2013 Festival Films

Feature Films

Film Poster
Documentary
Unrated

Central Park Five

2012, USA, 119 minutes
Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene
Q&A with: Director Ken Burns, and Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana (two of the CP5)


Film Poster
Drama
Unrated

It Felt Like Love

2013, USA, 82 minutes
Director: Eliza Hittman

On the outskirts of Brooklyn, a fourteen-year-old’s sexual quest takes a dangerous turn when she pursues an older guy and tests the boundaries between obsession and love.

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Showtime:
Friday, 5 April, 6:00pm
Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College
Q&A with: Producer Laura Wagner and Actor Ronin Rubinstein


Film Poster
Documentary
Unrated

Polluting Paradise

2012, Germany, 98 minutes
Director: Fatih Akin

Villagers in Turkey’s Black Sea village of Camburnu struggle with the government’s decision to turn their community into a garbage dump.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 5, 8:30pm
Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College


Film Poster
Classic/Drama
Unrated

Rules of the Game

1939, France, 110 minutes
Director: Jean Renoir

Renoir’s look at bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II. An Assorted cast of characters – the rich and their poor servants – meet up at a French chateau.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 5, 1:30pm
The Putnam, Keene


Film Poster
Drama/Comedy
Unrated

Somewhere Slow

2013, USA, 93 minutes
Director: Jeremy O'Keefe

Intimate, raw and at times funny, Somewhere Slow is a searing and complex portrait of Anna Thompson, a 40 year old skin care rep coasting through an unfulfilled marriage and an estranged relationship with her family. When Anna gets mixed-up in a deadly convenience store robbery, she makes the split-decision… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 6, 4pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene
Q&A with: Director Jeremy O'Keefe and Actress Jessalyn Gilsig


Film Poster
Comedy
Unrated

The Kings of Summer

2013, USA, 93 minutes
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

The Kings of Summer follows three teenage boys (Robinson, Basso and Arias) as they head into the wilderness with a plan to build a house and live off the land.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 5, 4pm
Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College


Short Films

Film Poster
Short/Comedy
Unrated

Book Club

2012, USA, 17 minutes
Directors: Patrick Gibbs, Paul Gibbs

A men’s only book club is disrupted by a family tragedy.

Cast: Zach Steel, Adam Nee, Ryan Judd, Peter Karinen, Brian Sacca, Adam Carpenter, Allison Miller, Christine Adams

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 6, 11am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene
Q&A with: Actor Adam Nee


Film Poster
Short/Animation
Unrated

Dance Lady

2012, USA, 3 minutes
Director: Alex Keown

By creating a super hero persona, our protagonist, Dance Lady, is able to use non-violence to defeat her enemies. Dance Lady, with the power to make people dance, teams up with her superhero boyfriend, Awkward Man, to make their enemies 'Dance Awkwardly'. The film shows how we can use our imagination… Read More

Showtime:
Saturday, April 6, 11am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene
Q&A with: Director/Animator Alex Keown


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

Figments of a Father

2012, USA, 22 minutes
Director: Kyle Turgeon

Figments of a Father is a short film about a young man on the brink of revolutionizing the world with his groundbreaking business idea.  Confident and secure in the success of his concept, he visits a luxurious hotel to meet with an influential supporter and potential backer who has the power to bring… Read More

Showtime:
Saturday, April 6, 11am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene
Q&A with: Director Kyle Turgeon, Producer Sue Tinkham, Actor Ben Robertson


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

Frontera

2012, USA, 15 minutes
Director: Lacey Dorn

Frontera is a story of two childhood companions: Louise, a young Texan ranch wife, and Mary Catherine, a lonely young woman entrenched in the conservative ways of old Texas.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 6, 11am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short//Experimental
Unrated

In the Pines

2011, USA, 9 minutes
Directors: Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl

Simultaneously an exploration of nature and psyche, "In The Pines" is a short film documenting a young woman's hunt for extraterrestrial meaning. Following a mysteriously purposeful hike through the Olympic Mountains, this film roots itself in the Pacific Northwest. It delves deep into the texture of… Read More

Showtime:
Saturday, April 6, 11am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Documentary
Unrated

Spoils: Extraordinary Harvest

2012, USA, 21 minutes
Director: Alex Mallis

Every evening, long after rush hour, a series of dumpsters are rolled out onto the sidewalks in front of a large grocery store in Brooklyn, NY. A small crowd materializes to await a bounty of discarded food. As employees passively wheel out containers of expired, nearly expired, blemished, dented, smushed,… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 6, 11am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene
Q&A with: Director Alex Mallis


Film Poster
Short/Comedy
Unrated

The Learning Curve

2012, USA, 16 minutes
Director: Phil McCarty

The Learning Curve is a short film adaptation of an essay by David Sedaris, starring Matthew Gray Gubler.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 6, 11am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene
Q&A with: Director Phillip McCarty and Actor Matthew Gray Gubler