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MONIFF In-Person Events

September 24, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

Special Screenings! Join MONIFF at SHOWROOM, the Colonial Theatre’s new venue to experience the magic of in-person cinema. For a complete rundown of safety protocols at SHOWROOM, visit: thecolonial.org/covid-19-policies/

Mairzy Doats, Selected Shorts Program B, Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:30 am EDT

Mairzy Doats

Following a friend’s wedding, a couple returns to their woodland cabin for a relaxing weekend, but a strange noise and a fixation on mortality threaten to derail their plans. More info, moniff2022.eventive.org/schedule/selected-shorts-program-b-62fc28f29448a200c8bb2b23

And So I Stayed + Q&A, Saturday, September 24, 2022 12:00 pm EDT

And So I Stayed

Made possible by MCVP Crisis & Violence Prevention

AND SO I STAYED is an award-winning documentary by Natalie Pattillo and Daniel A. Nelson about survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending years behind bars. These women paid a steep price with long prison sentences, lost time with loved ones, and painful memories. Formerly incarcerated survivor-advocate Kim Dadou Brown, who met her wife while incarcerated, is a driving force in the passage of New York’s Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA), a new law meant to prevent survivors from receiving harsh prison sentences for their acts of survival. Nikki Addimando, a mother of two young children, suffered the consequences when a judge didn’t follow the law’s guidelines. Tanisha Davis, a single mother who was ripped away from her son in 2013, is hopeful the new law is her way out of a harsh prison sentence.

The Unmaking of a College, Saturday, September 24, 2022 2:30 pm EDT

The Unmaking of a College

In THE UNMAKING OF A COLLEGE, students at Hampshire College confront a new president’s underhanded attempt to shut down their school and discover that a powerful institution is bullying an inexperienced administration into giving up the independence of one of the most experimenting colleges in the United States. A raucous ode to democracy in action, this film evokes the courage required to stand up to power at a time when many liberal arts colleges are failing.

“Presents Hampshire College in Massachusetts as a canary in the coal mine of liberal-arts education.” – Ben Kenigsberg, THE NEW YORK TIMES


Stitch, Breathe, Speak: The George Floyd Quilts + Q&A, Saturday, September 24, 2022 4:15 pm EDT

Stitch, Break, Speak: The George Floyd Quilts + Q&A

The death of George Floyd galvanized the members of nine New Hampshire churches to stitch his last words, creating 10 incredibly powerful quilts that have served to bring communities together. Three of the quilts made by church members in the Monadnock Region (UCC of Keene, United Church of Jaffrey, and Federated Church of Marlborough) will be on display Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24 at the SHOWROOM.

Pony Boys & Q&A, Saturday, September 24, 5:30 pm EDT

Pony Boys & Q&A

Sponsored by The Keene Sentinel

Summer, 1967. Two Massachusetts boys – 9 and 11 – set off on an improbable journey with their family pet, a Shetland pony named King. Tony and Jeff Whittemore are desperate to visit Expo ’67 in Montreal – the largest World’s Fair ever. But their parents can’t take them. Then Mom comes up with the solution: hitch King to a pony cart and drive 350 miles to Expo 67 – on their own – at 5 m.p.h.! For Tony and Jeff, it becomes the adventure of a lifetime.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness – Jonathan Daniels Award, Saturday, September 24, 2022 7:00 pm EDT

Hiding in Plain Sight

Follow the journeys of more than 20 young Americans from all over the country and all walks of life who have struggled with thoughts and feelings that have troubled—and, at times—overwhelmed them. The film presents an unstinting look at both the seemingly insurmountable obstacles faced by those who live with mental disorders and the hope that many have found after that storm.

Festival After Party at Fireworks Restaurant!

Join MONIFF for live music and delicious food at this fun gathering offering the opportunity to mingle, meet, and network with filmmakers and fellow festival goers. It’s the perfect end to an amazing day filled with films and filmmaker Q&As, including the Jonathan Daniels Award presentation happening at 7:00 pm at the SHOWROOM.

Where: Fireworks Restaurant, 22 Main Street, downtown Keene

When: Doors open at 9:00 PM

FREE for All Access and Film passholders. $25 for general public (pre-buy your tickets here or at the door.)