FESTIVAL 2018: SATURDAY, JULY 28 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
The 27th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival
8 days of screenings, music, workshops, parties,
panel discussions, special events and more!
 

Cape Cod Media Center Monthly Film Night

The Cape Cod Media Center in collaboration with the Woods Hole Film Festival Presents Movie Night at the Media Center: An Evening of Film.  The monthly film series will take place on the second Wednesday of each month throughout the Winter, Spring and Fall.  The Cape Cod Media Center is located at 17 Shad Hole Road, Dennisport, MA (508) 394-2388, www.capemedia.org.

The monthly film night kicks off on Wednesday, February 12th from 6 – 9 p.m.  $20 per person includes film, light meal with soft drinks.  Call Jay at (508) 394-2388 ext. 103 for more information, or email jay@capemedia.org.

THE ENTERTAINERS – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY12TH

A heartwarming comedy about six piano players striving to win the World Championship of Old-Time Piano (mostly ragtime). With brilliant showmanship and skill these competitors vie for the glow of victory, for escape from the trials of their everyday lives, and for the revival of the first distinctly American popular music. With humor, passion and an unsurpassed devotion to the old-time music, these players compete to claim glory and to entertain a devoted audience. It’s a battle to the finish. With fingers flying and constant one-upmanship, the players keep raising the bar one after the other. A year of their lives is invested in the outcome, and only one can win the title. Every year these players keep going is another opportunity to remind the world that ragtime, the first truly American popular music, shouldn’t be forgotten. Feature Doc by Michael Zimmer

NORTHERN BORDERS – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12TH

Northern Borders tells the story of 10-year-old Austen Kittredge, who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents’ Vermont farm. It’s 1956, and Austen sees the farm as a magical place populated by eccentric people, including his stubborn grandparents, whose thorny marriage is known as the Forty Years’ War. A humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story, the film evokes Vermont’s wildness and sublime beauty, a haunted past, and an aura of enchantment. A feature drama by Jay Craven, starring Bruce Dern, Brad Heck, Genevieve Bujold, Seamas Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jessica Hecht, Kaley Ronayne, Alicia Lyn Hunt, Brent Crawford, John Shea

HANK AND ASHA – WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 9TH

In this charming romantic comedy, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional correspondence – two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. “Hank and Asha” is a hopeful story about identity, longing, and the irresistible appeal of entertaining life’s what-ifs. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival.  A romantic comedy by James E. Duff

ROBOT & FRANK- WEDNESDAY, MAY 14TH

Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and heartwarming story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. Feature Narrative by Jake Schreler. Starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto.

CUTIE AND THE BOXER – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11TH

In 1972, Ushio Shinohara was a forty-year-old artist who had been living in New York City for three years and had won a small but distinguished following for what he called his “boxing paintings,” created by dipping gloves in paint and literally pounding at the canvas. Ushio met Noriko Shinohara, a 19-year-old art student who has just arrived in the United States; the two fell into a relationship which was destined to become permanent when Noriko became pregnant a few months later. Four decades on, Ushio and Noriko are still together, but their relationship is not always a healthy one; he’s an alcoholic who dominates the marriage and is clearly resentful that his career in art has not been more successful, especially since Noriko has caught the attention of critics with her own work, which uses comic-style images to express messages of female empowerment inspired by her own life. Filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling offers an emotionally intense look into the sometimes volatile balance between two talented but combative personalities in the documentary Cutie and the Boxer.

KISS THE WATER – AUGUST

Fishing,” wrote Norman Maclean in A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, “is a world apart from all others, and inside it are special worlds of their own.” In one of these lived Megan Boyd. From a small cottage on the rugged coast of Scotland, straddled by two world-class salmon rivers, she stared through her window to the North Sea and spun bits of feathers from exotic birds and fur from wild animals into the most incredible fishing flies — miniature, magical works of art and deadly effectiveness. But she never fished, hated the idea of killing fish. Nonetheless, word of her masterful handiwork spread. First the local lads and landed gentry, then lords from London, and finally a Prince appeared at her humble doorstep _ as if these men were her intended quarry all along. Her story had the arc of a perfectly cast line, the romance and dark mystery of a fairy tale waiting to be told.As all fishermen know, you read the surface of the river to imagine what lies beneath, unseen, unknown. Salmon do not feed in freshwater _ they have to be seduced to take a fly in their mouth. Spinning vivid interviews, precise demonstrations in the art of fly tying, sublime cinematic imagery and expressive, hand-painted animation round a deeply moving human tale, KISS THE WATER is a surprising, subtle work of documentary seduction _ and a journey to an unforgettable world. Feature Documentary. This is the second film from Eric Steel, the director of THE BRIDGE.