2012 Online New England Film Festival
Beautifully shot on super 16mm film, this film portrays the journeys of a diversity of couples who all arrive at the same universal moment: romantic disconnect. This allows the film to celebrate previously unseen characters, which form the contemporary American social tapestry.
A woman travels in a car toward her own death. Along the way memories, visions, and a couple of talking animals crowd her consciousness. The film is a ride through the disparate images of her mind’s eye and a quest to piece together her life’s meaning.
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.
In 1962 a group of young men, who are stationed at a remote Air Force base in Greenland, band together to undergo a dangerous mission to retrieve mail lost in a frozen landscape of darkness.
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.
After a pleading phone call from his dad, an estranged son returns home where he meets with his childhood friend and a former “employee.” Meanwhile, Fred’s father awaits him with a family secret that will soon show him how sometimes our choices in life can turnaround our destiny.
Talking sausages. Flying nachos. Evil burgers. When Mike tries to maintain his new diet at a Super Bowl party full of food, all hell breaks loose.
Elementary school children from Massachusetts and Alabama describe what they know about gays and lesbians, what they hear at school, and what they’d like teachers to do. This 13 minute film was produced by Welcoming Schools, a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. What do you know? has played in festivals and schools around the world. To order you own DVD, which is closed-captioned, Spanish subtitled, and comes with a teacher’s guide on the DVD, please click here, where you can also learn more about the Welcoming Schools program and their nationwide trainers.
In Danger of Being Discovered takes a retrospective look at the rise of the music scene in the picturesque seacoast city of Portsmouth, NH during its Seattle-like musical peak in the mid 90’s. This was a time when local bands were king, live music venues flourished and it wasn’t a question of if you were going out to see a band, but rather which local band you were seeing and where. Portsmouth, NH was being hailed by the Boston media as the next Seattle musical sensation, where at least 5 of the 55+ local bands were being courted by major record labels, consistently selling out shows, out-requesting national acts on the radio and some even selling over 60,000 copies of their demo CD. This was a time when the music seemed like it was on the verge of exploding and catapulting the bands, and the scene that spawned them, to legendary success… but somehow the scene never managed to get the notoriety it deserved.
A modern day contemporary movie musical with a completely original score, It Is What It Is explores the lives of seven young New Yorkers during a twenty-four hour period of near misses, tattered relationships and crumbling dreams.