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The Guys Next Door
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/121082340 2016 VTEDDY WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD – FEATURE VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS "The Guys Next Door" is an intimate portrait of a real "Modern Family:" Meet Erik and Sandro, a gay couple whose friend Rachel is a surrogate for their two daughters. Rachel, who is in her mid-40s, is married to Tony and they three children. Together, they form a unique extended family. Elegantly shot and edited, told with candor and humor,"The Guys Next Door" in an inspiring story of family, friendship and gay rights. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 4pm Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Amy…
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Harlan County USA
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Oeky4UImQ 40TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE SCREENING SYNOPSIS The epic “Brookside Strike” of 180 coal miners and their wives against the Eastover Coal Company in Harlan County, Kentucky became the subject of Barbara Kopple’s first feature documentary. By living with the striking miners for years, Kopple passionately portrays the miners’ struggle to establish more secure lives. Oscar-winning Harlan County, USA is a true landmark in the history of American documentary filmmaking. Barbara Kopple will join Jay Craven for an ON-STAGE CONVERSATION following the screening. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Barbara…
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Hold It Down
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/WIFTSdf_F4w VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS One in 68 Americans are living with autism and 1% of the world has a type of Autism. Mute until the age of three, the film tells the story of Justin Fisher a battle rapper in Denver who is using music to overcome his struggles with autism. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 7:15pm Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Jacquelynne Causey (will attend the Festival) FILM INFORMATION Documentary short Length: 30 min Location: USA Language: English
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Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/123916252 SYNOPSIS "The Nation" is a vivid look at America's oldest continuously published weekly magazine. Centered through Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, as well as an impressive array of passionate writers, the film is a journey into the soul of American Journalism. With unfettered access and unfiltered honesty, "The Nation" captures the day-to-day pressures and challenges of publishing a weekly magazine, as well as illuminating how the past continuously ripples through and shapes current events. It is the story of The Nation - and the nation - evolving into the future, as it is guided by its remarkable past. SCREENING INFORMATION…
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Huntwatch
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/136225719 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Violent confrontation boils over in Canada as activists, fishermen and politicians battle over the fate of baby seals. In 1969, a charismatic activist, Brian Davies, set out on a personal crusade to save them. Little did he know the fight would last the rest of his life. All sides are fighting dirty. Davies hopes that he will live to see a victory for his seals, while the sealing industry scrambles to keep the hunt alive. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 4pm Location: Dana Auditorium The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Brant Backlund Writer:…
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Lambing Season
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/134865367 SYNOPSIS "Lambing Season" pursues the idea of a man – writer, sheep farmer, and good sport Don Mitchell. Don's golden years carry baggage and freedoms, but what lies beneath is something deeper and more richly faceted. It is a film about choosing, chasing, and losing identity, and finding a new one among mapless backroads. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Dana Auditorium The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Andrew Baker (will attend the Festival) Writer: Andrew Baker Producer: Andrew Baker FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative short Length: 24 min Location: US Language: English
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The Last Bay Scallop?
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/153502794 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The waters off Nantucket island support the last viable bay scallop commercial fishery on the east coast. But scientists estimate that it could fade into history within a decade. What will be lost in off-season economy and the island culture that grew up around the scallop fishery, if that dire prediction comes true? Can the town and local scientists repair the harbor's water quality and save the bay scallop? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: John Stanton (will attend the Festival) Writer: John…
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The Laughter Life
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/176807445 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Laughter Life follows a week in the professional life of the young comedians who write and star in Studio C, a popular sketch comedy television show viewed by tens of thousands of people weekly. But theirs is not your typical comedy success story, as the cast and crew behind the program are practicing Mormons living in the deeply observant community of Provo, Utah. The film explores the tension inherent in creating "clean" comedy that will satisfy both the demands of the network and the cast's desire to generate a funny final product. SCREENING INFORMATION Date:…
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The Legend of Swee’ Pea
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/145643020 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Lloyd Daniels’s unlikely rise to the NBA is the stuff that myths are made of: the most sought after college basketball recruit of his generation, he got busted buying cocaine in a police sting operation, and two years later was almost killed after getting shot three times in the chest while negotiating an $8 drug deal. Yet, in spite of this, he somehow managed to make it to the NBA­­ without having played a single college game, with remnants of bullets still in his body, and with years of crack addiction behind him. This film documents…
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Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/159539413 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Legs: a Big Issue in a Small Town is a light-hearted look at what it means to live in a small town--with all of the pros and cons that come with it. When a controversial piece of art gets publicly displayed, opinions start flying and feisty people take action. The film reveals a town chock full of lively characters and conflicts, as those who live there struggle to define their community. Is it an accepting, welcoming place to live? Maybe, but if you look closer, there are cracks in the veneer and the town is…
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Life, Animated
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DLLFuiyWRY&feature=youtu.be SYNOPSIS From Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams, "Life, Animated" is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Roger Ross Williams Producer: Roger Ross Williams, Julie Goldman FILM INFORMATION…
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Miss Sharon Jones!
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7eNSgCQzCI CLOSING NIGHT FILM SYNOPSIS On the eve of the release of her new album, internationally recognized soul singer Sharon Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Tour dates were cancelled, the album pushed back and Sharon entered into a fight for her life and career. Miss Sharon Jones! intimately follows this intense and courageous year in Sharon’s life. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 7:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Barbara Kopple (will attend the Festival) Producer: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary feature Length: 93 min Location: USA Language: English