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“Discovering Watertown”, a WPBS-TV local production, chronicles the fascinating and rich history of Watertown, New York. Originally broadcast as a three-part series, Discovering Watertown journeys through the past beginning with the “Settlement & the Early Years”, which covers the prehistoric ice age through the founding of Watertown and into the 1840’s. The following segment, “Industrial Growth & Prosperity, shows us how the city transforms from a rugged wilderness into an industrial...
Keepers of the Game
82 minutes | Directed by Judd Ehrlich
Lacrosse was born in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory as a sacred game, traditionally reserved for men. Just off the reservation at Salmon River High in Fort Covington, NY an all-Native girls lacrosse team comes together, seeking to be the first Native women’s team to bring home a Section Championship. But first, they will have to overcome their crosstown rivals, Massena High.
118 minutes | Directed by Matt Ross | Starring Viggo Mortensen
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Length: 14 minutes 40 seconds
Written and Directed by: Paulina Skibińska
(Experimental/Documentary) The story is told from the point of view of the rescue team, of the diver entering the underwater all covered by ice, and of the ordinary people awaiting on the shore.
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As she nears the end of her life, through observations about love, money, marriage and death, Kazuko develops a deeper intimacy both with herself and the filmmaker, while inviting the viewer to deeply consider their own life. And death. The film, directed by Watertown native Ian Thomas Ash (WHS class of 1994), has received many international awards...
HoneyBee, directed by Nicki Harris who grew up in upstate New York and considers it her inspiration, was filmed entirely in Dexter and Cape Vincent New York. HoneyBee takes place in Dexter NY, where the quiet town is jumpstarted by the arrival of an enigmatic family; a statuesque mother named Louisa and her gorgeous teenage sons. As the town falls under the hypnotic spell of the young men, one teen girl sees the peculiar loyalty that holds them together and the lengths they will go.
directed by John Carpenter
Carthage, NY native and cult film-meister John Carpenter teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.
Length: 4 minutes, 43 seconds
Directed by: Danyel Fortin
Written by: Danyel Fortin and Paul Neary
(Documentary) Historians John Steckley and Jamie Hunter take us through the life and hard times of Canada's first Aboriginal Saint.
Patsy the Snowman
Length: 2 minutes, 14 seconds
Written and Directed by: Brian Oakes
(Animated/Comedy) Humans and animals come together to take advantage of poor Patsy the Snowman.