Manhattan Short Film Festival

The 26th Annual

MANHATTAN SHORT is the only film festival on the planet to unfold simultaneously, in more than 500 cinemas on six continents.

Sept-28th thru Oct-4th

The Lonely Seal

International Film, Screenplay and Music Festival

...the home of “stories aching to be told.

WED - SUN | OCT 4th thru 8th

We Were Famous, You Don’t Remember: The Embarrassment

The long-awaited feature documentary

Ignited by punk’s invasion of the Great Plains, America’s gawkiest and greatest lost rock band battles conformity in Reagan-era Kansas.

Wedneday, October 11th - 7:30pm

One Hand Don’t Clap

Digitally Restored from 16mm Original

An engaging documentary that traces the history of Calypso and Soca music from their birth through its worldwide diaspora, including its popularization in the 1950s by Harry Belafonte

Wedneday, October 18th - 7:30pm

Psychedelic Cinema by Ken Brown

Live Accompaniment by Psychedelic Cinema Orchestra

A far-out journey back into the Psychedelic 60’s, revitalizing cult filmmaker Ken Brown’s Super 8 Films once used as light shows for Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and The Velvet Underground.

Friday, October 20th - 8:00pm

Common Ground

Saving the planet, one acre at a time.

The film investigates the power of regenerative farming systems –from large to small-scale farming as the key to unlocking more (and healthier) food to feed America and the world beyond.

Tuesday, October 24th - 7:30pm

A.K.A. Doc Pomus

Peter Miller and Will Hechter’s documentary

Jerome Felder emerged as one of the most brilliant songwriters of rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me and hundreds of other hits.

Thursday, October 26th - 7:30pm

Elis & Tom

"It had to be you"

Recorded over a 16-day period at MGM Studios in Los Angeles, California; Elis Regina and Tom Jobim created one of the most famous records of our history. This is the story of those epic sessions!

Wednesday, November 1st - 7:30pm

Joan Baez: I Am A Noise

An award winning biography on film...

...and a compelling, deeply personal documentary of the iconic Joan Baez; who has never told the full truth of her life, as she experienced it, until now.
Wednesday, November 8th - 7:30pm

Advice for Girls

An All-Women Ski Film

...puts a spotlight on the collective experience of women in the ski industry. The film highlights skiers across generations – from women who hold first descents to young skiers ready to make their mark on the slopes.

Thursday, November 9th - 8:00pm

Mountain on Stage

Winter 2023/2024

Mountains on Stage is back to celebrate its third screening at Arlington's Showplace! Experience a great time full of adventure and inspiration with the best mountain movies of the year!

Thursday, December 7th - 7:30pm

Sound of Music

SING-A-LONG with on-screen lyrics!

PLAY-A-LONG with your Do Re Mi "Sound of Music" bag of props! MARCH-A-LONG in the ON-STAGE COSTUME PARADE in your Sound-of-Music inspired costume!

TUE DEC 26th - THU DEC 28th

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