Aug 1
32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/228844146 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A few days before December 12, 2008, Hope Litoff’s sister Ruth decorated her Manhattan loft like a beautiful stage set, with 15 suicide notes surrounding her and specially selected gifts for her closest friends. Multiple bowls of cat food were left in case it took a while to find her, and every one of her hundreds of markers was in rainbow order. The police officer who came to the scene whispered, “I’ve never seen anything like this.” (Producer Beth Levison, Middlebury graduate, will attend the Festival.) SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director:…
Jul 29
The 39th
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/Ob6e5Cwmatg NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In one of the most brutal Chicago winters on record, Will Guzzardi trudges door to door, hour after hour, introducing himself to the residents of Illinois’ 39th District — asking for their vote in the upcoming Democratic primary for Illinois’ House. The district has been represented by incumbent Toni Berrios for 12 years, running unopposed for nearly a decade, a true machine candidate. A compelling story of one community’s decision to take back the political process. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 10:00 am Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Laura Fallsgraff Producer:…
Jul 29
8 Borders, 8 Days
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/200390490 SYNOPSIS A single mother shows us the consequences of closing America’s doors to families fleeing war. With no answer to her application for resettlement in the US, and every other path to safety closed off, a smuggler’s raft to Europe was the only way out. 8 Borders, 8 Days is her story; the intimate details of why a fiercely-determined mother is willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future and an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Amanda Bailly…
Jul 29
833
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/176321154 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Perpetually late, Jake confides in Mrs Miller, a wheelchair bound lady, who sees the world through different eyes. If only his boss saw things that way. Ultimate happiness lies in Jake’s hands… but can he find a way to break the perpetual cycle and channel his inner hero? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: National Bank of Middlebury CREDITS Director: Vijay D. Varu Writer: Vijay D. Varu Producer: Roger Woods FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 10 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 1
A Pact Among Angels
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/228349287 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Adrien, a solitary, middle-aged man, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and is kidnapped by two brothers age 14 and 18 who have gotten themselves in big trouble. This starts the bizarre trio on a crazy journey that reveals each person’s true character. Linked by a common destiny, these three fragile individuals must overcome their prejudices and work together to survive. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Richard Angers (will attend the festival) Writer: Richard Angers Producer: Geneviève Lavoie (will attend the festival)…
Aug 1
Abundant Acreage Available
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS After their father dies, a middle-aged brother and sister wrestle with legacy and ownership when three brothers, whose family farmed the land for generations, return after 50 years. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25, 2017 Time: 10:30am Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Angus MacLachlan Writer: Angus MacLachlan Producer: Kate Churchill FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 80 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 29
Among Wolves
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/123009124 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Wolves are no ordinary biker club as revealed in this gorgeously shot, surprisingly intimate portrait of trauma and survival. Still struggling from the aftermath of the Bosnian War, they organize charity for their small mountain town and defend the threatened herd of wild horses they first met on the frontline. It’s out there with the horses, where they confront their past and reclaim that territory as a space for healing. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Shawn Convey (will attend the Festival) Writer: Shawn Convey…
Jul 29
An Autobiography
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/192128665 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Two days before her retirement, Anja makes a decision: she will not leave her work in a rental cars parking hall deep underground, a place where she has worked like a queen bee, nursing cars and the mechanics around her. But when the boss upstairs sends a young trainee down who is ready to replace her, Anja is forced to face the fact – her life as she knows it is coming to an end. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Mari Mantela Producer: Klaus Heydemann…
Aug 1
An Outrage
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/182761915 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS An Outrage is a documentary film about lynching in the American South. Filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states and bolstered by the memories and perspectives of descendants, community activists, and scholars, this unusual historical documentary seeks to educate even as it serves as a hub for action to remember and reflect upon a long-hidden past. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Directors: Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren Producer: Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 34 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 1
Balloonfest
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Cleveland attempts to overcome its nickname “The Mistake by the Lake”, by launching a bunch of balloons. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: National Bank of Middlebury CREDITS Director: Nathan Truesdell Producer: Charlotte Cook & J. Goncalves FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 6 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 1
The Bird Who Could Fly
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/220711848 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Arthur, a young Korean-American attorney, juggles his mother’s religious extremism with his attempts to heal his brothers’ self-destructive lives. Ultimately, he must emerge to find his own life, apart from the cultural pressures and real-life rubble from which he comes. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Raphael Sbarge Writer: Robert Munic Producer: Raphael Sbarge & Robert Munic FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 19 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 1
Black Dawn
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/blackdawn SYNOPSIS Using cut out and other animation techniques, the filmmakers transform paintings by prominent Haitian artists into a visually exquisite tribute to the first black republic - and second independent country in the New World. Featuring hypnotic African-Caribbean rhythms and chants, solid historical background, and a vibrant animation style, this award-winning film conveys a complex social movement through a visual language accessible to everyone. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Robin Lloyd & Doreen Kraft Writer: Robin Lloyd & Doreen Kraft Producer: Robin Lloyd & Doreen Kraft FILM INFORMATION Genre:…