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Woods Hole Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years

Woods Hole Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years

Above: “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,” and below: Chris Cooper in “Coming through the Rye.” The Woods Hole Film Festival kicks off its 25th annual festival at Redfield Auditorium on Saturday, July 30.  The WHFF runs for eight days and supports emerging independent filmmakers; it is the oldest film festival on Cape Cod … Continue reading

“Big Joy” at Woods Hole Film Festival

“Big Joy” at Woods Hole Film Festival

James Broughton was a poet, an experimental film maker, and a gay/countercultural icon who urged people “follow your own weird, do your odd thing” to fully experience the joy of life. His story is told in “The Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton” which was shown this week at the Woods Hole Film Festival … Continue reading

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Gus Outdoors”

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Gus Outdoors”

August 7, 2011 Gus Nightingale Gus Nightingale was only 4 years old when he starred in his first movie, an experiment produced by his filmmaker father Sean Nightingale, who has created films for National Geographic and others. Inspired by Animal Planet’s wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin, Gus was a natural. The father-son team has since gone … Continue reading

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Girlfriend”

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Girlfriend”

August 6, 2011 NOTE: I wrote this story for publication in yesterday’s Enterprise (Friday, August 5). The film screened last night at the Woods Hole Film Festival. It was outstanding. Five of the actors (including Evan Sneider and Nate Krawshuk) were present and answered questions after the screening. I will write about that event soon. … Continue reading

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Losing Control”

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Losing Control”

August 3, 2011 “Losing Control” A quirky romantic comedy, with a bit of scientific method and international intrigue thrown in, “Losing Control” will be screened at 7 PM on Thursday, August 4, in Redfield Auditorium. Director Valerie Weiss has a doctorate in biophysics from Harvard University, where Samantha, the main character in her film, is … Continue reading

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Everyday Sunshine”

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Everyday Sunshine”

August 3, 2011 “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone” Directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, “Everyday Sunshine” will be screened tonight at 7 PM in Redfield Auditorium. It is the story of Fishbone, an African-American alternative rock band considered one of the distinctive and influential bands of all time. Founded in 1979 in Los … Continue reading

Woods Hole Film Festival: “The City Dark”

Woods Hole Film Festival: “The City Dark”

August 3, 2011 “The City Dark” Ian Cheney explores light pollution in “The City Dark,” a feature documentary to be screened tonight at 5 PM in Redfield Auditorium. An amateur astronomer, Mr. Cheney moved from Maine, where, as a teenager, he studied the stars through his homemade telescope, to New York City. There, the Great … Continue reading

Cape Spin Sneak Preview

Cape Spin Sneak Preview

“Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle” was previewed at several local film festivals this summer. The documentary seeks to tell the complicated story of Cape Wind, the $2.6 billion project to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. The strong support for the windfarm from environmentalists wanting to support alternative and renewable energy resources was … Continue reading

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Windfall”

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Windfall”

August 2, 2011 No matter what side of the wind energy controversy you are on, you might want to take a look at Laura Israel’s feature documentary, “Windfall,” to be shown Thursday, August 4, at 7 PM in the Old Woods Hole Fire Station. The film looks at wind energy through the eyes of residents … Continue reading

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Jesus Camp”

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Jesus Camp”

August 1, 2011 Watching Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s 2006 documentary, “Jesus Camp,” about the indoctrination of Evangelical Christian children to serve as soldiers in the army of God, I was at first amazed that the filmmakers had been able to gain such intimate access to the children, their parents, and their religious instructors, given … Continue reading