NHTP 2023-2024 Season Preview

2023/2024 Stories on Screen Film Series

From Sep 01, 2023

NHTP presents Stories on Screen free film screening series 

Admission is free for all screenings and donations are appreciated.
Refreshments will be available for sale. 


Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard

Sept 27 |  7:00pm

Free Renty tells the story of Tamara Lanier, an African American woman determined to force Harvard University to cede possession of daguerreotypes of her great-great-great grandfather, an enslaved man named Renty. The daguerreotypes were commissioned in 1850 by a Harvard professor to prove the superiority of the white race. The images remain emblematic of America's failure to acknowledge the cruelty of slavery.

Seacoast Secret HorrorFest

Oct 14 | 6:00pm to 2:00am


To celebrate the Halloween season, we will be holding movie marathon of 4 very different horror films that will not be announced until that night as each begins playing on the screen. What will they be? Only those who join us will find out... These carefully selected films will be sure to take you on a wild ride filled with terror, laughs and shock, as you try to make it through the night. Come for one film or come for all. Enjoy the refreshments to keep you going as we celebrate the "scary season" at NHTP!

NHTP Family Morning Movies - All Ages Welcome


Oct 28 | 10:00am
Oct 29 | 10:00am

Deep in the Colombian mountains, the Madrigal family possesses an extraordinary secret. Each member of the family is able to perform magic. Yet at the heart of the family is 15-year-old Mirabel, who does not seem to possess any unusual abilities. Faced with this harsh reality, Mirabel struggles to reconcile her place within her family while searching for who she truly is.

Thanksgiving Double-Feature


The Humans & Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 

Nov 22 | 6:00pm

Celebrate Friendsgiving with an NHTP double-feature to get you in the spirit of the holiday with themed snacks, tasty beverages, and two Thanksgiving-themed films. 

The Humans:  Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group's deepest fears are laid bare. CAST:  Beanie Feldstein, Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Steven Yeun

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Tale about a snob and a slob on the road who keep running into trouble—and each other—on their respective way home for Thanksgiving after they get stuck in Wichita when they were en route to Chicago. CAST:  Steve Martin, John Candy, William Windom, Michael McKean, Edie McClurg

Acclaimed Local Filmmaker Bill Humphrey

Not on this Night 

Dec 14, 21, and 28 - All at 7:00pm

Local filmmaker Bill Humphrey's acclaimed, award-winning film centers on a chance encounter between enemy combatants in a small farmhouse, the home of a young French woman, Jacqueline Broulet, in the Ardennes Forest on Christmas Eve 1944. As the Battle of the Bulge has been raging around her for weeks, Jacqueline unexpectedly finds herself sheltering and tending to two young, wounded soldiers, one American, Eddie Miller, and one German, Reinhold Shultz, who have been lost in the woods after being separated from their units. As the night passes, enemies see themselves as human beings. Humanity prevails, even in the bloody, wretched depths of war.

It's a Wonderful Life

Dec 22 | 7:00pm

Following the revival run of it's popular radio-play adaptation of this film classic, NHTP will screen the original to get you in the perfect holiday mood. Frank Capra's classic stars Oscar nominee James Stewart as George Bailey, a decent small-town banker who learns what life would have been like if he'd never been born after he unwittingly becomes involved in a mistaken case of bank fraud, which threatens his spirit and tests his will to live until a wise angel compels him to see how his presence has made an incredible impact on the people of Bedford Falls. CAST: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi

NHTP Family Morning Movies - All Ages Welcome

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Jan 6, 2024 | 10:00am
Jan 7, 2024 | 10:00am

Join the expedition visiting legendary Candy Man Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) in a splendiferous movie that wondrously brings to screen the endlessly appetizing delights of Roald Dahl’s classic book. Coated with flavorful tunes and production design that constantly dazzles the eye, this effervescent musical never fails to enchant the young and old. On a whirlwind tour of Willy’s incredible, edible realm of chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas and industrial-sized confections, a boy named Charlie (Peter Ostrum) will discover the sweetest secret of all: a generous, loving heart. And You’ll rediscover the timeless magic of a delicious family classic.  CAST:  Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Michael Bollner, Denise Nickerson

Good Night, and Good Luck

Jan 30 | 7:00pm

When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) dedicates himself to exposing the atrocities being committed by McCarthy's Senate "investigation." Murrow is supported by a news team that includes long-time friend and producer Fred Friendly (George Clooney). The CBS team does its best to point out the senator's lies and excesses, despite pressure from CBS' corporate sponsors to desist.  CAST:   David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr

NHTP Screen Classics

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Feb 6 | 7:00pm

When Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) become engaged, they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage arouses. Also attending the Draytons' dinner are Prentice's parents (Roy E. Glenn Sr., Beah Richards), who vehemently disapprove of the relationship.  CAST:  Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton, Cecil Kellaway

NHTP Screen Classics

Harold and Maude

Feb 13 | 7:00pm

Cult classic pairs Cort as a dead-pan disillusioned 20-year-old obsessed with suicide and a loveable Gordon as a fun-loving 80-year-old eccentric. They meet at a funeral, and develop a taboo romantic relationship, in which they explore the tired theme of the meaning of life with a fresh perspective.  CAST:   Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner

NHTP Family Morning Movies - All Ages Welcome


Feb 17 | 10:00am
Feb 18 | 10:00am

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Best in Show

March 5 | 7:00pm 

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show. The canine contestants and their owners are as wondrously diverse as the great country that has bred them.  CAST: Christopher Guest, Parker Posey, Michael Hitchcock, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara

NHTP Family Morning Movies - All Ages Welcome

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

March 9 | 10:00am

March 10 | 10:00am

A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and attempts to help him find a way home. Meanwhile, a group of government scientists attempt to capture the benevolent visitor for research. Won Oscars for sound, visual effects and score. CAST: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace Stone, Robert MacNaughton, Peter Coyote

NHTP Screen Classics

Cool Hand Luke

March 19  |  7:00pm

Academy Award winner Paul Newman stars with George Kennedy in this story of a man who will not surrender to authority--even at the cost of his life. When Luke Jackson (Newman) is sentenced to a Southern prison for a minor infraction, his intelligence, calm under pressure and inability to accept defeat soon gain him the respect of his fellow inmates on the chain gang--and the nickname Cool Hand Luke. But they also earn Luke the enmity of the warden, who cannot allow any inmate to challenge his authority. When Luke's mother dies, he decides to escape ... and he will not allow anyone to stop him.
CAST:   Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Jo Van Fleet, Lou Antonio


March 19 | 7:00pm


Before Sunrise 
and Before Sunset

March 29 | 7:00pm

Before Sunrise: Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy star as two young people who meet and whose lives are forever changed on a train from Budapest to Paris. They may have only one night, but when soul-mates find each other, anything can happen Before Sunrise.

Before Sunset A sequel to "Before Sunrise," this film starts nine years later as Jesse (Ethan Hawke) travels across Europe giving readings from a book he wrote about the night he spent in Vienna with Celine (Julie Delpy). After his reading in Paris, Celine finds him, and they spend part of the day together before Jesse has to again leave for a flight. CAST:  Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

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But I'm a Cheerleader!

Sept 6 | 7:00 pm

An Official Lezhang Event

When her parents suspect that she's a lesbian, a high-school student (Natasha Lyonne) is sent to a sexual-rehabilitation camp. Graham: Clea DuVall. Mike: RuPaul Charles. Mary: Cathy Moriarty. Williams: Bud Cort. Nancy: Mink Stole. Dolph: Dante Basco. Brown: Eddie Cibrian. Hilary: Melanie Lynskey. Lloyd: Wesley Mann. Larry: Richard Moll. Goldberg: Joel Michaely. Jan: Katrina Phillips. Andre: Douglas Spain. Sinead: Katharine Towne. Kimberly: Michelle Williams. Lipstick Lesbian: Julie Delpy.



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