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The 2018 – 2019 season will launch on September 22nd. Please check back shortly for series schedule.

The Woods Hole Film Festival presents FILM FALMOUTH, a collaboration with Falmouth Academy and a monthly screening series of independent film each year from September through May. Film Falmouth is supported in part by grants from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust , the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Tickets are $14 general, $12 members, and $10 students/veterans and are available in advance through the links below or at the door.

Falmouth Academy is located at 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA and the screenings take place in Morse Hall. There is plenty of onsite parking and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

The program is subject to change. Screenings may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.  All screening information will be posted on the Woods Hole Film Festival Facebook page. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @WHFF and Instagram @woodsholefilmfestival.

Last season’s film program:


Sunday, April 8, 2018 • 7 p.m.

Documentary Feature by Robert Rooy, 2017, USA, 72 min.

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Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, society’s obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes paralyzing beauty of his own senses. Deej is a story told largely from the inside, by DJ – not by his parents or autism experts.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Skid Row Marathon [A Fundraising Event for the Falmouth Service Center and the Woods Hole Film Festival]

Documentary Feature by Mark & Gabriel Hays, 2017, USA, 85 min.

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Join us for our 2nd annual fundraising event, in collaboration with the Falmouth Service Center.
Los Angeles District Court Judge Craig Mitchell sees people at some of the worst stages of their lives in his courtroom. One of the men he sentenced to prison approached him after his release and asked the Judge to visit him at the Midnight Mission homeless shelter where he was living. The Judge agreed and after the visit decided to start a running club. The club gives him a chance to change the world in a way that he can’t in his own courtroom. He also comes to realize that he needs the club too and the balance it provides in his own life.
SKID ROW MARATHON follows four runners as they rise from the mean streets of LA to run marathons around the world, fighting the pull of homelessness and addiction at every turn. Their story is one of hope, friendship and dignity.

Saturday, May 19, 2017 • 7 p.m.
Seat 25

Narrative Feature by Nicholas Agnew, 2016, United Kingdom, 83 min.

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Five years after NASA found liquid water on the surface of Mars, entrepreneur Michael Macmillan is preparing the first manned mission to the Red Planet, with a seat reserved for an ordinary person willing to do something extraordinary. When Faye Banks secretly enters the Seat 25 competition, she never expects to win. But when the dangerous one way trip becomes a reality, her life on Earth is turned upside down. With time running out, Faye must decide whether to leave her husband, family and friends, or has the prospect of leaving forever made her realize what she has here on Earth?

WINNER: 2017 Woods Hole Film Festival (Best Actor – Madeleine Cooke)

Saturday, May 26, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Blur Circle


Narrative Feature by Christopher Hansen, 2016, USA, 92 min.

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Jill Temple is a single mother still grieving the loss of her young son after he disappeared two years ago. Unable to face the possibility that she has lost him forever, she pursues every lead, regardless of how thin or whose face she has to get into — until Burton Rose enters her sphere. He’s a man with his own mysterious past, but the details of that past — and how Burton has responded to it — force Jill to look at her life in a completely new way.

Past 2017-2018 Screenings:


Documentary Feature by Ceyda Torun, 2017, USA, 79 min.

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Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

Critics and internet cats agree — this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats of Istanbul.


Documentary Feature by Robin Berghaus, 2017, USA, 72 min.

Will Lautzenheiser was chasing the loves of his life. A year into a promising relationship, he landed a dream job teaching film at Montana State University. After his first two classes, Will visited the hospital for what he assumed was a painful muscle pull. He had no idea that pain was being caused by a life-threatening bacterial infection. When Will’s organs started shutting down, and his limbs began dying, doctors amputated his arms and legs to save his life.

Will’s world, as he knew it, would never be the same.

Taking an unconventional approach to therapy, Will begins to perform stand-up comedy, a creative outlet that helps Will cope with his losses.

As Will begins to accept his new life and adjust to profound challenges, news breaks about an experimental surgery that offers Will new hope to reclaim his independence. Putting his life and health on the line, Will risks it all to become the third patient to undergo a double-arm transplantation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Within this medical drama is a deeply personal story in which Will, with the support of his partner Angel, his family and a world-class medical team, redefines his identity and forges a new path. Filmed over four years, STUMPED explores themes of adversity, creative courage, as well as the life-changing potential of pioneering medicine.

The Trip To Spain

Narrative Feature by Michael Winterbottom, 2017, 108 min.

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After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.

Walking Out

Narrative Feature by Alex Smith & Andrew J. Smith, 2017, 95 min.
Starring: Matt Bomer, Lily Gladstone, Alex Neustaedter, & Bill Pullman

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Urban teenager, David travels to rural Montana for his annual hunting trip with Cal, his lonely, estranged “off-the-grid” father. They struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything. After futile attempts to hike out together, David resolves to carry his father on his back to safety while simultaneously healing his broken spirit.

I Dream In Another Language

Narrative Feature by Ernesto Contreras, 2017, USA, 103 min.

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An indigenous language is in peril as its last two speakers (Evaristo and Isauro) had a quarrel in the past and haven’t spoken to each other in over 50 years. Martín, a young linguist, will undertake the challenge to bring the old friends back together and convince them to once again talk to each other so he can obtain a recorded registration of the language and study it. However, hidden in the past, in the heart of the jungle, lies a secret concealed by the language that makes it difficult to believe that the heart of Zikril will beat once again.

Falmouth Academy is located at 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA.
For more information, call (508) 495-3456 or email info@woodsholefilmfestival.org

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