In celebration of 10 years of movie-making in our wonderful town, we are bringing amazing, award-winning films to our town for a film festival extravaganza. We have talented and seasoned filmmakers in our midst, along with aspiring film makers, and this year’s festival will be featuring the work of some of our own. The range of films reveals remarkably diverse topics, people and places. Check out the films and be prepared to invite friends and family to join in the fun. Following each film, the audience will be invited to stroll over to Elmer’s Store for a chance to schmooze with the film makers and enjoy all that Elmer’s offers for the crowd.
All events will take place at Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main Street, Ashfield.
6:30 —7:30 PM Forgotten Farms
Dave Simonds (Director) and Sarah Gardner (Producer – Professor at Williams College). Documentary. New England’s dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of baby greens and artisan cheese. Forgotten Farms examines class divisions and cultural divides in New England’s farm and food communities. Profiles of traditional New England dairy farmers, including Ashfield farmer, Ed Carter. Panel discussion and Q&A in town hall and later at Elmer’s with the Director, Producer, local farmers and Franklin Land Trust. $6 plus agency fee. Click here for the Trailer.