2017 Online New England Film Festival

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Fire

5 Sep , 2017 | Posted by:

Fire
2017 | Directed by Ben Silberfarb

A modern adaptation of Jack London’s classic short story, ‘To Build A Fire’. On a cold winter morning, Ed heads to camp with his faithful Siberian Husky companion. Unfortunately, things don’t go well.

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Split Ticket

5 Sep , 2017 | Posted by:

Split Ticket
2016 | Directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo

In 1947, newly-minted congressmen/future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events.

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Gus Outdoors Fish Frenzy: A Kid’s Fishing Life

5 Sep , 2017 | Posted by:

Gus Outdoors Fish Frenzy: A Kid’s Fishing Life
2017 | Directed by Gus & Sean Nightingale

Join Gus in his latest Gus Outdoors adventure as he fishes along the coast of Rhode Island in search of search of Bluefish, Striped Bass & more.

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Praying For Change

5 Sep , 2017 | Posted by:

Praying For Change
2017 | Directed by Brian McPartlan

A documentary on homelessness and the journey of Leroy Bailey who’s God-appointed mission is to walk the perimeter of the United States, raising awareness and money to build shelters and hope centers across the country for the homeless.

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East of Hollywood

5 Sep , 2017 | Posted by:

East of Hollywood
2016 | Directed by Chris Caccioppoli

Ken Chang is ready for the American dream. The only trouble is that he’s just too American. So in order to land a role on a network TV Show, Ken undergoes Actor “Orientalification” to prove that he can be Asian enough to make it in Hollywood. Shot as a mocumentary, East of Hollywood follows Ken as he takes Mandarin lessons, learns martial arts, and even attempts to thicken his accent just so he can have a shot at playing a bodega owner in an offensive network television show called “Kung Fu Mom.”

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Ashley Bryan’s World

5 Sep , 2017 | Posted by:

Ashley Bryan’s World
2016 | Directed by Richard Kane

I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly is a new documentary film about this 94 year old artist who skips and jumps in his heart like a child, yet is a spiritually deep creative genius and poet of 50+ children’s books, maker of magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. Born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Ashley’s talent was nurtured by artist Romare Bearden. Ashley was drafted out of art school into the segregated US army at age 19. He served in an all-Black battalion during World War II and preserved his humanity by drawing, stowing supplies in his gas mask. Ashley now lives on the remote Cranberry Islands, Maine, and has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. He quotes Marian Anderson admonishing “to keep another down you have to hold them down, and therefore cannot … soar to the potential within you.” He spreads beauty and joy through his linocut prints exhorting “Let My People Go” to the tune of the Spiritual Oh Mary Don’t You Weep, a song composed by slaves, sung by Kim and Reggie Harris with Bernice Johnson Reagon. His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration to people of all ages.

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Pan-

5 Sep , 2017 | Posted by:

Pan-
2016 | Directed by Dennis Tsai

A video portrait of Christina Nealis talking about her sexual orientation, including the journey of self-discovery and struggles of being pan-sexual.

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Swimming Into Darkness

5 Sep , 2017 | Posted by:

Swimming Into Darkness
2016 | Directed by Keith Boynton

An orphaned astronaut goes on a journey to discover the true nature of the universe in this epic, evocative animated short.

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Pizza Birdy Bath Waterfall

5 Sep , 2017 | Posted by:

Pizza Birdy Bath Waterfall
2017 | Directed by Tim O'Donnell

Tommy is a young man with Landau–Kleffner syndrome, an extremely rare neurological disorder with only 100 cases diagnosed every ten years. LKS is characterized by frequent seizures and sudden aphasia (the inability to understand or express language). Over the past five years, Tommy’s caretaker, Erin, has developed a way to communicate with him using words and phrases from his favorite Disney films. Tommy and Erin take their weekly walk on Walden Pond to reflect and get away from the world.

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Bobby & Sonny

5 Sep , 2017 | Posted by:

Bobby & Sonny
2016 | Directed by Chalkley Calderwood

Uncle and Nephew and next door neighbors, Bobby and Sonny Warren recollect a lifetime at sea, fishing for lobsters off the remote island of Vinalhaven, Maine. Dispelling the myth that lobstermen overfish, they shed light on their sustainable practice while revealing their wonderfully altruistic nature. As long standing, respected members of the community, their stories serve as an important chapter in Vinalhaven’s fascinating history.