OUR 2022 SCHEDULE
Friday, August 12th
Directed by Buster Keaton
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend’s father’s pocket-watch. Live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis.
Directed by Terrence Fitzgerald Hayes
Days into a pandemic, Tristan sets sail to escape a world wrought with violence, racism and greed in search for a fresh start. A story of torment, isolation and introspection.
Directed by Matthew Betlz
A young man named Tommy Graves spends his days tending to the declining lanes of the local bowling alley. In this place time feels stuck, as does Tommy.
Directed by George Roy Hill
Coach Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) lets his failing mill town minor league Ice Hockey team play their distinct brand of violent hockey, in hopes of drawing a big crowd.
Saturday, August 13th
The Last American Colony
Meet The Millenials: Looking for Love
Marsh Clouds: The Oysters of Harris Neck
Red Carpet Premiere of Finding Sandler
Directed by David Seth Cohen
Director David Seth Cohen embarks on a quest to find Adam Sandler and finally have that beer Adam asked him to have. Will David find Adam Sandler? Will they have that drink?
An Evening with John Lithgow*
*At the Palace Theatre
Join the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor for a heartwarming conversation to reflect on his life on stage and screen from his decades-long career.
Woman of the Woods
Directed by Olivier Frigon
A woman goes into the woods to enjoy the peaceful nature only to be disturbed by a vile polluter so she decides to take matters into her own hands.
An American Werewolf in London
Directed by John Landis
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (Live Podcast Recording with A Dark Impressions Podcast)
Sunday, August 14th
Directed by Alexandria Siah
After watching her gallant knight die at the end of the film, it’s up to the determined Princess Hilderose to take matters into her own hands to stop her love and earn her happily ever after.
Directed by Gregory Pierce
Stop-motion animation created by New Hampshire based Moon Bat Animation. Created by Gregory Pierce and Mariana Martins, music by Paul Pierce. Premiered at The Rock Water Film Festival in Dover, New Hampshire.
Directed by Lisa Marie Tedesco
When the curtain descends on their final performance of Romeo and Juliet in drama club, high school seniors Abigail and Sky bid a fair adieu to the stage they loved while letting their most deepest desires for one another surface at the cast party.
Directed by Katie McNeice
A glimpse beneath the surface of a relationship bonded by books, whales and love. “Poignant and powerful…making ample use of every second on screen.” –– Film Ireland.
Directed by Kyle B. Thompson
A drag queen protects a child during a crisis as prejudices reach a breaking point.
Love is Strange
Directed by Ira Sachs
While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.
Directed by Sylvia Ohayon
Instead of calling the police on the girl who stole her handbag, Esther decides to take her under her wing and pass on her skills, the craft of dressmaking. Presented in Partnership with the New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival.
OUR MISSION IS TO SHARE THE TALENTS OF THE BEST INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS, DIRECTORS, PERFORMERS, AND CREATORS CREATE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BOTH ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING ARTISTS TO ENGAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY IN WAYS THAT ENCOURAGE DISCUSSION AND DEBATE. THROUGH THE FILM FESTIVAL, WE SERVE MANCHESTER BY EXHIBITING CINEMATIC STORIES FROM PEOPLE OF DIVERSE CULTURES AND BACKGROUNDS, INITIATING THOUGHTFUL DIALOGUE, AND ENRICHING MANCHESTER’S ARTISTIC COMMUNITY.