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What to Watch in June: The Surreal & The All-Too Real

School is winding down and staycations are picking up, which means it’s time to add some movies to your queue! Here are three films from past New Hampshire Film Festivals that we’re definitely going to rewatch this summer.

Woodshock (2017)

Rodarte fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy made their feature film debut with the psychological thriller Woodshock. Kirsten Dunst plays Theresa, a woman dealing with loss, a fragile emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.

Drama

Director:

Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy

Producers:

K.K. Barrett, Michael Costigan, Ken Kao, Ben LeClair

Starring:

Kirsten Dunst, Joe Cole, Pilou Asbæk

Available on: Amazon Prime

Automatic at Sea (2017)

Eve, a Swedish traveler, joins Peter on a vacation at his family’s private island off the coast of New England. A series of unexpected delays prevent other guests from arriving, which leads Eve to discover she has little in common with Peter. As the natural beauty of the island gives way, Eve finds herself trapped in a state of surreality.

Drama

Director:

Matthew Lessner

Producers:

Vanessa Gazy, Beatrice von Schwerin

Starring:

Breeda Wool, David Henry Gerson, Livia Hiselius, Evan Louison, Maria Scharf

Available on: Amazon Prime

The Happy Film (2016)

Stefan Sagmeister is an Austrian designer living in New York City. He has a successful career designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, the Talking Heads and Jay-Z. However, even with all of his success in the city of his dreams, Stefan feels like his life could be so much more. Motivated to make a change, he decides to turn his life into a design project by redesigning his personality to become a better person. But is it even possible to train his mind to become happier?

Biography/Documentary

Director:

Ben Nabors, Stefan Sagmeister, Hillman Curtis

Producers:

Ben Nabors

Starring:

Stefan Sagmeister, Jonathan Haidt

Available on: Amazon Prime

 

Featured image courtesy of IMDB.com

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