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Liyana
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjT9RtV9gs4 SCREENING INFORMATION Kids & Family Day Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:00 pm Marquis Main NOTE: This film is part of MNFF’s Kids & Family Day [Ages 10+] CREDITS Directors: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp…
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Lonnie
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A character piece on Lonnie Holley, a found object artist and musician based in Atlanta, Georgia. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Mac Christopher (will attend the festival) Producer: Walker Edelman FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 6 min Location: USA Language: English
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Louie’s Antiques
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In Louie’s shop, antique objects get a second life–- and come to life. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Melissa McClung (will attend the festival) Producer: Melissa McClung FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 8 min Location: USA Language: English
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Lynch: A History
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Lynch: A History explores the silence that nonconformist NFL star Marshawn Lynch deploys as a form of resistance. Culling more than 700 video clips and placing them in dramatic, rapid, and radical juxtaposition, the film is a powerful political parable about the American media-sports complex and its deep complicity with racial oppression. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myreT4oTcIY SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: David Shields (will attend the festival) Producer: David Shields FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 85 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE…
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Made in Boise
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In Boise, Idaho, where 70% of new arrivals are gay men from overseas, as many as one in fifteen mothers will become surrogates in their lifetime. Surrogacy has nearly quadrupled in the last 20 years, and this small Western city presents an opportunity to explore this growing yet complex and controversial phenomenon. https://vimeo.com/343543675 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Beth Aala Producers: Beth Levison (will attend the festival), Alex Pitz FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 86 min Locations: USA, Spain Languages: English, Spanish Individual Advance Tickets…
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Maiden
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They’d never find funding. They didn’t have the strength or skill. They’d die at sea. Did that many professional female sailors even exist? Tracy Edwards proved all the naysayers wrong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klmpbSjtvKs SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:15 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Alex Holmes Writer: Alex Holmes Producer: James Erskine FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length:…
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Maria
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Maria is an 18 year old poet, daughter of Mexican immigrants from the Bronx, NY. Her life was never easy, living with her alcoholic father, mother, mother’s schizophrenic husband and two sisters. The family moved between housing projects and shelters and she never really had hope for a better future. In high school, she experienced depression and social isolation which led her to cutting herself. Luckily, she started writing poems. https://vimeo.com/269723230 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Main WINNER Best Documentary Short CREDITS Director: Shiri Paamony Eshel (will attend the festival) Producer: Shiri Paamony Eshel FILM…
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Moynihan
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A biographical portrait of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, twentieth century colossus: public intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador and U.S. Senator from New York. The film captures the spirit of Moynihan's remarkable ideas as they evolved over the course of his tumultuous life in postwar America, featuring both the triumphs and the controversies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASStLFWO-4M SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Directors: Joseph Dorman, Toby Freilich Writer: Joseph Dorman Producers: Joseph Dorman, Toby Freilich FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 102 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE…
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My Dear Children
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS My Dear Children follows one woman’s quest to unravel a family mystery. Her journey reveals a heartbreaking and little known humanitarian tragedy when anti- Jewish massacres, “pogroms,” swept Eastern Europe following WWI. Scholars today describe what happened as “the holocaust of its day.” The consequences of that earlier holocaust continue to reverberate through the generations and warn us of what could happen yet again. https://vimeo.com/213746275 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Main CREDITS Directors: LeeAnn Dance (will attend the festival), Cliff Hackel Writer: LeeAnn Dance Producers: LeeAnn Dance, Cliff Hackel FILM INFORMATION…
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New Homeland
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Every summer since 1914, Camp Pathfinder, a summer camp located in Canada’s Algonquin Park, invites boys from across Canada and the United States to spend a few weeks in the backcountry. Two years ago, Camp Director Mike Sladden, enraged by the growing global refugee crisis, had an idea. What if he could find a way to bring a group of displaced boys from war-torn Syria and Iraq to spend the summer at Pathfinder? https://vimeo.com/300529998 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Barbara Kopple (will attend the festival) Producer: Barbara…
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Nothing to My Name
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PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A short documentary discovering the past of the filmmaker’s grandfather. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Qian Li (will attend the festival) Writer: Qian Li Producer: Qian Li FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary short Length: 14 min Location: China Languages: Chinese, English
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Once & Again
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS “How can I get closer to the past, which moves farther and farther away?" So begins Once & Again, a film about early recorded sound and the hunger for connection across time that marks each of us. https://vimeo.com/290650807 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Isabel Dunn (will attend the festival) Producer: Isabel Dunn FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 25 min Location: USA Language: English