Jul 30
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The Dog Doc
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A maverick veterinarian and his dedicated team of doctors create a mecca for pets and their owners looking for hope and a last chance for animal healing. The Dog Doc poses deep questions about treatment, pushing humans to consider the difference between medication and integrative, holistic care. This film offers an immersive view into a seldom seen world, painting a picture of pure dedication and joy. https://vimeo.com/331872766 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:00 pm (Opening Night Film) Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Cindy Meehl (will attend the festival) Producer: Alice Henty Documentary Subject: Dr. Jacqueline Ruskin, DVM (will…
Jul 30
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Don’t Be Nice
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A team of young New York City Slam Poets finds its voice as it competes for the National Championship during the summer of 2016. An emotional and inspiring film that gives insightful commentary on race, gender, identity and sexual politics in America today, Don't Be Nice is both an absorbing competition doc and a vital writer's workshop that proves once and for all that winning hearts and minds is the ultimate prize. https://youtu.be/kweS6ZXImNc SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Main WINNER Best Documentary Feature CREDITS Director: Max Powers Producers: Nikhil Melnechuk (will…
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Drowning in Sands
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Two Sudanese inventors are determined to stop the desert from swallowing up their country. Despite international sanctions and a failing economy, they succeed in building Sudan’s first robot farmer and enter it into a national TV competition. https://youtu.be/JnLaXUVw0lA SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, 23, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Lucy Provan Producers: One World Media, The British Council Sudan FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 31 min Location: Sudan Languages: Arabic, English
Jul 31
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Ernie & Joe
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Ernie & Joe is an intimate portrait of two San Antonio, Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together the officers’ experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. In taking this different path, Ernie and Joe’s success is engendering change in police departments around the country. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:30 pm (Closing Night Film) Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Jenifer McShane (will attend the festival) Producer: Andrea Meditch FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature…
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Exorcist of Apartheid
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A young, white filmmaker in South Africa asks his grandmother what his grandfather did during apartheid. She gives him a box of family videos. A fascinating set of revelations follows. https://youtu.be/O-lh1jQuRo8 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Adam Heyns Producer: Christoph Heyns FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 20 min Location: South Africa Language: Afrikaans
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Float
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In the ultra-competitive indoor sport of flying elite, stunningly-designed model airplanes, a wild-card newcomer threatens to knock a teammate off his world champion throne. A tale about obsession and passion, about camaraderie and competition, about time and beauty, Float is a documentary that is as much about the intricacies of the sport and the science as the complexity of the people involved. https://vimeo.com/18557380 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Phil Kibbe Writers: Phil Kibbe, Ben Saks Producers: Ben Saks, Laura Heberton FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 81 min…
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For Sama
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS For Sama is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsvBqtg2RM0 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Directors: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Producer: Waad al-Kateab FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 95 min Location: Syria Language: Arabic Individual Advance Tickets On Sale…
Aug 2
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Freedom & Unity / Conversations from the Open Road
2 Aug, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Freedom & Unity: A collection of 8 short films from local Vermont teens, selected from the winners of the statewide Freedom & Unity TV Competition. The films illuminate their lives, passions and interests in their home state. Conversations from the Open Road: Chicago: Public Schools Closures, a collection of 5 shorts, shot on location in The Windy City. Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Directors: Various (Several will attend the festival) Writers: Various Producers: Various FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Length: 82 min Location: USA Language: English
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Guardian
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Guardian follows stewards of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, who live full-time on boats in the depths of the wilderness to monitor salmon, the backbone of the ecosystem, economy and culture along the BC coast. But, in an age of science censorship and soaring natural resource development, Guardians—and the wildlife they have dedicated their lives to protect—are now disappearing. The film tackles the consequences of the erosion of science and environmental management. https://vimeo.com/226506526 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Courtney Quirin (will attend the festival) Producer: Courtney Quirin…
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Ingrid
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Ingrid tells the fascinating story of a successful fashion designer and mother in Texas who dropped everything and moved to rural Oklahoma in order to pursue a personal and creative life. She has since become a reclusive hermit and spends her time creating clay sculptures and art out of rocks from the nearby creek. What would drive a successful fashion designer to immerse herself in nature and leave everything behind? https://vimeo.com/250867694 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room WINNER Hernandez/Bayliss Prize for Triumph of the Human Spirit CREDITS Director: Morrisa Maltz…
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Invisible Hands
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Award-winning documentary Invisible Hands exposes child labor and trafficking within the supply chains of the world’s biggest corporations, which produce some of our most loved items. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7TqXBiV8CE&rel=0 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Shraysi Tandon Writer: Chad Beck Producers: Christina Weiss Lurie FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 80 min Locations: Ghana, China, India, Indonesia, and USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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La Guerra
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A short documentary about Angelica Guerra, a young, Mexican American woman from Southern California who has taken on a much greater role in her family in the face of her parents' deportation. Angelica chose to make the best of her situation by continuing to study, work, and take care of her siblings to keep the American Dream alive, despite her family's separation. https://vimeo.com/341639659 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Erin Nene-Lee Ramirez (will attend festival) Producers: Erin Nene-Lee Ramirez, Jillian Littleton, Eliana Velasco FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short…