The Tentacle
The 28th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival

    BEST of the FEST at COTUIT

    Award-winning films from the Woods Hole Film Festival  at Cotuit Center for the Arts.
    Located at 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, MA. To purchase tickets in advance CLICK HERE, or call (508) 428-0669 x120.

    Lost in Paris
    Friday, February, 7 pm

    A film by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, narrative feature comedy.

    When Fiona’s orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 93-year-old Aunt Martha (portrayed by Academy Award®-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, she hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom, the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. Replete with amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick, LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights. France, 2017, 83 minutes.


    Sunday, October 21, 7 pm

    Keepers of the Light by Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth
    Feature documentary, 2018 | 61 min. | USA
    Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community at the tip of an island in the Atlantic, the Gay Head Lighthouse is one of America’s most famous beacons. From whaling days to electrification,  Keepers of the Light  tells the story of evolving technology, heroism and shipwrecks, and the people who are called upon in each generation to keep the light, woven with the story of the recent race against time to save the historic beacon from falling over the edge of the rapidly eroding cliffs. USA, 2018

    In recent years, it became clear that the receding cliff was beginning to threaten the lighthouse itself. The community understood that if they did not take decisive action, the lighthouse would be lost forever. In 2013, the lighthouse was declared one of America’s 11 most endangered places, and the island’s residents began to rally to save the iconic lighthouse from the encroaching edge of the cliff. The story of the lighthouse quickly became of interest around the world, and journalists encroached on the town of Aquinnah from all corners of the globe, attracted by the story of the Gay Head Light and the community’s efforts to save her. The film weaves the modern narrative arc of community efforts to save the light with the history of the lighthouse.

    Winner: Director’s Choice Award, Emerging New England Filmmaker (2018), sponsored by Talamas. The filmmakers will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

    Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635.
    To purchase tickets in advance call (508) 428-0669 x120.