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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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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 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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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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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:…
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Busy Inside
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Karen, a therapist, helps people who suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder — a condition she has herself, juggling seventeen of her own alter egos. In this poetic documentary exploration of the much-misunderstood condition, Busy Inside follows Karen and her patient Marshay on their complicated quests for self. https://vimeo.com/348442623 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room WINNER Audience Award – Feature CREDITS Director: Olga Lvoff (will attend the festival) Producer: Victor Ilyukhin (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 70 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On…
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Canusa Street
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A brief oral history of how the Canada-USA border came to run right through a town and down the middle of one street – and what it’s like to live on Canusa Street today. https://vimeo.com/347965722 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Perry Walker (will attend the festival) Producer: Galen Brown (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 10 min Location: Canada Language: English
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Carol Street
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Carol Street explores black identity at Middlebury College by interviewing students, staff, and alumni about community, outer self, and inner self. Weaving in the personal narrative of a young biracial man questioning his responsibility to his community, the film brings awareness to the sacrifices and pressures of being a black person in a predominantly white community. https://vimeo.com/313846948 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Demetrius Borge (will attend the festival) Writer: Demetrius Borge Producer: Demetrius Borge FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 15 min Location: USA Language: English
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The Coral Keepers
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS How can ordinary people appreciate the life-sustaining force of the oceans when most of us don’t dive beneath the surface? A nonprofit in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary has taken on this question by training youth to become scientific divers. The students in Dive-N2-Life have a passion for conservation born from assisting with research on everything from the ecological role of sharks to a devastating coral disease infecting the Keys. https://vimeo.com/350099170 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Directors: Eilish Nobes (will attend the festival), Darlien Morales Writers: Eilish Nobes,…
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Dandelion Mum
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS When Ivana got bone marrow cancer, she was told she only has 2-3 years to live. But instead of listening to the doctors, she became resilient. 11 years later, she’s working as a visiting scientist at Harvard. Despite surviving against all odds, she is now caught in a bureaucratic system, and torn between staying in the US to get her treatment or returning back home to be with her family. https://vimeo.com/282270306 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Barbora Hollan Writer: Barbora Hollan Producer: Barbara Hollan FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary…