film festivals http://nhpr.org en The Found Footage Festival: A Strange Journey Down Memory Lane http://nhpr.org/post/found-footage-festival-strange-journey-down-memory-lane <p>On <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/61914-bonobos-granite-state-music-festival-and-found-footage">today’s episode </a>we talked to Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of The Found Footage Festival. The Found Footage Festival began in 2004 out of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Pickett and Prueher, childhood friends from Wisconsin, began their collection in high school by picking up unintentionally funny VHS videos from various sources (a lot of garage sales). &nbsp;The festival tour where they showcase their collection originated out of the need to fund their full-length documentary, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1105273/?ref_=ttmi_tt">Dirty Country (2007)</a>, which follows a raunchy country singer and small-town family man, Larry Pierce.&nbsp;</p><p>The Found Footage Festival has now completed their seventh volume. They tour across the US and will be completing a UK tour this summer. On Thursday, June 19 the FF Festival will be in Bethlehem, New Hampshire at the Colonial Theatre at 7:3o PM, 18 years of age and up. If you’re nearby, tickets are for sale <a href="http://store.foundfootagefest.com/collections/fff-tour-tickets/products/june-19-7-30pm-bethlehem-nh-colonial-theatre">here</a>. If not, we have made a short list of some of the many hilarious videos that Pickett and Prueher have curated. Check out more on<a href="http://www.foundfootagefest.com/"> their website</a>.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:20:42 +0000 Alexis Chapin 50429 at http://nhpr.org The Found Footage Festival: A Strange Journey Down Memory Lane 6.19.14: Bonobos, Granite State Music Festival, And Found Footage http://nhpr.org/post/61914-bonobos-granite-state-music-festival-and-found-footage <p>There’s a film festival coming to New Hampshire, but it’s not what you might expect. Instead of featuring independent films by aspiring artists, this festival will screen videos that have been stuffed into storage bins and garbage cans. Today we have a conversation with the curators of the Found Footage Festival. But first, biologist Frans de Waal on altruism, empathy, kindness and ethics among bonobo chimps. Plus, we catch you up with the Granite State Music Festival, coming to Concord this weekend.</p><p>Listen to the whole show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:18:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 50494 at http://nhpr.org 6.19.14: Bonobos, Granite State Music Festival, And Found Footage 4.10.14: Science Of Laughing, NH's Psychic Community, Neurocomic & Listener Submissions http://nhpr.org/post/41014-science-laughing-nhs-psychic-community-neurocomic-listener-submissions <p>Today on Word of Mouth - laughing! And why we do it. We're getting science-y with the giggles before moving on to a less-than-scientific community: psychics. Then, the art of the brain takes over with a look at graphic novel that takes place <em>inside the brain. </em>Finally, what happens to digital art, and how do we restore it?</p><p></p><p></p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:07:00 +0000 Word of Mouth 46529 at http://nhpr.org 4.10.14: Science Of Laughing, NH's Psychic Community, Neurocomic & Listener Submissions And The Golden Globe Goes To... http://nhpr.org/post/and-golden-globe-goes <p>It’s about that time in January when you’ve just about had it with “THE BEST ____ OF 2013!” lists… a sure sign that it’s time for awards season. As far as the <em>industry</em> is concerned, the Oscar race begins with the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday night. The ceremony takes place right about the time thousands of members of the Academy of Motions Picture Arts and Sciences are filling out their Oscar ballots - which is exactly what makes the approximately 90 obscure journalists who are members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association so influential. They alone determine who goes home with a Golden Globe Award…and they are wined, dined and stroked by studios and stars accordingly.</p><p>We’re going to talk about predictions and snubs with a pair of our own influencers today…<a href="http://www.hippopress.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Amy Diaz</strong>,</a> editor of the Hippo Press, and NH filmmaker <strong><a href="http://nosmokefilms.com/directors/adam-jones/" target="_blank">Adam Jones</a>, </strong>a voting member of the Director’s Guild of America.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:05:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41544 at http://nhpr.org And The Golden Globe Goes To... NH Filmmaker Aaron J. Wiederspahn Talks About His Latest Film http://nhpr.org/post/nh-filmmaker-aaron-j-wiederspahn-talks-about-his-latest-film <p>Eighteen-year-old Dawn has never met her father; raised by her mother in a rural New Hampshire town, they are barely getting by. Dawn works at a bait and tackle shop by day and turns tricks at night to fund an escape from her dead-end life. &nbsp;A cascade of bad events set Dawn on the road to find the father her mother doesn&rsquo;t want her to find. He&rsquo;s not so keen on the idea either. Our guest,<strong> Aaron Wiederspahn </strong>wrote, directed and starred in the film, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.onlydaughterfilm.com/Home.html" target="_blank">Only Daughter</a>.&rdquo;</p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:37:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36804 at http://nhpr.org NH Filmmaker Aaron J. Wiederspahn Talks About His Latest Film Later this week... http://nhpr.org/post/later-week <p>Virginia&nbsp;and&nbsp;be attending the <a href="http://www.prpd.org/topmenu/home.aspx">PRPD conference </a>this week, and will be airing some vintage episodes of Word of Mouth. Never fear, though, we'll be back live on the air on Monday.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 12597 at http://nhpr.org Later this week...