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What to Watch This Weekend: Former Festival Flicks & More

Get your popcorn ready! We’re counting down the days to the 17th annual New Hampshire Film Festival by watching (and rewatching) some of our favorite films from the past few years.

Here’s what to check out this weekend!

A Woman, A Part, (2016)

One of last year’s NHFF features, A Woman, a Part is the story of forty-something workaholic actress Anna. Longing for a transformation, Anna leaves her safe TV role and returns to her old life in New York where past relationships complicate her life even more.

Everyone can relate to being burnt out by something, so this film should definitely hit home with its relatable subject matter.

Drama (Rated TV-MA)

Maggie Siff
Dagmara Dominczyk
John Ortiz

Available on: Netflix


The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

Another one of last year’s NHFF features, The Eyes of My Mother follows a young woman named Francisca who has been unfazed by death from an early age, due to her mother’s profession as a surgeon. But when she experiences the horrors of death first-hand, the trauma brings her dark, inner desires to the surface.

This horror film is in black and white, giving it creepy vibes all around. Maybe watch this one with the lights on.

Horror (Rated R)

Kika Magalhães
Olivia Bond
Diana Agostini
Paul Nazak

Available on: Netflix


Moonlight (2016)

Remember the awkward moment at the most recent Academy Awards where the wrong movie was announced as Best Picture? Well the movie that actually won – and rightfully so. While it may not have found its place in past year’s festivals, this movie is a definite recommendation for this weekend.

Moonlight is a coming-of-age drama with a bucket of awards under its belt.

The story focuses on Chiron, a young, gay, African-American boy growing up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. As he learns more about his identity and sexuality, the film explores how three stages of his life – childhood, adolescence and young adulthood – influenced the man he would ultimately become.

Moonlight was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was also the first with an all-black cast and LGBT themes to win the award for Best Picture.

Drama (Rated R)

Trevante Rhodes
André Holland
Janelle Monáe
Ashton Sanders
Jharrel Jerome
Naomie Harris
Mahershala Ali

Available on: Amazon Prime