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By Gorilla Web

By Gorilla Web

2015 VTEDDY WINNER: SPECIAL AWARD – CINEMATIC VISION & IMAGINATION SYNOPSIS 45365 captures the complexities and ambiguities of one town’s shared experience. It is a patient and inquisitive look at the lives and landscapes that make up this community of 20,000 people. Multiple storylines eventually coalesce into a mosaic of faces, places, and events. It is Read More...

Acadian Nights2

By Gorilla Web

SYNOPSIS Marked by vibrant color, hypnotic interludes, and sensual appeal, Acadian Nights is an experiential art film inspired by the universality of dreams- particularly dreams of houses and the spaces that contain us. Elements of hybridization, collage, and animation blur the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Archetypes of family emerge from Weiss’s constructed images. The Read More...

A Farmer’s Road3

By Gorilla Web

SYNOPSIS A Farmer’s Road tells the story of how two PhD soil scientists traded the security of academic tenure for the challenges and economic uncertainty of operating a goat dairy and farmstead creamery in Illinois. Surrounded by commodity-based agribusiness, they strive to embody the principles of sustainability, showcasing artisan products during slow-food dinners. Their mission to Read More...

Akash4

By Gorilla Web

SYNOPSIS Faced with her bible abiding, hard working father’s failing health and his inability to provide for her education, eight-year-old Bargavi learns the ways of courage and hope by giving us an unapologetic and honest account of her life in Chennai slums. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 28, 2015 Time: 1:30pm Location: Marquis Theater The Read More...

Alien Communications5

By Gorilla Web

SYNOPSIS SYNOPSIS: Sometimes communicating with the opposite sex can be as alien as communicating with well… an alien. This slightly sci-fi short film is a touching coming of age story that the awkward in all of us can relate to. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 28, 2015 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Theater The Complete Festival Read More...

All Systems Go6

By Gorilla Web

SYNOPSIS When Sam, a socially isolated 11 ­year­ old, finds out that his all-­time hero, Neil Armstrong, will be visiting his small Vermont town in the fall of 1969, it becomes his mission to meet Armstrong and ask him to bring his toy astronaut on a trip to space. However, when Sam’s older sister and Read More...

Almost There7

By Gorilla Web

SYNOPSIS For many, Peter Anton’s house embodies an end-of-life nightmare: heat and electricity are shut off, floorboards are rotting, and the detritus of a chaotic life is precariously stacked to the ceiling. For the filmmakers, Anton’s home is a treasure trove, not to mention Anton himself, a character worthy of his own reality TV show. Read More...

Among the Believers8

By Gorilla Web

SYNOPSIS Charismatic cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani state. His dream is to impose a strict version of Shariah law throughout the country, as a model for the world. His Holy War is motivated by the government’s 2007 leveling of his flagship mosque that killed Read More...

And Counting9

By Gorilla Web

SYNOPSIS Living two decades longer than he ever imagined possible with HIV, Quin’s life unfolds in this artistic representation of his loss, love and celebration. ‘And Counting’ takes you on an experimental journey and invites you to create your own cinematic experience by embracing what you don’t expect. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 28, 2015 Read More...

Approaching the Elephant10

By Gorilla Web

SYNOPSIS Year one for Lucy, Jiovanni and Alex at the Teddy McArdle Free School, where all classes are voluntary and rules are determined by vote – adults and children have an equal say. Wilder is there from the beginning to end of the school year, documenting and observing founder Alex Khost and an indelible cast Read More...