Session 3 Friday April 17
THE PARAMOUNT CENTER – Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington Street Boston MA 02111 Country: USA
3:00pm – 5:30pm
The People’s Forest 48 min
It’s one of the greatest environmental comeback stories in American history — how the White Mountains of New Hampshire were saved from destruction a century ago. In the late 1800s, the White Mountains were ground zero for a vast environmental disaster caused by intensive logging and forest fires. The destruction of New Hampshire’s forests sparked one of the nation’s first grassroots conservation movements and a decades-long national battle over the fate of eastern forestlands. Leading the way was a unique coalition of citizens, business, and civic groups that believed conservation could benefit both the environment and economy. This is the story of how those unlikely allies helped create the first National Forests in the east and save the White Mountains.
Writer, Director, Producer: David Huntley
4:00pm – 5:40pm
THE CHALLENGER 95 min
When they are evicted from their home, struggling Bronx auto mechanic Jaden Miller (Kent Moran) will do everything in his power to save he and his mother (S. Epatha Merkerson) from living on the streets. With the help of legendary trainer, Duane Taylor (Michael Clarke Duncan), Miller soon finds that Boxing is their ticket to a better life. Earning the title ‘Bronx Boy,’ Miller becomes a local hero. After winning a big fight, a cable network takes notice and decides to give Miller his own TV show, ‘The Challenger,’ which will follow him all the way to the Light-Heavyweight Title.
Cast: Michael Clarke Duncan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kent Moran, Ernie Sabella, Frank Watson, Justin Hartley, Michael Rivera, Rob Morgan, Robert Pike Daniel, and Stan Carp
Writer, Director: Kent Moran
Producers: Adam Hawkey, Ellyette Eleni, Kent Moran