Category Archives: festival selections
We’re pleased to announce that SAVING PARADISE will screen at the Buzzards Bay Film Festival!
We’re glad to be part of a program that showcases the environment and culture around Buzzards Bay, from features films to 1-minute cellphone videos. Although our mini-doc isn’t set on the Bay per se, it addresses a major water quality issue that affects the entire East Coast: nutrient pollution from our septics, fertilized lawns and road runoff that is causing sensitive estuaries to degrade.
Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Gallery X in New Bedford, starting at 8 PM!
In addition, we will be taking part in A Watershed Event, which will wrap up the first half and introduce the next steps of the Cape Cod Commission’s 208 plan. This has already proven to be an incredible exercise in democracy, in which stakeholders from across the Cape have been working to come up with solutions to our shared wastewater problems.
SAVING PARADISE will screen at this event, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Cape Museum of Art in Dennis from 6 to 8 PM.
We look forward to answering your questions about the film (and the next segment in the series) at both events!
Join us for the short film ‘My Name is Al‘
Playing in the Woods Hole Firehouse theater on July 28th at 9pm with the shorts program.
Cinematographers Daniel Cojanu and Kristin Alexander will be in attendance.
The film premiered in NYC at the REEL Recovery film festival.
UCP is honored to be part of the upcoming Reel Recovery Festival in New York City later this month. Kristin’s 14-minute short, My Name Is Al, was selected among titles like On the Bowery and Let’s Get Lost at the annual festival, which is sponsored by Writers in Treatment (WIT).
My Name is Al is a portrait of a ponytailed old-timer named Al, a retired dentist who started the Committee on Drug and Alcohol Dependency, a recovery program for doctors and dentists. Shot in 2011 at Al’s home in Bourne, MA, by Kristin and Daniel, Al’s story might seem incongruous both in subject and in setting— but that’s precisely the point. As a former nurse practitioner, Kristin knows how prevalent (yet ultra-stigmatized) addiction is in the medical community, and hopes this film will spur an important conversation.
For those of you in the Big Apple, check out My Name is Al on Saturday, September 29 at the Quad Cinema (34 W. 14th Street) in Manhattan… or stay tuned for a Reel Recovery Festival near you in Vancouver, Los Angeles or Fort Lauderdale!
We’re thrilled to be part of the NewEnglandFilm.com Festival this month, with screenings of DP Daniel Cojanu’s film FIVE WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER from September 1 to October 15 available right on your desktop!
See the interview with director Lukas Huffman here and stay tuned for more upcoming screenings in your area!
After premiering at the Green Mountain Film Festival in Montpelier earlier this year and appearing in the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival— Five Ways to Leave Your Lover now can be seen by local audiences at the upcoming Woods Hole Film Festival!
Shot on 16-mm film by UCP DP Daniel Cojanu, the film is a series of vignettes directed by Brooklyn’s Lukas Huffman. To make it easier on festival programmers, only three of the five vignettes are included in the festival version.
The WHFF screening will be held as part of the shorts program at 5 PM in WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium on Friday, August 3. We look forward to seeing you there! In the meantime, enjoy a sneak preview of the Chinatown segment!
Help director/producer Lukas Huffman and UnderCurrent Productions DP, Daniel Cojanu, accompany their film to the Short Film Corner at Cannes this May!
We’re bringing a little taste of glitz and glamor to Woods Hole with a red carpet fundraiser event at a private residence. Contact us at email@example.com for the secret location to be revealed!
From 5 to 6 PM on Sunday, April 29, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while Glenway Fripp sets the tone on the piano. Celebrities and paparazzi are rumored to be in attendance!
The film will be screened at 6 PM, followed by discussion with the filmmakers.
Shot entirely on 16 mm film, FIVE WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER is a series of vignettes featuring couples of all ages and backgrounds experiencing a seminal moment of departure. Only three of the five vignettes are going to France, but you’ll get to experience the director’s (i.e. uncut) version at this event!
A suggested donation of $25 is gratefully requested to help defray the cost of Lukas and Daniel’s trip, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Cannes-worthy attire is a plus!
Limited street parking available. Please try to carpool and/or park in town.
Five Ways to Leave Your Lover, a collection of five vignettes partially shot by UnderCurrent cinematographer Daniel Cojanu, will have its world premiere at the Green Mountain Film Festival on March 17.
Shot entirely on 16 mm film, the short film features lovers of all ages and backgrounds in that seminal moment of departure. Daniel shot the vignettes set in Manhattan and Brighton Beach, Long Island.
Congratulations to Daniel and writer/director Lukas Huffman on what is sure to be the first of many festival appearances!
UnderCurrent Productions is pleased to announce that Kristin Alexander’s short film Trusting Rain will premiere at the Bermuda International Film Festival on March 20.
Shot over the course of the past two years, Kristin’s documentary explores island’s water shortages and the ingenious ways Bermudians have found to conserve it— at home, on the farm, and in municipal areas. Looking at water through the lens of cultural identity, the film also addresses the problems the island — and the world — faces in an era of water shortages.
Will Bermudians continue to teach their children (and visitors) about sustainable water use, or will the island revert to energy- intensive desalination and water importation?
Find out this March 20 at 3:45 at the Hamilton Theater— and stay tuned for a screening of Trusting Rain near you!
Please join UnderCurrent Productions at the 20th annual Woods Hole Film Festival this August 2nd for a screening of producer Kristin Alexander’s short documentary, “02543,” providing an intimate look inside the inner workings of our hometown.
The Woods Hole Post Office has long been the heart of the village, and gathering spot for the community. When Postman Roger Gamache retires, he takes many secrets with him— or does he? This is a view of the town from the other side of the mail slot. Featuring a delightful soundtrack from Roger’s big band, Stage Door Canteen.
The short documentary screening kicks off at 5 PM at the Woods Hole Fire Station, Water Street, Woods Hole.
See you at the festival!