Jul 26
Blind Date
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYr-DxXXm2I WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Technology is transforming the way we date and find love. Mobile apps like Tinder and websites like OkCupid are whetting our appetite for instant visual gratification. But, if you’re single and blind, you face a distinct set of challenges in finding love. A digital divide has emerged between sighted and blind people in search of long-lasting partnerships. "Blind Date" is a short documentary following three blind New Yorkers on their quests for lust and love in the digital age. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS…
Jul 31
Child For Sale
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBqCo58oc7A VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In the United States alone, roughly 300,000 children are bought and sold for sex. Sex slavery is a growing and lucrative epidemic that is often more profitable than the drug trade. The perception is that these girls (and also boys) are prostitutes who entered sex work out of necessity or by choice. This concept didn’t make sense to high schooler Fiona Bock. Why would someone her own age “choose” to be a sex worker? The truth is, they didn’t. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule…
Jul 26
(Dis)honesty: The Truth About Lies
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/131580768 SYNOPSIS It’s human nature to lie; we all do it! From scandalous headlines to little white lies, "(Dis)Honesty" – The Truth About Lies explores the complex impact dishonesty has on our lives and everyday society. Interweaving groundbreaking experiments from celebrated behavioral economist Dan Ariely with personal stories from individuals affected by the unraveling of their lies, Ariely and a team of scientists uncover our propensity to be dishonest—sometimes even unknowingly. What’s revealed is a fascinating look at the forces behind our collective behavior and the many truths behind lies. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday August 27, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location:…
Aug 8
Freedom & Unity TV Collection
8 Aug, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS "Freedom & Unity TV Collection" is an annual film contest for young Vermonters who have made short films about their lives, passions and interests in their home state of Vermont. The films are judged by professionals in the film industry and awarded prizes. In 2016, 94 films were submitted. This is a selection of some of the winning films. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 10:00am Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS See below for filmmaker information. FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative or documentary short Length: 72 min (total runtime of all films) Location: USA Language: English…
Jul 26
God Knows Where I Am
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/155436707 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop, a prisoner of her own mind, survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves. SCREENING INFORMATION…
Jul 31
The Guys Next Door
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/121082340 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS "The Guys Next Door" is an intimate portrait of a real "Modern Family:" Meet Erik and Sandro, a gay couple whose friend Rachel is a surrogate for their two daughters. Rachel, who is in her mid-40s, is married to Tony and they three children. Together, they form a unique extended family. Elegantly shot and edited, told with candor and humor,"The Guys Next Door" in an inspiring story of family, friendship and gay rights. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 4pm Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Amy Geller and Allie Humenuk…
Jul 31
Harlan County USA
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Oeky4UImQ 40TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE SCREENING SYNOPSIS The epic “Brookside Strike” of 180 coal miners and their wives against the Eastover Coal Company in Harlan County, Kentucky became the subject of Barbara Kopple’s first feature documentary. By living with the striking miners for years, Kopple passionately portrays the miners’ struggle to establish more secure lives. Oscar-winning Harlan County, USA is a true landmark in the history of American documentary filmmaking. Barbara Kopple will join Jay Craven for an ON-STAGE CONVERSATION following the screening. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Barbara…
Jul 31
Hold It Down
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/WIFTSdf_F4w VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS One in 68 Americans are living with autism and 1% of the world has a type of Autism. Mute until the age of three, the film tells the story of Justin Fisher a battle rapper in Denver who is using music to overcome his struggles with autism. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 7:15pm Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Jacquelynne Causey (will attend the Festival) FILM INFORMATION Documentary short Length: 30 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/123916252 SYNOPSIS "The Nation" is a vivid look at America's oldest continuously published weekly magazine. Centered through Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, as well as an impressive array of passionate writers, the film is a journey into the soul of American Journalism. With unfettered access and unfiltered honesty, "The Nation" captures the day-to-day pressures and challenges of publishing a weekly magazine, as well as illuminating how the past continuously ripples through and shapes current events. It is the story of The Nation - and the nation - evolving into the future, as it is guided by its remarkable past. SCREENING INFORMATION…
Jul 31
Huntwatch
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/136225719 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Violent confrontation boils over in Canada as activists, fishermen and politicians battle over the fate of baby seals. In 1969, a charismatic activist, Brian Davies, set out on a personal crusade to save them. Little did he know the fight would last the rest of his life. All sides are fighting dirty. Davies hopes that he will live to see a victory for his seals, while the sealing industry scrambles to keep the hunt alive. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 4pm Location: Dana Auditorium The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Brant Backlund Writer:…
Jul 31
Lambing Season
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/134865367 SYNOPSIS "Lambing Season" pursues the idea of a man – writer, sheep farmer, and good sport Don Mitchell. Don's golden years carry baggage and freedoms, but what lies beneath is something deeper and more richly faceted. It is a film about choosing, chasing, and losing identity, and finding a new one among mapless backroads. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Dana Auditorium The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Andrew Baker (will attend the Festival) Writer: Andrew Baker Producer: Andrew Baker FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative short Length: 24 min Location: US Language: English
Jul 31
The Last Bay Scallop?
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/153502794 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The waters off Nantucket island support the last viable bay scallop commercial fishery on the east coast. But scientists estimate that it could fade into history within a decade. What will be lost in off-season economy and the island culture that grew up around the scallop fishery, if that dire prediction comes true? Can the town and local scientists repair the harbor's water quality and save the bay scallop? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: John Stanton (will attend the Festival) Writer: John…