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FilmWorks Forum

FilmWorks Forum is a non-profit community service presenting interesting and inspiring independent and documentary films followed by a forum of people involved in the creation of the film… filmmakers, producers, screenwriters, actors…. to speak and share in what the process of film making involves or why a particular project was created or funded.

FilmWorks Forum screenings are usually held early on Sunday afternoons and are open to the public free of charge.

Submit a Film:
We also encourage filmmakers interested in submitting their film to contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call our office at 860-435-2897. We look for films that are relevant to the cultural, environmental and political climate of our times and that have a close connection to our region and the interests of our communities.

Collaborate with FilmWorks Forum:
We are always open to collaborations with regional nonprofit organizations to screen films that are of mutual interest to our communities. Contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Suggest a Film:
Your input into the selection of these films is vitally important. We welcome any suggestion that you have and any leads to filmmakers who may want to screen a film that fits the criteria. Contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

FilmWorks Forum, continuing festival of the filmed arts, began in 1997 and is currently in its 15th year. Sign up below for our emailer to receive the FilmWorks Forum schedule, as well as Gallery openings, Movies and special events.

FilmWorks Forum Presents

The Civic Life Project

The Civic Life Project

The Salisbury Forum/FilmWorks Forum collaboration with The Civic Life Project

SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING Drugs, Guns, Redemption & Edward Snowden: Stories from Young Filmmakers Exploring the Drug Culture, Gun Violence, Sexual Assault and NSA Surveillance.

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Admission: FREE

The Civic Life Project is an alternative to the standard High School Civics Class. The project is a collaboration with high school teachers, which allows educators to use filmmaking to transform the classroom into a laboratory for civics. The Civic Life Project brings professional journalists and filmmakers into the classroom to mentor students as they produce a short documentary film. By capturing the imagination of students, filmmaking offers a unique approach to education; where students discover that education can go beyond the classroom. The goal is to empower students, teaching them that they have a voice and the power to transform their community.

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FilmWorks Forum Presents

Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic

Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012

A Special Screening of Award-Winning Film ‘Human Terrain’ with Filmmaker James Der Derian
Presented by the SALISBURY FORUM in collaboration with the FilmWorks Forum of The Moviehouse.

‘Human Terrain’is two stories in one. The first exposes a new Pentagon effort to enlist the best and the brightest in a struggle for hearts and minds. Facing long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military initiates ‘Human Terrain Systems’, a controversial program that seeks to make cultural awareness the centerpiece of the new counterinsurgency strategy. Designed to embed social scientists with combat troops, the program swiftly comes under attack as a misguided and unethical effort to gather intelligence and target enemies. Gaining rare access to war games in the Mojave Desert and training exercises at Quantico and Fort Leavenworth, Human Terrain takes the viewer into the heart of the war machine and a shadowy collaboration between American academics and the military.

Open to the Public, Free of Charge

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FilmWorks Forum Presents

Ghost Bird

Ghost Bird

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011

FilmWorks Forum in collaboration with the Audubon Sharon presents a Feature Documentary filmed in the swamps of Eastern Arkansas
Directed by: Scott Crocker

Synopsis: Set in a murky swamp overrun with birders, scientists, and reporters, Ghost Bird explores
the limits of certainty, the seductive power of hope, and how one phantom woodpecker
changed a sleepy Southern town forever.

Q&A following the screening
with Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut

Mr. Comins is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford , and has worked in the bird conservation arena for the last 15 years. Patrick has deep Yankee roots. His family has lived in Connecticut since 1635, a legacy that strengthens his deep personal commitment to conserving the habitats and character of the state. He began his career with the Connecticut Audubon Society doing bird surveys on the coast at the McKinney NWR and then worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a biological technician at the Refuge. He has been with Audubon Connecticut as the Director of Bird Conservation for Connecticut since 2000, overseeing Connecticut ’s Important Bird Areas and other conservation programs.He is the principal author of Protecting Connecticut’s Grassland Heritage and President of the ConnecticutOrnithological Association and was the 2007 recipient of their Mabel Osgood Wright Award.

Open to the Public Free of Charge

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FilmWorks Forum Presents

Fresh

Fresh

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010

FilmWorks Forum in collaboration with the American Farmland Trust
Directed by: ana Sofia joanes
FRESH” celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision of our food and our planet’s future. FRESH addresses an ethos that has been sweeping the nation and is a call to action America has been waiting for.
Open to the Public Free of Charge
A Panel Discussion with Hudson Valley Farm and Food Leaders
will follow the Screening:

American Farmland Trust
David Haight
New York Director of American Farmland Trust
www.farmland.org/newyork

Winter Sun Farms
Jim Hyland
President
http://www.wintersunfarms.com/home.php
http://farm2tablecopackers.com/

Great Performances/ Katchkie Farm
Liz Neumark
http://www.greatperformances.com/farm/katchkie-farm

Edible Hudson Valley Nancy Brannigan Painter
http://www.ediblecommunities.com/hudsonvalley/

Open to the Public Free of Charge

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Robinhood Radio

Hammertown Barn

Harney Real Estate

Main Street Magazine

Crown Maple

day spa

Michael Goldman Architect

Irving Farm Coffee

Berkshire School

High Watch Recovery Center

Visionary Computer

Associated Lightning Rod Company

52 Main

Berkshirestyle

Noble Horizons

Red Devon

HOTCHKISS SCHOOL

Eckert fine art

Darren Winston Books

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