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One Town at a Time
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Vermont has 251 towns. Explore them…One Town at a Time. One Town at a Time is a coming-of-age story that is firmly rooted in the community spirit that makes Vermont so special. You will hear from “251 Club” members of all kinds and, after listening to their stories of traveling through Vermont, you’ll want to start exploring as well. https://vimeo.com/328960308 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Mike Leonard (will attend the festival) Writer: Mike Leonard Producers: Mike Leonard, Mary Rizos, Kevin Quigley FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 104 minutes Location: Vermont…
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The Pollinators
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Pollinators follows migratory beekeepers and their bees throughout a growing season, joining them as they stop at farms to pollinate the myriad of plants and trees that depend upon honey bees to grow and produce our food. Throughout the journey, the film will meet farmers, scientists, chefs and academics to give perspective on this complex food system that we all depend on. https://vimeo.com/333561076 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium WINNER Gaia Prize for Environmental Filmmaking CREDITS Director: Peter Nelson (will attend the festival) Producers: Sally Roy (will attend the festival),…
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Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The fascinating story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. Best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist and popular TV pundit, Molly courageously spoke truth to power and it cost her more than once. https://vimeo.com/87029163 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:00 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Janice Engel Producers: Janice Engel, James Egen, Carlisle Vandervoort FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 93 min Location: USA Language: English…
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Reversing Roe
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A deep historical look at one of the most controversial issues of our time, highlighting the abortion debate from various points along the ideological spectrum in a winding story of abortion in America.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihN7DR1Ce6g SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Town Hall Theater NOTE: Special Q&A appearance by Dr. Colleen McNicholas, film’s protagonist, and sole remaining abortion provider in the state of Missouri. CREDITS Directors: Ricki Stern (will attend the festival), Anne Sundberg Producers: Keli Goff, Anne Sundberg FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 99 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5…
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The River and the Wall
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Five friends embark on an epic 1,200-mile mountain bike, horse, and canoe expedition down the Rio Grande River to document the borderlands before construction of a wall and to explore how it would impact wildlife, immigration, public lands, border security, and landowners. https://youtu.be/aRIFqluRXBg SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:00 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Ben Masters Producers: Hillary Pierce, Jay Kleberg FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 97 min Locations: USA, Mexico Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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Santuario
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Juana Luz Tobar Ortega immigrated to the United States over 25 years ago as an asylum seeker from Guatemala. But in 2017, she was told that she had 30 days to leave the country or be deported. Refusing to leave her family and home, Juana took sanctuary at an unfamiliar church in Greensboro, NC, where she remains today. https://vimeo.com/pilartimpane/santuariotrailer SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:15 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Directors: Pilar Timpane, Christine Delp Producers: Pilar Timpane, Christine Delp FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 26 min Location: USA Languages: English, Spanish
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Seadrift
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shoots and kills a white crab fisherman at the public town docks in Seadrift, TX. What began as a dispute over fishing territory erupts into violence and ignites a maelstrom of boat burnings, KKK intimidation, and other hostilities against Vietnamese refugees along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of Vietnamese refugee arrival in the U.S., Seadrift examines the shooting and its dramatic aftermath, revealing the unexpected consequences. https://vimeo.com/302380147 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:15 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Tim Tsai Producers: Tim Tsai, Andrew…
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Small Family, Happy Family
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Mitilesh, a young woman from Central India, is recruited by local health workers to get sterilized in a mass surgical ‘camp’. As she decides to undergo the surgery, her narrative is situated in the larger context of population control in India - one that has for decades sacrificed women’s health and reproductive rights in the name of economic progress. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Directors: Anne Munger (will attend the festival), Zoe Hamilton Producer: Jana Edelbaum FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 37 min Location: India Languages:…
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Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A young woman joins a group of D-Day veterans on a 70th anniversary pilgrimage to retrace their route from the beaches at Normandy during World War II. Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day follows their journey, painting an intimate portrait of these soldiers during their final return to that hallowed ground. Providing a new perspective through the eyes of a 20-year old woman, a story of intergenerational friendship blossoms from the memories of 90-year-old men. https://vimeo.com/352365211 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Charlotte Juergens (will attend the festival) Producers:…
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Sweetheart Dancers
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Sweetheart Dancers is a story about Sean and Adrian, a Two-Spirit gay couple determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the "Sweetheart Dance." This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country, reserved for heterosexual couples, until now. https://vimeo.com/328032226 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:15 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Ben-Alex Dupris Producer: John Reiss FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary short Length: 13 min Location: USA Language: English
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Teeth
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Teeth is an intimate portrait of Hawaiian grandmother Angelica’s recovery from sexual abuse she suffered as a child and young woman. Her emotional and psychological healing parallels the fixing of knocked out and rotten teeth. In her words, “Three things have replaced my misery, Faith, Hope, and Aloha … and the greatest of these is Aloha”. https://vimeo.com/347586236 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Aaron Schnobrich (will attend the festival) Writer: Aaron Schnobrich Producer: Ciara Lacy FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 13 min Location: USA Language: English
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This Little Land of Mines
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PREMIERE DESIGNATION USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS This Little Land of Mines shines a spotlight on the resilience of the Laotian people as they live among and work to clear 80 million unexploded American bombs embedded in their land after the Vietnam War era. WINNER: Clio Visualizing History Prize for the Advancement of Women in Film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR1ljb6CHco SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room WINNER Clio Visualizing History Prize for the Advancement of Women in Film CREDITS Director: Erin McGoff (will attend the festival) Producers: Erin McGoff, Ka Xiong, Cyril Eberle FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 64…