, Newburyport, MA


September 20, 2013

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Newburyport film festival showcases 23 documentaries


If you go

What: Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

When: Today through Sunday

Where: Firehouse Center for the Arts in Market Square and the Screening Room, 82 State St.

How: Evening films are $15, and tickets are available at the Firehouse box office and online at Daytime films are $8 ($4 for students), and tickets are available at the Screening Room and the Firehouse. A limited number of all-access passes are also being sold for $75 and include a private filmmaker reception tonight, both evening films and a choice of daytime films. The passes are available at the Firehouse box office or by calling 978-462-7336.

More information:

Festival schedule


6 p.m.: Private filmmaker reception for all-access pass holders, Firehouse

7:30 p.m.: “Good Ol’ Freda” and Beatles panel, Firehouse, with afterparty at Not Your Average Joe’s


11:30 a.m.: “In Search of Oil and Sand,” Firehouse; “Under the Hood,” Screening Room

1 p.m.: Shorts Block 1, “The German Who Came to Tea,” “Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution” and “North Pole Promise,” and filmmaker Q&A, Firehouse; “Running for Jim” and filmmaker Q&A, Screening Room

2:30 p.m.: “RawFaith” and filmmaker Q&A, Firehouse; Shorts Block 2, “Fowl Play,” “Bug Music” and “Cavedigger,” Screening Room

3:30 p.m.: Free filmmaker panel, “Short Docs,” Screening Room

4:30 p.m.: “Mommy, I’m a Bastard,” Screening Room

4:45 p.m.: “Martian Mega Rover” and filmmaker Q&A, Firehouse

7:30 p.m.: “Secundaria” and filmmaker Q&A, Firehouse, with afterparty at Oregano’s Pizzeria & Ristorante


10:30 a.m.: Free coffee with filmmakers, Firehouse

11:30 a.m.: “A2-B-C” and filmmaker Q&A, Firehouse; “One Day After Peace,” Screening Room

1 p.m.: Free filmmaker panel: “Feature Film Documentaries,” Firehouse; Shorts Block 3, “Solo, Piano — NYC,” “Learning to Live” and “School’s Out: Lessons From a Forest Kindergarten,” and filmmaker Q&A, Screening Room

2:30 p.m.: “Gold Star Children” and filmmaker Q&A, Firehouse; “Stopping for Death” and filmmaker Q&A, Screening Room

4:30 p.m.: “Life According to Sam,” Firehouse; “Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War” and filmmaker Q&A, Screening Room

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