Festival Videos and Film Trailers
WGGB / abc40 helps to wrap up NoHoIFF ’12
NoHoIFF ’12 Official Selections
When Simon’s brother is arrested for armed robbery, he is asked to commit a string of similar crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted. Caught between loyalty to his brother and his own will, Simon is forced to examine his life.
75 mins – Watch Trailer
While on vacation, a disconnected family gets stranded near mystical Mt. Shasta and amazing possibilities open up. A glimpse into the subtle but intense possibilities of the human spirit, this mystical family drama delves into that magical lore between reality and illusions, dreams and awake, and life and immortality.
105 mins – Watch Trailer
Il Cacciatore di Anarte / The Duck Hunter
It’s 1942. In the countryside of Modena, in northern Italy, the story of four friends are intertwined, each of them with their own dream to realize. The story is set at the time of the Second World War and the tragic events of this period will end by sweeping away everyone and everything. Only one of them will realize his dream.
90 mins – Watch Trailer
Julie Wagner has everything today’s young woman thinks she wants: a successful husband who adores her, a baby on the way, a close circle of family and friends, and a career as a photographer that is about to take off. So why is she alone in Montauk in the middle of December? During the cold, stark days, Julie throws herself into capturing her artistic vision for an upcoming solo show, yielding works of deep passion and instinct.
67 mins – Watch Trailer
During the war in 1971, Meher falls in love with a soldier from the enemy side. When her love is discovered, she is shamed and silenced by her family and society. Today 38 years after the war, Meher has a visitor she cannot turn down. Sarah-a ‘war-child,’ Meher’s cousin Neela’s daughter, who was given away for adoption has come back to piece together her past. Together, these two women must re-tell history through their stories in order to cut through the stigmas and walk into light.
119 mins – Watch Trailer
Schlafende Hunde / Sleeping Dogs
What would you do, if you could see into your future? Jim is haunted by visions of his own violent death and is convinced he doesn’t have long to live. He sets out on a journey to find his son, Tom, and beg forgiveness for abandoning him over a decade ago.
85 mins – Watch Trailer
A traveling art teacher provides a safe arena for our four unlikely protagonists to express their innermost thoughts. When painting, the kids momentarily escape the stresses of their reality into a world of dreams and ideas, a stark contrast to their lives outside: a vicious cycle of hunger, child labor, and violence.
61 mins – Watch Trailer
Someone once said of jazz legend Erroll Garner that playing the piano for him was as easy as breathing is for you or for me. In a triumphant career that lasted four decades, Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world. And yet his story has never been told, until now.
52 mins – Watch Trailer
Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz
An award winning documentary film about jazz music, its players, its followers, its past and its promising future. Told from the landmark of Washington, D.C., the film shows how jazz history was made and continues to be made in the Capital today. Through revealing interviews and rare recordings, “Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz” takes the viewers on an emotional journey through historic and present-day jazz moments.
94 mins – Watch Trailer
Whiskey & Apple Pie
Two forty something women take a journey across America to capture the stories of men and women over the age of Seventy-five. Whiskey and Apple Pie brings to light questions about the choices we make in life and, in some cases, the recipe for living a better life. In the mix, there are poignant messages for our younger generation. The film features notable “elders” such as Tippi Hedren, Mickey Rooney, Carmen Delgado Votaw, and Dr. Dorothy I. Height.
60 mins – Watch Trailer
The Ballerina and the Rocking Horse
Emma, a 13-year-old girl suffers a severe head trauma, plunging her into a coma for nearly 30 years. She awakes in the year 2042 to find her parentshave grown feeble and have left her in the hands of an unusual caretaker. As Emma learns to cope with her new life, unstoppable events unravel before her. She is forced to hasten her readiness as she prepares for a dangerous journey to come.
20 mins - Watch Trailer
David, a sensitive 12-year-old boy, is teased and alienated by his brutish older brothers and father — until he gets a bit of vindication.
12 mins – Watch Short
A Beautiful Impurity
Noah is a young and naive member of a clandestine underground group of Neo Nazi’s in East London called the NDP. Although Noah feels the NDP is like a surrogate family where he feels accepted and at home, his loyalties become seriously tested when he meets and falls in love with Sabeen, a beautiful single mother, who happens to be mixed race.
13 mins - Watch Trailer
The Closing of Pleasant Street Video
After serving as a fine arts video store and community hub for 25 years, Pleasant Street Video in Northampton is closing its doors. Bill Dwight, longtime video clerk and local notable, and proud patron Ronald Jose Carlos, talk about what this social institution has meant to them, and what its closing signifies for local businesses and community investment.
4 mins – Watch Short
Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book
A portrait of Eric Carle, international icon of picture books, champion of children, and local hero. Eric is the author of over 70 books for children, including the best-selling classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this new documentary, Eric invites us into his quiet studio on Main Street and shows us how he creates his beautiful picture books. This chapter of his artistic journey culminates in the founding of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst.
31 mins - Watch Trailer
A young man must decide what to do next when his hitchhiking passenger says she’s going to kill someone who lives off of exit 7A.
11 mins - Watch Trailer
Pilar, a community college art student, yearns for her best girlfriend, and has an awakening when a forensic photographer asks to take her picture, as a murdered victim.
14 mins – Watch Teaser
His Take on Her
Steven Bichele is a man whose romances always seem to end in disaster. A talented filmmaker, he is trying to put together his first feature-length project with a couple of buddies. Enter Elena Samson, a beautiful poet and an aspiring actress. They fall in love, but there are complications. Elena appears to be suicidal and one of Steve’s buddies is convinced that it’s only a matter of short time before she offs herself.
34 mins - Watch Trailer
In the Grey
On the day of her husband’s deployment, Catherine tries making every moment count. Jack, however, would rather be on his way. The closer she tries to get, the further he pushes her away.
My Angel My Hero
DA, a former dance champion, gets terminated from his job at Wall Street. With the passion to revive his dancing skills, he discovers a brilliant street dancer, Billy, a smart, witty kid yet slightly wise. They set out to form a dance group hoping to follow their dreams until Billy’s fight with Parkinson’s disease ravels. DA loses his inspiration and Billy his faith – both must make difficult choices.
19 mins - Watch Trailer
A Place to Call Home
Malcolm, an aging hit man, confronts his own mortality when faced with poor health. While on the job and looking back on the fruitless choices he has made in his life, he decides to jump into a falsified life and become the man he never was. This action comes at a price, it goes against the code of his profession and against the wishes of his old school partner, Burt.
7 mins - Watch Trailer
Shoot the Moon
Marcy Meyers is down on her luck. Faced with piling bills, the remnants of a failed marriage, and now an imminent home foreclosure, she has nowhere to turn but to the hope for a miracle. That miracle she finds in Shoot the Moon, a national game show that promises a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win it all. But Marcy’s faith in the show comes with a price as her relationship with her daughter, Alice, is put to the test as the clock ticks towards a seemingly inescapable fate.
27 mins - Watch Trailer
For the past 9 years, Rebecca has created an elaborate wooded scenery from scratch, mirroring the world of her childhood in Durham, New Hampshire.
8 mins – Watch Trailer
Kevin has life figured out: a great job, a beautiful home and a lovely wife. His Sundays are dedicated to watching football — to the frustration and disappointment of Julia, who plans activities for the two of them to share. Lonely and bored, Julia befriends her new handsome, sexy and very attentive neighbor Robert. Kevin is a smart guy who loves his wife; it’s up to him to make changes to save his marriage. But will the thrill of the Sunday game call out to him again?
20 mins - Watch Trailer
The true and historically accurate tale of one tumbleweed that did not tumble.