Jul 31
Black Canaries
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/114393335 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 INFORMATION Genre: Narrative short Length: 19 min Location: USA Language: English
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
Coming Through The Rye
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/143201310 SYNOPSIS Inspired by the filmmaker's own true story, the film - set in 1969 - follows a 16 year old boy who is desperate to be a worldly adolescent. After stumbling through disastrous relationships at boarding school, and, accompanied by a local town girl, he travels the mountains of New Hampshire in search of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 7:15pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: James Sadwith (will attend the Festival) Writer: James Sadwith Producers: James Sadwith, Stan Erdreich, Teddy…
Jul 26
Drug Mule
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Mexican drug enforcement agents get an unwelcome surprise when they suspect an American mother with a 10-year old son of smuggling. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: David Spaltro Writer: Sharon Lesser Maguire (will attend the Festival) Producer: Sharon Lesser Maguire FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative short Length: 9 min Location: USA Language: English, Spanish
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
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
Peter and The Farm
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 idyllic acres in Vermont. The land’s 38 harvests have seen the arrivals and departures of three wives and four children, leaving Peter with only animals and memories. The arrival of a film crew causes him to confront his history and his legacy, passing along hard-won agricultural wisdom even as he doubts the meaning of the work he is fated to perform until death. Haunted by alcoholism and regret, Peter veers between elation and despair, often suggesting to the filmmakers his own suicide as…
Jul 31
Sunday 1287
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Vanessa's family takes her to her boyfriend's apartment so she can leave him, this time, for the last time. Sunday 1287 is based on the experiences of the Brooklyn-born writer/director, a former NYPD Precinct Commander who is now the Chief of Police of Burlington, Vermont. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 4pm Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Brandon del Pozo (will attend the Festival) Writer: Brandon del Pozo Producer: Blake Babbitt FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative short Length: 10 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
Unspoken
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/164461044 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS When Brenda and Phil make the devastating decision to take their newborn daughter off life support, they must retreat to separate corners to grieve. Once Brenda gets the go-ahead to try again, they come out fighting, wondering if they can retrieve the trust and courage they once had together to take another chance on building their family. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 4pm Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Todd Sandler Writer: Patricia Meyer Producers: Tamara Rabil,
 Micaela Tamaccio (will attend the Festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative short Length: 15…
Jul 31
Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/Qa8wHqZQX4o NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE OPENING NIGHT FILM with Judge Keith in attendance SYNOPSIS He was an ordinary "colored" man from Detroit. He became a controversial federal judge who would shape civil rights law and challenge a sitting president. Decades later, his rulings resonate in a nation still arguing about "which lives matter." It may be the greatest story you've never heard. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 Time: 7pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Jesse Nesser (will attend the Festival) Producer: Jesse Nesser FILM INFORMATION Genre: Feature documentary Length: 103 min Location: USA Language:…
Jul 31
Zephyr
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/174243335 SYNOPSIS ​​It's summer in New England and April just turned 18. Her ​big ​plans include throwing her songwriting book in a car and flooring it. ​However, this birthday​ it​ looks like ​she​'ll be​ watching punk-rock has-beens at her local high school. The best conversation she's had ​today is with her Mother's gravestone. ​Really, the only way her life could turn around is if three thieves on the run crashed the concert, impersonated the warm-up band, dressed up as a purple gorilla and then grabbed April and took her to the place where comfort zones catch fire. SCREENING INFORMATION Date:…