2015 Festival Films

Feature Films

Film Poster
Documentary/Western
Unrated

Becoming Bulletproof

2014, USA, 81 minutes
Director: Michael Barnett

Michael Barnett is an Emmy Award winning Director/DP. He’s traveled the world shooting commercials, music videos, promos and television for HBO, Nat Geo, Discovery, BBC – just to name a few – and has lent his creative eye to over twenty feature films and documentaries. Michael’s first full length… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 17th, 2015, 9:30am
Colonial Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Comedy/Drama/War
Rated PG-13

Little Boy

2015, USA/Mexico, 90 minutes
Director: Alejandro Monteverde

LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father… Read More

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Showtime:
Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 7:00pm
Colonial Theater, Keene


Documentary
Unrated

Most Likely to Succeed

2015, USA, 86 minutes
Director: Greg Whiteley

For most of the last century, entry-level jobs were plentiful, and college was an affordable path to a fulfilling career. That world no longer exists. The feature-length documentary MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of our school model in todayʼs… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 17th, 2015, 6:00pm
Colonial Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Drama
Unrated

Ned Rifle

2014, USA, 85 minutes
Director: Hal Hartley

Ned Rifle is the third and final chapter of Hal Hartley's tragicomic epic which began with Henry Fool (1998) and continued with Fay Grim (2007). At once a saga concerning the Grim family of Woodside Queens and how their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of the self-proclaimed genius, Henry… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 1:00pm
Colonial Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

The Chain

2014, USA, 47 minutes
Director: Noël Dow Barlow

Brian Gold takes his young daughter, Anna, sledding for the first time, and as she glides down the hill in pure childish pleasure, slipping farther away from her father, an enormous wolf-like dog charges her. Brian freezes in panic as Anna is attacked. Although Anna is not seriously hurt, Brian can’t… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00pm (Shorts Program 2)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Drama/Mystery/Thriller
Unrated

The Ghost and The Whale

2015, USA, 105 minutes
Directors: James and Anthony Gaudioso

THE GHOST AND THE WHALE tells the story of Joseph Hawthorne (Maurice Benard), a bi-polar man who went off to sea with the love of his life and returned back to the sleepy town of Bodega alone. His wife Annabel Lees (Madeleine Hamer) disappearance and his subsequent exoneration creates a divided mystery… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 17th, 2015, 8:00pm
Colonial Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Drama
Rated PG-13

The Good Lie

2014, Kenya /India/USA, 110 minutes
Director: Philippe Falardeau

They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America. In “The Good… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 7:00pm
Colonial Theater, Keene


Short Films

Film Poster
Documentary/Short

After Trayvon

2014, USA, 5 minutes
Directors: Alex Mallis and Keith Miller

One day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a group of young men gathered in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, and discussed Trayvon’s death, Stop and Frisk, and daily life.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00pm (Shorts Program 2)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Adventure/Family
Unrated

Anybody Out There?

2014, USA, 13 minutes
Director: Matt Hartle

Anybody Out There? explores a day in the life of best friends Arthur and Ben. It's just a typical day for Ben, a trip to the library, stealing from a pawn shop, video games at his best friends with pizza... but for Arthur it's much more. He's trying to send the most important message of his life and… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00pm (Shorts Program 2)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Animation/Short/Family
Unrated

Beach Flags

2014, France/Iran, 14 minutes
Director: Sarah Saidan

Vida is a young Iranian lifeguard. Popular on her team, she is determined to fight in order to be the one to participate in an international competition in Australia. However, when Sareh who is as fast and talented as her, joins the team, Vida will have to face an unexpected situation.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00am (Shorts Program 1)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Documentary/Short
Unrated

Hotel 22

2014, USA, 8 minutes
Director: Elizabeth Lo

Hotel 22 takes place over one dramatic night on a bus in Silicon Valley. Line 22 is the only 24-hour bus route in Palo Alto. During the day, it is a regular city bus. But by night, it transforms into an unofficial shelter for the homeless.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00pm (Shorts Program 2)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama/Family
Unrated

La Noche Buena

2014, Cuba/USA, 17 minutes
Director: Alex Mallis

A young American tries to connect with a distant family acquaintance in Cuba but only alienates himself further. The film, shot in Havana, is based on the director’s personal experience.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00am (Shorts Program 1)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama/Comedy
Unrated

Oh Lucy!

2014, Japan/Singapore/USA, 21 minutes
Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi

Setsuko, a 55-year-old single ‘office lady’ in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, “Lucy,” by her young unconventional English instructor. “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00pm (Shorts Program 2)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

Rabbit

2014, USA/France, 17 minutes
Director: Laure de Clermont

A therapist working in tandem with a correctional facility’s Pet Partnership Program entrusts a small rabbit to a female prisoner. In the confinement of her cell, will the inmate be able to transcend her circumstances and connect with the animal?

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00am (Shorts Program 1)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

Skunk

2014, USA, 16 minutes
Director: Annie Silverstein

Living with her single mother in an isolated subdivision in rural Texas, 14-year-old Leila’s deepest connection is with her pack of rescued dogs. When her beloved pit bull is stolen by an aspiring dog fighter, Leila is forced to stand up for herself at the cost of her own innocence.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00pm (Shorts Program 2)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

Stop

2014, USA, 9 minutes
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

A young man’s livelihood is put to the test when he gets stopped by the police on his way home from practice.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00pm (Shorts Program 2)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Drama
Unrated

Strange Past

2015, USA, 14 minutes
Director: Kyle Gilman

A night out at a bar turns mysterious when a stranger in a fedora calls Meredith by the wrong name—and she admits she's changed her name many times before, reinventing herself each time. Sunny, Violet, Jacosta, Pauline... What's to keep her from changing again and leaving her friends and fiance behind?… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00am (Shorts Program 1)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Doc/Animation/Short
Unrated

The Chaperone

2014, Canada, 13 minutes
Director: Fraser Munden

The Chaperone 3D tells the previously untold, true story of a lone teacher chaperoning a school dance in 1970s Montreal, when a menacing motorcycle gang invades. The Chaperone 3D recreates the scene using hand drawn animation, miniatures, puppets, Kung Fu and explosions all in stereoscopic 3D.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00am (Shorts Program 1)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Adventure/Drama
Unrated

The Morning of Everything

2013, USA, 12 minutes
Director: Jeff Stern

In THE MORNING OF EVERYTHING, a father envisions the world through the eyes of his 3-year-old son. As the boy searches for his lost owl, the father drifts deep into a fever dream, confusing his identity with the boy’s, the owl’s, and his own younger self.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00am (Shorts Program 1)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Think Local Films

Film Poster
Documentary/Short
Unrated

And Counting

2014, USA, 15 minutes
Director: Michelle Wood

What would you do if you thought you were going to die? Taking you on an sensory odyssey, “And Counting” invites you to hear and visualize one man’s journey of living longer than he ever imagined possible with HIV.

Showtime:
Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:00pm (Think Local Shorts Program)
Redfern Arts Center, Keene


Film Poster
Documentary
Unrated

Angkor’s Children

2014, USA/Cambodia, 60 minutes
Director: Lauren Shaw

Angkor’s Children is a film about the power of art to heal a nation after genocide, told through the voices of three young women. A singer of Buddhist poetry, a circus artist, and former garment workers, grassroots, protest band; these are ANGKOR'S CHILDREN. They are members of the generation after… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 17, 2015, 3:00pm
Putnam Theater, Keene


Film Poster
Documentary/Short
Unrated

Brew Hampshire

2015, USA, 10 minutes
Directors: Meagan Frappiea and Bryant Naro

Brew Hampshire is a feature documentary following the explosion of craft beer culture in New Hampshire. The number of breweries in New Hampshire has doubled in the past five years, continues to grow. Brewers new and old, resellers, distributors, and enthusiasts share their experience of beer in the… Read More

Showtime:
Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:00pm (Think Local Shorts Program)
Redfern Arts Center, Keene


Film Poster
Short/Comedy/Drama
Unrated

Epilogue

2013, USA, 17 minutes
Director: Dylan Allen

At the end of his greatest adventure, Skillman has vanquished his nemesis, recovered the priceless artifact, and saved his latest lover from certain doom. But as he struggles to figure out what comes next, his lady begins to realize her confident, capable man hasn’t the first clue what to do once the guns are down.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:00pm (Think Local Shorts Program)
Redfern Arts Center, Keene


Film Poster
Documentary
Unrated

Here Am I, Send Me:  The Journey of Jonathan Daniels

2003, USA, 57 minutes
Directors: Larry Benaquist and Bill Sullivan

"Here Am I, Send Me:  The Journey of Jonathan Daniels," is a documentary on the life of a New Hampshire native, whose commitment to the civil rights movement and social justice was so profound that it changed the lives of countless individuals.  In his journey to Alabama, he helped to integrate churches,… Read More

Showtime:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00am
Redfern Arts Center, Keene


Film Poster
Documentary/Short
Unrated

Rule of Three

2013, USA, 5 minutes
Director: Steven Urquhart

An experimental documentation shown through home videos that examines the filmmaker’s childhood and relationship with his older brother.

Showtime:
Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:00pm (Think Local Shorts Program)
Redfern Arts Center, Keene


Film Poster
Documentary
Unrated

The Next Great American Game

2015, USA, 82 minutes
Director: Douglas Morse

After spending countless hours driving to visit his daughters on weekends and holidays, Randall Hoyt, a professor of Graphic Design, decides to put his knowledge of how to 'drive like a shark' to some use. So he spends five years creating a tabletop board game called Turnpike. He is trying to find a… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 17, 2015, 11:00am
Redfern Arts Center, Keene