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August 23, 2017

What to Watch This Weekend: Favorite Festival Flicks from 2016

This week’s film suggestions were all featured at last year’s New Hampshire Film Festival. So, if you didn’t get the chance to see them last October, now is your chance. 

All the films are currently streaming on Netflix, so queue them up!

American Fable, 2016

Gitty is an 11-year-old girl living on a struggling farm in rural America. Fearing that her family may lose their farm, Gitty escapes stress by exploring the nearby land. When she discovers a local developer who has been buying neighboring farms is being held captive in the family’s silo, she finds herself torn between loyalty to her family and honoring what she thinks is right.

Filmed in Illinois and Wisconsin, the setting and cinematography throughout the movie create a beautiful backdrop of America’s heartland. Plus, the fantasy themes mixed into the film add a whimsical twist that helps break up the dramatic tones.

Thriller (Rated TV-14)

Starring:

  • Kip Pardue
  • Peyton Kennedy
  • Gavin MacIntosh
  • Rusty Schwimmer
  • Zuleikha Robinson
  • Marci Miller
  • Richard Schiff

Available on: Netflix

 


 

Generation Startup, 2016

Generation Startup takes you inside the overwhelming world of entrepreneurship in America. The film follows six recent college graduates who have put everything on the line to start their businesses in Detroit.

The film is refreshing in that it shows the rare ups and many downs of starting a business when you’re young and fresh out of college. An added benefit is getting to see the urban revitalization of Detroit and how these young adults are contributing to it.

Documentary (Rated TV-MA)

Directed By:

  • Cheryl Miller Houser
  • Cynthia Wade

Available on: Netflix

 


 

Peter and the Farm, 2016

Peter Dunning has poured his life into Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 acres in Vermont. The land has seen three wives and four children come and go, with only Peter and his animals remaining.

When the documentary film crew shows up, Peter is forced to confront his memories, the history of the farm and the realization that his life’s work may not have the meaning he once imagined it did.

Documentary (Rated TV-MA)

Directed By:

  • Tony Stone

Available on: Netflix

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