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Must See Summer Indies at NFF

Indiewire has released their summer movie preview, and it’s chockfull of NFF titles. Below, read up on the anticipated summertime hits and be sure to check them out ahead of their release dates at the festival.

Begin Again (July 4)

Why is it a “Must See”? Director John Carney is the artist who gave us Once in 2006, the subtle drama about the variety of lives and music that draws them together. It’s safe to say that Begin Again (previously titled Can a Song Save Your Life?) was placed in good hands. Also in this film is a chance to see period-drama champ Keira Knightley singing all over modern day New York, guitar in hand. A chance encounter leads to her collaboration with washed-up music exec Mark Ruffalo as they start on a new album.

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Beach Screening Trailer: Ping Pong Summer

Free beach screenings are back this summer in Nantucket. NFF is presenting a special 35th Anniversary showing of The Muppet Movie, along with the New England premiere of Sundance hit Ping Pong Summer. Set in 1985 Ocean City, Maryland, Ping Pong Summer follows 13-year-old Rad on his quest to become the local ping pong champ and get the girl. Starring Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris, Lea Thompson and Judah Friedlander, Indiewire called Ping Pong Summer, “an affectionate love letter to a bygone era of growing up.” Check out the just released trailer below.

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Deleted Scenes: Rich Hill’s New York Times Op-Ed Short

A stunning, heart-breaking portrait of poverty in the Midwest, Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos’ Rich Hill centers on three boys from three homes struggling to escape the low-hung trajectories of the eponymous town. Over the two years the directors spent filming in the area, a wealth of material was amassed outside of the final cut.

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NFF Now in April: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden

Presented in partnership with the Nantucket Dreamland, the next screening in our NFF Now series is The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden.

An official selection of the Telluride, Hamptons and Berlin Film Festivals, The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery that follows a Berlin doctor and his mistress as they start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. Variety called this true tale of paradise found and lost, “a haunting exploration of wildness, human nature and our struggles to escape what perhaps is inevitable.”

Check out the trailer below, and purchase your tickets to the April 10th screening at the Dreamland website.

NFF Now in March: PARTICLE FEVER

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In partnership with the Dreamland Foundation, we are pleased to announce that the next screening in the NFF Now series will be Particle Fever on March 13 at 6:30 pm. Produced and directed by Mark Levinson and David Kaplan, the documentary follows six scientists surrounding the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the most expensive experiment in the history of science, which will either prove or disprove the existence of the Higgs boson, otherwise known as the “God particle.”

Following its premiere at the Telluride and New York Film Festivals, Variety raved that Particle Fever is a “surefire crowdpleaser for professionals and laypeople alike.”

Last week’s NFF Now screening of Finding Vivian Maier was heavily attended, as filmgoers also had the opportunity to engage with director Charlie Siskel about the life of the mysterious nanny cum photographer.

Be sure to check out the trailer for Particle Fever below and get your tickets over at the Dreamland website.

 

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