Jul 31
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The Last Bay Scallop?
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/153502794 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The waters off Nantucket island support the last viable bay scallop commercial fishery on the east coast. But scientists estimate that it could fade into history within a decade. What will be lost in off-season economy and the island culture that grew up around the scallop fishery, if that dire prediction comes true? Can the town and local scientists repair the harbor's water quality and save the bay scallop? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: John Stanton (will attend the Festival) Writer: John…
Jul 31
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The Laughter Life
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/176807445 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Laughter Life follows a week in the professional life of the young comedians who write and star in Studio C, a popular sketch comedy television show viewed by tens of thousands of people weekly. But theirs is not your typical comedy success story, as the cast and crew behind the program are practicing Mormons living in the deeply observant community of Provo, Utah. The film explores the tension inherent in creating "clean" comedy that will satisfy both the demands of the network and the cast's desire to generate a funny final product. SCREENING INFORMATION Date:…
Jul 31
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The Left Behind
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/167680355 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Set on the sprawling campus of a prestigious New England boarding school, "The Left Behind" closely follows the lives of John, Ismene, and Charlie as they fight to understand and reconcile the sudden and mysterious death of their best friend Finn. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Oliver Salk (will attend the Festival) Writer: Tom Robertshaw (will attend the Festival) Producer: Arturo Alanis, Games Semler, Rebecca Karabus FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative feature Length: 78 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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The Legend of Swee’ Pea
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/145643020 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Lloyd Daniels’s unlikely rise to the NBA is the stuff that myths are made of: the most sought after college basketball recruit of his generation, he got busted buying cocaine in a police sting operation, and two years later was almost killed after getting shot three times in the chest while negotiating an $8 drug deal. Yet, in spite of this, he somehow managed to make it to the NBA­­ without having played a single college game, with remnants of bullets still in his body, and with years of crack addiction behind him. This film documents…
Jul 31
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Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/159539413 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Legs: a Big Issue in a Small Town is a light-hearted look at what it means to live in a small town--with all of the pros and cons that come with it. When a controversial piece of art gets publicly displayed, opinions start flying and feisty people take action. The film reveals a town chock full of lively characters and conflicts, as those who live there struggle to define their community. Is it an accepting, welcoming place to live? Maybe, but if you look closer, there are cracks in the veneer and the town is…
Jul 31
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Life, Animated
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DLLFuiyWRY&feature=youtu.be SYNOPSIS From Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams, "Life, Animated" is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Roger Ross Williams Producer: Roger Ross Williams, Julie Goldman FILM INFORMATION…
Jul 31
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The Magic Shoes
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Los Angeles, 1992. Nine year­-old Kamron and his family have just moved to the country from Iran in search of the American Dream. Left out of the recess basketball games, Kamron fantasizes about impressing his classmates with high­flying dunks ­ if only he had the right shoes to pull them off! With the Persian New Year approaching, Kamron is certain that his parents will grant his wish and buy him the new Air Jordans, but when his parents can't afford the pricey shoes Kamron is disappointed with a box of budget sneakers.…
Jul 31
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Man In Ceiling
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/175608957/b6e55bff18 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Ryan, a slacker in his mid-20s, gets a temp job in a cubicle farm. He volunteers to pull an all-nighter to finish a time-sensitive project. But late at night, alone in the office, Ryan discovers a dying, disheveled man hiding in the ceiling...Kafka meets computers in “Man in Ceiling,” a tale of one man at the foot of the corporate ladder meeting another at the end of his rope. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Dana Auditorium The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Joshua Fu (will attend the Festival) Writer: Joshua Fu…
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Miss Sharon Jones!
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7eNSgCQzCI CLOSING NIGHT FILM SYNOPSIS On the eve of the release of her new album, internationally recognized soul singer Sharon Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Tour dates were cancelled, the album pushed back and Sharon entered into a fight for her life and career. Miss Sharon Jones! intimately follows this intense and courageous year in Sharon’s life. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 7:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Barbara Kopple (will attend the Festival) Producer: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary feature Length: 93 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Mr Ready
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS It's "Mr Rogers" meets "The Real World" in this Short that shows definitively that kids don't come with an owners manual! When Albert's time comes to take over Mom's shift as the 'Man of the House', he quickly finds himself faced with the one thing he never expected: Everything that matters...to his Son. What will he do? Is he 'Ready' for the job? Discover with him what happens when he uses the same analogy his Dad used on him all those years ago...on the next generation! SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016…
Jul 26
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My Blind Brother
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/T9EPSEjb1Ys VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Robbie (Scott) is a handsome but cocky blind athlete. Bill (Kroll) is his less handsome, guilt-ridden brother, whose role in life is to serve as his brother’s eyes. After guiding Robbie through a marathon, Bill thinks his job is done. But Robbie wants his brother to guide him on a sponsored swim across the lake in their small town. Although exasperated, Bill relents. At a bar the same evening, he meets Rose (Slate) who thinks she’s responsible for the death of her ex-boyfriend, and the two connect over their shared guilt. Bill thinks he has found…
Aug 10
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No Signal
10 Aug, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A celebration of the uncanny. A closer look at the past four years of one girl's life and her close encounters, highlighting a strange perspective of everyday monotony. It's happening now. Everywhere. All of the time. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Kimberly Arthurs (will attend the Festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Experimental short Length: 6 min Location: USA Language: English