Jul 29
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Where Have You Gone Lou DiMaggio?
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/224518552 SYNOPSIS From 1985 to 1989 Lou DiMaggio, no relation to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, was a regular at the iconic “Catch a Rising Star” comedy club in New York City. For four years Lou worked along side of and made lasting friendships with a small group of comedians who are today some of the very best in the business. Larry David, Colin Quinn, Susie Essman, Joy Behar, Jeff Garlin, and Ray Romano are just a few of Lou’s old pals who appear in the film. After moving to Los Angeles in 1989 to pursue acting, Lou, in a mysterious…
Jul 29
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The Winds of Downhill
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Seven homeless people share their views on life, art and beauty, as well as their fears and dreams, at a New York City soup kitchen. We are reminded that all people, regardless of how poor or mentally ill, have humanity, and it is this humanity that allows one to see the poetry that surrounds us all, despite the desperation of one’s own circumstance. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Todd Wider (will attend the Festival) & Jedd Wider Producer: Brian Ariotti (will attend the Festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre:…
Jul 26
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Blind Date
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYr-DxXXm2I WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Technology is transforming the way we date and find love. Mobile apps like Tinder and websites like OkCupid are whetting our appetite for instant visual gratification. But, if you’re single and blind, you face a distinct set of challenges in finding love. A digital divide has emerged between sighted and blind people in search of long-lasting partnerships. "Blind Date" is a short documentary following three blind New Yorkers on their quests for lust and love in the digital age. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS…
Jul 31
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Child For Sale
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBqCo58oc7A VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In the United States alone, roughly 300,000 children are bought and sold for sex. Sex slavery is a growing and lucrative epidemic that is often more profitable than the drug trade. The perception is that these girls (and also boys) are prostitutes who entered sex work out of necessity or by choice. This concept didn’t make sense to high schooler Fiona Bock. Why would someone her own age “choose” to be a sex worker? The truth is, they didn’t. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule…
Jul 26
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(Dis)honesty: The Truth About Lies
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/131580768 SYNOPSIS It’s human nature to lie; we all do it! From scandalous headlines to little white lies, "(Dis)Honesty" – The Truth About Lies explores the complex impact dishonesty has on our lives and everyday society. Interweaving groundbreaking experiments from celebrated behavioral economist Dan Ariely with personal stories from individuals affected by the unraveling of their lies, Ariely and a team of scientists uncover our propensity to be dishonest—sometimes even unknowingly. What’s revealed is a fascinating look at the forces behind our collective behavior and the many truths behind lies. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday August 27, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location:…
Aug 8
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Freedom & Unity TV Collection
8 Aug, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS "Freedom & Unity TV Collection" is an annual film contest for young Vermonters who have made short films about their lives, passions and interests in their home state of Vermont. The films are judged by professionals in the film industry and awarded prizes. In 2016, 94 films were submitted. This is a selection of some of the winning films. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 10:00am Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS See below for filmmaker information. FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative or documentary short Length: 72 min (total runtime of all films) Location: USA Language: English…
Jul 26
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God Knows Where I Am
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/155436707 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop, a prisoner of her own mind, survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves. SCREENING INFORMATION…
Jul 31
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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…
Jul 31
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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…
Jul 31
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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
Jul 31
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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…
Jul 31
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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:…