OUR 2022 SCHEDULE

Friday, August 12th

5:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

5:30 PM

Sherlock Jr.

 

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.

6:15 PM

The Egg

 

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. 

6:45 PM

Four Pins

 

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.

7:30 PM

Slap Shot

 

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

12:00PM

Shrek

 

Directed by Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson
 
 
A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.

1:45 PM

The Last American Colony

 

Directed by Bestor Cram
 
 
The Last American Colony traces the life of Juan Segarra, who graduates from Harvard and sets off on a treacherous path to fight for Puerto Rico’s independence—a struggle that he rightly assumes will lead to either jail or death.

3:30 PM

Thunder

 

Directed by Orest Smylanetz
 
 
This film was shot during the air raid on the 77th day of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

3:35 PM

Man

 

Directed by Oksana Artemenko
 
 
Little boy scared toilet. His father – military soldier – taught him “A real man should pee in the toilet not the pot”. Father went at war at the East of Ukraine and didn’t come back home. Son should become man now.

3:50 PM

Meet The Millenials: Looking for Love

 

Directed by Joep van Osch
 
 
The documentary ‘Looking for Love’ takes us along the search for love and intimacy of millennials in Asia, from a marriage market in Shenzhen to the love motels of Tokyo.

4:30 PM

Marsh Clouds: The Oysters of Harris Neck

 

Directed by Kevin Mannens
 
 
The Timmons family has been picking oysters in Harris Neck, GA for more than 100 years. The land they call home has a tragic history. Marsh Clouds tells a story of trauma and racism – and the perseverance to overcome against all odds.

5:00 PM

Alice?

 

Directed by Grace Hood-Edwards
 
 
A starry-eyed plus size teenager actively reimagines the world around her as she experiences first love and first heartbreak.

5:15 PM

Milk

 

Directed by Celia Jaspers
 
 
When she sees an old man unable to pay for his milk, a young girl has a change of heart.

5:20 PM

Conservative Horses

 

Directed by David Manitsky
 
 
In the mid 1950s, a local Los Angeles television show that does weekly interviews with B-list, Hollywood celebrities, is going to Vermont to interview Hollywood’s premiere horse trainer, Richard Turgidson (Jack Barron) and his wife, Kitty (Delaney Spink).

5:40 PM

About Him

 

Directed by Rick Dumont
 
Dark comedy. Adapted from the short story by New Jersey author Adele Schwartz. The story of a lonely woman trying to find her soulmate in the personal ads of newspapers.

6:00 PM

Summer

 

Directed by Anna A. Belmonte & Nick Czerula
 
 
Following the death of their Father, a set of siblings find a figurative skeleton in his closet. Together, they must find a way to discreetly dispose of it, so as not to tarnish their family’s good name.

6:30 PM

Red Carpet Premiere of Finding Sandler

7:00 PM

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?

7:30 PM

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.

 

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9:00 PM

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.

9:05 PM

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

12:00 PM

The End

 

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.

12:05 PM

Frenz

 

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.

12:10 PM

Spin

 

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.

12:30 PM

Whale Fall

 

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.

12:40 PM

Parrot

 

Directed by Kyle B. Thompson

 

A drag queen protects a child during a crisis as prejudices reach a breaking point.

1:00 PM

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.

3:00 PM

Haute Couture

 

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.

5:00 PM

Closing Ceremony/Awards

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