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My Country No More
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Tracking the rise and fall of the new American oil boom, My Country No More paints an intimate portrait of a rural North Dakota community in crisis, forced to confront the meaning of progress as they fight for a disappearing way of life. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Directors: Jeremiah Hammerling, Rita Baghdadi Writers: Jeremiah Hammerling, Rita Baghdadi Producers: Jeremiah Hammerling, Rita Baghdadi, Jeff Consiglio FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 70 min Location: USA Language: English
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Personal Statement
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/187493530 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Three seniors at Brooklyn high schools are determined to get their entire classes to college, even though they aren't even sure they are going to make it there themselves. They are working as peer college counselors in their three schools because many of their friends have nowhere else to turn for support. They work tirelessly to realize better futures for themselves and their peers. An inspirational film of the highest order. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Directors: Juliane Dressner (will attend the festival), Edwin Martinez Writers: Juliane Dressner,…
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The Providers
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https://vimeo.com/272461525 2018 VTEDDY WINNER: HERNANDEZ/BAYLISS PRIZE – TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, this moving film follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary portrays the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 7:15 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Directors: Laura…
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Raising Son
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https://vimeo.com/186333544 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Raising Son follows balloonist, Brian Boland, and his mentee, Jordan Long. Anchored around the art of flying and building hot air balloons, the film explores the dynamics of mentorship and the concept of fatherhood. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Ben Bishop (will attend the festival) Writer: Ben Bishop Producer: Ben Bishop FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 10 min Location: USA Language: English
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Roll Red Roll
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJze9-ZNIeU 2018 VTEDDY WINNER: CLIO VISUALIZING HISTORY PRIZE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN IN FILM VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In small-town Steubenville, Ohio, at a pre-season football party, a horrible incident took place involving two teen boys and an inebriated girl. What transpired would garner national attention and result in the sentencing of two key offenders. Questions would linger around the collusion of teen and adult bystanders. The Steubenville story acts as a cautionary tale of what can happen when adults look the other way and deny that rape culture exists. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:00 pm Town Hall Theater…
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Science Fair
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=LioMHa_F-gg SYNOPSIS Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair and the grand prize of $75,000. Only one will be named "Best in Fair." SCREENING INFORMATION Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster Writer: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeff Plunkett Producers: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeff Plunkett, Daniel Eilemberg, Isaac Lee, Keith Summa FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature, Kids & Family Length: 90 min Location: USA Language: English
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The Selling of the Pentagon
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A very controversial 1968 film that examined the increasing utilization and cost to the taxpayers of public relations activities by the military-industrial complex in order to shape public opinion in favor of the military. Narrated by Roger Mudd, the film focused on three areas of Pentagon activity to illustrate its theme of public manipulation: direct contacts with the public, Defense Department films, and the Pentagon's use of the commercial media--the press and television. Director Peter Davis recalls the controversy his film created upon its release in 1968 in a special Q&A session following the screening, moderated by MNFF Producer Lloyd…
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Shame
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Uh7a8nt8w SYNOPSIS Shame, a riveting Emmy–winning documentary, tells the story of international human rights icon Mukhtaran Mai. She is a Pakistani peasant who was gang-raped and shamed as a teenager in her village, but then used her trauma to spark a legal revolution that exposed centuries of tribal conflict and government mismanagement. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Mohammed Naqvi (will attend the festival) Writer: Mohammed Naqvi Producers: Mohammed Naqvi, Jill Schneider FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 95 min Location: Pakistan, USA Language: English, Urdu
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The Sentence
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkbkI6xRBKg VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing's devastating consequences, captured by Cindy's brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 7:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Rudy Valdez (will attend the festival) Writer: Rudy Valdez Producers: Lance Acord, Theodora Dunlap FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 85 min Location: USA Language: English
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Sonja
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SYNOPSIS A poetic portrayal of the story of the sightless potter Sonja Zeliskova, who despite an adverse fate found her life’s journey in art and ceramics. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 25, 2018 7:15 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Maros Milcik Writer: Maros Milcik Producer: Maros Milcik FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 5 min Location: Slovakia Language: English
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Straws
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https://vimeo.com/220521917 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Used once and tossed, billions of plastic straws wind up in landfills and streets and oceans. Actor Tim Robbins narrates the history and story of marine researchers, citizen activists, and business owners who discuss how to make a sea of change, one straw at a time. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Linda Booker Writer: Linda Booker Producers: Linda Booker, Andrea Arria-Devoe, Mike Maguire FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 32 min Location: USA Language: English
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Talking to Tony: 5 Attempts
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In 2011, the filmmaker’s best friend from college committed suicide at the age of 26, leaving behind an unfinished novel. Talking to Tony is a narrative/doc hybrid film which attempts to make sense of his death. At the same time, it is an exploration of the differences between memory, dreams, fiction and video. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:30 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Mojo Lorwin (will attend the festival) Writer: Mojo Lorwin Producer: Mojo Lorwin FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 20 min Location: USA Language: English