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The Woods Hole Film Festival presents FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy and a monthly screening series of independent film each year from September through May. Film Falmouth is supported in part by grants from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust , the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Tickets are $14 general, $12 members, and $10 students/veterans and are available in advance through the links below or at the door.

Falmouth Academy is located at 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA and the screenings take place in Morse Hall.
There is plenty of onsite parking and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

The program is subject to change. Screenings may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.  All screening information will be posted on the Woods Hole Film Festival Facebook page. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @WHFF and Instagram @woodsholefilmfestival.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • 7 p.m.
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Documentary Feature by Thomas Piper, 2018, USA, 75 min.

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Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.

“FIVE SEASONS makes lovely visual music.” – Chicago Tribune


Saturday, September 22, 2018 • 7 p.m.
Manry At Sea: In the Wake of a Dream

Documentary Feature by Steve Wystrach, 2018, USA, 94 min.

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In 1965, middle-aged newspaper editor, Robert Manry, was a happily married family man living in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. His colleagues at the Plain Dealer were shocked to learn he had secretly set off from Falmouth, MA across the Atlantic in his 13½-foot boat, Tinkerbelle, to pursue his boyhood dream. By the time his summer-long odyssey ended, Manry had become the target of a wild news frenzy perpetrated by his employer, was greeted by a cheering throng of 50,000 Britons, and had become a hero to his countrymen – and to dreamers everywhere…

Saturday, October 13, 2018 • 7 p.m.
Capturing The Flag

Documentary Feature by Anne de Mare, 2017, USA, 76 min.

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A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina – 2016 “poster child” for voter suppression – intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens. They search for new alliances and pathways to battle voter suppression, finding inspiration in the growing movement of non-partisan pro-democracy organizations in both New York and North Carolina.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 • 7 p.m.
This Is Home

Documentary Feature by Alexandra Shiva, 2018, USA, 91 min.

An intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives in a new home: Baltimore, Maryland. When the newly imposed travel ban adds further questions and complications, their strength and resilience are put to the test. Through humor and heartbreak, this universal story illuminates what it’s like to start over, no matter the obstacles.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 • 7 p.m.
Return to Mt. Kennedy

Documentary Feature by Eric Becker, 2018, USA, 78 min.

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In 1965 Jim Whittaker led Robert Kennedy on the first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after JFK. Fifty years later, their sons revisit the site of the iconic climb to learn more about the endeavor that shaped their families. Return to Mount Kennedy spans generations, reminding how every trail connects through the enduring friendships built in the mountains. Featuring original instrumentals by Eddie Vedder and never before seen footage of the climb, the film sits at the intersection of politics, human rights, environmentalism, and adventure.

Saturday, January 5, 2019 • 7 p.m.
Mr. Soul!

Documentary Feature by Melissa Haizlip, 2018, USA, 90 min.

Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL. On the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, one fearless black pioneer reconceived a Harlem Renaissance for a new era, ushering giants and rising stars of black American culture onto the national television stage. He was hip. He was smart. He was innovative, political, and gay. In his personal fight for social equality, the man ensured the Revolution would be televised. He was Ellis Haizlip. The Revolution was SOUL.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 • 7 p.m.
Inventing Tomorrow

Documentary Feature by Laura Nix, 2018, USA, 90 min.

Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take a journey with these inspiring teens as they prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

Saturday, March 2, 2019 • 7 p.m.

Narrative Feature by Megan Griffiths, 2018, USA, 96 min.

SADIE is a 13-year-old girl who lives at home with her mother while her father serves repeated tours in the military. Sadie is extremely attached to her father despite his prolonged absence, and when her mother begins dating the newest resident at the Shady Plains Trailer Park, Sadie takes extreme measures to end the relationship and safeguard her family through the only tactics she knows – those of war.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 • 7 p.m.

Documentary Feature by Thomas Morgan, 2017, USA, 73 min.

Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home. USA, 2017

Saturday, April 13, 2019 • 7 p.m.
Farmer of the Year

Narrative Feature by Vince O’Connell and Kathy Swanson, 2018, USA, 103 min.

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When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he”s still quite the ladies” man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren”t all that different.

Swanson’s screenplay avoids sentimentality, achieving instead the kind of gentle, humanistic comedy we rarely see these days in movie theaters.– Margot Harrison (SevenDaysVT and Rotten Tomatoes)

Falmouth Academy is located at 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA.

For more information, call (508) 495-3456 or email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org

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