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Best of the Fest: Woods Hole Film Festival Films @ Cotuit Center for the Arts
October 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - October 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm$10
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.