In our family we enjoy movies. Everyone has their favorite genre - all different - but we all agree that films offer a great way to be provoked, to discover something about us or our world, or just be entertained.
While we have several fine movie venues it is a great pleasure to have, in our population-challenged Upper Valley, a bona-fide movie FESTIVAL. Starting Friday the White River Indie Festival begins, with screenings at The Hotel Coolidge and Main Street Museum. Here are some of the highlights (in my opinion):
The Year We Thought About Love, Friday @ 5pm - a documentary that celebrates the powerful work of a Boston LGBTQ troupe, True Colors: OUT Youth Theater, as they write a play about love
Computer Chess, Saturday @ 10am - a mockumentary, shot in black and white using early analog video cameras, that satirizes the world of chess and early computer geeks
Black Natchez, Saturday @ 4:45pm - an eerily prescient film that documents the black community of Natchez, Mississippi as they organize to fight police brutality and to register black voters in 1965
The Summer of Flying Fish, Sunday @ 7:30pm - a subtle depiction of class inequalities in the Chilean jungle, and touching on love, deception, family and the rights of indigenous peoples