Crossroad Film & Discussion Series: BIG MEN
Presented by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire
big menIn the finest tradition of investigative reporting, Big Men leaves no stone unturned as it unpacks a specific topic, with the aim of baring the roots of our society’s dysfunction. At issue: a legal, political and financial saga centred on oil reserves off the coast of Ghana.  Political upheavals, suspected corruption, political resignations, treachery and unbearable shareholder pressure all come together in a real-life suspense story that is also an exposé of the intricate failures of globalization.The film’s central story follows a small group of American explorers at Dallas-based oil company Kosmos Energy. Between 2007 and 2011, with unprecedented, independent access, Big Men’s two-person crew filmed inside the oil company as Kosmos and its partners discovered and developed the first commercial oil field in Ghana’s history. Simultaneously the crew filmed in the swamps of Nigeria’s Niger Delta, following the exploits of a militant gang to reveal another side of the economy of oil: people trying to profit in any way possible, because they’ve given up on waiting for the money to trickle down. So what happens when a group of hungry people discover a massive and exquisitely rare pot of gold in one of the poorest places on earth?

Film followed by discussion with SNHU business professor Charlotte Broaden, who will be traveling to Botswana next year as a Fulbright Scholar to research foreign direct investments.

Dr. Broaden is currently a professor of International Business and Organizational Leadership at Southern New Hampshire University. She received her doctorate in International Business, with a concentration in International Finance.  Her current research focus is in the area of small business development and foreign direct investment on a global basis. She is particularly interested in FDI to African nations and has recently published in this area.  She is also interesting in the shifting patterns of FDI within emerging markets and the re-shoring of FDI by manufacturing firms.
Prior to her academic career, Dr. Broaden worked in a number of multinational firms where she was an executive managing international human resource activities as well as being a member of the company’s strategic management team.  In her last assignment she lived in Toronto Canada for three years and managed operations in Canada and France.  A key assignment was talent management and Dr. Broaden was responsible for recruiting and placing global talent.

Dr. Broaden holds the Certified Global Business Professional designation from NASBITE International , which is the qualification in Global Commerce and she is a member of the Foreign Direct Investment Association. She is a member of numerous trade and professional groups in her field.


Wednesday May 27 @ 7



Presented by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

NED_Banner“No evidence of disease,” the words every patient dreams to hear, interweaves the harrowing experiences and the remarkable courage of women, devoted families, and dedicated doctors. As music and medicine join forces in the fight for life, the surgeons are transformed into rising rock stars, and their patients and loved ones jump on the bandwagon, infusing the struggle for survival with heart, hope and Rock ‘n’ Roll.Presented by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Thurs. May 28 @ 6PM



Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor star in Singin’ in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed – filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain.

Set during the advent of “talkies,” Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era – paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont. And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden, Lamont hasher fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time… until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice.


Thursday, May 28 @ 6:30




Getting There

Ninety percent of Americans rely on cars as their main mode of transportation.But if you’re blind, things are different. Join Claudia Folska Ph.D., Randy Pierce of 2020 Vision Quest, and others as they show us the world as they see it, and demonstrate how “blind wayfinding” — the various ways people navigate the world when they’re visually impaired — can and should serve as the gold standard that shapes our public spaces.

Getting There is a feature length documentary that depicts the challenges and successes of being blind in a sighted world, and examines how designing our spaces with a more universal, accessible approach plays an important role in making the world a better place for everyone.

Learn more about the film at www.mattfrostcreative.com.

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Wed. June 10 @3pm



discoveringmagicsignbag400pxAndrew Pinard: Discovering MagicAre you the type of person who loves to be surprised; the kind of person that marvels at how remarkable the world is and celebrates the weird and wonderful ways that we experience the world? If so, Discovering Magic is the experience for you! Back for its second year, this “mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening” experience takes audiences on a guided tour of the impossible and the absurd. Using only the most ordinary of objects, accomplished actor, conjuror, puppeteer, storyteller, and award-winning performer Andrew Pinard brings the ordinary to life with the most surprising results.The only show of its kind in the New England, audiences have traveled from Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire to experience sleight of hand, con games, psychology, history, science, comedy, cognitive development, political spin, and more through the eyes of a “perceptual engineer” on his quest to explore distortion and guile.Pinard has been a full-time performer and theatre artist for over twenty-five years. He has presented thousands of performances throughout the northeastern United States as well as internationally in Canada, England, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Pinard has been recognized by his peers as one of the finest close-up performers throughout the Northeast and took the top honors in the 18th Annual New England Magic Competition.Pinard was selected twice as Editors’ Choice for Best Magical Entertainer in “The Very Best of New Hampshire” issues of New Hampshire Magazine.The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has referred to his “impressive ability with sleight-of-hand.” After attending the premiere episode of Discovering Magic, Rick Broussard, Editor of New Hampshire Magazine, wrote: “Your show is remarkable, Andrew. Anyone who hasn’t seen it owes it to themselves to go.”
Third Wednesday of each month Sept-June @ 8PM

2015 SILENT FILM SERIES Featuring live music from Jeff Rapsis

Friday, July 10 at 7 pm
Just in time for Bastille Day, D.W. Griffith’s sweeping story of two sisters (Lillian and Dorothy Gish) caught up in the throes of the French revolution. Griffith’s last major box office success fills the screen with a succession of iconic images.

Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 pm
To impress the girl of his dreams, mild-mannered portrait photographer Buster takes up the glamorous profession of newsreel cameraman. One of the best comedies of the silent era starring Buster Keaton.

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 7pm
A serial killer is on the loose in fog-bound London. Will the murderer be caught before yet another victim is claimed? Just in time for Halloween, suspenseful British thriller directed by a very young Alfred Hitchcock.