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
Dad’s 50th Surprise Party
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/224505271/601084de01 SYNOPSIS Two brothers team up to finally one up their prankster dad for his 50th birthday. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: National Bank of Middlebury CREDITS Director: Matt Lennon Writer: Matt Lennon Producer: Matt Lennon FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short, Vermont Collection Length: 10 min Location: USA Language: English
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
Aug 1
The ‘F’ Word
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Failure is the “F” word and academic failure is a shameful topic that many students feel the effects of but never openly discuss with their peers. What does it feel like to be a struggling student in an academically rigorous school? This short documentary traces the filmmaker’s journey to understand her failures and how the educational system works in unpredictable ways. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Sasha Whittle (will attend the Festival) Writer: Sasha Whittle Producer: Sasha Whittle FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short, Family Length: 16 min Location: USA…
Aug 1
Freedom & Unity / Conversations from the Open Road
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A selection of short films made by local Vermont teens, selected from the winners of the Freedom & Unity Youth Film Competition and the Conversations from the Open Road showcase. “Freedom & Unity TV Collection” is an annual juried film competition for young Vermonters who have made short films about their lives, passions and interests in their home state of Vermont. Conversations from the Open Road showcases the work of Vermont high school and college students, as part of a two-week digital journalism and storytelling media program. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 10:00 am Location: Marquis…
Jul 29
Gathering Time
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/224508306 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Meghan Stotko and Andy Paonessa tap 1200 trees by hand, producing wood fired Maple Syrup to support their farmstead in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. With little dialogue and no narration, this observational documentary reveals the labor and landscape of this time honored tradition. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Time: 1:30pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Corey Hendrickson (will attend the Festival) Producer: Corey Hendrickson FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 8 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 29
Good Funk
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/182779418 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Set in a Brooklyn neighborhood on the verge of gentrification, GOOD FUNK tells the story of three generations of citizens, Afro-Caribbean immigrants, whose lives intersect through acts of kindness. The product of an educational training and literacy program that recruited young Brooklynites to learn filmmaking craft, share their stories, and collaborate for pay on a feature film production, the film is a portrait of love enduring and a testament to discovering family in unexpected places. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Adam Kritzer (will attend the…
Jul 29
It’s Criminal
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/194059127 SYNOPSIS “It's Criminal” is a powerful critique of the economic and social inequities that divide the United States. The film offers a window into a rural jail, an Ivy League college and what happens when these worlds collide. Shot in an intimate verite style, the feature documentary shares the life-changing experiences of female prisoners and Dartmouth College students working together to write and perform an original play about the lives of the incarcerated women. It delves into privilege, poverty and injustice, and asks viewers to think about who is in prison and why -- while also sharing an inspiring…
Jul 29
Sunlight Man
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/227308314 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Sunlight Man is Joel Gardner’s personal documentary probing the deep flaws his father, novelist John Gardner, struggled to overcome on his journey to literary stardom. John Gardner endured a childhood trauma. Though passionate, charismatic, generous and gifted, he waged a losing battle against his self- destructive nature. Joel comes to terms with his grief as he traces the arc of his father’s brief, brilliant life in a compassionate story of redemption, and ultimately forgiveness. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Joel Gardner (will attend the Festival) Writer:…
Aug 1
Three Red Sweaters
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
2017 VTEDDY WINNER: JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER CREATIVE CULTURE AWARD SYNOPSIS Using her grandfather's 16mm family films, a woman explores how our memories are changing now that we have the technology to document every moment of our lives. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Martha Gregory (will attend the Festival) Writer: Martha Gregory Producer: Martha Gregory FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 10 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
Black Canaries
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/114393335 2016 VTEDDY WINNER: VSO SPECIAL AWARD – BEST INTEGRATION OF MUSIC INTO FILM VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Isolated, desperate, and haunted by his coal-stained birthright, Clarence Lockwood continues his daily descent into the accursed Maple mine—even after it has crippled his father and blinded his youngest son. Set in 1907 and based on director Jesse Kreitzer’s own coalmining ancestry, "Black Canaries" is a powerful meditation on patrimony, loyalty, and love. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Dana Auditorium The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Jesse Kreitzer (will attend the Festival) Writer: Jesse Kreitzer Producer: Jesse Kreitzer FILM…
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…