Showing posts with label film. Show all posts
Showing posts with label film. Show all posts

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Dean College to Host a Screening and Discussion of the Film “Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance”

In celebration of Black History Month, Dean College will hold a screening and discussion of the film “Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance,” a documentary that “celebrates the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. Commenting on political and social influences, it is an honest conversation addressing topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism, and sexism.”

Professor Robin Gee, a commentator in the film, will lead the discussion along with Dean College President Kenneth Elmore on Monday, February 13, 2023. Professor Gee serves on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as an associate professor of dance in the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts. She is a dancer, choreographer and filmmaker.

The event will take place at Marvin Chapel, inside Dean Hall on the Dean College campus, 99 Main Street, Franklin, Mass., from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. The event is FREE and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

To learn more about the film “Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance,” visit To learn more about Dean College, visit

View a 1 minute preview for this film ->

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

Dean College to Host a Screening and Discussion of the Film “Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance”
Dean College to Host a Screening and Discussion of the Film “Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance”

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Documentary Film Night at the Library: August 2 - American Insurrection (2021)

Enjoy an evening of enlightening documentary films! Light refreshments will be provided. This program is free and open to the public. All of the films can also be viewed on with your library card.

Tuesday, August 2, American Insurrection (2021) - 6:30 PM

FRONTLINE investigates the rising threat of far-right violence in America. With ProPublica, this film exposes the individuals and ideologies behind a wave of crimes, culminating in the attack on the Capitol.

Documentary Film Night at the Library: August 2 - American Insurrection (2021)
Documentary Film Night at the Library: August 2 - American Insurrection (2021)

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Is there a film festival at FHS? Yes, this Thursday evening!

"Do you want to attend a real film festival held right here at FHS? Well, you’re in luck! On Thursday May 19th, the annual festival makes a return. It will be held in the auditorium and starts at 6:00 PM. Even better, admission is completely free! That’s right… FHS students and teachers can go to the movies for FREE! 

The feature presentation is the world premiere of Solar, a 25 minute short film produced by Mr. Bailey’s film production class. The story plays homage to Alien, Ridley Scott’s 1979 blockbuster. Students wrote, edited, filmed, and even acted on screen. Check out the exclusive clip shown above!" (clip actually below in this sharing)

Continue reading Grace Tucceri's article online

Sunday, May 15, 2022

FHS Film Fest - May 19 - 6 PM

"We have so many great videos to screen at our Film Fest on May 19 @ 6 PM in the Auditorium.  
Come and support our local student filmmakers. The event is free and open to the public!"

Shared from Twitter ->

FHS Film Fest - May 19 - 6 PM
FHS Film Fest - May 19 - 6 PM

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Get ready for the FHS - Film Festival 2022 - May 19 !!

"We're rolling out the red carpet this year for our annual FHS Film Fest! Come catch all the best videos of the year, plus the world premiere of "Solar," a film produced by Mr. Bailey's film class."

Shared from Twitter -> 

FHS - Film Festival 2022
FHS - Film Festival 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Alice's Ordinary People - Tuesday, February 8

Alice’s Ordinary People with filmmaker Craig Dudnick, Tuesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.

Alice's Ordinary People is a documentary about Alice Tregay – a woman who refused to stand still for injustice and brought others together to change what was. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. Her unique contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. 
The film can be watched for free on Kanopy prior to the program, but it is not required. For more information, please visit and click the tab for Alice's Ordinary People 
Register for Alice's Ordinary People on Zoom

Alice's Ordinary People - Tuesday, February 8
Alice's Ordinary People - Tuesday, February 8

Monday, December 20, 2021

Looking for films to view during the holidays? 'Return of the Jedi' One of 25 Added to National Film Registry

'Return of the Jedi' Among 25 Eclectic Films Joining National Film Registry

Library of Congress National Film RegistryLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to preserve the nation's film heritage, the newest selections include epic trilogies, major roles for Jennifer Lopez and Cicely Tyson, extraordinary animated features, comedy and music, and films that took on racially-motivated violence against people of color decades ago.

The 2021 selections represent one of the most diverse classes of films to enter the registry, with movies dating back nearly 120 years and representing the work of Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers, documentarians, women directors, filmmakers of color, students and the silent era of film. The selections bring the number of films in the registry to 825, representing a portion of the 1.7 million films in the Library's collections.

"Films help reflect our cultural history and creativity — and show us new ways of looking at ourselves — though movies haven't always been deemed worthy of preservation. The National Film Registry will preserve our cinematic heritage, and we are proud to add 25 more films this year," said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. "The Library of Congress will work with our partners in the film community to ensure these films are preserved for generations to come."

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will host a television special Friday, Dec. 17, starting at 8 p.m. ET to screen a selection of motion pictures named to the registry this year. Hayden will join TCM host and film historian Jacqueline Stewart, who is chair of the National Film Preservation Board, to discuss the films. Also, select titles from 30 years of the National Film Registry are freely available online in the Library's National Screening Room. Follow the conversation about the 2021 National Film Registry on Twitter and Instagram at @librarycongress and #NatFilmRegistry.

Films Selected for the 2021 National Film Registry
(chronological order)

  • Ringling Brothers Parade Film (1902)
  • Jubilo (1919)
  • The Flying Ace (1926)
  • Hellbound Train (1930)
  • Flowers and Trees (1932)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • Evergreen (1965)
  • Requiem-29 (1970)
  • The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
  • Pink Flamingos (1972)
  • Sounder (1972)
  • The Long Goodbye (1973)
  • Cooley High (1975)
  • Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
  • Chicana (1979)
  • The Wobblies (1979)
  • Star Wars Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Stop Making Sense (1984)
  • Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987)
  • The Watermelon Woman (1996)
  • Selena (1997)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • WALL•E (2008)

Click here for more information on this year's entries to the National Film Registry.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Stefano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck, Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 PM

Stefano: The True Story of Shakespeare's Shipwreck, Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.

Stefano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck

American public media series Hit and Run History presents their adventure-travel documentary on Mayflower pilgrim Stephen Hopkins, Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare's Shipwreck.

The one-hour film follows the story of the only Mayflower passenger who had been to North American previously. A decade earlier, Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda, inspiring Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest.

Shot on location, the intrepid Hit and Run History crew retraces Hopkins' life crisscrossing the Atlantic just as England made its first steps as a colonial power. Hampshire, Bermuda, Jamestown, Plymouth and London, Hopkins' came to know Native Americans in New World and Old. Pocahontas, Squanto and Massasoit – experience that would serve him and the Separatists aboard the Mayflower in establishing their fledgling settlement in New England.

Two-time Emmy-nominated producer and host Andrew Giles Buckley, a Hopkins descendant, grew up hearing stories that New Plymouth's iconoclast tavern keeper may have the model of The Tempest's drunken and mutinous Stephano. In their Gumshoe Historian style, Buckley and crew of Hit and Run History seek out the reality of a man who was everywhere at the founding of America.

The film was first broadcast on Rhode Island PBS in 2020 and has a screenings schedule starting February at the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and currently a dozen other locations in Massachusetts. Following the broadcast in New England, it will be available to run on other public media stations across the country.

The screening of the film will feature an introduction by producer Andrew Buckley, followed by a question and answer session. This program is free and open to the public.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Franklin Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Shared from the Library page ->

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Guardian: "'Sexism stands at the door': 11 female film-makers written out of mainstream Hollywood history"

"Everything we’re told about cinema is that it’s shaped by men. If women feature at all in many Hollywood histories, it’s to look gorgeous on screen and lead interesting personal lives off it.

But this narrative has been warped, consciously and not, by the men who have dominated film-making for almost a century, ignoring the women who made films, challenged the studio system – and helped bring it down.

The battle for equality on the screen is still being fought. Things are slowly changing for the better – witness Chloé Zhao’s victory at Sunday’s Golden Globes – but it comes too late for generations who have been locked out of Hollywood’s corridors of power. Their stories are still too-little discussed. Here are 11 women whose ill-treatment illustrates Hollywood’s alternative history." 
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Boston Globe: Black History Month - Film Festival

"At this pivotal moment in our nation's history, The Boston Globe honors films and filmmakers documenting the Black experience and the continued plight of systemic racism in the United States. Join us throughout the month of February to view and discuss newly-released films alongside time-honored classics. "
Find the schedule of films for the festival here (subscription may be required) 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Attention film buffs: TCM to Screen 2020 National Film Registry Selections - Dec 15

TCM to Host Screening Special Featuring National Film Registry Selections

Collage of still images from films added to the National Film Registry

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 of America's most influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will host a television special Tuesday, Dec. 15, starting at 8 p.m. ET to screen a selection of motion pictures named to the registry this year. Hayden will join TCM host and film historian Jacqueline Stewart to discuss the films.

Select titles from 30 years of the National Film Registry are freely available online in the National Screening Room  (

Click here for more information (

Monday, July 27, 2020

numb - a short film // liv mcneil

"This is just a generalization of the feeling of isolation, not my personal feelings, I for sure haven't been enjoying quarantine, but some have it worse. We have all been going through stuff right now, especially with Black Lives Matter, my struggles are in no way comparable to some things people are going though right now. this is my own experience, some are a whole lot worse than mine. I'm just showing what I know.

This is a mini film, Numb by me. I did this for a school project but I'm really happy with how it came out, so I'm posting it here. This took me a combined 3 weeks or so. hope you enjoy! please feel free to share as much as you like, just please credit me and M83, the band who made the music.

This is a COVID-19 youth mental health resource hub if you've been negatively affected by isolation."

song: my tears are becoming a sea - M83
directed by, edited by, written by and starring me

YouTube link =

Franklin radar picked up via Twitter

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

In the News: "Documentary on Vineyard’s Gay Head Light gets wide release"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Filmmaker Liz Witham grew up in Aquinnah, with the beam of the Gay Head Light shining in her bedroom every night. Now she has the chance to show TV viewers nationwide how her small town saved the more than 150-year-old brick structure.

Five years after the lighthouse was moved 129 feet back from a dangerously eroding cliff, “Keepers of the Light,” a documentary by Witham and Ken Wentworth inspired by the lighthouse’s rescue, will be shown on 80% of the country’s PBS stations.

The 65-minute film became available last week for online streaming via Vimeo, with a portion of rentals through Thursday benefiting Gay Head Light."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

“Keepers of the Light”:
To stream documentary:
To register for Thursday’s Zoom gathering:

In the News: "Documentary on Vineyard’s Gay Head Light gets wide release"
In the News: "Documentary on Vineyard’s Gay Head Light gets wide release"

Thursday, November 1, 2018

In the News: "The Legend of Moll"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The story - one of Franklin’s little known tales from a time when it was still part of Wrentham - is being brought to life by Franklin TV’s Christopher Flynn, writer, producer and director of FlynnFilms Productions 31. 
With the help of James Johnston, an avid historian who grew up and still resides in the once-cursed Oliver Pond home, Flynn is working on a film dramatizing the legend of Moll, which will eventually be aired on Franklin TV. He wrote a script based on the story, with input for period authenticity and dialog from Johnston, hired a cast and has started filming. 
“I was introduced to the story of Moll through a mini-series that I’d done back in 2014 with Jim Johnston,” said Flynn, a student of Johnston’s when he taught history at the high school. “The story of Moll was told in the first episode of the mini-series, and I did an animated segment to supplement Jim telling the story on camera. This animated segment was included as part of this first episode.” 
After working on the segment, he said he was inspired to do something more with the story."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

MetroWest Student Film Festival: submission deadline extended to Feb 1, 2019

The submission deadline for the MetroWest Student Film Festival has been extended to Feb 1, 2019.

We have already received some awesome entries and we can't wait to see more! Awards and Prizes for the top film winners. Visit us at for details

"The Center for Arts in Natick and Walnut Hill School for the Arts are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership to produce the first annual MetroWest Student Film Festival, featuring the work of talented students from the cities and towns of Boston MetroWest. Official public screening dates for finalists are scheduled for April 4-7, 2019. 
The MWSFF is a student film festival dedicated to showcasing the talents and creativity of the region's youth by providing an opportunity for young filmmakers and production teams to explore and create stories through motion pictures. Finalists among these student-created films will be shared with friends, families and the community at-large in TCAN’s state-of-the-art screening room. 
We envision the MWSFF as the largest student film festival of its kind in the region. 
Being part of this festival provides entrants the opportunity to:
  • Share films with the regional community
  • Screen films in an independent, state-of-the-art cinema
  • Network with a jury of judges from the industry, and other film makers in the region
  • Attend the festival premiere showcase"

MetroWest Student Film Festival: submission deadline extended to Feb 1, 2019
MetroWest Student Film Festival: submission deadline extended to Feb 1, 2019


Sunday, June 17, 2018

In the News: Wayland to see school start time alternatives; MetroWest student Film Festival starts

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"After years of discussion, the (Wayland, MA) School Committee will finally have a choice of possible solutions for a later start time at the middle and high schools. 
The discussion dates back to at least 2004, when a town task force concluded students aren’t getting enough sleep, but that getting to the point of a later start time is “complicated.” 
Superintendent Arthur Unobskey is expected to present the solutions at Monday’s School Committee meeting. 
“I anticipate the School Committee will choose one of the options,” Unobskey told the Daily News. 
Options will call for an 8:30 or 8:45 a.m. start time at the middle and high school. Currently, the opening bell is 7:35 at the middle school and 7:30 at the high school."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Franklin also has a School Start Times Advisory Committee working to put a similar proposal together. If accepted it would be start no earlier than Sep 2019. The link to the Committee's page for meeting agendas, research, etc.

"The next Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg could be among us, and a new film festival next spring could be where they’re found. 
It’s billed as the first film festival for students in MetroWest, and it’s appropriately called the MetroWest Student Film Festival. 
It’s coming next April 4-7 to The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN), 14 Summer St., and organizers said it will be an annual event. 
“It gives young people an opportunity to showcase their talents and passion for the arts,” said Kerry Fraser, marketing coordinator for TCAN."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Working on a silent film in North Attleboro "Right There"

Film Production Company, IM Filmworks is at it again preparing to film their 9th film this May. IM Filmworks is a local production company run by North Attleboro resident, Nathan Suher, and Seekonk resident, Gregory Capello. Their collaboration over the years has yielded an impressive portfolio of creative projects almost exclusively shot in town of North Attleboro, or surrounding communities. 
Their current project, RIGHT THERE, is a romantic comedy about a simple man’s persistent attempts to gain the attention of a beautiful woman eating lunch on a park bench over the course of 30 days. “This isn’t your average romantic comedy”, says Nathan Suher, director. By this he means that RIGHT THERE will be a silent film. Nathan says that this film will have a heavy influence from the early era of filmmaking. “I’ve always been a gigantic fan of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Our film’s goal is to recapture this golden era of cinema.” 
Production is slated to take place this May in downtown North Attleboro, MA and will use many storefronts and local businesses for locations, including Bistro 45, Mackie’s Restaurant, Cut, and Speed of Though Playhouse. Many local actors and crew have been brought on to participate in this film including Ryan Hanley, Andre Boudreau, and Brooklyn, NY actress Lauren Ashleigh. RIGHT THERE is written by longtime collaborator Ian Taylor, as well as Nathan Suher and Gregory Capello. 
For more information on IM Filmworks, their movie RIGHT THERE, and Nathan Suher, visit

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Internships available

Six One Seven Studios is currently accepting internships for an upcoming project to be released in the fall of 2012. Please contact Bryan Roberts at Six One Seven Studios for more details.

Contact Details: Bryan Roberts at Six One Seven Studios
Phone 888-234-0405

Related post:

This appeared on my radar and was originally posted here

Friday, January 14, 2011

Green Reel - "End of the Line", Sunday, Jan 23 at 7:00 PM

The Green Reel film series will begin a new series on Sunday evenings in Jan and Feb. Each film starts at 7:00 PM and is scheduled to include a brief discussion following the film.

Agudas Achim - 901 N Main St Attleboro, MA (Rt 152 & Toner Blvd, Exit 5 at Rt 95)

Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think, and act. End of the Line is the world's first major documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing. This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Post film discussion lead by: Deborah Cramer, author of "Smithsonian Ocean, Our Water, Our World" and "Great Waters".

The flyer for the full series can be found here:

Green Reel - Film Series - Flyer 2011

Franklin, MA