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A Destruction
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Humera, an 11-year old girl from a remote village off the coast of Karachi, Pakistan, dreams of becoming a doctor but the only school in her community comes under threat of closure. A Destruction follows Humera as she reaches a critical point in her life where she faces intense pressure to forego her education for an arranged marriage. https://vimeo.com/346987013/5aabf8e8b0 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Urooj Yazdani (will attend the festival) Producer: Urooj Yazdani Director of Photography: Omar Nabulsi (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature…
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A Song Can’t Burn
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Since 1992, professor and musician Nigel Osborne has developed techniques to use music as therapy for children suffering the effects of trauma. These methods are now being utilized in a program for Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon. https://vimeo.com/287673107 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Roscoe Neil Producer: Martin Ball FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 12 min Location: UK Language: English
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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894. Two years later, she was made head of production at the world’s first movie studio, France’s Gaumont. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career had come to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. https://vimeo.com/70380930 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Pamela B. Green Writers: Pamela B. Green, Joan Simon (will…
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Benzin
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In a small, remote German town, 30 years after the reunion of East and West Germany, everybody has left but a few. His mother is long gone, but Leon remains, helping his father run a gas station on Poland’s border. Suddenly, a young woman from Ukraine arrives, and Leon hopes she can help him find peace with his unknown past. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Oliver Mohr (will attend the festival) Writer: Oliver Mohr, Elena Hell Producer: Oliver Mohr FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 45 min…
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The Big Burn
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Caught between the rugged beauty of the Idaho wilderness and the reality of her failing marriage, Helen Turner is counting the days till she can leave it all behind when she's pulled into the orbit of a young woman whose life is about to change forever. https://vimeo.com/243128412 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Samantha Silva Writer: Samantha Silva Producer: Samantha Silva (Representative filmmaker to attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 20 min Location: USA Language: English
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The Biggest Little Farm
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. https://youtu.be/UfDTM4JxHl8 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Dana Auditorium SPECIAL NOTE: This screening is a presentation of the Vermont International Film Festival. CREDITS Director: John Chester Writer: Mark Monroe Producers: John Chester,…
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The Bird Catcher
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A Norwegian Jewish teenager who dreams of Hollywood stardom is suddenly faced with playing the role of her life, masquerading as a boy on a Nazi-occupied farm while plotting her escape to Sweden and survival. https://vimeo.com/308397261 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Ross Clarke (will attend the festival) Writer: Trond Venaasen Producers: Lisa Black, Leon Clarance, Ross Clarke FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 100 min Locations: Norway, UK Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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The Blueberry Farmer
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Bernie Ellis, all around good guy, was bush hogging a pasture on his farm when he noticed a helicopter circling above. The police raided him that day and Bernie was arrested for growing a small number of cannabis plants - marijuana he gave to terminal AIDS and cancer patients and to relieve his own fibromyalgia. For more than a decade, Bernie wrestled with Tennessee and Federal authorities over his legal status. This is his fascinating story. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theblueberryfarmer SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Valerie Whitcomb (will attend the…
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Book Week
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS When it looks like his new novel will be published, high school English teacher and once famous author Nicholas Cutler thinks his luck has finally changed. But what promises to be the best week of his life spirals into the exact opposite. A pregnant girlfriend, a student in trouble with the law, a gravely ill brother-in-law and the prospects of an unfulfilled life force Mr. Cutler to re-examine things in this sly Australian drama. https://youtu.be/ZaN2eA7FVIk SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Heath Davis Writer: Heath Davis Producers: Heath…
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The Boxers of Brule
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Shaionna, a young Lakota Sioux boxer, creates a girls' boxing team to combat the youth suicide epidemic threatening the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation. With the odds stacked against her, Shaionna must confront her own demons as she fights to bring hope and healing to her community. https://vimeo.com/301989423 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Jessie Adler (will attend the festival) Producer: Jessie Adler FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 39 min Location: USA Language: English
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Bubblehead
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A girl lives a solitary life in her own magnificent underwater world inside her apartment. But when one morning she wakes up to find that her beloved goldfish is dead, she is forced out of her own safe reality and into an amazing fishmonger’s shop, where she meets a boy who helps her pick a new goldfish. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room *NOTE: This film has a new venue and time. (Changed from Sunday, August 25, 2019, 4:00 pm,Town Hall Theater) CREDITS Director: Vigga Wagner Writer: Vigga Wagner Producer:…
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Built to Last
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS From humble beginnings in a small slate roofed village in Greece, to the heyday of America’s movie palaces, Built to Last is the story of the Latchis Family and how they built an empire of theatres throughout New England in the hard-scrabble years of the Great Depression. The film is told through historically accurate footage, photographs and music from the Latchis family, local historical societies and national archives. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Jennifer Latham (will attend the festival) Producer: Jennifer Latham FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 13 min Location:…