Woods Hole Film Festival

July 25, 2014

Woods Hole Celebrates a 23-Year Film Festival Tradition

Woods Hole is perhaps best known as the point of departure for vacationers heading to Martha’s Vineyard, not to mention scientists heading out to do research at sea. But each summer, the community becomes a major destination for filmmakers and film lovers alike during the Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on the Cape and Islands and one of the longest running festivals in New England. This year, from Saturday, July 26 to Saturday, August 2, the sidewalks, restaurants, and auditoriums transform into a place where films, music, science and summer meet. Now in its 23rd year, WHFF […]
August 7, 2012

What is a Heart? Featuring the Persuasions

One of the hottest performances of the Woods Hole Film Festival 2012 was definitely the documentary film, “What is a Heart?” featuring a performance from the singing group the Persuasions. The presentation took place at the Lillie Auditorium on the first of August and was a hit among viewers. The film, “What is a Heart?” is a documentary about Christopher Janney’s performance art piece entitled HeartBeat. The film follows Janney as he creates and explores his art. The Persuasions, also named the “Kings of Acappella,” are a 60’s and 70’s-era singing group. The ensemble originally came together in Brooklyn, NY […]
August 2, 2012

Queen of Versailles comes to Woods Hole

Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield was in Woods Hole this week, this year’s “Artist in Residence” and invited guest of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Greenfield screened her hot new film “Queen of Versailles” to a sold-out crowd at Redfield Auditorium on Sunday night. “Queen of Versailles” won the prestigious best-director award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is being released in theaters by Magnolia Pictures this month.  This cutting edge documentary follows the riches-to-rags story of billionaires Jackie and David Siegel, who were building the largest house in America before the crash of 2008 left them scrambling and […]