Sugar! screening

The Little Theatre will screen the High Falls Film Festival's Audience Choice — BEST of the FEST Narrative Film, Sugar! (Shari Berman, USA 2016, Narrative Feature Film, 81 min.).

Responding to a dare, Leslie, a 50+ Indiana piano teacher (Tony-award winner Alice Ripley) secretly forms an all-woman rock band, Sugar. At the same time, her husband, a conservative Republican, runs for Congress. The band quickly goes viral as "MILF" musicians. When her husband (SAG Award Winner Robert Clohessy) and college-bound daughter discover the secret, all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, Leslie has a clandestine affair with a younger bartender and while being caught between responsibilities and dreams, she almost destroys the band. But victory is in the air …

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-14]

My Love Affair with the Brain : The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond screening

The Little Theatre will screen the High Falls Film Festival's Audience Choice — BEST of the FEST Documentary, My Love Affair with the Brain : The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond (Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg, USA 2016, Documentary Feature Film, 61 min.).

Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience. This documentary mixture of real science and real life reveals a unique portrait of one woman's life as a pioneer in the emerging field of neuroscience. Dr. Diamond decisively challenged old views and changed forever our paradigm for understanding the brain. Enrichment and plasticity were the scientific battleground for this "brain whisperer." My Love Affair with the Brain was filmed over five years and is part biography, part scientific adventure story, and part inspirational tale.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-14]

The Founders screening

The Little Theatre will screen The Founders (Carrie Schrader & Charlene Fisk, USA 2016, Documentary Feature Film, 85 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with directors Carrie Schrader, and Charlene Fisk.

They were not supposed to be athletes, they were not supposed to get paid to play, they were not supposed to call the shots. But in 1950, 13 amateur women golfers battled society, finances, and sometimes each other to stake their claim to become professional sportswomen by creating the Ladies Pro Golf Association — the first and longest-running professional sports organization for women. With humor, grit and raw talent, these underdogs not only changed the course of women's sports, they created a timeless story of redemption and endurance. The funny and moving journey is told through rare archival footage, historical re‐enactments and current‐day interviews with leading players and the four surviving founders. The Founders tells the story of the women who defied convention for the love of a game that most said had no place for them.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

The Wedding Invitation screening

The Little Theatre will screen The Wedding Invitation (Rainy Kerwin, USA 2016, Narrative Feature Film, 88 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Rainy Kerwin.

Three best friends will endure heartbreak, humiliation, and hangovers to find dates to the 1980s prom-themed wedding of a lifetime. After receiving their wedding invitations, they have one week to track down their crushes and turn them into "plus ones." Their drunken and walk-of-shame missions will require them to break all of the rules of dating and take control of their own fates to make it happen. But with a dose of courage and the support of their girlfriends anything's possible, in this film that's been called "Bridesmaids meets Sex and the City."

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

Quaker Oaths screening

The Little Theatre will screen Quaker Oaths (Louisiana Kreutz, USA 2016, Narrative Feature Film, 88 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Louisiana Kreutz.

When Quakers get married, they ask every wedding guest to sign their marriage certificate. It's a sweet tradition that signifies the importance of community. But when Joe and Emily want to get divorced, that sweet tradition creates an unexpected challenge: now every guest must cross off their name to make the split official. In this off-beat comedy, our two would-be divorcees hit the highway to track down friends and relatives, revisiting old feelings and discovering new ones along the way.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

Te Ata screening

The Little Theatre will screen Te Ata (Nathan Frankowski, USA 2016, Narrative Feature Film, 105 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Te Ata.

Storyteller Te Ata was invited to perform at The White House in 1933 for FDR's first state dinner — an early highlight of a career that spanned six decades. Te Ata earned international fame presenting a unique one-woman show of American Indian heritage and culture to audiences across the United States, Canada, and Europe. She set her sights on Broadway and what she thought was her life's dream. Audition after audition she was rejected and Te Ata instead pursued her passion of storytelling.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

The Saver screening

The Little Theatre will screen The Saver (Wiebke von Carolsfeld, Canada 2016, Narrative Feature Film, 90 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Wiebke von Carolsfeld.

After her mother's sudden death, 16-year old Fern sets out to fight for life on her own terms. Inspired by a self-help book, she replaces her grief with the quest to become a millionaire — "all you have to do is save!"

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]

To Keep The Light screening

The Little Theatre will screen To Keep The Light (Erica Fae, USA 2016, Narrative Feature Film, 85 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with director Erica Fae.

Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper's wife struggles with her work and her sanity as she cares for her sick husband in the 1870s. When a stranger washes up on shore, secrets hidden in deep waters come to light, and she is forced to confront both her past and her future. Shot on an island off the coast of northern Maine, To Keep the Light paints a landscape of stark, aching beauty, and reveals the inner life of a woman who is, literally and figuratively, at the edge of society.

[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]