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New Hampshire Film Festival is in Town Community

New Hampshire Film Festival is in Town

The New Hampshire Film Festival is far more than just films, the weekend is filled to the brim with excitement from constant press and check-ins at Headquarters, to educational workshops, to extravagant parties. Take a look at what the weekend has to offer beyond the extraordinary cinema. Read More Read More
Social on the Seacoast: Literary Giant Salman Rushdie takes the Stage this Wednesday In Brief

Social on the Seacoast: Literary Giant Salman Rushdie takes the Stage this Wednesday

When Salman Rushdie takes the stage at The Historic Theater this Wednesday October 10 at 7:30, I’ll be sitting at the edge of my seat waiting to get a glimpse into the mind of this extraordinary man. One of the most celebrated writers of our time, Rushdie catapulted to worldwide fame in 1989 when the Ayatollah Khomeini declared his novel The Satanic Verses” offensive to Islam and issued a “fatwa” that sentenced him to death. For the next 10 years, Rushdie lived in hiding under the pseudonym Joseph Anton. And even now, although the Iranian government renounced the fatwah in 1998, Rushdie continues to receive death threats. Read More Read More
The Knockout Punch of Punch Brothers Music

The Knockout Punch of Punch Brothers

Chris Thile’s newest creation- Punch Brothers, a five-person band founded in 2006, was most recently nominated by the Americana Music Awards for best band. Thile, the former mandolinist in the critically acclaimed band Nickel Creek, was also nominated as best instrumentalist along with Dave Rawlings and Buddy Miller. Thile released his first five solo albums when he was just 13, and by the time he was twenty he was attracting a following among pop, country, and alternative-rock audiences. Read More Read More
Social on the Seacoast: A Weekend of Firsts at Telluride by the Sea In Brief

Social on the Seacoast: A Weekend of Firsts at Telluride by the Sea

There’s so much new and exciting to experience this weekend at Telluride by the Sea that I don’t know where to begin! Our lovely Seacoast city is always transformed into a buzzing film-lovers Mecca for this very special weekend, with cinephiles from all over the East Coast visiting for the chance to see six films fresh from their debut at the esteemed Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. What makes this a one-of-a-kind weekend is the privilege of experiencing the selections of an unsurpassed curating team from The Telluride Film Festival. Read More Read More
Round Robin with guest curator Guy Capecelatro III Music

Round Robin with guest curator Guy Capecelatro III

Thing is, I’m lucky.  I’m lucky and I’m ever so appreciative. My friends are awesome and generous and wildly talented.  I make a lot of songs and am always enlisting folks to help realize them.  For my last album, North for the Winter 30 different musicians accompanied me and all brought their own unique sensibility. If you come and stay with us and there’s a spare 15 minutes before heading off to swim at a swimming hole, I might ask you to sing a little backing vocal up in the attic where I record. Sorry, I’m presumptuous that way. Sorry, as well, but I might ask you to sing about some unseemly topics. Thing is, you smash it. You make it so nice in a way I didn’t know it could be and take it on as though it were your own. Read More Read More
Indie Gaming Comes to The Hall Wildcard

Indie Gaming Comes to The Hall

By Chris Dahlen If you’re a fan of pop culture, the word “indie” probably has certain positive connotations: independent films are the ones made by passionate directors who would never bow to a focus group; independent musicians are the ones who you can actually meet at their merch tables, when they try to sell you a t-shirt. Artists who work independently give up a certain amount of support for a certain creative ideal, and their audiences embrace them—when the bet pays off. First-time filmmakers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky have found the same passion and weirdness in the world of videogames, and they tell their story in a movie that’s inspiring and compelling, even as it tackles a difficult and knotty subject: games made by small teams who spend most of their time hunched in front of their computers, quietly fixing or breaking their code. Read More Read More

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