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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
Aug 1
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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:…
Aug 1
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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,…
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Three Red Sweaters
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
2017 VTEDDY WINNER: JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER CREATIVE CULTURE AWARD SYNOPSIS Using her grandfather's 16mm family films, a woman explores how our memories are changing now that we have the technology to document every moment of our lives. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Martha Gregory (will attend the Festival) Writer: Martha Gregory Producer: Martha Gregory FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 10 min Location: USA Language: English
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Two Worlds
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/153483991 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In this inspiring family portrait, 12-year- old Laura is our guide through life with her deaf parents, which is unusual, challenging and surprisingly ordinary. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Maciej Adamek Writer: Maciej Adamek Producer: Jacek Kucharski FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 51 min Location: Poland Language: Polish (English subtitles)
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Untouchable
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/157453710 SYNOPSIS After discovering that a nanny has sexually abused his daughter, the most powerful lobbyist in the state of Florida harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. “Untouchable” is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have suffered sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we most fear. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: David Feige Writer: David Feige & Jay Arthur Sterrenberg Producer: David…
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Walking on Water
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/189424979 USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The flood of 1966 in Florence through the eyes, the camera and the creativity of Beppe Fantacci, who helped the famous artisans of Florence to survive the devastation of the city. A forgotten story of desperation, creativity and recovery, the film features unreleased, amazing 16 mm color footage, and exclusive memories of the flood by families such as Bargellini, Ferragamo, Pucci, Tayar, and by gifted artisans who survived nowadays thanks to men like Beppe Fantacci. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Gianmarco D'Agostino (will attend the Festival)…
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When I Stutter
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/150137350 NORTHEASTERN PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A documentary that reveals the humanity that exists within an often mysterious malady. Over the course of 4.5 years, 19 people shared stories about how stuttering has impacted their lives. These stories run the gamut of human emotions, some dark, some funny, others triumphant. Interspersed throughout the documentary are “educational vignettes” that help illuminate some of the mysteries and questions that surround stuttering. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: John Gomez (will attend the Festival) Writer: Scott Palasik, Dennis Fulgoni, & John Gomez Producer: John Gomez FILM…