2020 Online New England Film Festival

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The Quake Web Series – Let’s DTR RN

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2020 | Directed by Karine Bagoumian

Episode Two: Let’s DTR RN

Jessica tries to DTR (define the relationship) with her boy toy, Brian, in the middle of an earthquake.

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Influence

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2019 | Directed by Indy Dang

Sixteen-year-old Cal, a high-achieving student struggling with his identity, begins to explore rebellion after his older brother makes a sudden return home.

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Chemistry Read

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2019 | Directed by Norm Lang

After a hiatus in her acting career, Toni’s agent gets her a “chemistry read” with the reality show, rapper Top Dogg for his upcoming movie. Their paths have crossed before; now she has to face his entourage, and he has to face his childhood.

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Karen Moss in the Studio

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2019 | Directed by Sara Pagiaro

Boston-based artist Karen Moss explores social, historical and environmental issues through a variety of media including drawings, paintings and collage.

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Salvation

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2020 | Directed by Gabrielle Rosson

Salvation is a 1950s period piece about friendship, betrayal, and revenge. When two long-lost friends reunite under strange circumstances, they’re forced to face the consequences of their past, even if it means losing each other forever.

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Yellow Dress

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

Directed by Kristen Johnson

Riss Goodwin is mother, wife, and a reinvented actress who resumes her dreams to get to Hollywood and become a famous actress. She is therefore excited to audition for Medea the Musical in Chinatown, an avant garde iteration with music. However with in-laws coming in five hours with a two hour audition process, counting traffic, she is severely pressed for time.

As she jumps into her work she hears “the wheels on the bus go round and round” and her world alters and she grows younger and younger. In this undesired memory, Riss becomes the child version of herself, Rachel. Rachel and her brother Sang Duk are paid off to be owned by an orphanage. The children scream for their father and the musicality of the screams push Rachel back to reality and Riss’s is surreal. Her eyes land on on the “wheels on the bus.” Riss fiercely turns the program off. She knows she must stay on task.

She looks around the house and grows sick by the mess a toddler can create. But with love for both her husband and son, she does her best to tidy up. Once she enters into Hosu’s (meaning lake in Korean) playroom, she grows envious by the abundance of his toys, books, and play items. She locates a book given to her at her baby shower, titled: BiBimBop – a Korean rice dish and takes a moment to read. She wants to wean away her ghosts.

However as she moves through the pages, she is jerked inside another memory. This time a ghastly series of events leave her naked with black and blue eyes. She is crying and in severe pain. Riss remembers this moment vividly. A friendly outcast brings Rachel clothes and carries her out.

We see Rachel shortly afterwards, staring in a mirror looking at herself in a ripped, tattered and stained yellow dress. She utters yellow dress, growing happier with each utterance. She smiles. Rachel sees herself for the very first time.

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Trio

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2019 | Directed by Kevin Giles

Two siblings struggle to coexist with their vice-riddled single mother.

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City of Sin

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2018 | Directed by Juliana Gallant

A film that shines light on a city left in the dark.

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The Epitaph of Marwa Stein

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2018 | Directed by Rachel Friedman

A woman’s life, as told after her death.

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Wrong Lanes

Sep 2020 | Posted by:

2020 | Directed by Robert F Nixon

It’s time to introduce your boyfriend to her Father, will he “Strike” out?