Jul 26
Circle
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/150113096 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The short film “Circle” depicts a young woman in despair, who after experiencing a tragic loss escapes into the seemingly perfect past. She loses herself in vivid memories and starts to neglect her real life. A constant inner struggle emerges between past and present, distorting her perception of reality. Ahmad Saleh, a young Palestinian screenwriter wrote “Circle” to cope with the losses he endured during the crises in Palestine. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Alexander Heringer Writer: Ahmad Saleh Producer: Daniel Piechocki,…
Jul 31
Flight
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/175491607 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS When a snowy owl shows up in Connecticut, a young bird watcher is determined to find it--and she won’t let a busy mom, a broken bike, or a bully get in her way. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Naomi Saito (will attend the Festival) Writer: Naomi Saito Producer: Hannah Ryan FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative short, Family-friendly Length: 10 min Location: USA Language: English
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 31
The Graveyard Shift
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS It’s long past midnight when the tired and jumpy waitress decides to go and investigate the ominous noise she hears right outside the roadside coffee shop she’s working at. She discovers that a she is being attacked by a Zombie! The zombie lazily wobbles inside the shop and corners the poor waitress behind the counter. How will she save herself? What will it take? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Lara Arikan Producer: Lara Arikan FILM INFORMATION Genre: Animated short, Family-friendly Length: 3 min Location: USA…
Jul 31
How You Look At It
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/160800327 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS "How You Look At It" is a silent comedy short film inspired by the Carl Jung quote, 'It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are themselves.' The story is about how love at first sight changes a man’s perspective of the world around him. With a little help from his inner theme songs, his environment comes together to support his quest to be with his new sighted love...or at least, say hello to her. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 7:15pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival…
Jul 31
The Kid
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTlUxNzt5Kw SYNOPSIS “A comedy with a smile – and perhaps a tear” – so opens this 1921 silent comedy-drama that will kick off the kids-friendly block at the Middlebury Marquis on Friday, August 28th at 10:30am. The film follows Charlie the Tramp as he finds The Orphan and takes him in, and their adventures that ensue. Written, producer, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, “The Kid” was Chaplin’s feature directorial debut and enjoyed huge success at its release. The Library of Congress preserved the film in the United States National Film Registry in 2011. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26,…
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…
Jul 31
The Laughter Life
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/176807445 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Laughter Life follows a week in the professional life of the young comedians who write and star in Studio C, a popular sketch comedy television show viewed by tens of thousands of people weekly. But theirs is not your typical comedy success story, as the cast and crew behind the program are practicing Mormons living in the deeply observant community of Provo, Utah. The film explores the tension inherent in creating "clean" comedy that will satisfy both the demands of the network and the cast's desire to generate a funny final product. SCREENING INFORMATION Date:…
Jul 31
Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/159539413 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Legs: a Big Issue in a Small Town is a light-hearted look at what it means to live in a small town--with all of the pros and cons that come with it. When a controversial piece of art gets publicly displayed, opinions start flying and feisty people take action. The film reveals a town chock full of lively characters and conflicts, as those who live there struggle to define their community. Is it an accepting, welcoming place to live? Maybe, but if you look closer, there are cracks in the veneer and the town is…
Jul 31
Life, Animated
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DLLFuiyWRY&feature=youtu.be SYNOPSIS From Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams, "Life, Animated" is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Roger Ross Williams Producer: Roger Ross Williams, Julie Goldman FILM INFORMATION…
Jul 31
The Magic Shoes
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Los Angeles, 1992. Nine year­-old Kamron and his family have just moved to the country from Iran in search of the American Dream. Left out of the recess basketball games, Kamron fantasizes about impressing his classmates with high­flying dunks ­ if only he had the right shoes to pull them off! With the Persian New Year approaching, Kamron is certain that his parents will grant his wish and buy him the new Air Jordans, but when his parents can't afford the pricey shoes Kamron is disappointed with a box of budget sneakers.…
Jul 31
Mr Ready
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS It's "Mr Rogers" meets "The Real World" in this Short that shows definitively that kids don't come with an owners manual! When Albert's time comes to take over Mom's shift as the 'Man of the House', he quickly finds himself faced with the one thing he never expected: Everything that matters...to his Son. What will he do? Is he 'Ready' for the job? Discover with him what happens when he uses the same analogy his Dad used on him all those years ago...on the next generation! SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016…