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
Among Wolves
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/123009124 2017 VTEDDY WINNER: HERNANDEZ/BAYLISS PRIZE – TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT 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…
Aug 1
An Outrage
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/182761915 2017 VTEDDY WINNER: BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY 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…
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
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/P8hdYPiSALw 2017 VTEDDY WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD – FEATURE 2017 VTEDDY WINNER: CLIO VISUALIZING HISTORY PRIZE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN IN FILM SYNOPSIS The world’s most beautiful woman, actress Hedy Lamarr was also the secret inventor of technology that led to secure wifi, bluetooth and GPS communication. But her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved… until now. More about Hedy Lamarr. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Alexandra Dean (will attend the Festival) Writer: Alexandra Dean Producer: Alexandra Dean, Adam Haggiag, Katherine Drew FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature…
Aug 1
Breakfast of Dreams
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/178005998 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A true story about old age, and the distance one man goes for love (and breakfast). After suffering a debilitating stroke and losing his wife to cancer, Nils, a 78 year old from Lier, Norway, embarks on a 750km journey to order the Breakfast of Dreams from a café in Germany that he and his wife used to visit together. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Mark Robertson Writer: Mark Robertson Producer: Emilie Sørby FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 15 min Location: UK/Norway/Germany Language: English/Norwegian/German…
Jul 29
Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/168981308 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A powerful and intimate documentary that dives off the edge, into the truth of women’s experience in the world. Clips from the original film serve as a catalyst for personal stories by viewers who saw it in 1991 and wrote about it at that time in their lives. Today these same people bring us forward through time, connecting past and present, to consider what has changed in the way women are treated by the world. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 4:00 pm Location: Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Jennifer Townsend (will attend…
Jul 29
Cicada Music In Ohio
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/225390168 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE SYNOPSIS David Rothenberg, author of Bug Music and Why Birds Sing, heads to Ohio to play clarinet live with seventeen-year cicadas, a once-in-a-generation opportunity. He is joined by accordionist Lucia Vitková and biologist John Cooley, who is not sure if cicadas are really all that musical. Listen to the musicians and the scientist interact with the fascinating creatures, and you the viewer can decide. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: National Bank of Middlebury CREDITS Director: Umru Rothenberg Writer: David Rothenberg (will attend the Festival) Producer: Umru Rothenberg FILM INFORMATION Genre:…
Aug 1
Death By A Thousand Cuts
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/XjryBMOccjo SYNOPSIS Eligio Eloy Vargas, alias Melaneo, a Dominican Park Ranger in the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, was found brutally murdered by machete. At the time, he was believed to have been investigating an illegal charcoal production site often run by Haitians coming across the border into protected Dominican forests. This murder becomes the metaphor for the larger story of increasing tension between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over illicit charcoal exploitation and mass deforestation. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Juan Mejia Botero & Jake Kheel Producer: Ben Selkow…
Jul 29
Death in the Wilderness
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/214026643 SYNOPSIS A young Civil War widow searches for the body of her husband a year after he is killed in action in Virginia. In the years following the war she struggles to preserve his memory and find meaning in his death. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Kevin Thornton (will attend the Festival) Writer: Kevin Thornton Producer: Kevin Thornton FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 40 min Location: USA Language: English