Join us on Friday nights at 7 PM for Independent Films at Oldcastle Theatre!
$7 – $12 Winter Special!
Friday Mar 30th 6:00pm
6:00pm Meet n’ Greet Reception With Irish Filmmakers: Laura Graham and Colin Graham And The Beauty Of Peace Filmmaker: Yiwen Liu
7:00pm Screenings With Q&A
Two Vermont Premiere
Outcaste – The House that Carol Built 66 min – This is a unique story of faith, courage and magical thinking. A story of how the dream of an elderly English teacher finally comes true with the help of a rickshaw driver, a lapsed buddhist monk and a journey into the high himalayas. It’s ‘The Marigold Hotel’ meets ‘Lost Horizon’.
The Beauty of Peace 19:43 min – Samten, a Tibetan artist living in NYC, through designing a Buddha Temple in Tibet, maintains a close and unique relationship with his home country. New York City enables people to explore the connectivity with the world, yet Tibet enables them to explore and define themselves .Let’s follow this Tibetan artist and dive deep with him into Tibet.
Friday Apr 6th, 7:00pm
There Are No Second Takes In Life… By: Stephen McNamee. A guy who believes he can turn his life around in 90 days and so is going to document it. Chris & Josh By: Matthew Smolen. Can a modern day odd couple see eye to eye and learn to live together?
Authentik By: Anthony Lemaitre. Ben, a carefree and immature young man living in the suburbs, shares all of his problems, including family, friends and of course, girl problems. (french webseries with english subtitles).
Friday Apr 13th, 7:00pm
‘2 Penkuttikal'(2 girls) Is more than just an Indian coming of age story of two young friends and their inseparable friendship, it discusses the problems faced by women in Indian society. It portrays the issues of women all over the world through the thoughts of two 6th grade students named Achu and Anagha. They have already passed through a lot of restrictions that are only meant for girls and are willing to risk it all to break down some barriers.
Director: Jeo Baby, was born and brought up in Kottayam, Kerala, India where he was an independent short film maker. His short film Secret minds, which showcased the hypocrisy of society towards homosexuality has been screened in many national and international short film festivals. Another short film Chimera has also been screened in many festivals worldwide. Jeo has been working as a music director and also a television writer. He has worked as associate director in some Malayalam films.’ 2 Penkuttikal’ is his first feature film.
Friday Apr 20th, 7:00pm
Poland, Australia, France, Germany, Canada (Native American)….
Some Funny, Some Rather Creepy, Some Incredibly Creative….All Very Exceptional
BEAST – Directed by: Christopher Sferrazza – Australia. In a small town on the eastern coast of Australia lives the quiet and caring Sophie. Her only relationships are with town gossip Bea, with whom she works at the local butcher, and her grandson Liam, a single paramedic. Sophie has been a social outcast for nearly a decade in the wake of a fatal accident involving her daughter, and the dominating Bea has given Sophie hopes of rejoining the community by “weaving her magic with the girls”. Just when things are finally looking up, Sophie stumbles upon something dark and inconceivable that forces her to make an impossible decision. A decision for love… Beast has now been selected for entry to the 2018 Academy Awards.
Friday Apr 27th,7:00pm
A Selection Of Short Films From The Other Hemisphere
IT Grows – IT’S BIG… IT’S GREEN… IT’S KINDA OBSCENE! IT’S THE FREAKIEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN! Zac has a problem. He suffers from ‘cyberchondria’. He contracts every disease he ever reads about online! His long-suffering girlfriend Jan has had enough. But that’s not his only problem. Something is growing in his garden… and it’s growing fast!
25.12 – A gentleman, on Christmas day, yearns for the connection of family. Having a lunch at a restaurant would suffice but what he ascertains is that in order to discover his reality he It Grows Poster Era Of Man must explore his illusions. Fighting For Your Life- Quirky and uncomfortable short where your arm may be to short to box with the grim reaper.
Friday May 4th, 7:00pm
A personal documentary about a public subject, My Father’s Vietnam personifies the connections made and unmade by the Vietnam War. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and 8mm footage of the era, My Father’s Vietnam is the story of three soldiers, only one of whom returned home alive. Interviews with the filmmaker’s Vietnam Veteran father, and the friends and family members of two men he served with who were killed there, give voice to individuals who continue to silently carry the psychological burdens of a war that ended over 40 years ago. My Father’s Vietnam carries with it the potential to encourage audiences to broach the subjects of service and sacrifice with the veterans in their lives.
Wed June 14th, 6pm
6:00pm VIP Meet n’ Greet Reception For All Ticket Holders
7:00pm Film And Q&A With NYC Director: Josh Howard
(CBS 60 minutes, NBC & CNBC)
CT Post & Hearst Media Film Critic: Joe Meyers Will Lead The Q&A
What Senator Joseph McCarthy Did To Destroy Lives In Hollywood,
President Dwight Eisenhower Did To Destroy The Lives Of LGBT
Government Employees Leading To A 40 Year Witch Hunt.
“We have information that you are a homosexual. What do you have to say in your defense?” Trailer
That’s the question federal agents asked countless U.S. government workers in a forty-year campaign to remove gay men and lesbians from the federal workforce.
Tens of thousands lost their jobs. And then, from a community under siege, a hero stepped forward. With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious witch hunt that ruins tens of thousands of lives and thrusts an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.