Located just north of New York City, Northampton Massachusetts or ‘NoHo’ has been a popular New England destination due to its thriving arts culture, restaurants, shopping and surrounding five colleges. Join us as we feature the finest in film, food and events.
Mark your calendars for a weekend of great food, wine and film when NoHoIFF returns Columbus Day weekend October 10 – 12 at the Academy of Music Theatre. Walk into something wonderful.
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Cherry Cottage: The Story of an American House, tells the story of America through the owners and inhabitants of a small cottage in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. We meet Hans Morris and follow him as he discovers the history of the little house on the edge of his property. From the Native American inhabitants of New England to the 1960s counterculture, the history of Cherry Cottage is intertwined with the history of the region and the country as a whole. From director Dave Simonds. Featuring: Arlo Guthrie, Barbara Allen, Henry W. Art, Peter Begley – 76 mins
Raising Matty Christian profiles the life of Matthew G. Christian (1983-2009), known as ‘Matty’ from the town of Canton, Massachusetts, who was born without a full set of arms and legs and without a tongue. This inspirational documentary paints a portrait of an inspiring young man who never took no for an answer and set out to live life to the fullest. From director Christian de Rezendes. Featuring: Rick Bartel, Ken Berkowitz, Gary Bosselman – 85 mins
In Old Fashioned, a former frat boy and a free-spirited woman together attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” courtship in contemporary America. Directed by Rik Swartzwelder. Starring: Elizabeth Roberts, Rik Swartzwelder, LeJon Woods – 115 mins
In The Frontier, Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist, writes a letter to his estranged son, Tennessee, a ranch hand who hasn’t been home for years. At first, Tennessee is uncertain how to respond, but fearing what could happen if he does not make an effort to see his aging father, he decides to make the journey home. Directed by Matt Rabinowitz. Starring: Max Gail, Anastassia Sendyk, Oliver Seitz – 90 mins
Best Documentary Short
Best Feature Film
Best Feature Film
Filmmaker Merit Award
Join us for our nightly After Hours Party hosted by Packard’s Bar, and enjoy good company, a game of pool and tasty appetizers.
Directed by Dave Simonds
Directed by Mark Lundsten
Directed by Rosie Walunas
Directed by Christian de Rezendes
Directed by Rik Swartzwelder
Directed by Edward Lyons
Directed by Bradley Grenon
Directed by Laura Brown
Directed by Matt Rabinowitz