Jul 27
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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 NOTE: Single Ticket to this film includes all short films in the Documentary Program 2 - Portraits: 69 min. 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 -…
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Desert Mourning
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS What is lost when landscapes change? Focused on the ongoing conflict over the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument in southern Utah, this short documentary investigates how individuals from different communities neighboring the land grapple with boundaries, and lifestyles, in flux. https://vimeo.com/401729163 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 NOTE: Single Ticket to this film includes all short films in the Documentary Program 2 - Portraits: 69 min. CREDITS Director: Henry Kinder Writer: Henry Kinder Producer: Marsha Holland, Albert Tholen FILM INFORMATION…
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Nine
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The film portrays the story of a brave group of powerful young women who came together to petition for the inclusion of Woman’s Crew as a varsity sport at Boston University in the mid-1970’s. They went on to become national champions. This would not have happened without the passage of Title 9 which finally gave women the right to equal access to college sports facilities and coaches as well as the right to organize teams with varsity status. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket…
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Our Own House
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The locals in Punta Gorda, a small remote town in Southern Belize, remember a time without electricity, roads, and plastics. Amidst the influx of single-use plastics, an activist and his neighbors confront the threat to their piece of paradise. https://vimeo.com/405231430 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Documentary Short Program - ENGAGED & COMMITTED NOTE: Single Ticket to this film includes all short films in the Documentary Program 3 - Engaged & Committed. Total run time: 87 min. CREDITS Director: Vanessa Bergonzoli, Jeremy Kaplan, Tyler Robinson…
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Lowland Kids
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS As climate change literally erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers on pastoral Isle de Jean Charles fight to stay on an island that's been their family home for generations. https://vimeo.com/282694564 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Location: Documentary Short Program - ENGAGED & COMMITTED NOTE: Single Ticket to this film includes all short films in the Documentary Program 3 - Engaged & Committed. Total run time: 87 min. CREDITS Director: Sandra Winther Writer: Sandra Winther Producer: William Crouse FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length:…
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Teranga – Life in the Waiting Room
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A stunning observational short documentary about youth, music and collective trauma set in Naples, Italy, and filmed over two years, Teranga - Life in the Waiting room vividly humanizes West African migrants living in Europe. The film depicts asylum seekers as rarely seen before, as they figure out how to fill the time while they wait endlessly for notice on their documents. Unable to work and with their lives on hold for years, they find ways to keep themselves feeling alive by relying on music as a crucial tool for resistance, survival and integration. https://vimeo.com/344283557 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday,…
Jul 30
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A Destruction
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Humera, an 11-year old girl from a remote village off the coast of Karachi, Pakistan, dreams of becoming a doctor but the only school in her community comes under threat of closure. A Destruction follows Humera as she reaches a critical point in her life where she faces intense pressure to forego her education for an arranged marriage. https://vimeo.com/346987013/5aabf8e8b0 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Urooj Yazdani (will attend the festival) Producer: Urooj Yazdani Director of Photography: Omar Nabulsi (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature…
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A Song Can’t Burn
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Since 1992, professor and musician Nigel Osborne has developed techniques to use music as therapy for children suffering the effects of trauma. These methods are now being utilized in a program for Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon. https://vimeo.com/287673107 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Roscoe Neil Producer: Martin Ball FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 12 min Location: UK Language: English
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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894. Two years later, she was made head of production at the world’s first movie studio, France’s Gaumont. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career had come to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. https://vimeo.com/70380930 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Pamela B. Green Writers: Pamela B. Green, Joan Simon (will…
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The Biggest Little Farm
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. https://youtu.be/UfDTM4JxHl8 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Dana Auditorium SPECIAL NOTE: This screening is a presentation of the Vermont International Film Festival. CREDITS Director: John Chester Writer: Mark Monroe Producers: John Chester,…
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The Blueberry Farmer
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Bernie Ellis, all around good guy, was bush hogging a pasture on his farm when he noticed a helicopter circling above. The police raided him that day and Bernie was arrested for growing a small number of cannabis plants - marijuana he gave to terminal AIDS and cancer patients and to relieve his own fibromyalgia. For more than a decade, Bernie wrestled with Tennessee and Federal authorities over his legal status. This is his fascinating story. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theblueberryfarmer SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Valerie Whitcomb (will attend the…