Nick Pistorino

Catching On: The Day the World Turned Gay begins the day same-sex marriage is nationally legalized, and young Brian McCabe wakes up to a nation divided. His father and other slippery slope theorists fear that homosexuality will suddenly spread across the world… and it does. Now Brian must fight against the zombie-like gays and lesbians as they pass on their condition through ass grabbing. He’ll have to overcome his adolescent awkwardness, save the girl of his dreams, and try to straighten everything out before it’s too late.

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Crooked Lane

Sep 2010 | Posted by:

2009 | Directed by Chase Bailey

A disappearance. Is the lost eight-year old girl from rural New Hampshire truly gone, or has she become one of Les Enfants Perdus (The Lost Children)? Struggling with the balance between longing, obsession, loss and love, one mother’s pain leads her to see the child threaded through her days, even 10 years later. Her choices could cost those around her more than she knows.

Inspired by stories told by generations of New Englanders and French Canadians, the legend of Crooked Lane weaves a tale of fact and fiction to paint a picture of our longing for the ones we can not save. Can we ever overcome the legends of the Les Temps de Abattus (The Times of the Culled)?

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Inside the Outside: A Profile of the Top Drawer Art Center

Sep 2010 | Posted by:

2008 | Directed by Leigh Medeiros

Inside the Outside: A Profile of the Top Drawer Art Center takes a look at an innovative Rhode Island-based arts center serving the developmentally-disabled population. Understanding that the Top Drawer Art Center is a microcosm of the larger ‘outsider art’ movement, the film reflects on the artists’ place in society and in the art world at large. The immediacy of the artists’ work, their lack of self-consciousness around making it, and the experimental use of materials become a source of inspiration for the artists and the people around them. Three of the art center’s nationally-recognized artists Brian Lamora, Emmitt Estrada, and Katrina Cathcart are featured prominently. This film won 2nd place in the 2008 Providence Film Festival.

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Killing Dinner

Sep 2010 | Posted by:

2009 | Directed by Mitchell P. Ganem

“Dinner is the best form of foreplay. Especially when it leads to sex, guns and mayhem.” A special ops agent drops off the grid and into the kitchen, working incognito as a chef. When old lovers and comrades in arms come calling with guns blazing, Michael Dinner must put down his chef’s knife and pick up a gun.

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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.

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Making the Crooked Straight

Sep 2010 | Posted by:

Making the Crooked Straight
2008 | Directed by Susan Cohn Rockefeller

Making the Crooked Straight tells the story of one man’s work to save the world, one child at a time. Dr. Rick Hodes has spent 20 years in Ethiopia working with indigent children, curing illness and changing lives. He has adopted seven, and shares his home with 20 or more.

The film is an inspiring tale of interfaith tolerance and support: Dr. Hodes is an Orthodox Jew, and his children are Muslim and Christian.

A gorgeous soundtrack of indigenous music accompanies this award-winning documentary.