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The Woods Hole Film Festival Presents

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Cotuit Center for the Arts
4404 Falmouth Rd.
Cotuit, MA 02635
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Films presented by Woods Hole Film Festival
April 14, 15, 16 at 7:00PM
Tickets, $14; $12 Members


THE AUTOMAT, feature documentary by Lisa Hurwitz, 79 mins, 2021, USA.

Chock-full of archival footage of Philadelphia and New York City, this documentary is a light- hearted trip through the history of Horn & Hardart’s iconic and innovative eateries – Automats. Led by the irrepressible Mel Brooks, the film features an impressive roster of celebrities such as Colin Powell, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Carl Reiner, to name a few, who bring the nickel-driven restaurants to life through their nostalgic stories and memories of lemon meringue pie, among other great food. But, the Automats were about more than just food. For many in that day who were immigrants to these cities, they provided an important lifeline to food and culture.


GIVE OR TAKE, feature narrative by Paul Riccio, 102 mins. 2020, USA

When a disillusioned New Yorker’s father dies, he goes home to Cape Cod and prepares the house for sale while sharing it with his father’s temperamental live-in boyfriend. Grieving, they circle each other, butt heads, and negotiate how to remember the different man they both loved, and the significance of what he left behind. Winner Audience Award, Best Feature 2020 Woods Hole Film Festival.

Starring Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie Effros. Joanne Tucker and Cheri Oteri.


VINYL NATION, feature documentary by Kevin Smokler & Christopher Boone, 92 mins, 2020, USA

The vinyl record renaissance has brought new fans to a classic format and transformed our idea of a record collector: younger, both male and female, multicultural. This same revival has made buying music more expensive, benefited established bands over independent artists and muddled the question of whether vinyl actually sounds better than other formats. Has the return of vinyl made music fandom more inclusive or divided? What does vinyl say about our past here in the present? How has the second life of vinyl changed how we hear music and how we listen to each other?


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