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
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…
Aug 1
A Pact Among Angels
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/228349287 2017 VTEDDY WINNER: BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE 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:…
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 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
Black Mass
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/CE3e3hGF2jc SYNOPSIS Based on the book by MNFF special guest Dick Lehr, the film stars Johnny Depp and portrays the true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous, violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. On-Stage Conversation to follow | Dick Lehr talks with MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven about the making of Black Mass from his heralded book. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Scott Cooper Writer: Mark…
Aug 1
Blood Simple
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator, played by the great M. Emmet Walsh, to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. The prolific actor M. Emmet Walsh joins host Jay Craven following the screening for a lively Q&A about the making of the Coen brothers’ first film. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Writer: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Producer: Ethan Coen FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 99 min Location: USA…
Aug 1
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
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 Length:…
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…
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…
Aug 1
Dina
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017 Time: 7:15pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles Producer: Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 101 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 1
Fun Mom Dinner
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/QszTnwccNoI SYNOPSIS Four moms whose only common ground is their kids' preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless "fun mom dinner." SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Alethea Jones Writer: Julie Rudd Producer: Andrew Duncan FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 81 min Location: USA Language: English