2016 Festival Films

Feature Films

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Drama

Bob and the Trees

2014, USA, 92 minutes
Director: Diego Ongaro

It is deep winter in rural Massachusetts. Bob, a 50 year old logger with a soft spot for golf and gangsta rap, is struggling to make ends meet in a merciless industry. When a rotten investment threatens the family business, Bob begins to heed the instincts of his ever darkening self.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 9:30am
Putnam Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Born to Be Blue

2015, USA, 98 minutes
Director: Robert Budreau

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the… Read More

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Showtime:
Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 7:00pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

Heart of a Dog

2015, USA, 76 minutes
Director: Laurie Anderson

Described as a dream-like essay poem, Laurie Anderson’s first feature film in 30 years is a personal visual memoir that employs animation, re-photographed images, printed text, home movies, and several other forms of cinematic imagery. Heart of a Dog is a meditative film that allows viewers to consider… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 8:15pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

How to Dance in Ohio

2015, USA, 89 minutes
Director: Alexandra Shiva

In Columbus, Ohio, a group of teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum prepare for an iconic American rite of passage -- a Spring Formal. They spend 12 weeks practicing their social skills in preparation for the dance at a local nightclub. Working with their psychologist, they take the challenges… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 9:30am
Putnam Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Is That You?

2014, Israel/USA, 82 minutes
Director: Dani Menkin

Is That You? tells the story of Ronnie (Alon Aboutboul) - an Israeli film projectionist who is fired from his job and sets on a journey across the U.S. in search of Rachel, his long lost love. On the road, Ronnie meets Myla, a film student making a documentary about regrets. Presented with promotional… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 5:00pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

Jim: The James Foley Story

2016, USA, 120 minutes
Director: Brian Oakes

On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James "Jim" Foley was kidnapped in Syria, two years before the infamous video of his public execution introduced much of the world to ISIS. Jim: The James Foley Story, directed by close childhood friend Brian Oakes, tells the story of Jim’s life through… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 7:15pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

The Armor of Light

2015, USA, 87 minutes
Director: Abigail E. Disney

Abigail Disney’s directorial debut, The Armor of Light, follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The film tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, who breaks… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 9:30am
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

The Champions

2015, USA, 93 minutes
Director: Darcy Dennett

The Champions is an inspirational story about the pit bulls rescued from the brutal fighting ring of former Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback Michael Vick, and the organizations who risked everything to save them, despite pressure from PETA and The Humane Society of the United States to euthanize… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 9:15am
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

The Fits

2015, USA, 72 minutes
Director: Anna Rose Holmer

Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni is bewitched by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes. Enamored by the power and confidence of the strong community of girls, Toni spends less and less time boxing with her older brother, and instead eagerly absorbs… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 11:30am
Colonial Theatre, Keene


Short Films

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Drama

All in a Day’s Work

2015, UK, 20 minutes
Director: Andy Coughlan

Two hit men are sent to the same job at the same time, only to find the target already dead. A psychological battle ensues as they duke it out to see who will claim the hit.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

Atwood

2014, USA, 29 minutes
Director: Chris Owen

Keith King sailed his 40-foot gaff-rigged schooner on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee for 25 years. The wooden boat-- named “Peter M. Atwood” in honor of a former student of Keith's at Keene State College-- was made by hand, by Keith and his students. The schooner was Keith's unique classroom.… Read More

Showtime:
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 1:15pm
(Shorts Program A)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Creased

2016, USA, 16 minutes
Director: Jade Justad

Creased centers around an Asian American high school senior girl, Kayla, who struggles with the decision on whether to get a form of plastic surgery called "double-eyelid surgery” or “Asian eyelid surgery,” thus creating a larger and possibly more “western” eye shape. Living in a virtually… Read More

Showtime:
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Here Lies Joe

2016, USA, 23 minutes
Director: Mark Battle

A depressed man attends a support group where he meets a capricious woman who upends his day and maybe his life.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 1:15pm
(Shorts Program A)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Kimi Kabuki

2014, USA, 19 minutes
Director: Yoko Okumura

Madeline discovers her husband is attending an Adult Industry Expo behind her back. Resolving to confront him about his deceit she follows him to the convention. When her plans for a sincere conversation go terribly awry, it leads her to find solace in the last place she could have expected.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary/Animation

Last Day of Freedom

2015, USA, 32 minutes
Directors: Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision — should he call the police? Last Day of Freedom is a richly animated personal narrative that tells the story of Bill’s decision to stand by his brother, a Veteran returning from war, as he faces criminal… Read More

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Showtime:
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 7:00pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Comedy

Martian American

2014, USA, 20 minutes
Director: Lee Citron

A lonely Martian travels to Los Angeles to start a new life and make new friends, but when faced with adversity, culture shock, and self doubt, he struggles to find the courage to stay.

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Showtime:
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 1:15pm
(Shorts Program A)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Documentary

Out of the Bag

2015, USA, 14 minutes
Director: Aidan Bradbury-Aranda

To the average shopper, the single-use plastic bag used to be nothing but a transient convenience; a means of transporting goods from a grocery store back home. Once their services were no longer needed, they would be stuffed under a sink, or into a drawer, or thrown away and forgotten about. However,… Read More

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Drama

Shade

2015, USA, 3 minutes
Director: Andrew DiCristina

Shade is a micro‐short narrative that was shot with a two-man crew over two days in Anchorage, Alaska. Inspired by Carl Jung's theory of "The Shadow," the concept behind the film is the notion that every individual possesses a suppressed darker side to their subconscious and personality. In Shade,… Read More

Showtime:
Friday, April 15th, 2016, 1:15pm
(Shorts Program A)
Colonial Theatre, Keene


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Romance

Speed Dating

2014, USA, 11 minutes
Director: Meghann Artes

Desperate to find the man of her dreams, sweet and plain Ava tries a last ditch effort, speed dating. But the absurd cast of characters she encounters makes her wonder if being single is not so bad after all.

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Showtime:
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 1:45pm
(Shorts Program B)
Colonial Theatre, Keene