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“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: “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

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Raising Renee”

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Raising Renee”

July 29, 2011 “Raising Renee,” by Newton filmmakers Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher, is an honest and intimate portrait of a family and the issues of race, class, and intellectual disability that they face. The feature documentary (81 minutes) will be screened on Monday, August 1, at 7 PM in Redfield Auditorium on Water Street. … Continue reading

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Jimmy Tingle”

Woods Hole Film Festival: “Jimmy Tingle”

July 29, 2011 “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream” will be screened on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 PM, at Redfield Auditorium on Water Street, and Tingle, himself, will perform at Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, on Thursday, August 4, at 8 PM. A comedian and a commentator on social and political issues, Tingle explores … Continue reading