Jul 31
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Hidden Blueprints: The Story of Mikey
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
2018 VTEDDY WINNER: VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AWARD FOR BEST INTEGRATION OF MUSIC INTO FILM SYNOPSIS An innovative film that tells the story of an art collection hidden in the prison system for years. Interrelated to this is a story, told through expert re-creations, of a champion fighting praying mantis named Mikey that won all of its prison fights before being martyred in a corporate prison riot. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Jeremy Lee Mackenzie Writer: Jeremy Lee Mackenzie Producers: Julie Pacino, Aron Meinhardt, Mike Jacobs FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 16 min Location:…
Jul 31
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Honeypot
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
2018 VTEDDY WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE SHORT VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Inspired by the audio of Harvey Weinstein obtained by the NYPD's sting operation in 2015 with Ambra Gutierrez, the film not only lays out visually what it may have felt like as a young woman to be tricked into this dangerous situation but is also an open-ended exploration of the complicity surrounding Weinstein's actions. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Jill Greenberg (will attend the festival) Writer: Jill Greenberg Producers: Robert Green, Martin Schulman FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 7 min Location: USA Language: English
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I Love Your Fucking Name
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardeau, Peter Pan and Ronald MacDonald. Yes, those are their real names. I Love Your Fucking Name is a short documentary film about the complex relationships people have with their given names. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:00 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Finn O’Hara (will attend the festival) Writer: Caitlin Keeley Producer: Emily Goldberg FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 8 min Location: Canada Language: English
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Insha’Allah Democracy
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/237785739 SYNOPSIS The film's director Mohammed Naqvi will vote for the first time during Pakistan's elections but he has a tough choice between a religious hardliner and a secular liberal leader who happens to be a former military dictator. Who will he vote for and is democracy achievable in Pakistan? SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 PM Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Mohammed Naqvi (will attend festival) Writer: Mohammed Naqvi Producers: Mohammed Naqvi, Jared Ian Goldman, Jenny Raskin FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 85 min Location: Pakistan, USA, UAE Language: English
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In the Name of . . .
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/258231748 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The man you love converts to Islam for you…but you try to escape Islam. In a search for compromise, the filmmaker shares with the world a universal story: what will you sacrifice for love? SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Erlynee Kardany Writers: Erlynee Kardany, Atle Evang Reinton Producer: Atle Evang Reinton FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 58 min Location: Norway Languages: English, Malay, Norwegian
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The Invisibles
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/250223134 SYNOPSIS Four young Jews hide from the Nazis in plain sight in World War II Berlin and live to tell their stories many years later. The Invisibles boldly and beautifully interweaves the survivors’ actual accounts with highly accomplished dramatizations, an unusual hybrid approach that brings edge-of-the-seat suspense to their years spent underground. A film quite unlike other Holocaust related films and thoroughly engrossing. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:15 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Claus Räfle Writer: Claus Räfle, Alejandra López Producers: Frank Evers, Claus Räfle, Jörg Schulze FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 110 min Location:…
Aug 2
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It’s Just a Gun
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/231924843 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS It’s Just A Gun charts the life of one Smith & Wesson Model 640 from the assembly line to a protective husband, then a pawn shop owner, then a desperate drug addict and finally Gabe, a scrawny nine-year-old boy from South Central, Los Angeles. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:00 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Brian Robau Writer: Daniel Klein Producer: John Sayage FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 14 min Location: USA Language: English
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I Was Here
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
2018 VTEDDY WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SYNOPSIS Artist or curated hoarder? For the past forty years, Louis Zoellar Bickett has operated an archive out of his home in Lexington, KY. From q-tips and stamps to urine and semen samples, Louis' archive documents all aspects of his daily life. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 7:15 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Julian Dalrymple (will attend the festival) Writer: Julian Dalrymple Producers: Julian Dalrymple, Matthew Hill FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 5 min Location: USA Language: English
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Jacob Burns Creative Culture Showcase
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), based in Pleasantville, New York, continues its fruitful collaboration with MNFF to advance the work of emerging voices in independent filmmaking. MNFF presents its second showcase of the JBFC's Creative Culture program. The Creative Culture directors represented at this year's screening are: Reggie Altidor, Leah Galant, Emily Ann Hoffman, Crystal Kayiza, Kerry LeVielle, Ariel Noltimier Strauss, Tyler Rabinowitz and Rahessa Vitorio. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:30 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Various* Writer: Various Producer: Various FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative, Documentary Shorts Length: 85 min Location: USA Language: English
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Kim Swims
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/140492254 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Kim Swims tells the story of an open water swimmer’s attempt to become the first woman to swim 30 miles through a stretch of cold, rough and shark-inhabited water off of the San Francisco coast. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Kate Webber (will attend the festival) Writer: Kate Webber Producers: Kate Webber, Donald Ngai, David Orr FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 75 min Location: USA Language: English
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Kupal
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Made in Iran, this is the unusual story of a hunter and a taxidermist, named Dr. Ahmad Kupal, who, on the last day of the year, faces an unexpected challenge. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Kazem Mollaie Writer: Kazem Mollaie Producer: Kazem Mollaie FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 81 min Location: Iran Language: Persian
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Lake Effect
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/257731109 SYNOPSIS A northern New England-based father-daughter filmmaker team explores the connection between neurotoxins found in the water and the onset of sporadic cases of a terminal disease. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Jackie Heltz (will attend the festival) Writer: Jackie Heltz Producers: Jim and Jackie Heltz FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 32 min Location: USA Language: English