Film Falmouth – To Keep the Light

October 22, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2016/2017 season of FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy to present a monthly screening series of independent film each year from September through May. Tickets are $14 general or $25 for two people, $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. For more information-check out our call (508) 495-3456 or To Keep The Light Narrative Feature by Erica Fae, 2015, USA, 88 min. Inspired by true stories of women lighthouse keepers, Abbie Moore is a composite character giving voice to their largely unknown experience. Working in isolation and under extreme conditions, these women — who inherited their jobs from infirm or deceased husbands or fathers — were trailblazers, embodying feminism long before the word existed and far afield from the urban, intellectual circles that spawned the women’s rights movement. Abbie’s strength is stoic and sensual, yet not packaged in sexuality. Nuanced, human and true to her time, she’s a female lead rarely depicted on screen. Shot on an island off the coast of northern Maine, ‘To Keep the Light’ reveals a landscape of stark, aching beauty, and brings us to the inner life of a woman who is, literally and figuratively, at the edge of society.”

Best of the Woods Hole Film Festival

September 25, 2016 by Beth Colt

“What Tomorrow Brings,” by Beth Murphy, winner of the Best of Fest Feature Documentary award for 2016, will be presented on September 25 at 7:30pm. A longtime Falmouth resident and a three-time Best of the Fest winner, Murphy is the founder of Principle Pictures, a Massachusetts production company. She has directed, written, and produced nearly 20 documentary films.

“What Tomorrow Brings” provides a look inside the Zabuli Girls’ School, the first all-girls’ school in the remote village of Deh’Subz, Afghanistan, where students and teachers are making possible what was once unthinkable. Girls’ lives and traditional attitudes are changed in unexpected ways as they are allowed to go to school for the very first time. The film traces the inter-connected stories of those who bring the school to life: students, teachers, village elders, parents, and school founder Razia Jan.

While the girls learn to read and write, their education goes far beyond the classroom to become lessons about tradition and time. They discover their school is the one place they can turn to understand the differences between the lives they were born into and the lives they dream of leading. Fathers, too, are learning. For many, the skepticism with which they once viewed girls’ education becomes intermingled with pride and enthusiasm. Still, strong patriarchal traditions remain and students struggle with forced engagements and fathers who take their own teenage brides. The story plays out at a critical moment in Afghanistan’s history when international security forces are leaving the country and the Taliban is increasingly exerting its power.

Tickets are $30 for three tickets, general admission, $25 for 2 tickets, general admission, $14 for one ticket general admission, $10 for students and veterans. For more information, visit

Movies under the Stars

August 31, 2016 by Julia Pearl

Peg Noonan Park
Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Wednesdays through August 31


Movies start at dusk or approximately 8 pm. Enjoy dinner in one of Falmouth Village’s restaurants, then bring a blanket or chair and some snacks and plan to enjoy an outdoor family movie.  Check schedule

Movie under the Stars

August 10, 2016 by Beth Colt

Peg Noonan Park
Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Wednesdays through August 31


Movies start at dusk or approximately 8 pm. Enjoy dinner in one of Falmouth Village’s restaurants, then bring a blanket or chair and some snacks and plan to enjoy an outdoor family movie.  Check schedule

Movies under the Stars

July 20, 2016 by Beth Colt

Movies start at dusk or approximately 8 pm. Enjoy dinner in one of Falmouth Village’s restaurants, then bring a blanket or chair and some snacks and plan to enjoy an outdoor family movie.  Check schedule at

Carousel of Light Movie Series – Young Frankenstein

April 27, 2016 by Beth Colt

The final movie will be Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein”” on Wednesday, April 27. Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American horror comedy film parody directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks. The American Film Institute ranks it #13 in 100 Years…100 Laughs- a list of top 100 funniest movies in American cinema.


Carousel of Light presents On Golden Pond

April 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

“On Golden Pond” will be third of the series on Wednesday, April 6. Henry Fonda won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and the Academy Award for Best Actor in what was his final film role. Co-star Katharine Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress as did Ernest Thompson for his script, and there were a further seven Oscar nominations for the film, including Jane Fonda, who played the daughter. The film co-starred Dabney Coleman and Doug McKeon. WWW.CAROUSELOFLIGHT.ORG TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

Carousel of Light Movie Series – Funny Face

March 23, 2016 by Beth Colt

On Wednesday, March 23, the second movie in the spring series will be shown. “Funny Face” stars Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson. Audrey Hepburn’s first musical, it features songs by George and Ira Gershwin including “How Long has This Been Going On?”, “S’Wonderful” and Let’s Kiss and Make Up”.

Audrey Hepburn loved fashion, and so does Funny Face. Most of the costumes for the film were designed by the legendary Edith Head, but Funny Face’s crowning glory is a collection of custom-designed gowns by Hubert de Givenchy. Hepburn


Star Wars Movie to Benefit Neighborhood Falmouth

March 16, 2016 by Beth Colt

A long time ago in a galaxy far away…


Time to see it again on the big screen with friends, children, even your grandchildren!

A fundraiser to benefit Neighborhood Falmouth

Doors open at 6pm show time is at 7pm

Suggested donation is $10 at the door.

Reserve your seat by calling Neighborhood Falmouth at 508-564-7543, or email

Reservations requested, though walk-ins are welcome.

Carousel of Light Movie Series – Tootsie

March 9, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Carousel of Light will continue its popular Classic Movie Nights this spring, beginning on Wednesday, March 9, with “Tootsie,” starring Dustin Hoffman. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards. In 1998, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. A wildly funny and heart warming story, the American Film Institute ranks it #2 in “100 Years…100 Laughs”- a list of the 100 funniest American films of all time.


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.