Jul 31
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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…
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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…
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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:…