Best of the Fest: Woods Hole Film Festival Films @ Cotuit Center for the Arts

October 4, 2015 by Beth Colt

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents “The Best of the Woods Hole Film Festival 2015” on October 4, 5, and 6 in the main performance space. All screenings begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for each film or $25 for all three screenings.

“Harry & Snowman,” Monday, October 4, 7:30 PM

“Jack of the Red Hearts,” Tuesday, October 5, 7:30 PM

“When the Ocean Met the Sky,” Wednesday, October 6, 7:30 PM

“Harry & Snowman,” a feature documentary film by Ron Davis, will be shown on Sunday, October 4. It won the Best of the Fest Audience Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival this summer. The film tells the story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLever who came to the United States after World War II and rescued a broken-down Amish plow horse from a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. He paid $80 for the white horse and named him Snowman.

The purchase transformed both their lives. Harry trained Snowman, and in less than two years, they had won the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s bluebloods. They traveled the world together, and their friendship lasted a lifetime. DeLeyer, now 86, tells their story firsthand, as he continues to train on today’s jumping circuit.

“Jack of the Red Hearts,” a narrative feature by Janet Grillo, will be screened on Monday, October 5. Winner of the Best Narrative Feature Audience Award, “Jack of the Red Hearts” stars Anna Sophia Robb, Drena De Niro, Famke Janssen, Israel Broussard, and John D’Leo.

A streetwise teenage runaway is on the lam from her probation officer. Her name is Jacquelyn, but if you call her anything but Jack, she’ll cut you. Needing to lie low, earn money, and gain enough stability to rescue her 11-year-old sister Coke from foster care, Jack cons her way into a suburban home as a live-in helper for their autistic 11-year old daughter Glory.

Much to her surprise, Jack has a unique ability to connect with the nonverbal little girl. In turn, the family has an impact of Jack, particularly Kay, Glory’s mother, who finds in Jack a daughter she can talk to. When romantic sparks fly between Jack and Robert, Glory’s 17-year-old brother, this group of wounded people poignantly and surprisingly begin to heal each other, just a little bit. Then the law catches up with Jack, she must make a choice to save herself, or to save someone else.

“When the Ocean Met the Sky” will be shown on Tuesday, October 6. This narrative feature film by Lukas Huffman won the Best Narrative Feature Jury Award.

After the death of their eccentric parents, three 20-something brothers go on a wilderness adventure, as required by the last will and testament of their parents. In order to gain their inheritances, the three must all complete the trek together. The film explores the complicated bond between the brothers, who hold very different views on their parents and each other.

The film is set against a series of breathtaking backdrops, as the brothers journey through forests, up streams, and down steep climbs. In the process, they learn to work together, trust each other, and get to know each other—and their parents—all over again. The film was called “funny, heartbreaking, and everything in between” by the WHFF judges.

For more information, and to purchase tickets,, or call 508-428-0669.

Carousel of Light Classic Movie Night: “The African Queen”

February 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

Classic Movie Night is Back!

Showtimes 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm

Arrive early to order food and drinks

Tickets: Reserve at

Suggested Donation: $10 at the door

Seating limited – reserve early!

February 24


Humphrey Bogart * Katherine Hepburn * Robert Morley

Directed by John Huston

All ticket proceeds help restore the Carousel of Light

Joachim Prinz: “I Shall Not Be Silent” — Dinner and a Movie

January 16, 2015 by Beth Colt

Falmouth Jewish Congregation marks Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a dinner and the film following Shabbat Worship

Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent

Friday, January 16 following an abbreviated 6:00 P.M. Service

6:00 P.M. Service / approx. 6:45 P.M. Dinner / 7:30 P.M. Film screening

All are free and open to the public

Minutes before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to the multitudes gathered at the March on Washington, Joachim Prinz, a Newark rabbi took his turn at the podium. The words that Rabbi Prinz spoke that August day in 1963 eloquently connected his experience in Nazi Germany to his commitment to battling racism in America.

It Takes a Village

June 17, 2012 by Beth Colt

Puffy clouds on a cool June day in Woods Hole.

They say it takes a village.  And in the lovely town of Falmouth, Mass (where there are eight villages that make up the municipality), I would say it takes NINE.

Nine Bed & Breakfast’s that is.  All members of the Falmouth B&B Association.  Together we offer over 70 rooms with many styles and locations.  Want the beach?  Try Baileys, Inn on the Sound, or the Beach Rose.  Love being in the middle of town?  Well there are four great spots clustered around the Falmouth Green, walking distance to the shops, restaurants AND the beach.  Want a convenient way to take the Martha’s Vineyard ferry?  Try your options in Woods Hole… and the list goes on.

This august group came together last winter and decided to re-do our association’s website (check it out here!) AND add some video as part of the “Better Way to Stay” campaign.  Since I have some film experience, I was elected to usher the filmmakers around town.  And be the craft services team, and the first AD, and the production coordinator, and the still photographer… See unlike my former days in Hollywood, where a crew might be about 200 people, this was a lean, mean operation.

Our “guests” were wonderful local actors and all-around great people like Davidson Calfee,  Maura Aldrich, Jenn Perault, and Jared and Jennifer.  We were so grateful they donated their time to make this shoot a success.

Here are a few “behind the scenes” shots of the “making of” the Falmouth Better Way to Stay video!  And if you want to see more  of the “Better Way to Stay” campaign, look here.  Stay tuned as we wait for the final edited version that we hope you will help us share with the world.

Falmouth, and it’s nine bed and breakfasts, are FOR SURE, the smarter way to visit Cape Cod.

Jennifer of the Pink Polka Dot in Falmouth helps out by modeling for the Better Way to Stay campaign.Luke Stafford of Mondo Media is behind the camera, while Jared and Jennifer (owner of the “Pink Polka Dot” a Falmouth gift and wedding boutique) serve as our breakfast models at the newly renovated Captain’s Manor Inn.

Part of the Better Way to Stay PAII campaignMaura Aldrich and Davidson Calfee playing guests at the Palmer House, an original Queen Anne property with 17 rooms on the Falmouth Green.

Davidson Calfee and Jennifer Perrault framed in the window.Luke works deftly to get this romantic silhouette shot on the porch of Bailey’s by the Sea, a wonderful B&B right on the beach in Falmouth Heights.  Davidson Calfee and Jenn Perrault oblige with faux martini’s and a toast to the sunset.

Thanks to all who made this day happen.  Stay posted for the results.