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"Winter In The Blood" Film Premiere At Co-Op HS & After Party
Q&A Lead Actor: Chaske Spencer (Twilight Series)
Premiere Film & Party Pass $25 Film Only $8.00

Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School - Theater entrance is at the corner of College and Crown Streets

Virgil First Raise wakes in a ditch on the hardscrabble plains of Montana, hungover and badly beaten. He sees a shocking vision: his father, ten years dead, lying frozen at his feet. Shaken, Virgil returns home to his ranch on the Reservation, only to find that his wife, Agnes, has left him. Worse, she’s taken his beloved rifle. 

This a Saturday All Access Pass and entitles the bearer to attend all the films , workshops, panels and keynote during the day at Gateway Community College in addition to the Premiere Film & After Party

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"Tales From The Organ Trade" Premiere & After Party
Premiere Film & Party Pass $25 Film Only $8.00
Q&A With Director: Ric Esther Bienstock

Doors Open At: 6:00pm

Film and Q&A: 7:00pm  General Admission: $8.00      Premiere All Day, All Access Film & Party Pass: $25.00

TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE is a gritty and unflinching descent into the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking: the street-level brokers, the rogue surgeons, the impoverished men and women who are willing to sacrifice a slice of their own bodies for a quick payday, and the desperate patients who face the agonizing choice of obeying the law or saving their lives.

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"Theresa Is A Mother" Friday Premiere Film & After Party - Gateway CC
Premiere Film & Party Pass $25 Film Only $8.00
Q&A With Writer, Director and Cast

Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School - Theater entrance is at the corner of College and Crown Streets
 
Theresa is a Mother is a 2013 American made comedy drama feature film directed by C. Fraser Press and Darren Press, and starring Edie McClurg, C. Fraser Press, Matthew Gumley, Schuyler Iona Press, Maeve Press and Richard Poe. Theresa McDermott has chased her “ideal” life as an urban-dwelling, punk(ish) singer-songwriter to the very end of its possible existence. She is broke, options have run out and she happens to have a few kids she is raising on her own since their dad split a year ago.

This a Friday All Access Pass and entitles the bear to attend all the films during the day and evening at Gateway Community College in addition to the Premiere Film & After Party
 

 

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"Privacy" Suspense & Intrigue! Gateway Community College
A Modern Spin On Hitchcock & Polanski

Gateway Community College - Use Entrance at the corner of George & Church Streets

Human interaction and communication have come a ways since Paul Revere’s midnight-ride and a call on the “Don Ameche”. We now have, Virtual Worlds, VOIP, Facetime, Chat, TEXT, Facebook, Tweet, MySpace… Yourspace…. and now a “Privacy App”? In the movie “Privacy”, tech savvy college student; Mark and his friend Toby are determined to invent and launch the next Microsoft. Mark has taken Social Media (or possibly anti-social) to a whole new meaning with his new cutting edge spyware mobile device application, aptly named “Privacy App”. The app gives new meaning to the word “voyeur”, allowing Mark to remotely view the world from any cell phone in New York City. As he begins to invade the 'privacy' of hundreds of New Yorkers remotely from his apartment via the 'Privacy App', he lays eyes on a beautiful but, mysterious girl.

 

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"Talking Sticks" World Film Premiere At Co-Op HS & After Party!
Premiere Film & Party Pass $25 Film Only $8.00
Q&A With Director & After Party

Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School - Theater entrance is at the corner of College and Crown Streets
 

The desire to create and communicate is within all of us. To what lengths do we go in search of our own personal expression? How can our individual commitment to creativity and our own inner voice enrich our lives, our childrens’ lives, and the lives of those around us? To what lengths do we go in our balancing inner and outer struggles, their role in our identity, and our purpose in life? Percussionist Arthur Lipner’s story is individual, but his journey is universal. It’s a human journey. A timeless inner journey and a fascinating outer journey. TALKING STICKS. We begin…

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"House Of Dust" Northeast Film Premiere At Co-Op HS & After Party!
Premiere Film & Party Pass $25 Film Only $8.00
Q&A With Director A.D Calvo & Cast Members

Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School - Theater entrance is at the corner of College and Crown Streets

No one knows the real horrors that occurred 60 years ago in Redding House Asylum; all evidence was incinerated in its crematorium. But when a group of medical students break into the shuttered hospital, they literally stir up the ashes of the damned. 

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"Who Cares About Kelsey" - ADHD Youth & Adults
ADD, ADHD... Q&A And Discussion With Writer / Director After Film

When Kelsey Carroll first entered Somersworth High School in New Hampshire, she was a more likely candidate for the juvenile justice system than graduation. Diagnosed with ADHD and carrying the emotional scars of homelessness and substance abuse, as well as the actual scars of repeated self-mutilation, Kelsey was volatile, disruptive and, by her own admission, “not a nice person” to be around. As a freshman at Somersworth (NH) High School, she didn’t earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs.

 

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"Brilliant Mistakes" - New Haven Premiere - Gateway Community College
Made In Connecticut
Filmed In Litchfield County

Gateway Community College
Use Entrance at the corner of George & Church Streets

 

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Marcus Wright (Daniel Dambroff), a young English teacher from a quiet New England town is in love with Gabby (Elise McNamara). A devastating accident nearly kills her and renders her in a persistent vegetative state. As a loyal and dedicated young man, Marcus is determined to marry her one day.

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"Dear Governor Cuomo: New Yorkers Against Fracking" - Gateway Community College
Q&A With National Geo Director : Jon Bowermaster

Gateway Community College - Use Entrance at the corner of George & Church Streets

On a rainy night in May 2012 a coalition of musicians, scientists and activists gathered in Albany on the governor's front doorstep, calling for a ban on hydraulic-fracturing (fracking). With the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo might lift the moratorium on fracking in New York any day, the event was assembled in less than a month. The goal of the varied participants, many of whom had never met before this night, was to explain in clear terms the environmental, economic and health risks of fracking and to motivate people to rise up against the practice using a unique blend of music and message.

 

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"The Cardboard Bernini" Gateway Community College

Gateway Community College - Use Entrance at the corner of George & Church Streets

"The Cardboard Bernini," examines the work and life of artist James Grashow as he builds a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. James Grashow is an artist who has built—among many other things-- giant 15 foot tall fighting men, a city, and an ocean-- using paper mache, fabric, chicken wire and cardboard. More recently, he has begun making sculptures entirely out of corrugated cardboard and twist ties.

 

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Welcome To FilmFest52

 

FilmFest52 is a new weekly film festival event created by the organizers of Connecticut Film Festival (CTFF) and The Bethel Film Festival (BFF) in partnership with The Bethel Cinema.

It’s the 10th Anniversary of CTFF and once again, we felt it was time to disrupt the peace in the film festival kingdom. It wasn’t enough that we were the first statewide, year-round festival. So, how about 52 weeks a year? We’ve taken our CTFF monthly series to a new level: Film Fest 52! Beginning April 1st, 2015, Wednesday Nights at The Bethel Cinema will become Independent Film Central.

Every Wednesday, FilmFest52 will showcase a diverse array of fictional and documentary feature films, dramatic and comedic shorts, international and student films as well as animations, music videos, webseries and commercials! All accepted projects have the opportunity to compete in a variety of categories for quarterly semi-finalists. The semi-finalists of each quarter will be judged and Best of Category award winners will be selected each year.

Numerous film premiere after parties and receptions will be held in the lobby of The Bethel Cinema as well as local restaurants and pubs within a short walk or drive of the theater.

Educational workshops, panels and keynotes will take place on more than two-dozen random Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the year.

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