OUR 2022 SCHEDULE

Friday, August 12th

Historian Jeff Rapsis opens the Festival with a program about the Film History of the REX and a Silent Short Film.

Silent Short Film
with Jeff Rapsis
Rex Theatre @ 6:00PM

Matthew Beltz is a Massachusetts Filmmaker and his Film Four Pins was shot in Shelburne Falls, MA.

Four Pins (2022)
Directed by Matthew Beltz
Rex Theatre @ 6:30PM

Terrence Hayes is a New England cinematographer and filmmaker behind “Knives Out”, The Sleepover (2020) and currently “Spirited” with Ryan Reynolds and Will Farrell (Netflix Christmas 2022). The Egg was Shot on Location off the shores of New England. Terrence is based in Los Angeles and Boston.

THE EGG (2021)
By Terrence Hayes

Rex Theatre @ 7:00PM

Live Hockey Night Watch Party with Comedian Jimmy Dunn, Scott “Roadkill” (from Greg and The Morning Buzz), & Mike Riley – Former NHL Referee; Manchester Monarchs Hockey highlight reel.

SLAP SHOT (1973)
with Jimmy Dunn

Rex Theatre @ 7:30PM

Saturday, August 13th

New England Premiere Documentary Feature “Finding Sandler” 6:00pm Event at Rex Theatre; Q&A with Filmmaker David Seth Cohen.

Finding Sandler (2022)
Rex Theatre @ 6:00PM

Join Tony and Emmy Award-Winning actor of 3rd Rock from The Sun, The Crown, Dexter and the upcoming Martin Scorsese Movie Killers of the Flower moon for a lively discussion as he reflects on his life on stage and screen from his decades-long career.

An Evening with John Lithgow
Palace Theatre @ 7:30PM

Horror Night at The Rex; An American Werewolf in London with Live Podcast Taping with SNHU Film Professors after the movie.

An American Werewolf in London
Rex Theatre @ 9:00PM

Sunday, August 14th

Kids Movie (TBD)
Rex Theatre @ 10:00AM

Documentary Winner / LGBTQ Feature Presentation
Rex Theatre @ TBD

Audience Award Movie & Closing Ceremony
Rex Theatre @ 4:00PM

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