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Film Falmouth – Special Preview Screening

May 20, 2017 by Beth Colt

FILM FALMOUTH SCREENING SERIES

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. Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust , the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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.

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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 • 7 p.m.
2017 Woods Hole Festival Preview – TBA

A special early preview screening of one of the films from the 26th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival. Film will be selected following the submission and acceptance process in early May. Stay tuned for details.

Dinner & A Movie

April 22, 2017 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

 

Tonight’s feature:

Seed: The Untold Story

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Dinner & A Movie

April 8, 2017 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

 

Tonight’s feature:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Film Falmouth – The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

April 8, 2017 by Beth Colt

FILM FALMOUTH SCREENING SERIES

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. Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust , the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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.

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.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 7 p.m.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

Narrative Feature by Felix Herngren, 2013, Rated R. English and Swedish (Subtitles), 94 min.

Powered by the antics of a mischevious centenarian on the run, comic fable THE 100 YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who is young at heart. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and was the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.

Film Falmouth – The Memory of Fish

March 18, 2017 by Beth Colt

FILM FALMOUTH SCREENING SERIES

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. Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust , the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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.

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.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 • 7 p.m.
The Memory of Fish

Feature Documentary by Jennifer Galvin and Wayne Franklin, 2015, USA, 54 min.

The Memory of Fish is a documentary portrait of one man, the wild salmon he loves, and his fight to free a river. Dick Goin and his family have been fed by the Elwha River’s salmon since migrating to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula during the Dust Bowl. Dick has never forgotten his debt to the fish — who have been steadily disappearing.

A pulp mill worker and master fisherman turned salmon advocate, Dick uses his memories and persistence to battle for the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history. His goal: bring the salmon home.

Dinner & A Movie

March 11, 2017 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

 

Tonight’s feature:

The Music of Strangers: Yo-yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Dinner & A Movie

February 18, 2017 by Beth Colt

 

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

 

Tonight’s feature:

The Peacemaker

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Film Falmouth – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

February 4, 2017 by Beth Colt

FILM FALMOUTH SCREENING SERIES

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. Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust , the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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.

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.

Saturday, February 4, 2017 • 7 p.m.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Feature Documentary by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, 2016, USA, 114 min.

At the time of Maya Angelou’s death, she was participating in the first feature documentary about her life for the American Masters series, Maya Angelou And Still I Rise. Co-directors/producers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack last interviewed Dr. Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) this past January and production on the film continues. We look forward to her taking her rightful place in the American Masters series, albeit posthumously.

An eloquent poet, writer and performer, Maya Angelou’s life intersected with the civil rights struggle, the Harlem Writers Guild, the New Africa movement, the women’s movement, and the cultural and political realignments of the 1970s and ’80s. Her first book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, catapulted Dr. Angelou onto the literary stage and became an international best-seller. She appeared in numerous documentaries, talk shows and feature films, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, yet shockingly, has never been the subject of her own feature documentary.

Having lived such a rich, passionate life and been a witness, as well as a participant, in some of the most profound periods of the last century, her full biography is extraordinarily rich and varied. Dr. Angelou lived not one life, but half a dozen, and yet parts of her story have fallen into obscurity. Maya Angelou And Still I Rise reflects on how the events of history, culture and the arts shaped her life and how she, in turn, helped shape our own worldview through her autobiographical literature and activism.

The film is a co-production of The People Poet, LLC and ITVS in association with THIRTEEN Productions LLC’s American Masters for WNET, in association with Artemis Rising.

Dinner & A Movie

January 28, 2017 by Beth Colt

 

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

 

Tonight’s feature:

Landfill Harmonic

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Film Falmouth – Off the Rails

January 14, 2017 by Beth Colt

FILM FALMOUTH SCREENING SERIES

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. Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust , the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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.

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.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 • 7 p.m.
Off The Rails

Feature Documentary by Adam Irving, 95 min. 2015

OFF THE RAILS tells the remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for impersonating New York City bus drivers and subway conductors and driving their routes.

As a boy in Queens, NY, Darius found sanctuary from school bullies in the subway. There he befriended transit workers who taught him to drive trains. By age 8, he memorized the entire subway system. At 15, he drove a packed train 8 stops by himself, making all the stops and announcements.

Over the next three decades, Darius commandeered hundreds of trains and buses, staying en route and on schedule, without ever getting paid. He attended transit worker union meetings, lobbying for better pay and working conditions for a union he didn’t belong to.

Although Darius has never damaged any property or hurt anyone in his decades of service, he has spent 23 years in maximum security prison. Darius’ recidivism embodies the criminal justice system’s failure to channel the passions of a harmless, mentally challenged man into a productive career and purposeful life.

This film is being made into a feature film by Julia Roberts.

Film Falmouth – No Pay, Nudity

December 10, 2016 by Beth Colt

FILM FALMOUTH SCREENING SERIES

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. Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust , the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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.

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.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 • 7 p.m.
No Pay, Nudity

Narrative Feature by Lee Wilkof, 2016, 92 min.

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Aging actor Lester Rosenthal (Gabriel Byrne), who has lost his way with his career, with his family, and with his friends (Nathan Lane, Frances Conroy, & Boyd Gaines) finds out that the way out is through. The film captures the less romantic side of show business, chronicling the daily slog of a makeshift family of actors huddled in the Actors’ Equity Lounge, trying to break big, book a job, or just breathe the air. The idea for the movie actually came to Wilkof in an “aha” moment. He says, “It was 15 years since the last time I’d been in the Equity Lounge, and it was just not a place I went often.” But when he did drop in a few years back, “The same people were there that I had seen 15 years earlier, and I said to myself, ‘There’s a movie here.’” A comical and poignant film depicting aging actors and what they do to extend their professional viability. Fiercely funny, and heartbreaking, filled with great performances. Winner Special Jury Prize Achievement in Filmmaking at the Stony Brook Film Festival

Dinner & A Movie

December 3, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

Tonight’s feature:

Life, Animated

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Dinner & A Movie Series

November 19, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents Dinner & A Movie 2016/2017.  Prior to each screening guests are welcome to present their tickets to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants, such as our own Quicks Hole Tavern!  Screenings to be held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium.

Tonight’s feature:

A Man Called Ove.

Read all about this film and watch the trailer on the WHFF’s link below.

Film Falmouth – Requiem For My Mother

November 12, 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. Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust , the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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.

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.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 • 7 p.m.
Requiem For My Mother

Feature Documentary by Stephen Edwards, 2016, USA, 57 min.
Preceded by the short documentary SOY CUBANA

‘Requiem For My Mother’ is a biography of the original choral and orchestral composition by composer Stephen Edwards which was inspired by his mother and musical muse Rosalie Edwards. The ‘Requiem’ was written to commemorate his mother’s influence personally and professionally from his first music lessons as a child and throughout his career as a professional film score composer. Telling Stephen’s story about his mother and the composition he wrote reveals the effect this 21st century “Requiem” has on a new generation of musicians, performers and music lovers. This one hour film highlights the consequent celebration of the power and passion of music to transform grief to healing and death to hope for the future.

SOY CUBANA
A short documentary film by Jeremy Ungar and Ivaylo Getov, 2016, USA, 17 min.

The Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from Santiago de Cuba – the cradle of Afro-Cuban music – this documentary explores their unique sound and tells the story of crafting a musical career in a society in which artistic merit is not measured solely by economic success.

 

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 websitewww.woodsholefilmfestival.org call (508) 495-3456 or emailinfo@woodsholefilmfestival.org 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.”

Dinner & A Movie at Coonamessett Farm

October 9, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival is proud to present the first screening in our 2016/2017 Dinner & A Movie film series. The Sea to Screen evening at Coonamessett Farm will feature the short documentary film SUSTAINING SEA SCALLOPS by local filmmakers Elise Hugus and Daniel Cojanu, made with support from the Coonamessett Farm Foundation. Preceding the film will be the short documentary Fisher of the Tarn by Pascal Gaubert, which won an award at this year’s festival for Best Cinematography. SUSTAINING SEA SCALLOPS is a 35-minute documentary on the history and resurgence of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery, seen through the eyes of fishermen and researchers. In 1999, facing fisheries closures and bankruptcy, the scallop industry began funding a unique research program to minimize impacts on the marine environment. Fifteen years later, the Atlantic sea scallop is hailed as one of the most sustainable and lucrative fisheries in the world. From New Bedford, Massachusetts to Seaford, Virginia, fishermen and researchers tell a rare tale of renewal, offering cooperative research as a new model for sustaining healthy fisheries and fishing communities. At the heart of it all, Ron Smolowitz, a former NOAA Fisheries captain-turned-farmer works to increase fishermen’s access to these technologies through his non-profit research organization, the Coonamessett Farm Foundation. Seafood Harvest Dinner Buffet Sunday, October 9, 2016 $39.95 per person (pre-paid) $50 at the door Noon to 5 pm Farm Activities including hay rides 5 -6 pm – Cocktails (BYOB) Cheese, crackers & hors d’oeuvres (Crab Salad & Scallop Ceviche) served 6-7 pm – Dinner Buffet Served 7 pm- Screening of Sustaining Sea Scallops 7:35 pm –Q&A during dessert and coffee/tea Menu: Clam Chowder Coonamessett Farm’s Field Salad Grilled Sea Scallops Jamaican Baked Bycatch Au Gratin Roasted Root Vegetable Stacks Autumnal Wild Rice Mini Corn Muffins Carrot Cake with Rum Icing Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream Space is limited.

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 www.artsonthecape.org

Woods Hole Science Stroll

August 6, 2016 by Beth Colt

August 6, 2016 • 11am – 3pm

Water Street, Woods Hole

A FREE public event

  1. Woods Hole Science Aquarium

Marine animals, touch tanks, harbor seals in an outdoor pool.

  1. NOAA Dock

NOAA Fisheries
Displays related to research on whales, sea turtles and other protected marine species, fish, water chemistry and plankton, and tracking ocean currents. Learn how to identify whales; identify sea turtles; step inside a life-size (43-foot) inflatable humpback whale (weather permitting).

US Coast Guard (USCG)
Tour the USCG 45-foot response boat;* see a shipboard damage control demonstration and techniques to control flooding; watch a search and rescue demonstration with a USCG helicopter and rescue swimmer. Time of demonstration will be communicated on the day of event. *Availability of activities is subject to change based on USCG operations.

US Geological Survey
See the SeaBoss vehicle, which collects seabed images and sediment samples in coastal regions, and participate in interactive demonstrations of underwater video capabilities by the SeaBoss.

  1. Waterfront Park

Buzzards Bay Coalition
Learn all about the 10th annual Watershed Ride to help save Buzzards Bay. Get details, ask questions and sign-up for this fall tradition.

Sea Education Association/SEA Semester
From Plastics to Plankton! Conduct simple experiments to better understand plastic pollution in the ocean, a serious problem that affects birds, fish, and ocean mammals; use a microscope to get up-close and personal with the ocean’s wanderers: plankton!

US Geological Survey
Meet the authors of a new book on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Check out the interactive displays on shoreline change, 3-D sea-floor mapping, and predicting hurricanes. Try your hand at a demo about how scientists sample gas from the Earth.

Woods Hole Historical Museum
Check out reprints of historical photographs and publications about the long history of science in Woods Hole. Kids will enjoy a number of games including a “fishing game” with cod of various sizes in a bucket.

Woods Hole Research Center
Learn about Climate research conducted around the world by the Woods Hole Research Center. Measure the amount of CO2 absorbed by plants, using a CO2 Analyzer.

WCAI – the Cape, Coast, and Islands NPR Station
Play “Guess That Sound,” a children’s activity involving ocean life and ocean environment sounds. Meet the host of “Living Lab,” Heather Goldstone.

  1. Marine Biological Laboratory Pierce Visitor Center and Gift Shop

Colorful exhibits tell the story of the MBL and its impact on life sciences.

  1. Marine Biological Laboratory Marine Resources Center

Tour the facilities and see live animals in the touch tanks. Space is limited; sign up on-site.

  1. Zephyr Education Foundation

See the effects of sea level rise, storm surge waves, and tsunamis as you model coastal processes using “augmented reality sandboxes.” The activities are suitable for ages 9 and up. Younger children benefit from adult supervision.

  1. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Dock

NOAA Ship Bigelow
Reserve a space for your tour* of the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow. Learn about the research conducted aboard the ship and see what it’s like to live onboard. *Reservations required. Visitors to the ship must have a valid photo ID. Tours require the ability to climb several flights of stairs. Please wear sensible shoes; no backpacks, no strollers. For free ticket visit http://woodsholesciencestroll.org/

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution displays
Get up close with some working oceanographic instruments and research vehicles used in oceans around the world. Check out Splash Lab science demos and make your own Science Stroll souvenirs at the kids activities table.

  1. WHOI Redfield Auditorium

Come see a kid-friendly film for free at 2 pm sponsored by the Woods Hole
Film Festival
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  1. Buzzards Bay Coalition Discovery Center

Explore a marine touch tank full of animals from Buzzards Bay and hands-on family friendly activities.

  1. WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center

Videos, displays, and exhibits include marine mammals, Titanic, hydrothermal vents, polar research and many more.

Musical Excerpts the multi-talented Rinde Eckert

August 5, 2016 by Beth Colt

The multi-talented RINDE ECKERT is an acclaimed writer, composer, librettist, musician, performer and director. His virtuosic command of gesture, language and song takes the total theatre artist moves beyond the boundaries of what a ‘play,’ a ‘dance piece,’ an ‘opera’ or ‘musical’ might be, in the service of grappling with complex issues. Eckert creates solo work, chamber pieces, and through-composed operas with larger casts, and has long collaborated with other art makers including choreographers, composers, directors, and new music ensembles. His Opera / New Music Theatre productions toured throughout the U.S. and to major European and Asian festivals. Sometimes tragic and austere, sometimes broadly comedic, entirely grounded by presence, his work is alchemical: moving from rumination and distillation to hard-won illumination, or its lack. Rinde will perform his critically acclaimed work And God Created Great Whales which had three off-Broadway runs.

Drawing inspiration from Herman Melville’s classic Moby-Dick, Eckert develops a play that is about a piano-tuner and composer who hopes to finish and opera based on Melville’s masterpiece before his memory fails. The character, Nathan’s disintegrating consciousness is an analogue for the physical challenges Melville’s Ahab faces in his obsessive pursuit of Moby-Dick. To compensate for his failing memory, Nathan relies on a collection of color-coded tape recorders marked for specific purposes and also wears a tape recorder hung around his neck. Although the voice on the tapes is that of Nathan, recorded at a time when he was still lucid and aware of his condition in the first place, how long it’s been going on, or how much time passes during the action of the performance. Eckert’s refusal to provide answers to these questions invests the time, place and action of And God Created Great Whales with a sense of swirl and blur.

Current theater and music projects in which he also performs include My Lai with the Kronos Quartet; Aging Magician composed by Paola Prestini and direction by Julian Crouch; Five Beasts with composer/performer Ned Rothenberg and beat box artist Adam Matta; and his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Pericles directed by David Schweizer, premiered in April 2016 at Two River Theatre in New Jersey.

Rinde Eckert was the 2007 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. His awards include being named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in 2012, the 2009 Alpert Award in the Arts for Theatre, a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2005 American Academy of Arts and Letters Marc Blitzstein Award. Rinde Eckert lives in New York.

Rinde Eckert will perform musical excerpts from his play And God Created Great Whales on Friday, August 5th at 8 p.m. at the Woods Hole Community Hall

SCREEN & STAGE: John Altman – Composer, Arranger, Saxophonist and Conductor

August 3, 2016 by Beth Colt

Since starting his career at the age of 3 with Judy Garland, Emmy and BAFTA winning composer John Altman has enjoyed a multi faceted career as composer/arranger/saxophonist and conductor. Among his movie credits are Goldeneye, Titanic (for which he provided all the period music), Life of Brian (for which he arranged Always Look On The Bright Side of Life), Shall We Dance, Little Voice and most recently the BFI restoration of the 1928 silent classic Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars. He has written over 4,000 TV commercials worldwide and as a saxophonist has performed with Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Van Morrison and Amy Winehouse among others.

As an arranger he has been responsible for 19 platinum records including hit songs for Rod Stewart, George Michael, Tina Turner, Barry White, Diana Ross, Bjork and Van Morrison.

John Altman will screen the film Shooting Stars on Thursday, August 3rd at 7 p.m. at Lillie Auditorium, followed by a “Conversation with John Altman” hosted by David Gross.

On Creating a New Score for Shooting Stars by John Altman

 

 

Woods Hole Film Festival 2016

July 30, 2016 by Beth Colt

Festival 2016

Welcome to the Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest Festival on Cape Cod and the Islands, now celebrating our 25th year, from Saturday, July 30th through Saturday, August 6th, 2016.   The Woods Hole Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best independent film from emerging filmmakers.  Each summer over 8 days, the Festival will present over 100 films from around the world in the quaint village of Woods Hole.  Filmmakers and patrons alike come to Woods Hole from around the world to see great films, meet interesting filmmakers, support our sponsors and bask in the best of summertime on Cape Cod. Click here to see photos of the 24th Woods Hole Film Festival.

Support the Festival by becoming a Member or by purchasing a hat or t-shirt. Member discounts apply to the Festival and Year Round Screenings. Click here for more information about our Membership program. For more information about Festival merchandise contact us at info@woodsholefilmfestival.org

Festival passes and ticket packages will go on sale shortly. Pass and ticket package holders will be able to select tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

The Festival program guide will be posted mid-June and individual tickets go on sale June 30th.

Film Falmouth – Revival: The Sam Bush Story

April 16, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2015/2016 season of FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy to present a monthly screening series of independent film each year from October through May. Tickets are $14 per person or $25 for two people and $10 for students and veterans for the screening (children under 12 are free accompanied by an adult) and are available in advance through the links below or at the door. REVIVAL: THE SAM BUSH STORY A feature documentary film by Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin, 2015, USA, 98 min. Not many musicians can lay claim to being the “father” of an entire genre of music. Sam Bush can. While he’s inspired some of the world’s most famous bands and accomplished musicians, the “Father of Newgrass” remains an unknown legend to most. “Too old to be young and too young to be an old legend,” is how Sam describes himself. In Revival: The Sam Bush Story, audiences experience the power of Sam’s musical journey. Noted musicians, from Alison Krauss to John Oates, from the Avett Brothers to Chris Thile, say many of today’s biggest acts in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Americana and the jam band scene owe a debt of gratitude to Sam. But where does the “Father of Newgrass” fit in the new world of acoustic music

Film Falmouth-WOMEN OF ’69, UNBOXED

March 26, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2015/2016 season of FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy to present a monthly screening series of independent film each year from October through May. Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  WOMEN OF ’69, UNBOXED A feature documentary film by Peter Barton, 2014, USA, 59 min. An intimate, personalized portrait of women of the 1960s through the eyes of one colorful class that graduated from Skidmore College in 1969. This group of women – who were both electrified and pummeled by the turbulent surf of the 60s – look back, then ahead, as they turn 65. They ruminate on their heartaches and triumphs, and evaluate the “dowry” they’ll leave for future generations. If their parents were the Greatest Generation, perhaps this generation was the Loudest. They changed the world, at least in their fevered dreams, and the world changed them. The trigger for these revelations/reminiscences is in the class’s yearbook. Each photo was a collaboration with a sexy Turkish artist, and is full of the 60s spirit of risk, rebelliousness, and creativity. Indeed, this yearbook wasn’t a book at all; the portraits came to each alumna loose-leaf, in a box.

Film Falmouth: Circus Without Borders

January 30, 2016 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Film Festival is pleased to announce the 2015/2016 season of FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy to present a monthly screening series of independent film each year from October through May.

Film Falmouth is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Tickets are $14 per person or $25 for two people and $10 for students and veterans for the screening (children under 12 are free accompanied by an adult) and are available in advance through the links below or at the door.

CIRCUS WITHOUT BORDERS is an enlightening tale of two circus troupes from opposite ends of the globe who converge to realize a common dream. Using circus arts as a means of self-expression and cultural exchange, the two circuses — Artcirq in the Canadian Arctic and Kalabante in West Africa — give youth in two of the world’s most challenged communities the tools to travel beyond their borders and succeed. The film is a beautiful performance piece; a portal into two remote cultures; and an inspiring story of joy and heartbreak with universal relevance. Guillaume and Yamoussa, two world-class acrobats from remote corners of the globe, share the same dream: to bring hope and change to their struggling communities through circus. Their dream unfolds in the Canadian Arctic and Guinea, West Africa where they help Inuit and Guinean youth achieve unimaginable success, overcoming suicide, poverty and despair.

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, visitartsonthecape.org, or call 508-428-0669.

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