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Filmmaker comes home to show support

Holliston native Adam Green (left, with Dave Brockie in the sitcom “Holliston”) will appear at a series of events this week to benefit the One Fund Boston.
Adam Green
Holliston native Adam Green (left, with Dave Brockie in the sitcom “Holliston”) will appear at a series of events this week to benefit the One Fund Boston.

Indie filmmaker and TV star Adam Green returns to his native Boston Tuesday through Thursday to host a series of events including the first public screening of “Hatchet III.” Proceeds from Green’s events will benefit One Fund Boston, which aids families affected by the Boston Marathon attacks. Green is best known for his 2006 horror comedy “Hatchet,” which proved popular enough to spawn two sequels. “Hatchet III,” which opens in theaters on June 14, will screen as part of the “Hatchet” movie marathon on Thursday, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Revere Hotel, Theater One, 200 Stuart St. Besides special guests from the films, the marathon also boasts a rare 35mm print of the original “Hatchet” from the United Kingdom and an uncensored 35mm print of “Hatchet II.”

Green is also the creator and star of the sitcom “Holliston,” named after and set in his Massachusetts hometown. The second season of “Holliston” premieres on FEARnet on June 4. But local audiences can see three episodes in advance on Tuesday at 7 p.m. when Green hosts a preview at Holliston High School followed by a Q&A session that includes cast members Joe Lynch and Laura Ortiz.

Green’s slate of local events also includes a “Boston Strong Party” at the Worcester Palladium Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. The party and silent auction (yes, you can bid on a date with Green) features “Hatchet” stars Kane Hodder and Zach Galligan. All proceeds will go toward One Fund Boston. Tickets will be available at the door the day of each event.

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Riding the waves


There’s no better way to welcome summer than with a feast of surfing movies. So head to Boston Surfs! The Regent Surf Film and Music Festival, four nights of international shorts and features Wednesday through Friday all starting at 7 p.m. at Arlington’s Regent Theatre. Presented with the Arlington International Film Festival, the opening program on Wednesday includes the short film “Relative” from Britain; “Surfing and Sharks” from South Africa; and “Surfing for Life,” which profiles 10 legendary surfers from the United States. Highlights on Thursday include the feature “Splinters,” about surfers who compete for a national championship as a way out of Papua New Guinea; and the Israel-Palestine feature “God Went Surfing With the Devil,” about a mixed group of Israelis and Americans who deliver surfboards to their Palestinian counterparts. The East Coast premiere of the Australian feature “Immersion,” surfer and filmmaker Tim Bonython’s love letter to the sport, takes place Friday.

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In the wind

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The DocYard’s summer series presenting new documentaries and filmmakers begins June 3 at the Brattle Theatre. Director Ben Nabors will engage in a discussion with the audience following the 7 p.m. screening of “William and the Windmill,” a grand jury prizewinner from this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The feature documentary profiles young Malawian William Kamkwamba as he builds a power-generating windmill from scrap parts to help his family escape famine and poverty.

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Bearing witness

Director Gregorio Smith presents the Boston premiere of his new documentary “Truth Be Told” for a one-night showing June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Smith, who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, says in a press release that his feature documentary “lifts the veil” on his childhood religion to, among other things, “expose a profit-driven, isolationist culture.” Smith will field audience questions following the screening.

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