Jul 29
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Out of State
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/217728898 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Serving time thousands of miles away from home in a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. From this unlikely setting, David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. But as they struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, one must ask: can you really go home again? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Ciara Lacy Producers: Beau Bassett & Ciara Lacy…
Aug 1
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The Peacemaker
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/102559637 2017 VTEDDY WINNER: BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY SYNOPSIS “The Peacemaker” is an intimate portrait of Padraig O’Malley, an International Irish peacemaker who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. The film takes us from Padraig's isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq – to chronicle, over five years, Padraig's journey as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: James…
Aug 1
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Quest
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A decade in the making, “Quest” is the moving portrait of the Rainey family of North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a, aka “Ma Quest,” open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy, unexpected crisis, love, healing and hope. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 10:00 am Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Jonathan Olshefski Writer: Jonathan Olshefski Producer: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length:…
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Seared
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
2017 VTEDDY WINNER: VSO SPECIAL AWARD – BEST INTEGRATION OF MUSIC INTO FILM SYNOPSIS Beaten by a life of injustice and crime, a young man's plan to end it all turns into a life of renewed hope and a passionate career as a chef. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Ben Gustafson (will attend the Festival) Producer: Ben Gustafson FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 8 min Location: USA Language: English
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The Stag’s Mirror
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/220164412 USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Shot in Chiapas Mexico, “The Stag’s Mirror” is an allegorical response to an intricate story described in Rosario Castellano’s novel, The Book of Lamentations. This poetic ethnographic film offers an alternative to the kind of documentary that either valorizes its subjects or extinguishes their power. Structurally, the film is a composite of interlaced imagery and text that establishes a break with progressive narrative and how this is represented in film. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Robin Starbuck (will attend the Festival) Writer: Robin Starbuck Producer: Robin…
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Sunlight Man
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/227308314 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Sunlight Man is Joel Gardner’s personal documentary probing the deep flaws his father, novelist John Gardner, struggled to overcome on his journey to literary stardom. John Gardner endured a childhood trauma. Though passionate, charismatic, generous and gifted, he waged a losing battle against his self- destructive nature. Joel comes to terms with his grief as he traces the arc of his father’s brief, brilliant life in a compassionate story of redemption, and ultimately forgiveness. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Joel Gardner (will attend the Festival) Writer:…
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The Sunrise Storyteller
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/207300702 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS “The Sunrise Storyteller” follows the journey of teenage filmmaker and social justice advocate Kasha Sequoia Slavner as, on her 16th birthday, she sets out across the world for six months in search of stories of hope and resilience that shine a light on what it means to be a global citizen and how we can all make a difference. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: National Bank of Middlebury CREDITS Director: Kasha Sequoia Slavner (will attend the festival) Writer: Kasha Sequoia Slavner Producer: Marla G. Slavner FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature,…
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Swim Team
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/208237156 SYNOPSIS Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning. Closing Night Film On-Stage Conversation | Director Lara Stolman talks with MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven about the making of this inspiring documentary. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Lara Stolman (will attend the Festival) Producer:…
Aug 1
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Take My Nose, Please
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/oElFNQpnmvQ SYNOPSIS A seriously-funny and wickedly-subversive look at the role of comedy in examining the pressures on women to be attractive and society's desire and shame relationship with plastic surgery. Opening Night Film SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Joan Kron (will attend the Festival) Producer: Brian David Cange FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 92 min Location: USA Language: English
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Ten Meter Tower
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/2xcnQJOyjdM VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A ten meter diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down. “Ten Meter Tower” is an entertaining study of the human in a vulnerable position. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck Producer: Axel Danielson & Erik Hemmendorff FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 16 min Location:…
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This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/83jGTVHGj1Y SYNOPSIS “This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous,” chronicles the quite public transition of Gregory Lazzarato, the young YouTube star, famous for his makeup tutorials and brash online presence, to Gigi Gorgeous, an up and coming model and personality. This sensitive film takes you behind the scenes as Gigi and her family navigate this new world. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Barbara Kopple (will attend the Festival) Producer: David Cassidy FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 91 min Location: USA Language: English
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The Ties That Bind
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/227972314 NORTHEASTERN PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A personal documentary that captures the filmmaker and her family’s journey of conflict and adaptation in response to her youngest sibling’s change in gender identity. A searing look at a Southern family wrestling with each other and their beliefs, the film exposes the shadow landscape of the culture wars at play and presents a complex story that weaves a portrait of family imperfections and the love that remains intact even so. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Diana Newton (will attend the Festival) Producer: Diana Newton,…