Events

 

NHF participates in and hosts many different types of activities.  We hold events at the Alamo Theatre and rent the space to other groups for their own performances.  We also venture to other locations to give presentations.  Please take a look and see our slate of events.  We will continue to add more as they are scheduled. 

 

 

NHF participates in and hosts many different types of activities.  We hold events at the Alamo Theatre and rent the space to other groups for their own performances.  We also venture to other locations to give presentations.  Please take a look and see our 2016 slate of events.  We will continue to add more as they are scheduled.

Fri 17 Feb, 6:00 pm
Fri 17 Feb, 8:30 pm
Sat 18 Feb, 6:00 pm
Sat 18 Feb, 8:30 pm
Sun 19 Feb, 2:00 pm
Sun 19 Feb, 6:00 pm

http://lionmovie.com/

"Based on a true story, brought to the screen by Luke Davis (Life), the story follows Saroo (Sunny Pawar), a five-year-old Indian boy, who, after loosing sight of his older brother, gets lost on the busy streets of Calcutta thousands of miles from home. Saroo is soon picked up by the social services, and is adopted by Australian couple John and Sue Brierly (David Wenham and Nicole Kidman), and taken to their homeland to start a new life. Fast-forward 25 years later, and the now fully-grown Saroo (now played by Dev Patel), moves to Melbourne and to university there to study hotel management. There he meets Lucy (Rooney Mara), and almost immediately falls in love. However, Saroo cannot get thoughts of his real family our of his head, and uses the latest technology (Google Earth) to try and piece together the tiny details of his origins from his memory in an attempt to find where he really comes from, and hopefully find his long-lost family.
This one is highly recommended."
-thehollywoodnews.com
118 minutes
PG-13
THE SUNDAY 2PM SCREENING WILL FEATURE OPEN CAPTIONS

A HUGE "Thank you" to our sponsor!

Mon 20 Feb, 2:00 pm
Tue 21 Feb, 2:00 pm
Wed 22 Feb, 2:00 pm
Thu 23 Feb, 6:00 pm

https://www.universalpictures.com/movies/sing

The event film stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
108 minutes
PG

ALL SEATS JUST $6!

Fri 24 Feb, 6:00 pm
Fri 24 Feb, 8:30 pm
Sat 25 Feb, 6:00 pm
Sat 25 Feb, 8:30 pm
Sun 26 Feb, 2:00 pm
Sun 26 Feb, 6:00 pm

http://www.20thcenturywomen-movie.com/

"A wonderful Annette Bening performance as a child of the Depression turned 1970s single mother undergirds Mike Mills’ complex, empathetic portrait of a female-led surrogate family on the cusp of another new era."
-Sight & Sound
Directed by Mike Mills. Starring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup, Alia Shawkat.
119 min
R
THE SUNDAY 2PM SCREENING WILL FEATURE OPEN CAPTIONS

A HUGE "Thank You!" to our sponsor.

Sat 1 Apr, 3:30 pm
Sat 1 Apr, 6:00 pm
Sat 1 Apr, 8:30 pm

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival's New England Tour will be making its exclusive Maine tour stop at the historic Alamo Theatre on April 1!

The films will be paired this way for the time slots listed.

3:30pm
"The Best and Worst Days of George Morales' Unnaturally Long Life" [Narrative short - 24m]
"Broke" [Narrative Feature - 95m]
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6pm
"Pony" [Narrative Short - 31m]
"The Guys Next Door" [Documentary Feature - 74m]
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8:30pm
"Phil's Camino" [Documentary Short - 27m]
"Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith" [Documentary Feature - 103m]
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More about each film:

FEATURES

"Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/walk-with-me-the-trials-of-damon-j-keith/ [Best Documentary]

Director: Jesse Nesser
103m

Description: Damon J. Keith was an ordinary “colored” man from Detroit. He became a controversial federal judge who would shape civil rights law and challenge a sitting president. Decades later, Judge Keith's rulings resonate in a nation still arguing about “which lives matter.” Now 94 years old and still a sitting U.S. Circuit Court judge, Judge Keith is a fascinating figure and his story may be the greatest story you’ve never heard. [Note: this was our Opening Night film and it received a 10 minute standing ovation. A brilliant, stirring work from a 24 year old filmmaker.]
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"Broke" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/broke/ [Best Narrative Drama]

Director: Heath Davis
95m

Description: A compelling redemption story of a disgraced Australian rugby star whose bottomed-out life haltingly turns around when he is "adopted" by a widower and his daughter. A quite moving portrayal of working class Sydney not typically seen by American audiences.
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"The Guys Next Door" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/the-guys-next-door/ [Audience Award - Documentary]

Director: Amy Geller and Allie Humenuk
74m

Description: “The Guys Next Door” is an intimate portrait of a real “Modern Family:” Meet Erik and Sandro, a gay couple whose friend Rachel is a surrogate for their two daughters. Rachel, who is in her mid-40s, is married to Tony and they have three children. Together, they form a unique extended family. Elegantly shot and edited, told with candor and humor, ”The Guys Next Door” is an inspiring story of family, friendship and gay rights. [Note: this feature doc won the MNFF Audience Award for Best Feature and was immensely popular. Very, very well done.]

SHORTS

"Phil's Camino" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/phils-camino/ [Best Short Documentary]

Director: Annie O'Neill and Jessica Lewis
27m

Description: Free spirit Phil is a man living with Stage 4 cancer and dreaming of walking the 500 mile spiritual pilgrimage Camino de Santiago across Spain. Unable to make the trip, he does the next best thing: he builds a camino in the forest behind his house, starts to walk, and traces his progress on a map. Phil’s journey is one of hope, acceptance, and freedom, and is sure to inspire anyone who has ever dreamed of doing something that sounded impossible. Upon reaching ‘Santiago de Compostela’ — without ever leaving his backyard — Phil gets a clean scan and his doctors grant him a ‘chemo holiday’, or permission to miss one chemo treatment. He now has 28 days to go and walk the ancient route in Spain. Along the way he realizes his true pilgrimage is the one he travels within.
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"Pony" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/pony/ [Audience Award - Narrative]

Director: Candice Carella
31m

Description: Claudia, a hardworking single mom, has to go out of town on an important last minute business trip, forcing her to leave her 5 year old daughter Miko with uncle Jeff, a rock musician in his 50’s who is still running on the fumes of his glory days. Spending the weekend looking after a spirited 5 year old, Jeff must suspend his delusions of grandeur and face reality. Miko is the catalyst for him to re-evaluate his life and reconnect with the inspiration that originally led him to music and he is able to gently guide her to a nascent understanding of life’s vicissitudes. [Note: this short won the MNFF Audience Award for Best Short and audiences thoroughly enjoyed its mix of humor, warmth and sentiment.]
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"The Best and Worst Days of George Morales' Unnaturally Long Life" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/the-best-and-worst-days-of-george-mora... [Best Short Narrative]

Director: Seth Cuddeback and Benjamin Dohrmann
24m

Description: George and Susie Morales own a restaurant in East Los Angeles and have been happily married for nearly forty years. They are also immortal. Their secret lies in a recipe for chicken mole. It has kept them from aging. It has kept them together. But when Susie decides that she would like to finally end her life, George is forced to make a difficult decision: join her in death, or face eternity alone. A lovely, allegorical film written and shot in a style that is a throwback to a gentler version of storytelling. Elegant, tender and slyly humorous all at the same time.

Individual sessions: $8 General Admission, $7 (Children [2-17] & Seniors [62+], $5 NHF Members.) All Access Pass to all sessions: $20, $17 and $13.