Ruth Stone’s Vast Library of the Female Mind

Photo by David Carlson

Twelve years in the making, Vermont filmmaker Nora Jacobson captures the essence of beloved poet, and winner of the National Book Award for Poetry, Ruth Stone. After tragedy strikes, Stone retreated to the margins of the literary world, working tirelessly to provide for her children and transforming her grief into poetry, using simple, startling language. Jacobson combines verité footage, interviews, and animation done by the poet’s granddaughter to paint a portrait of Stone’s life in Vermont. 

SPECIAL NOTE: This screening is part of a tribute to MNFF Honoree Nora Jacobson, who directed and produced this film.

The screening is presented by the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) and will be hosted by Orly Yadin, its Executive Director.  


Date: Thursday, August 25
Time: 11:30am
Location: Town Hall Theater


Directed by: Nora Jacobson [Filmmaker to Attend]
Produced by: Nora Jacobson


Genre: Documentary
Length: 76 minutes
Location: Vermont
Language: English