NFF Now: IDA on December 18

Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 PM | Dreamland Main Theater

Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski

Screening as part of NFF Now. Presented with Nantucket Dreamland Foundation.

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past. In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace.


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NFF Now: Force Majeure on November 20

Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 PM / Dreamland Main Theater

Screening as part of NFF Now. Presented with Nantucket Dreamland Foundation.

This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—businessman Tomas, his wife Ebba, and their two blonde children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular, but an avalanche suddenly bears down on the family during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage (and family) to its core. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

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NFF Now: Kids’ Shorts on October 5!

Leaves, sweaters, and apple cider: fall is here! As part of our NFF Now, presented with the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation, we’re thrilled to continue our year-round programming on Nantucket into the fall season, for the first time ever.

We kick off the fall portion of our NFF Now series by bringing back our super-popular Kids’ Shorts program from NFF 2014.

Kids’ Shorts at NFF

Sunday, October 5
1:00 PM
Dreamland Main Theater
Running time: 78 minutes


Enjoy a collection of family-friendly animated and live-action shorts! From a rascally raccoon on the hunt for candy to balloons of all shapes and sizes, this program is sure to delight and awe. Appropriate for ages 4 and up.

Our Kids’ Shorts selections after the jump…

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Jennifer Aniston in CAKE, winner of NFF's 2013 Showtime Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Award

NFF Movie Update: September 2014

With the summer (and summer blockbuster) season fading and the fall (and awards) season fast approaching, let’s catch up with some of NFF alums from 2014 and beyond in this month’s Movie Update.

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NFF Now Summer Screening: An Honest Liar on July 31

We’re thrilled to announce our NFF Now Summer Screening, presented with the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation!


Thursday, July 31
6:30 pm
Dreamland Theater


A big hit with audiences at the Nantucket Film Festival in June, An Honest Liar follows renowned magician-turned-paranormal-skeptic James “The Amazing” Randi, famous for debunking claims of pseudo-science and the supernatural for more than four decades. Incensed that his beloved magic tricks were being co-opted by con artists for their own financial gain at the expense of the gullible general public, Randi and his collaborators have exposed faith healers, psychics, fortune tellers, and gurus around the world, often duplicating their tricks publicly to demonstrate how willing we all are to be deceived. But Randi himself is not immune to self-deception, especially in matters of the heart, as revealed in Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom’s lively and entertaining portrait.

Watch the official trailer for An Honest Liar:

WINNER: Audience Award for Best Feature, AFI Docs 2014
WINNER: Top Ten Audience Favorite, HotDocs 2014

“Directors Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein turn a standard bio-doc about an extraordinary man into a rumination on the blurred line between trickery and truth.”
– Ariel Teplitsky, Toronto Star

“Absorbing… The film feels like an enchanting magic act with its web of lies, cheats, and reveals. An Honest Liar leaves one doubting the power of so-called-mystics, but it successfully conjures the magic of movies.”
– Patrick Mullen, Point of View Magazine


Special Thanks to: JARED COFFIN HOUSE


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