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Jacob Burns Film Center Creative Culture
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a prestigious film culture and educational organization based in Pleasantville, New York, has entered into a multi-year partnership with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival to advance the work of emerging voices in independent filmmaking. MNFF this year presents the first fruits of the JBFC’s Creative Culture program, designed to support the work of new filmmakers. The filmmakers represented at this screening are: Lucy Adams, Emily Ann Hoffman, Reweina Tessema, Stefaniya Vey, Leah Galant, Kervin Marseille and Alex Gonzalez. Ever experienced Virtual Reality? If not, be sure to check out a seven-minute VR film…
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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/eM4zqYR_lKg SYNOPSIS Honoree filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg’s documentary explores the life and career of Joan Rivers as she turns 75 years old. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Location: Town Hall Theatre CREDITS Director: Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern (will attend the festival) Writer: Ricki Stern Producer: Annie Sundberg FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 90m Location: USA Language: English
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Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/dBV8YuSW7rY SYNOPSIS A stunning recounting of the dramatic story of the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks through the emotional experiences of individuals whose lives were forever changed by them. From the events of the day to the death-penalty sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the documentary features surveillance footage, news clips, home movies and exclusive interviews with survivors and their families, as well as first responders, investigators, government officials and reporters from the Boston Globe, whose coverage won a Pulitzer Prize. On-Stage Event | Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg talk with MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven. Recipients of the VTeddy Award for Sustained…
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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/u-SsO2Ezdd4 SYNOPSIS A documentary film exploring the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children's books. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 4:00 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Ema Ryan Yamazaki Writer: Erin Sanger Producers: Jeremy Boros & Annie Bush FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature, Family Length: 82 min Location: USA Language: English
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Obit
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/108186599 SYNOPSIS “Obit” is the first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries, via the legendary obit desk at The New York Times. The film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 10:00 am Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Vanessa Gould Producer: Vanessa Gould FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 93 min Location: USA Language: English
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One Big Home
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/196445942 SYNOPSIS On the island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character. “One Big Home” follows carpenter Thomas Bena’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. Feeling complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, Bena takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders, he attempts to pass a new bylaw limiting house size. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 10:00 am Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Thomas Bena (will attend the Festival) Writer: Thomas Bena Producer:…
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One October
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/70429149 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Filmed in October 2008 on the eve of Obama's historic election and an unprecedented economic crisis, this city symphony follows radio reporter Clay Pigeon as he takes to the streets of New York to talk to fellow citizens about their lives, their dreams, and their relationship with the city. These revealing interviews are woven between vivid scenes of New York’s eccentric byways, which together reveal a city—and a nation—at a crossroads. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: National Bank of Middlebury CREDITS Director: Rachel Shuman (will attend the Festival) Writer: Rachel…
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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…
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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…
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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…