SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

NEW HAMPSHIRE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Presented by the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire
 
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MAGIC MEN
Magic Men (1)

NEW HAMPSHIRE PREMIERE
Thursday, March 26, 7:00 pm
Hebrew, English, Greek w/English subtitles
(2013) 100 minutes
Directors: Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor, Israel, Greece

A jaded 78-year-old Holocaust survivor and his Hasidic rapper son, who have been estranged for many years, embark on a road trip from Israel to Greece, searching for an old magician who saved the father’s life during World War II. The journey leads them to absurd encounters, moments of affection and humor, and a final confrontation.

Audience Voted Best Feature, Chicago Festival of Israel Cinema 2014
Best Actor, Israeli Academy Awards 2013

Sponsored by Congregation Ahavas Achim

Admission $10 per person   PURCHASE TICKETS
Mature content


KIDON
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NEW HAMPSHIRE PREMIERE
Saturday March 28, 8:00pm
Hebrew, French w/English subtitles
(2014) 89 minutes, Comedy
Director: Emmanuel Naccache, France, Israel

On February 18, 2010, in Tel Aviv, the whole world awakes to see front page pictures of Mossad agents killing Mahmoud al Mabhouh in Dubai a month earlier. It was the first time that simple security cameras of a hotel caught secret agents red-handed- what’s more, Israeli agents. But without a doubt, the most surprised of all were the Mossad leaders, the only ones to know for sure that the three men and one woman in the photos had nothing to do with them. From then on, they race against time hoping to understand why everything is aiming at them.

Audience Choice Best Film, London Israeli Film and Television Festival SERT 2014

Admission: $10 per person    PURCHASE TICKETS
Mature content, sexual situations


JON IMBER’S LEFT HAND
Jon Imber

SPEAKER PRESENTATION
Sunday, March 29, 12:30 pm
English
(2014) 62 minutes Documentary
Director: Richard Kane, USA

New England-based painter Jon Imber was diagnosed with ALS, a fatal degenerative disease, in 2012. The film follows his creative adaptations to ALS, his devotion to his art and his family, and his determination to complete his life’s work while he can, painting more than 100 portraits of friends, family, and neighbors in three months. It is a testament to the power of art and the ability of a community to rally around one of it’s own.

“This beautiful film… takes the wind out of you” – Boston Globe
Audience Award Best Documentary, Boston Jewish Film Festival 2014
Independent Film Festival Boston 2014

Special Guests: Richard Kane and Ron Hoffman
Following the film, director Richard Kane and Ron Hoffman, who is featured in the film, will discuss the making of the film and conduct a Q&A with audience members. Kane is the Maine-based director of the UMVA Maine Masters Project and principal partner at Kane-Lewis Productions. Ron Hoffman is founder of Compassionate Care ALS.

Admission $10 per person  PURCHASE TICKETS


GOD’S SLAVE
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 NEW HAMPSHIRE PREMIERE
Sunday, March 29, 2:30 pm
Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, and French w/English subtitles
(2013) 90 minutes, Drama, Thriller
Director: Joel Novoa, Argentina, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela

Based on the actual 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, God’s Slave follows Ahmed, trained since childhood as an Islamic terrorist, now assigned to carry out a suicide bombing at a synagogue, and David the cold-blooded Israeli special agent who must prevent the attack. With time running out before the attack, David zeroes in on Ahmed, and his investigation culminates in violent, if unexpected, consequences.

Winner Special Jury Prize, Palm Beach International Film Festival

Admission: $10 per person    PURCHASE TICKETS
Mature content, contains violence


CLOSING EVENT: FILM & FESTIVAL WRAP PARTY
DELI MAN
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NEW HAMPSHIRE PREMIERE
Sunday, March 29, 4:30 pm
English
(2014) 90 minutes, PG-13
Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou, USA

Laugh your way through hilarious stories of American delicatessens while drooling over the wonderful Jewish food being prepared before your eyes. The story of the American deli is the store of Jews: their immigration, migration, upward mobility, and western assimilation. Your gude to the world of the American deli is the charming Ziggy Gruber, a third-generation deli man, owner, and maven who operates one of the country’s top delis, Kenny’s and Ziggy’s in Houston.

Boston Jewish Film Festival and New York Jewish Film Festival selection

Following the film, join us for a Festival Wrap Party Reception. Enjoy delicious nosh and celebrate the close of the 7th Annual Jewish Film Festival.

Admission: $12.50 per person – includes Festival Wrap Party  SOLD OUT!!!!

MARCH 26, 28 & 29


WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
Hosted by the New Hampshire Rivers Council
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This is the fifth year that the New Hampshire Rivers Council has hosted this sold-out event. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival provides environmentally conscious organizations an opportunity to showcase films as a way to reach into their communities and inspire citizens to effect environmental change. The Festival offers a way for viewers to get energized and empowered to work in the community and get involved in the Council’s initiatives and other projects.Wild & ScenicThe event will include a reception; exhibits by National Sponsors such as Clif Bar, Patagonia, Orion, Sierra Nevada, Klean Kanteen, Earth Justice, and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as well as local business partners (see below to learn how you can become one of them), the film screening, and door prizes.
The ticket cost for non-members includes a one-year membership to the New Hampshire Rivers Council and all the associated benefits.The event begins at 6:00 PM with a reception, door prizes, film maker presentation, and more.What will you see? Here’s just a few of the great films we’ll be screening…California: Paradise Burning
Colorado River
Higher
Nobody’s River
The Ridge
Monarch & Milkweed 
March 27th @ 7pm


 

NO WOMAN, NO CRY
Presented by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
2010, 60 MINS PURCHASE TICKETS
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Screen shot 2012-10-02 at 8.54.41 PMFilm Screening, Discussion & Potluck DinnerNo Woman, No Cry is a powerful documentary about maternal health and the challenges faced by pregnant women in four parts of the world: a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum in Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States. No one should die while giving life. Yet every day, nearly 1000 women die in childbirth due to a complication related pregnancy.Join us after the movie for a far-reaching discussion about International Women’s Health and ways we can be watchful and engaged with what is happening in Congress.
Wed. April 25 @ 6pm

 


 

VOICES OF GENERATIONS
Presented by Concord Community TV
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Join Concord Community TV for their first local screening of VOICES OF GENERATIONS featuring the stories of Concord residents sharing memories, wisdom and wishes.Limited seating available so purchase tickets early! Tickets are $5 each
April 8 @ 5:30pm


THE HUNTING GROUND
Sponsored by the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire
(PG-13) 2015, 90 MINS PURCHASE TICKETS
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From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice – despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.

Join the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire for the film  premiere on Friday, April 17 in the Stonyfield Cinema followed by a panel discussion with CCCNH victim advocates, university professors, student activists and more.

5:30 pm Reception
6:30 pm Showing
8 pm Panel Discussion

Tickets for this screening are $20 with proceeds going to benefit the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire.

The Hunting Ground will be also screen for one week in the Jaclyn Simchik Cinema!
Crisis Center of Central NH

PREMIER SCREENING April 17 @ 6:30! Runs through Thurs. April 23

 


 

PROGRAM NAME
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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