Jul 27
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The Rabbi Goes West
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A fish out of water story about a young and charismatic Hasidic Chabad rabbi who moved from Brooklyn, New York to Bozeman, Montana to bring his brand of Judaism to the American west. His mission: to place a Mezuzah, an encased prayer offering, on the doorpost of every Montana Jewish home. As he travels across this “big sky” landscape, he confronts threats to Jews from neo-Nazis and objections to his proselytizing from members of the Jewish community. https://vimeo.com/349042176 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Sunday, August 30 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket…
Jul 27
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Sisters Rising
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Sisters Rising is an urgent call to action, a stunning portrait of women acting in solidarity, and a demand for tribal sovereignty and self-determination as the necessary step towards ending violence against Indigenous women in the United States. The film follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows: a tribal cop in the midst of the North Dakota oil boom, an attorney fighting to overturn restrictions on tribal sovereignty, a teacher of Indigenous women’s self-defense, grassroots advocates working to influence legislative change, and the author of the first anti-sex trafficking code to…
Jul 24
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WBCN and the American Revolution
24 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The amazing, untold story of the radical underground radio station WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally during the late 1960s and early 70s. Told through the actual sights, sounds, and stories of a compelling cast of characters who connected through the radio station, the burgeoning music and countercultural scenes, militant anti-war activism, civil rights struggles, and the emerging women’s and LGBTQ-liberation movements. https://vimeo.com/374760398 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Monday, August 31 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Q&A with…
Jul 27
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La Pastora
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Laura decides to leave behind a promising career as a biologist in Barcelona and pursue her real dream: to become a shepherd in the remote Catalonian Pyrenees. She gamely faces the challenges of entering a traditionally all-male profession, of living in a village with only one permanent resident, and dealing with the inherent hardships of the shepherd's life. But Laura faces her steepest hurdle when her mother refuses to support her new path. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Documentary Short Program -…
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Nightsongs
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS To avoid hawks and navigate by the stars, millions upon millions of birds migrate at night, skimming over our rooftops while we sleep. To experience this invisible wonder, birdwatcher Eric Masterson says, we have to learn to "see with our ears." Celebrating both avian achievement and human devotion, Nightsongs is a meditation on the art of seeing - and treasuring - what cannot be seen. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Documentary Short Program - POETIC CREDITS Director: Elizabeth Myer Boulton & Matthew…
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Depot Asmara
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS In 1993, Eritrea, a small country in the Horn of Africa, finally gained independence from Ethiopia after a thirty-year war of liberation that has left its marks - on the people and their landscape. However, the most important achievement of the colonial period was put back into operation: the steam railway. In this remarkable documentary short, audiences get to know Hinza, the young train driver, and Fezahatsion, the old chief mechanic who experienced the glory days of the railway. Little by little, the poetic images intensify and draw a picture of today's Eritrea. https://player.vimeo.com/video/363838100 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August…
Jul 27
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A Different Place, Altogether
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Artist Ross Sheehan sets out to examine the fluctuating suburban-city of South Burlington, Vermont. He walks throughout the quasi-urban landscape in search of vanishing landmarks such as an abandoned "Pizza Hut" and a semi-permanent street barricade. A Different Place, Altogether is not only a tour of the in-between environments of a place, but an honest quest to bring awareness to the overlooked monuments existing in a rapidly changing community. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Documentary Short Program - POETIC CREDITS Director: Ross…
Jul 27
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How We See Water
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS How We See Water follows the lives of two young women, Juana Gomez Ramirez and Rosa Maria Hernandez, in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, as they grow from girls to young women and struggle to fulfill their dreams of obtaining an education while also serving a vital role in earning a living for their families. The survival of children in indigenous Chiapian Mexico is both fragile and resonant with community. Working with the guidance of San Cristobal organizations, including Melel Xojobal and the Na Bolom Museum, director Robin Starbuck filmed with these young girls and their families for…
Jul 27
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This Is The Way We Rise
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A vibrant exploration into the creative process, the film follows kinetic slam poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio as her calling to protect Mauna Kea (a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaiʻi) reinvigorates her art. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Documentary Short Program - PORTRAITS CREDITS Director: Ciara Lacy Writer: Ciara Lacy Producer: Adithya Sambamurthy, Matthew Cushing, Chapin Hall FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 12 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 27
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Little Rink
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS In the sphere of revered sporting events, there's the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the World Series. And then there's the TJ Rugg Table Hockey Tournament. Eighteen of North America’s most elite players have traveled across the continent to Carragher's Bar in NYC to be named the champion of the little rink. Throughout the day, we get to know several of the players and learn why they are devoted to this quirky sport. https://vimeo.com/422918719 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Documentary Short Program…
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Driven
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS In a world of adrenaline and speed, a quadriplegic race car driver pushes to keep his dream of racing alive. https://vimeo.com/331152209 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Documentary Short Program - PORTRAITS CREDITS Director: Cody Wilson Writer: Cody Wilson Producer: Tiffany Gist & Alexandra Roberson FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 17 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 27
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The Twins (Rise & Fall)
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS This experimental short film contrasts the original 1976 commercial about the construction of New York City’s Twin Towers with rare footage of the clean-up efforts at Ground Zero from September 2001 to May 2002. The split-screen throughout the video tells a story of the various kinds of labor that surround the rise and fall of the Twin Towers: first, the construction of the towers and then the clean-up following the devastating terror attacks. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Documentary Short Program -…