2009 Online New England Film Festival

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The Other Way Out

1 Sep , 2009 | Posted by:

2008 | Directed by Tristan Dyer

The Other Way Out is the story of how one woman escaped a 15-year addiction to opiates. Narrated by herself, she recalls the experience of her addiction and the use of a controversial method of recovery called Ibogaine, which is illegal in the United States. Her tale is illustrated through stop-motion animation and time-lapse photography.

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The Reality Behind Closed Doors

1 Sep , 2009 | Posted by:

The Reality Behind Closed Doors
2009 | Directed by Curtis James Salt

Nine young gay men are interviewed in this unconventional documentary short. All nine men come from various areas across the country (Massachusetts, California, Texas, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, & New Jersey). However, none of the men are seen on screen, instead nine straight actors portray and lip-sync their appearances. The majority supports the minority in this film, as topics range from stereotypes to coming out, civil rights, and personal opinions.

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A Work In Progress

1 Sep , 2009 | Posted by:

A Work In Progress
2008 | Directed by Sarah Ginsburg

A Work In Progress is a short experimental film that illustrates one way of understanding how life works, through knitting. In this film, the needles never stop knitting, motions never cease, and the most important people never truly leave. Scenes and sounds from a classic French film put you in a state of nostalgia no matter what year you were born. Yet it’s the unmistakable scratch of super 8 home movies fused with intimate and far away views of the knitter that stitch together the idea that our lives begin way before we know and will always be “a work in progress.”

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The Wing

1 Sep , 2009 | Posted by:

The Wing
2009 | Directed by Seon Young Kil

When your dreams come true, what happens next? In this film an average circus performer realizes his dream of growing wings — what happens next?

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Carapace

1 Sep , 2009 | Posted by:

Carapace
2007 | Directed by Hannah Pillemer

A bug enters an apartment window on a summer afternoon and discovers Beth and Davey – two young lovers on the brink of change.

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Virginia Lee Burton—A Sense of Place

1 Sep , 2009 | Posted by:

Virginia Lee Burton—A Sense of Place
2007 | Directed by Christine Lundberg/Rawn Fulton

Virginia Lee Burton—A Sense of Place explores the life and art of Virginia Lee Burton [1909-1968], considered to be one of the most significant children’s book author and illustrators of the 20th century. For 70 years, her classic books, including the beloved Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and the Caldecott Award-winning, The Little House, have engaged generations of readers young and old. Burton was also a talented textile designer and established a highly successful textile collective known as The Folly Cove Designers, in the Folly Cove area of Gloucester, Massachusetts. These handcrafted designs with motifs from nature rendered in bright colors were sold nationwide. Through never-before-seen archival materials, location footage and interviews with family, friends and scholars, this film reveals that Burton was a true Renaissance woman whose art and literature remain an enduring part of America’s cultural heritage.

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Clam Pie

1 Sep , 2009 | Posted by:

Clam Pie
2009 | Directed by Dan Boylan and Guy Taylor

After gorging on a classic old-fashioned seaside delicacy a curious woman finds herself launched into a radical encounter with heaven. Clam Pie was shot at the Great Island Bakery in South Yarmouth, and at other Cape locations including Chapin Beach in Dennis.

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White Elephants

1 Sep , 2009 | Posted by:

2008 | Directed by Chris Portal

White Elephants is a sensitive, slice-of-life story involving a young couple going through the normal course of their day, while coming to terms with an unexpected medical diagnosis. The film is a reflection on the unfortunate hardships that can befall any couple, the decisions we are sometimes forced to make, and the ability to support one another as best as one knows how.

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December Thaw

1 Sep , 2009 | Posted by:

December Thaw
2009 | Directed by Ken Murphy

A wintry dawn edges out the blizzard of the night. A tired, frantic father on the phone, searching everywhere, fearing the worst. Headlights. A car pulls up. A girl emerges. She weaves her way to the door. In December Thaw, a fight between a single dad and his teen daughter threatens the seasonal quest that represents their close bond.

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Did You…

1 Sep , 2009 | Posted by:

Did You…
2009 | Directed by Chris Record/Corbin Record

Did You… is the story of a day in the life of a high school student who seems to have everything going for him. But is everything as it seems?