The 4th Annual Greater New Milford Film Festival will run from Friday, September 27 to Sunday, October 4, 2019. Our festival was designed to promote the works of local filmmakers and providing them with an opportunity to have their work showcased on the big screen all while raising money for scholarships.

Friday, September 27

5B | Bank Street Theater | 7:30 pm | Free | Reserve Tickets
95 Minutes [NR] Sponsored by New Milford VNA & Hospice
Q&A with Producer Brenden Gaul to follow the screening
Synopsis: 5B is the inspirational story of
everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of these nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty. The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes, nurses and caregivers worthy of renewed
recognition. The film premiered at the 2019 Festival de Cannes as an Official Special Screening.

saturday, September 28

Greater New Milford Filmmakers | Bank Street Theater | 7:00 pm | Free | Reserve Tickets
110 Minutes [NR] Sponsored by Gary Passineau & Sherry Wheeler of William Raveis New Milford
Q&A with filmmakers to follow each short film
Synopsis: A collection of short films made by greater-New Milford area filmmakers.

  • Delusions of Panic by Gordon Olivea
  • Drums, Lies, & Videotape by Douglas Poger
  • Juice Box Jig by Gabe Fowler
  • Track & Field Docs by Myke Furhman
  • Get Me There by Brittany Nisco
  • Intermedium by Erik Bloomquist
SUNDAY, September 29

Beautiful Boy | Bank Street Theater | 7:00 pm | Free | Reserve Tickets
120 Minutes [R] Sponsored by NM CAN
Q&A with Jason O’Connor, Youth Advocate, to follow the screening
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

monday, September 30

Beautiful Boy | Bank Street Theater | 7:00 pm | Free | Reserve Tickets
120 Minutes [R] Sponsored by NM CAN
Q&A with Jason O’Connor, Youth Advocate, to follow the screening
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

tuesday, october 1

A Dog’s Journey | New Milford Senior Center | 6:00 pm | Free
100 Minutes [PG] Sponsored by NM Public Library
This film is being shown as part of the New Milford Public Library’s Independent Spirit Series
Synopsis: A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

Wednesday, october 2

Wildland | Bank Street Theater | 7:00 pm | $10 | Purchase Tickets
80 Minutes [NR] Sponsored by Bad Dream Brewing
Synopsis: Epic and intimate in the same breath, WILDLAND tells the story of a single wildland fire fighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, love and defeat all over the course of a single fire season. What emerges is a cinematic story of a small group of working-class men, their exterior world, their interior lives, and the fire that lies between.

THURSday, october 3

Manhattan Short Film Festival | Bank Street Theater | 7:00 pm | $15 | Purchase Tickets
120 Minutes [NR] Sponsored by Bakewell & Mulhare
Synopsis: The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from seven countries with films from France, Iran, Canada, Finland, and Germany alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final Ten films represent the best short films from among 1,250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide. In this series you get to be the judge and vote for your favorite film. A winner will be announced on Monday, October 7.

FRIday, october 4

Litchfield Hill’s Screenwriter’s Workshop | Makery Coworking | 7:00 pm | $5
A workshop focused on screenwriting. Bring your scripts for page readings and critiques.

Saturday, october 5

The Last Train To Pittsfield | Bank Street Theater | 12:00 pm | Free | Reserve Tickets
80 Minutes [NR] Sponsored by Bank Street Theater
Q&A with State Representative Bill Buckbee to follow the screening
Synopsis: A vintage documentary that journeys along the last passenger train to travel from Danbury, CT to Pittsfield, MA.

Sunday, october 6

Manhattan Short Film Festival | Bank Street Theater | 12:00 pm | $15 | Purchase Tickets
120 Minutes [NR] Sponsored by Bakewell & Mulhare
Synopsis: The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from seven countries with films from France, Iran, Canada, Finland, and Germany alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final Ten films represent the best short films from among 1,250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide. In this series you get to be the judge and vote for your favorite film. A winner will be announced on Monday, October 7. A reception will follow this screening for ticketholders at Lucia Ristorante.