Winter Screenings

Announcing the MNFF 2017 Winter Screening Series at Town Hall Theater

Back by popular demand, the MNFF Winter Screening Series at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury begins its 2017 schedule of monthly screenings on January 15 with the heralded documentary, “Cameraperson”. We are expanding from four to five films in 2017 with the addition of a May screening. All the films will be shown on Sundays at 2pm with the exception of the May film which will screen on a Friday at 7p. The lineup is just exceptional and packed with award winning films. We hope you enjoy the Series!

CAMERAPERSON

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Sunday, January 15 @ 2PM

MOONLIGHT

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Sunday, February 19 @ 2PM

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

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Sunday, March 12 @ 2PM

OFF THE RAILS

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Sunday, April 2 @ 2PM

THE RED TURTLE

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Friday, May 12 @ 7PM
[Our spring film!]

Tickets are $12 for an individual film. The Series Pass, good for all five films, is just $50.

Connect with the Town Hall Theater Box Office either in person [M-Sat, Noon-5pm], by phone at 802-382-9222 [M-Sat, Noon-5pm] or online at townhalltheater.org.

MNFF thanks Town Hall Theater, its venue partner, The Addison Independent, its official media partner, and Farm Fresh Radio 102.9 fm, its radio partner, for bringing the Winter Screenings to life. And please help us keep the programming flowing by donating to MNFF.

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

SUNDAY, MARCH 12
2PM

A delightful and highly acclaimed documentary, “The Eagle Huntress” is director Otto Bell’s first feature and a remarkable film that appeals to audiences of all ages.  An enchanting portrait of a quietly determined 13-year old Kazakh girl, Aisholpan, “The Eagle Huntress” beautifully captures her quest to buck the ancient, male only tradition of hunting with eagles in Mongolia. Following her through all the difficult physical and societal challenges she faces in breaking down barriers, Bell has fashioned a rousing and empowering film that ultimately delivers a very good feeling about life’s possibilities.

OFF THE RAILS

SUNDAY, APRIL 2
2PM

“Off The Rails” is the riveting documentary from director Adam Irving that tells the incredible true story of Darius McCollum. A man living with Asperger’s syndrome, Mr. McCollum’s overwhelming love and comprehensive knowledge of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for the criminal impersonation of NYC subway drivers, conductors, bus drivers, token booth clerks, and track repairmen. Currently incarcerated at Riker’s Island, yet again, Mr. McCollum puts in sharp focus the line between folk hero benevolence and persistently risking the public’s safety.  Extraordinary and troubling at the same time, “Off The Rails” is a very accomplished work. The film will be introduced by Jude Domski, Vermont playwright, and close friend of Mr. McCollum.

THE RED TURTLE

FRIDAY, MAY 12
7PM

The Series concludes with the mesmerizing animated feature “The Red Turtle”, seven years in the making by the Oscar-winning Dutch director, Michael Dudok de Wit. Winner of the 2016 Special Jury prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and nominated for an Oscar as Best Animated Feature, the film is a visually stunning poetic fable of a man trapped on a remote island whose life takes on unanticipated dimensions. Completely dialogue free, “The Red Turtle” is an immersive experience and utterly unlike the typical animated fare that dominates the commercial marketplace.

RECENT SCREENINGS

CAMERAPERSON

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15
2PM

Directed by the renowned, multi-award winning cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, “Cameraperson” has garnered nine Best Documentary Feature festival awards and a coveted spot on this year’s Academy Awards shortlist. A hybrid work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, “Cameraperson” is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a bold, thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world. The film will be introduced by Middlebury’s own James P. Blair, one of America’s greatest photographers.

MOONLIGHT

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
2PM

The astonishing narrative feature from director Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama and is nominated for 8 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. “Moonlight” has captivated audiences all over the country with its sensitive treatment of what it means to grow up black in America. A beautifully intimate character study, the film defies stereotyping and asks us to consider the complexities of the lives it portrays. A stunning achievement, “Moonlight” provides a memorable movie experience.