The Nantucket Film Festival and the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation will host a special screening of the award-winning documentary The Short Game on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00pm in The Dreamland’s Main Theater. Immediately following the screening will be a Q&A with the director, Josh Greenbaum, hosted by renowned journalist Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s Hardball and NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show. This special screening marks the second programming collaboration between the Nantucket Film Festival and The Dreamland, following the inaugural Winter Film Series in winter/spring 2013.
TICKETS: http://www.nantucketdreamland.org/programs/film-series (scroll to bottom)
Saturday, August 24
6:00 pm, Dreamland Theater (Main Theater)
Post-Screening Q&A with director Josh Greenbaum, moderated by journalist Chris Matthews (Hardball, The Chris Matthews Show)
FUN FACT: The Short Game was the runner-up for the Audience Award at this year’s Nantucket Film Festival in June, and won the Audience Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival this spring.
The Short Game follows the lives of eight of the best 7-year old golfers in the world as they train for and compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf, alongside 1,500 young golfers from 54 different countries to determine who will be crowned golf’s next phenom. This crowd-pleasing documentary also earned Audience Award honors at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
Josh Greenbaum is an Emmy award-winning writer/director who has written and directed film and television projects for Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures, Sony TV Studios, Columbia Pictures, Fox TV Studios, Funny or Die and most recently CBS. The Short Game is his feature film debut.
“As a continuation of our Winter Film Series, we wanted to bring back a ‘Festival Favorite’ to summer audiences,” says Mystelle Brabbée, Festival Director of the Nantucket Film Festival. “The Short Game is a heart-warming, hilarious and engaging film for even the non-golf enthusiasts. It has a Spellbound-style approach and is perfect for doc lovers or those looking for a fun family night out.”
“The Dreamland is thrilled to partner, once again, with the Nantucket Film Festival and provide a year-round home for their unique film programming,” says Melissa Murphy, executive director of the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation. “Having the film’s director live on stage for a Q&A will give us an in-depth look into some fantastic and current filmmaking—right here, in the heart of downtown Nantucket.”