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2024 Festival
September 20-22
Our 20th year!

Newburyport

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             2024 Festival September 20-22
                            Our 20th year!

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To mark Autism Acceptance Month, we’re offering a special screening window for LET ME BE ME. Kyle Westphal has autism, and he also has a family that loves him and meets him on his own terms. As a child, Kyle hid himself away beneath blankets and fabric. Today, he is a renowned clothing designer with an encyclopedic knowledge of fashion history.

Watch LET ME BE ME on Kinema through April 18, then join us in THE WATCH CLUB for a live Q&A with Kyle Westphal and co-director Katie Taber at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

THE WATCH CLUB Interview

What is THE WATCH CLUB?

Keep the conversation going throughout the year in THE WATCH CLUB. It's like a book club, but for documentaries. Each month we'll recommend a new documentary to stream, then invite you to join us on YouTube and Facebook for a live online Q&A with the filmmaker.

THE WATCH CLUB April ‘24

Celebrating our 20th year, the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival is pleased to partner with the City of Newburyport Resiliency Committee to present an evening with two films that address the climate crisis as it affects our community. This timely program about one of our biggest collective challenges will take place Sunday, April 28 at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport. Reception begins at 6pm. Film screening at 7pm. Tickets $18-20. The filmmakers will be present with a post-screening Q&A!

CLIMATE RESILIENCY SCREENING

Funding for this program is provided by the City of Newburyport Resiliency Committee through a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action program.

Tickets available at the box office

“Last Man Fishing” “Last Man Fishing” (dir. JD Schuyler) is a cinematic look at a vastly changing seafood system through the lens of small-boat fishers and experts.

Narrated by best-selling author Mark Bittman and starring “Captain Tim” Rider, proprietor of Kittery’s New England Fishmongers, the film explores
the struggle for the survival of independent, sustainability-oriented fishermen in the face of the industrial-scale destruction of ocean habitats by corporate seafood interests. View Trailer

Inspired by the Massachusetts Oyster Project, “The Oyster Revival: Restoring Our Waters” (dir. Allison Keir) is a short film about the miraculous power of oysters to clean and restore our polluted urban and coastal marine habitats.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!

to the 20th annual

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

September 20-22, 2024

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The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival is supported in part by grants from the local cultural councils of the surrounding towns as well as our local sponsors.
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