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The films of 2015

*red indicates the films screening block, buy your tickets here!

He Kindly Stopped for Me

D2B1 - 2:20pm

dir. Carlo Barbieri

 

A Good Fish

D2B1 - 2:20pm

Left with nothing by their recently deceased Father, two aimless Brothers head home to face his funeral.

 

dir. Nicholas Santos

 

MA Premiere

Good Boy

D2B1 - 2:20pm

Alice, a terminally-ill librarian decides to search for the child she gave up for adoption before her imminent death. Mark, a divorced doctor risks becoming more estranged from his young son by continuing to prioritize his work. A chance encounter forces them to re-examine life's choices.

 

dir. Conan McIvor

 

US Premiere

Tobacco Burn

D2B1 - 2:20pm

Decades before the Civil War, the actions of a brutal overseer spark the fire of revolution on a Southern tobacco farm.

 

dir. Justin Liberman

A Day's Work

D2B1 - 2:20pm

90 minutes before he was killed on his first day of work as a temporary employee, 21-year-old Day Davis texted a picture of himself to his girlfriend, excited for their future. Now Day's sister, 17-year-old Antonia, searches for answers. An investigation reveals the issues that led to Day's death and how the $100 billion temporary staffing industry is putting millions of American workers at risk.

 

dir. David M. Garcia

Voice of the Valley

D2B2 - 4:10pm

Born with TAR syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, Colby VanVoorhis uses his voice to fit in and indulge his love for sports.

 

dir. Kenny MacBain

 

MA Premiere

 

*Filmmaker will be in attendance

Bola Cá, Bola Lá

D2B2 - 4:10pm

"Bola Cá, Bola Lá" is a documentary project where the theme "disability", occupies a major role in the whole plot. The "boccia" sport is used as a way to portray an entire world of achievement and self-acceptance that remains unknown for most of societies, including the Portuguese. Breaking taboos and approach some key issues for the classification of disability as a characteristic and not a defect, will prove the main goals of this project. 

 

dir. Luís Sousa

Becoming Bulletproof

D2B2 - 4:10pm

Becoming Bulletproof' is the story of how four very different people with disabilities from across America take on leading roles in an ambitious indie film production, to make a Western entitled 'Bulletproof', complete with authentic Western wardrobe, saloon brawls, showdowns at the poker table, and evil villains. 'Bulletproof', is the brainchild of brothers Will and Pete Halby from Vermont, who run an annual film camp in Venice Beach, California. As Will Halby explains, filming 'Bulletproof' isn’t about actors’ limitations, “It’s all about making an awesome movie, not a statement.”

 

Table Read with Skip Shea

D2B3 - 6:30pm

A live table read from a selection of scripts submitted and accepted to the 2015 writing competition.

 

Hosted by Director Skip Shea and read by local New England actors!

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Goodbye, Mr. Smith

D2B4 - 8:05pm

Forty years after the murder of a beloved high-school music teacher, a former student revisits the mysteries surrounding the case. Some questions are answered, but others grow deeper.

 

dir. Susan Chasen

 

Boston Premiere

 

Filmmaker will be in attendance

Stink!

D2B4 - 8:05pm

Stink! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be.

But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design.

 

dir. Jon J. Whelan

 

MA Premiere

 

Lullaby

D2B5 - 10:00pm

A Man attempts to cope with the over stimulation of contemporary society. Is a mysterious package he purchases the solution?

 

dir. Stuart Valberg

 

NE Premiere

 

Filmmaker will be in attendance

Maternal

D2B5 - 10:00pm

Annabel Freedman, 86, must relive her past as she battles with dementia. Fading from reality, only Annabel's maternal instincts keep her in touch with her present and her past, defined by a tragic accident with her son.

 

dir. Andreas Hadjipateras

 

US Premiere

Happy Anniversary Honey

D2B5 - 10:00pm

Jill, a devoted wife, suspects her husband of cheating on their 20th wedding anniversary and seeks murderous revenge. A homicidal foul mouthed girl scout as her partner in crime, a terrible therapist, too much wine and rat poison lead us to an unforgettable anniversary dinner.

 

dir. Michael Shea

The Light Thief

D2B5 - 10:00pm

When the essence of Love is snatched from someone and locked away in a vessel with no name , what happens to those persons and how do they change? How can the broken hearted souls break that curse and recover from their pain?

 

dir. Eva Daoud

The Poor Fighter

D2B5 - 10:00pm

A story of Food Fighter challenge by a jobless youth who doesn’t have anything to offer to the world – not in educational background, nor in looks, nor in professional skills or qualifications – except for one thing: “eating well.”

 

dir. Jeongtae Kim and Jeongmi Mun

 

MA Premiere

 

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