My Octopus Teacher1 ·

By Matt Heywood

By Matt Heywood

Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, this dynamic and beautiful documentary tells the story of a filmmaker who forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, and learns deeply as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. WINNER2021 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature SCREENING INFORMATIONDate: Sunday, Read More...

4 Little Girls2

By Matt Heywood

SYNOPSIS




4 Little Girls powerfully portrays the people and events leading up to the violent bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, that took the lives of four young Black girls.

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street3

By Lloyd Komesar

Go inside the hearts and minds of the Sesame Street creators, artists, and educators who established one of the most influential and enduring children's series in television history...

From the Wild Sea4

By Lloyd Komesar

A stunning and poetic documentary that portrays the heroic efforts of a network of marine wildlife rescue volunteers who work tirelessly to save sea animals from oil, plastic and escalating winter storms.

Alaskan Nets5

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION


New England





SYNOPSIS


Off the coast of Alaska lies a remote island that’s home to the Tsimshian Indians of Alaska’s last native reserve, Metlakatla. For more than a century, two sacred traditions have defined Metlakatla: fishing and basketball. In an improbable journey, two cousins lead their team and town in search of their first state championship in more than thirty years—the only thing that will bring life back to an island that has been rocked by tragedy.

Buck6

By Lloyd Komesar

A revealing examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer’ Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

Grizzly Man7

By Lloyd Komesar

A heart rending docudrama that centers on amateur grizzly bear expert Timothy Treadwell who periodically journeyed to Alaska to study and live with the bears...

Storm Lake8

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION






Vermont













SYNOPSIS






The people of rural Storm Lake, Iowa confront a changing and precarious existence. Enter Art Cullen and his family members who deliver local news and editorials on a shoestring budget for their 3,000 readers of the Storm Lake Times. This paper offers a fighting chance for their beloved hometown, and by hook or by crook, the Cullens make the most of it. There’s simply too much at stake.

The Ants & The Grasshopper9

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION







Vermont















WINNER







Gaia Prize for Environmental Filmmaking















SYNOPSIS







How do you change someone’s mind about the most important thing in the world? Anita Chitaya has a gift – she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge – persuading Americans that climate change is real.

At the Ready10

By Matt Heywood

PREMIERE DESIGNATION

Vermont



SYNOPSIS

Ten miles from the Mexican border, students at Horizon High School in El Paso (many of whom are Latinx) train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents. As they discover that the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear, they grapple with their place in their communities at the intersection of identity, immigration, and personal politics.