Join us for THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY a film by Ken Burns

A panel discussion will follow with Pam Tubridy Baucom and Daniel J. White, two producers of “The Roosevelts” for Florentine Films.

THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History, is a 7-part documentary by Ken Burns, premiering September 14 on NHPTV and PBS. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.

Presented in partnership withNHPTV

Thurs. Sept. 11 @ 6PM



Great Movies on Wednesday Evenings with Barry Steelman
September 3: WESTWARD THE WOMEN (NR/1951/116 min.)
Experienced trail guide Buck Wyatt (Robert Taylor) leads a wagon train containing 150 women bound for California to meet mail-order husbands.  Rugged action prevails as these female pioneers persevere under realistic hardships and harrowing situations.  Stark black and white photography (filmed in Kanab, Utah), believable characterizations and terrific directorial touches (by William Wellman) enhance this memorable journey.
All films start at 8:00pm followed by with brief post film commentary/discussion


NORTHERN BORDERS Directed by Jay Craven
Northern Borders tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge, who is sent to live on his grandparents’ Kingdom County Vermont farm, where he has wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It’s 1956 and Austen experiences rural Kingdom County as a place full of eccentric people including his stubborn grandparents, whose thorny marriage is known as the Forty Years War.  Initially feeling stuck in this fractured household, young Austen plans a quick exit but ends up stranded with no choice but to navigate and endure. A humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story, Northern Borders evokes Vermont’s wildness, its sublime beauty, a haunted past, and an aura of enchantment.Northern Borders is directed by award-winning indie filmmaker Jay Craven and based on Howard Frank Mosher’s novel that was recently declared by The London Guardian as one of the “Top Ten Books Featuring Grandparents” (others included Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations” and Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”).The picture stars Bruce Dern (“Coming Home,” Hitchcock’s “Family Plot”) and Geneviève Bujold (“Anne of a Thousand Days, “King of Hearts”).  Dern was named Best Actor at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, for Alexander Payne’s new film, “Nebraska” which he shot immediately after completing “Northern Borders.”  Both Bujold and Dern have received Academy Award nominations. Northern Borders also stars Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (“Moonrise Kingdom,” Before Midnight) and 2010 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (“Sideways,” “Friends”).   Others in the supporting cast include John Shea, Jay O. Sanders, Mark Margolis, Tom Bodett, Rusty Dewees, and John Rothman.Join us for a special screening with Director, Jay Craven in the Lincoln Financial Theater Thursday August 21. He will answer questions following the film!
Run continued! Screening in the Simchik Cinema starting 8/29 for one week only!

Presented by the Center for Health Promotion
Can meditation make a difference? Can people be freed from their troubled existence and helped to lead ordinary lives? Free the Mind follows three test subjects – one school-aged boy and two veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – on a daring journey into the deepest recesses of the human mind. Learn about the work of Dr. Richard Davidson, who has worked with young children dealing with ADHD and anxiety in school settings, as well as American war veterans struggling with PTSD, in an attempt to discover whether mind-focused techniques, such as meditation and yoga, can ease their pain, relax their nervous systems, improve their attention and help them become happier and more peaceful.The film will be followed by a panel discussion by Center for Health Promotion educators Nancy Kalinski, PA, Tom Sherman and Martha Mae Emerson, who will discuss their teaching experiences and direct audience members to local opportunities for learning how to free their minds.
Wed. Sept. 24 @6PM


CARNIVAL OF SOULS with the Andrew Alden Ensemble
This macabre masterpiece, created with an extremely modest budget, has become a cult classic and continues to inspire filmmakers with its horrific imagery and unrelenting malaise. Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) survives a drag race in a rural Kansas town, then takes a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she becomes haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her to an abandoned lakeside pavilion and a mysteriously abandoned carnival filled with the souls of the dead.The Andrew Alden Ensemble will accompany this cult-classic with their traditional instrumentation of electric guitar, drum set, synthesizer, piano, violin and viola, along with the techniques of live circuit bending and analog tape looping to create experimental sound effects that will be unique to every performance.carnival of souls web
Wed. Oct. 1 @ 7:00  Tickets on Sale Soon!

Andrew Pinard: Discovering Magic. Are 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