Latchis Arts film series showcases Keene State College curators

BRATTLEBORO — Latchis Arts’ Spotlight Series returns in February with a month of films curated in collaboration with Keene State College’s KSC Film Society.

Spotlight is a curated series featuring films that highlight different voices in film, in this case the curatorial voice of students at Keene State College.

The KSC Film Society is a student organization of film aficionados who meet weekly to share their passion for film and to program weekend screenings at KSC’s Putnam Theater, bringing the best of art house, indie, and unusual cinema to the Keene State community. KSC Film Society members will attend some of the Spotlight screenings at the Latchis to share their thoughts on the selections.

On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 and 12, the series features First Cow, a 2019 feature film about a skilled cook who joins a group of fur trappers out West in the 1820s and finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant. Soon the two collaborate on an unusual business venture involving the secret use of a landowner’s prized dairy cow. First Cow has a 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes and is rated PG-13.

Spotlight continues the weekend of Feb. 18 and 19 with the documentary Dawson City Frozen Time. In 1978, a bulldozer uncovered a cache of silent films buried in the Canadian permafrost for decades. Director Bill Morrison weaves images from this unearthed cinematic treasure trove into a mesmerizing and thought-provoking film. It has a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The series wraps up on Feb. 25 and 26 with The Last Black Man in San Francisco. In this feature film from 2016, two friends try to reclaim a family house, launching them on a journey that connects them to their past as it challenges their friendship and their sense of home. The film has a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes and is rated R.

Films in February are shown on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. at the Latchis Theatre. Admission is by suggested donation of $10, but no one will be turned away.

Proceeds from Spotlight Series films benefit the nonprofit Latchis Arts. For more information, visit

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