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

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Sean Sullivan earns an award for short film at the 22nd Hockomock Film Festival 2024

22nd Hockomock Film Festival 2024
Out of 65 Entries from 9 Schools, 12 Award Winners were showcased at the Hockomock Film Festival.
Categories were PSA, Shorts and Documentary. Held at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall

The Hockomock Film Festival is an annual filmmaking competition open students ages 14 – 18 residing or attending school in the towns of the (Massachusetts) Hockomock Sports League: Attleboro, Canton, Easton, Foxborough, Franklin, Mansfield, Milford, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Sharon, Stoughton, Taunton, Wrentham. Presented by Easton Community Access Television
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2024 Hockomock Film Festival
Daniel Weir, Abigail Tunis and Lucas Serani
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School
Jake Benjamin Jardim
Stoughton High School
Sean Sullivan
Franklin High School
Hockey Senior Night
Mekhala Costello
Canton High School
Mr. THS Documentary
Aiden Mendes and Ava Alves
Taunton High School
Mr. McDonough
Paul Grabert and Matt Martin
Canton High School
Sleep Deprivation
Dan Freitas
Taunton High School
Ceylin Uysal-Post and Joey Noone
Canton High School
Hosa - Dangers of Drug Use
Kayla Sonephanith
Stoughton High School
Honorable Mentions
Samantha Rose Johnson, Annie Louise Reilly and Dominic Davis Oliver Ames High School
Straw Buried
Brendon Keefe
King Philip High School
The Paranormal Xtreme
Sophia DiBona, Jessica Bradley, Andrey DeSouza Lopes and Michaela Scott
Oliver Ames High School
A Huge Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible.
North Easton Savings Bank, Dedham Savings, Eastern Bank, Bill Ames, Royalty Beverage and Georgio's Roast Beef & Pizza

Sean Sullivan earns an award for short film at the 22nd Hockomock Film Festival 2024
Sean Sullivan earns an award for short film at the 22nd Hockomock Film Festival 2024

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Dean Student's Film screening at the Senior Center, Weds Feb 28 at 4:30 PM

"Please join us at the Franklin Senior Center tomorrow, Wednesday, February 28 at 4:30 PM for a Film Screening.  
Join us for a screening of five short local history documentaries produced and edited by Dean College students in an innovative digital history course overseen by Prof. of History David Dennis in collaboration with Prof. of Communication, Gregg Seibert. Each film runs 5-8 minutes. Students will be at the screening to answer questions.  
Sponsored by Dean College’s Humanities in Action initiative."

Dean Student's Film screening at the Senior Center, Weds Feb 28 at 4:30 PM
Dean Student's Film screening at the Senior Center, Weds Feb 28 at 4:30 PM

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Cinema 80: Feature Films Return to the Historical Museum - Feb 17 & Feb 24

During February, the Museum will welcome the public to Cinema 80 – a new program of films of the 20th century, curated by Chris Leverone in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center. Leverone, a videographer and graphics artist from Franklin, has directed promotional and fundraising videos, and is currently a producer at Franklin TV and is extremely passionate about film. Silent Saturdays start at 6 PM on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24.

Safety Last
Safety Last
On Feb, 17 Cinema 80 will screen the first of two treasures by comic genius Harold Lloyd, Safety Last, an over-the-top version of a young man trying to make good in the big city story (in this case, bustling, Jazz-Age Los Angeles). 

Then, on Feb. 24 it's The Freshman, a hilarious look at college culture 100 years ago, (we are a college town after all!). Both films are about 75 minutes in length.

The Freshman
The Freshman
"We are excited to provide this free, innovative programming in a time slot that should leave people free to squeeze even more into their Saturday night," said Commission Chair Alan Earls. "The best of the silent films are amazing and just as entertaining as anything Hollywood is doing today, we are sure our Franklin audience will agree," he added.

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street, Franklin. The museum is open Saturday mornings from 10 AM - 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. When visiting the museum, please consider donating a non-perishable item for the Franklin Food Pantry.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Franklin Cultural District: Empty Bowls, film festival, book sale, recycling event, Disability Expo & more

Wednesday, May 17

1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writing group) (Franklin Senior Center)

5:00pm - Wine & Charcuterie Experience (tickets req'd) (La Cantina Winery)

Thursday, May 18

8:30am - Town Council Office Hours  (Franklin Senior Center) 

6:00pm - Empty Bowls Dinner (Franklin High School)

6:00pm - FHS Film Festival (Franklin High School)

6:00pm - Kendo (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

6:00pm - Son of Sams Pizza (food truck) (La Cantina Winery)

6:30pm - Rain Garden Workshop (Franklin Public Library)

Friday, May 19

10:00am - Arts & Culture Listening Tour - Session 3

1:00pm - Book Sale ($1/book) (Franklin Public Library)

6:00pm - David Rak (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

Saturday, May 20

9:00am - Book sale ($1/book) (Franklin Public Library)

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

10:00am - Dehumidifier recycling event (must be a working unit) (Beaver Pond)

11:00am - Agricultural Expo (free event) (Norfolk Aggie)

11:00am - Disability Summit (free event) (Franklin Senior Center)

12:00pm - Yai's Kitchen  (67 Degrees Brewery)

1:00pm - Bag sale (books at $5/bag) (Franklin Public Library)

1:00pm - Shavuot Celebration (Franklin Public Library)

3:00pm - South St Six (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

6:00pm - It's a 'J' Thing (67 Degrees Brewery)

Sunday, May 21

7:30am - All you can eat Breakfast (Franklin Rod & Gun Club)

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

7:00pm - Voices of Faith - a community concert (Church of Latter Day Saints)

Monday, May 22

7:00pm - Revolutionary Design: Modern Architecture in New England (virtual) (Franklin Public Library)

Tuesday, May 23

2:30pm - Rainbow Café (Franklin Senior Center)

7:00pm - "50 Hikes in Eastern Massachusetts" with Author Madeline Bilis (virtual) (Franklin Public Library)


The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open for viewing (and purchasing the art displayed) during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Franklin Art Association Art Gallery
Franklin Art Association Art Gallery
Visit the Cultural District page ->

Find the full Community event calendar

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:

The Town meeting calendar is found
The School district calendar is found 

Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!
Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!

Friday, May 12, 2023

Panther TV: FHS Film Festival - May 18, at 6 PM

Our annual FHS Film Festival showcases student work from all media classes. 
Come and support our media students next Thursday @ 6 PM!
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Panther TV: FHS Film Festival - May 18, at 6 PM
Panther TV: FHS Film Festival - May 18, at 6 PM

Saturday, April 22, 2023

"Aftersun" film opens the 3 film pilot at THE BLACK BOX, Apr 25 at 7 PM

Since the 2005 closure of the beloved Zeotrope Theatre, there has been an absence of steady programming for our local cinephiles.

With a generous Mass Cultural Council grant from the Franklin Cultural District, Town Councilor Cobi Frongilllo, in collaboration with THE BLACK BOX, is piloting a 3-film monthly series to assess the local appetite for more regular independent, arthouse, foreign, and classic film screenings! The films will show at 7 PM on the last Tuesday of April, May, and June; all three will be screened at THE BLACK BOX (15 W Central St, Franklin, MA 02038).

Our first film, Aftersun (2022), will be screened on Tuesday, April 25th. The moving coming-of-age drama from debut director Charlotte Wells explores the protagonist's memories of a childhood vacation with her father. It was named the best film of the year by The Guardian, IndieWire, and Sight & Sound, and earned Paul Mescal an Oscar nomination for Best Lead Actor.

Popcorn and other refreshments will be available for purchase. This is a pilot program, so we request some patience as we build out and improve the cinematic experience. 

Tickets will be sold at the door for a suggested $5 donation. All are welcome!

More about Aftersun can be found ->

"Aftersun" film opens the 3 film pilot at THE BLACK BOX, Apr 25 at 7 PM
"Aftersun" film opens the 3 film pilot at THE BLACK BOX, Apr 25 at 7 PM

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Dean College hosted filmmaker Bennett Singer for a screening of "CURED"

"This week, we welcomed filmmaker Bennett Singer to campus for a screening of the documentary "CURED" and discussions with students and faculty on his work making documentaries about activism and social change. 
Learn more:"
Shared from Twitter ->

Dean College hosted filmmaker Bennett Singer for a screening of "CURED"
Dean College hosted filmmaker Bennett Singer for a screening of "CURED"

Thursday, March 30, 2023

A Screening and Discussion of the film, “CURED”

Dean College will hold a screening and discussion of the film “CURED” on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 6:00 PM with co-director of the film, Bennett Singer. 

“CURED” is an award-winning documentary that takes viewers inside the campaign that led to a pivotal yet largely unknown moment in the struggle for LGBTQ equality and dignity: the American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 decision to remove the diagnosis of homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders.

Combining eyewitness testimony with newly unearthed archival footage, the film reveals how a small group of impassioned activists achieved this unexpected victory.

The screening will be held in the Arthur W. Peirce Center for Technology and Science Room S11 on the Dean College campus. The event is FREE and open to the public. An RSVP is encouraged as space is limited. Please email to reserve your spot.

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A Screening and Discussion of the film, “CURED”
A Screening and Discussion of the film, “CURED”

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.

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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)