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The 25th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival
8 days of screenings, music,
workshops, panel discussions,
parties, special events and more!


    The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to present Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017, a monthly screening series of independent films from November through May. On the night of each screening, ticket purchasers may present their ticket prior to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants. Please note, screening ticket purchase does not include food or drink from participating restaurants.
    The screenings take place at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium, located at 57 Water Street in Woods Hole, and start at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The facility is wheelchair accessible.
    Dinner & A Movie is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust, the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
    Tickets are $14 general or $25 for two people, $12 members, and $10 students/veterans and are available in advance through the links below or at the door.
    The program is subject to change. No refunds or exchanges unless screening is cancelled or rescheduled by the Festival. Screenings may be rescheduled due to various reasons, including inclement weather. All screening information will be posted on the Woods Hole Film Festival Facebook page.
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    Saturday, November 19, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.
    A Man Called Ove

    Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox, earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.

    Narrative Feature | Hannes Holm | Sweden | 116 min. • Watch Trailer
    Saturday, December 3, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.
    Life, Animated
    The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires. Through repeated viewings of animated Disney classics, Owen found useful tools to help him understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him. Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.
    Documentary Feature | Roger Ross Williams | USA | 88 min.Watch Trailer
    Saturday, January 28, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
    Landfill Harmonic
    $35 • Special Fundraiser for the Woods Hole Film Festival and the Falmouth Service Center
    Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole***
    The Woods Hole Film Festival presents a special event screening of the critically acclaimed film LANDFILL HARMONIC as a fundraiser for the Woods Hole Film Festival and the Falmouth Service Center. Musicians for the Cape Cod Symphony/Cape Cod Conservatory will play prior to the film screening. About the film: The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura is a Paraguayan student musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. But when a natural disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
    Documentary Feature | Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley | USA | 84 min. •  Watch Trailer
    Saturday, February 18, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
    The Peacemaker
    International peacemaker Padraig O’Malley helps make peace for others, but struggles to find it for himself. The film takes us from Padraig’s isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Nigeria, Iraq – over five years – as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.
    Documentary Feature | James Demo | USA | 88 min.Watch Trailer
    Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
    The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble
    The latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom follows an ever-changing lineup of performers across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.
    Documentary Feature | Morgan Neville | USA | 96 min.Watch Trailer

    Saturday, April 22, 2017
    Seed: The Untold Story
    $39.95, Special screening and dinner to celebrate the season opening at Coonamessett Farm
    In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.
    Documentary Feature | Jon Betz | USA | 94 min. • Watch Trailer
    Coonamessett Farm is located at 277 Hatchville Rd., Falmouth.
    Special Event Details: 4 p.m. Farm Tours; 5 p.m. Cocktails (BYOB) local cheeses and breads; 5:30 p.m.; Harvest Dinner Buffet; 6 p.m. Film Screening
    Saturday, May 13, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
    Hunt for the Wilderpeople
    Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: Aunt Bella, Uncle Hec (Sam Neill), and dog Tupac. When a tragedy threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.
    Narrative Feature | Taika Waititi | New Zealand | 101 min.Watch Trailer

    Redfield Auditorium is located at 57 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA.
    Participating restaurants include: