2014 Festival Films

Feature Films

Film Poster
Documentary
Unrated

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

2014, USA, 74 minutes
Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett

As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory reveals a remarkable, music-based breakthrough that has already transformed lives. Through revealing conversations with renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin, as well as powerful… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 12th, 2014, 9:30am
Colonial Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Drama
Unrated

Before I Disappear

2014, USA, 95 minutes
Director: Shawn Christensen

Based on the 2013 Academy Award® winning short film “Curfew.” At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

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Showtime:
Thursday, April 10th, 2014, 7:30pm
Colonial Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Documentary
Unrated

Bel Borba Aqui

2012, Brazil, 95 minutes
Director: Burt Sun

In Foucault’s Pendulum, Umberto Eco calls the city of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the “Black Rome.” The rich culture of Salvador emanates from a fusion of European, African, and Native Indian roots. Today, tattooed onto the skin of the city’s 500-year-old urban landscape, one observes the ubiquitous… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 11th, 2014, 1:30pm
Colonial Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Adventure/Family/Fantasy
Rated G

Pete’s Dragon

1977, USA, 128 minutes
Director: Don Chaffey

An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

35mm Print

FREE and Open to the Public

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Showtime:
Friday, April 11th, 2014, 9:30am
Colonial Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Drama
Unrated

Please Be Normal

2013, USA, 89 minutes
Director: Haik Kocharian

New York Filmmaker and photographer Haik Kocharian has created the character of Victor, a young artist in New York City, in this compelling and visually stunning film debut as a writer/director. Victor is a struggling playwright and theater director and his girlfriend Mary is expecting their first child.… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 12th, 2014, 2:00pm
Colonial Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Documentary
Unrated

Rich Hill

2014, USA, 91 minutes
Directors: Tracy Droz Tragos, Andrew Droz Palermo

Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1393). Off the highway, next to the railroad track. ANDREW, 14, works on his bike, talks dreams with his dad, practices dance moves with his twin sister. He’s just like a lot of American teenagers, except that his days are often also about survival. HARLEY, 15, lives… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 11th, 2014, 6:30pm
Colonial Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Drama/Romance/Sport
Unrated

Sarah Préfère La Course (Sarah Prefers to Run)

2013, Canada, 96 minutes
Director: Chloé Robichaud

Sarah is a gifted young middle-distance runner. Her life changes when she’s offered admission to Quebec’s best university athletics program, in Montreal – far from her suburban Quebec City home. Sarah doesn’t have her mother’s financial support for the move, or any support at all: her mother… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 11th, 2014, 8:30pm
Colonial Theater, Keene


Short Films

Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

Balcony (Ballkoni)

2013, Kosovo, 20 minutes
Director: Lendita Zeqiraj

Jeton, a 10-year-old boy is sitting on the edge of a balcony on the 4th floor. Neighbors and passers-by, terrified by this situation, call the police and firefighters for help. But the situation quickly becomes unmanageable.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:30am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

Godka Circle (A Hole in the Sky)

2013, Spain/France/USA, 10 minutes
Directors: Antonio Tibaldi and Alex Lora

Young Alifa looks up at the Somali sky. She thinks about her daily life as a shepherdess…She knows that the day that will change her life forever is about to come.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:30am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

Immaculate Reception

2013, USA, 16 minutes
Director: Charlotte Glynn

It's 1972 in the hard-working steel town of Pittsburgh, PA. Joey, 16, the middle of 3 boys, shy and still very much a kid, wants to grow up and be like his dad and brother, strong charismatic steelworkers. Joey has his chance to prove himself when the girl he has a crush on ends up at his house to watch… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:30am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Animation
Unrated

Love in the Time of Advertising

2013, USA, 8 minutes
Directors: David Bokser and Matt Berenty

Love in the Time of Advertising is an animated short film about a young man living inside of a billboard, charged with updating the advertisements. When a tear in the sign reveals a beautiful young lady living across the highway, he falls instantly in love. Unable to leave his billboard home to tell… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:30am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Live Action
Unrated

Me + Her

2014, USA, 13 minutes
Director: Joseph Oxford

In a faraway world, tucked away in a small fold of land behind an enormous willow tree, exists the tiny city of Cardboard. After a tragic event, Jack Cardboard goes on a journey to mend his broken heart.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:30am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

No One Pukes In Heaven

2013, Austria/Germany, 15 minutes
Directors: Katja Benrath, Florian Hirschmann and Daniela Sandhofer

Knowing that cancer will soon be tearing them apart, a little girl and her mother try to make use of the remaining time to live life to the fullest. Despite, or perhaps because of the fact, that they care so much for each other, the initial strategy, to deal with the imminent goodbye playfully and in… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:30am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

Skin

2013, USA, 13 minutes
Director: Jordana Spiro

A young taxidermist and small-town loner is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. Just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:30am (Shorts Program)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Local Look Films

Film Poster
Documentary
Unrated

Fred

2014, USA, 62 minutes
Director: John Fitzgerald Keitel

When Fred Karger began running for President of the United States in February 2010 filmmaker John Fitzgerald Keitel was at his side. John spent the next two years documenting his historic campaign as the first openly gay candidate for president from either major political party. Now a one hour documentary,… Read More

Showtime:
Friday, April 4, 2014, 6:30pm
Peterborough Players, Peterborough

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10:00am
Putnam Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Drama
Unrated

Internet Camping

2013, USA, 13 minutes
Director: R. Tyler Buckingham

Trying to escape his troubles with the law, a computer scientist leaves the city for a camping trip with two friends. As they get deeper into the woods, Mark reveals what he's done, which sparks a philosophical debate about freedom on the Internet and leads to him confronting the complexity of his actions… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:00pm (Local Look Shorts Program)
Peterborough Players, Peterborough

Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:00am (Local Look Shorts Program)
Putnam Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Drama/Adventure
Unrated

Rocketship

2013, USA, 15 minutes
Director: Alfred Thomas Catalfo

An unlikely bond is forged between a lonely boy and an elderly man claiming to be a former astronaut. Together, they transform a vintage vacuum cleaner into a rocketship for a surprising journey. The story is inspired by the rocketship sculptures of artist David Random, who fashions them from repurposed artifacts.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:00pm (Local Look Shorts Program)
Peterborough Players, Peterborough

Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:00am (Local Look Shorts Program)
Putnam Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Drama
Unrated

Something in the Way

2013, USA, 17 minutes
Director: Ronen Rubinstein

Something in the Way follows a young man on the path of love and sacrifice. His sacrifice and love for his country while fighting in Vietnam. His sacrifice and love for his best friend and fellow African American soldier during racial oppression. His sacrifice and love for his beautiful young wife and… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:00pm (Local Look Shorts Program)
Peterborough Players, Peterborough

Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:00am (Local Look Shorts Program)
Putnam Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Action/Adventure
Unrated

The Hunter’s Head

2014, USA, 10 minutes
Director: Colin Havey

The Hunter’s Head is a film based on a short story by Ben Loory. It follows a young boy who lives in a distant time in a remote forest village. One day, the boy comes across a severed human head stuck on a spike. As more heads appear, the boy is faced with a decision that will change his life forever.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:00pm (Local Look Shorts Program)
Peterborough Players, Peterborough

Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:00am (Local Look Shorts Program)
Putnam Theater, Keene