Jul 31
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Saving Jamaica Bay
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/23zx-78ZiMM VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS "Saving Jamaica Bay" tells the story of how one community fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City, which had become a dumping ground for garbage, sewage, sludge and bullet-riddled mobsters. Narrated by actress Susan Sarandon, the film includes interviews with the community activists who led the fight, and state and city officials. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 10am Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: David Sigal Writer: Daniel Hendrick (will attend the Festival) Producer: Daniel Hendrick FILM…
Jul 31
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Small Talk
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/164481356 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A young woman returns to her childhood neighborhood to document their daily activities but finds the outdoor bustle less active during winter season. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell Producer: Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary short Length: 7 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 26
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Sonita
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/150173671 SYNOPSIS Sonita is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musician in spite of all her obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative patriarchal family. In harsh contrast to her goal is the plan of her family – strongly advanced by her mother – to make her a bride and sell her to a new family. The price right now is about US$ 9.000. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28,…
Jul 31
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Takin’ Place
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/30511942 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS "Takin' Place" is an observational documentary film directed by Cyrus Dowlatshahi about ordinary people and everyday life on the South Side of Chicago. As they work, chill, hustle and survive, Dowlatshahi feels the common aspects of all neighborhoods and communities around the world: a desire to share, grow and celebrate. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 7:15pm Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Cyrus Dowlatshahi (will attend the Festival) Story: Fernanda Rossi Producer: Yvonne Welbon FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 85 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Tested
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/132389253 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS "Tested" looks at the lack of racial diversity at the top public high schools in New York City by following a dozen families from different racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds as they prepare to pass the grueling entrance exam. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30 am Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Curtis Chin Writer: Curtis Chin, Adam Wolman Producer: Curtis Chin, Adam Wolman FILM INFORMATION Genre: Feature documentary, Family-friendly Length: 72 min Location: USA Language: English
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Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/Qa8wHqZQX4o 2016 VTEDDY WINNER: BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE OPENING NIGHT FILM with Judge Keith in attendance SYNOPSIS He was an ordinary "colored" man from Detroit. He became a controversial federal judge who would shape civil rights law and challenge a sitting president. Decades later, his rulings resonate in a nation still arguing about "which lives matter." It may be the greatest story you've never heard. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 Time: 7pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Jesse Nesser (will attend the Festival) Producer: Jesse Nesser FILM INFORMATION Genre: Feature documentary Length:…
Jul 29
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45365
29 Jul, 2015. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R_js-l07xE 2015 VTEDDY WINNER: SPECIAL AWARD - CINEMATIC VISION & IMAGINATION SYNOPSIS 45365 captures the complexities and ambiguities of one town’s shared experience. It is a patient and inquisitive look at the lives and landscapes that make up this community of 20,000 people. Multiple storylines eventually coalesce into a mosaic of faces, places, and events. It is a look at life in Sidney, Ohio. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Screening Roo The Complete Festival Schedule FILM INFORMATION Length: 90 min Language: English Country: USA CREDITS Director: Bill Ross, Turner Ross Producer: Bill Ross, Turner Ross
Jul 29
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A Farmer’s Road
29 Jul, 2015. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/79848094 SYNOPSIS A Farmer's Road tells the story of how two PhD soil scientists traded the security of academic tenure for the challenges and economic uncertainty of operating a goat dairy and farmstead creamery in Illinois. Surrounded by commodity-based agribusiness, they strive to embody the principles of sustainability, showcasing artisan products during slow-food dinners. Their mission to educate the public about small-farm diversity is changing the American food system one meal at a time. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 28, 2015 Time: 1:30pm Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule FILM INFORMATION Length: 75 min Language: English Country: USA CREDITS…
Jul 29
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Almost There
29 Jul, 2015. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/109723683 SYNOPSIS For many, Peter Anton’s house embodies an end-of-life nightmare: heat and electricity are shut off, floorboards are rotting, and the detritus of a chaotic life is precariously stacked to the ceiling. For the filmmakers, Anton’s home is a treasure trove, not to mention Anton himself, a character worthy of his own reality TV show. By its quietly satisfying ending, Almost There provides human drama, insights into mental illness, aging in America, and the redemptive power of art. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule FILM INFORMATION Length: 93…
Jul 29
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Among the Believers
29 Jul, 2015. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSklZY_VCIM SYNOPSIS Charismatic cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani state. His dream is to impose a strict version of Shariah law throughout the country, as a model for the world. His Holy War is motivated by the government’s 2007 leveling of his flagship mosque that killed his mother, brother, only son and 150 students. With unprecedented access, Among the Believers follows Aziz on his very personal quest to create an Islamic utopia, during the bloodiest period in Pakistan’s modern history. Intimate and shocking, Among the Believers offers rare insights into…
Jul 29
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Approaching the Elephant
29 Jul, 2015. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/117135958 SYNOPSIS Year one for Lucy, Jiovanni and Alex at the Teddy McArdle Free School, where all classes are voluntary and rules are determined by vote – adults and children have an equal say. Wilder is there from the beginning to end of the school year, documenting and observing founder Alex Khost and an indelible cast of outspoken young personalities as they form relationships, explore their surroundings and intensely debate rule violations, until it all comes to a head. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015 Time: 7pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule FILM INFORMATION Length: 89…
Jul 17
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Archie’s Betty
17 Jul, 2015. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/130104671 SYNOPSIS The filmmaker, a devoted Archie fan, makes an independent documentary search for the real-life people behind the characters in the ever popular Archie comics. Were Archie, Betty, Veronica, Moose, and Jughead based on actual students whom Bob Montana, the original Archie cartoonist, knew in high school in the 1930s in Haverhill, Massachusetts? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 Time: 10:00am Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule FILM INFORMATION Length: 69 min Language: English Country: USA CREDITS Director: Gerald Peary Writer: Gerald Peary Producer: Shaun Clancy