Jul 31
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TransMilitary
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now having reinstated it, their futures hang in the balance once again. https://vimeo.com/301392874 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Directors: Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson Writer: Jamie Coughlin Producer: Jamie Coughlin FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length:…
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Undeterred
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Filmed in the rural border community of Arivaca, Arizona, Undeterred depicts the militarization along the US/Mexico border enacted by US Customs and Border Patrol and how it has affected and changed life in the community. Made by a resident of Arivaca, the entire film was crafted in close collaboration with the community residents who are its subjects. https://vimeo.com/283563848 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Eva Lewis Producer: Eva Lewis FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 76 min Location: USA Languages: English, Spanish Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August…
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Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Rise of Broadcasting
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS In the 1930s, as America's foremost newscaster both in newsreels and on the radio, Lowell Thomas set the standard for reliable, non-partisan broadcast news. Today, as the profusion of alternative digital sources is changing that network dominated universe and the air rings with charges of “fake news”, this film examines, through the life of Lowell Thomas, the evolution and value of broadcast journalism. https://vimeo.com/243898993 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Richard Moulton (will attend the festival) Writer: Mitchell Stephens (will attend the festival) Producers: Richard Moultan, David Wright FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary…
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What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS An illuminating portrait of the work of controversial film critic Pauline Kael and her profound influence on the male-dominated worlds of cinema and film criticism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jawt8uH8MMc SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Rob Garver Producers: Rob Garver, Glenn Zipper FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 95 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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When We Walk
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Follow the life of disability activist and filmmaker Jason DaSilva as he confronts the abrupt end of his marriage and the departure of his wife and young son from New York to Austin, Texas. Though he is quadriplegic, can barely see, and has problems swallowing and breathing, DaSilva sets off for Austin, where he encounters a Medicaid system that would force him to live in a nursing home in order to be near his son. https://vimeo.com/345476753/d6b0a59c83 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Jason DaSilva (will attend the festival)…
Jul 30
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7/8ths of the Way There
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In the wake of a terminal diagnosis, a couple reflects on the lives they've lived, the people they've loved, and the penile implant one of them is about to receive. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Mary Gerretsen Writer: Mary Gerretsen Producers: Gracie Corapi, Anthony Mangini FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 27 min Location: USA Language: English
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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeGYZSndCPc SYNOPSIS From acclaimed director Steve James comes Abacus,the little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and a 2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. A two-time Academy Award nominee, Mr. James will discuss the making of Abacus and the cultural and historical context that the film lives in and share his thoughts about his storied and exceptional career as a filmmaker. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 7:15 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Steve James (will attend the festival) Writer: Steve James Producers: Fennel Doremus, Julie Goldman, Mark Mitten, Nick…
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Against All Odds-The Fight for a Black Middle Class with Bob Herbert
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Against All Odds-The Fight for a Black Middle Class looks at the difficulty African Americans face in establishing and maintaining a middle class standard of living. Through dramatic historical footage and personal interviews, the documentary explores the efforts of black families to pursue the American dream. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Bob Herbert Writer: Bob Herbert Producers: Sam Aleshinloye, Sally Roy (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 76 min Location: USA Language: English
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Aliens of Extraordinary Ability
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS An Alien of Extraordinary Ability, the O-1 nonimmigrant visa, is for an alien who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. But the feeling one has as a stranger sometimes exists within all of us. In this innovative short, the filmmaker morphed into the body of an alien and asked others what their extraordinary abilities were. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Molmol Kuo Writer: Molmol Kuo Producer: Molmol Kuo FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 14 min Location: USA Language: English
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All the Wild Horses
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nNojtoOIm0 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A dramatic and beautiful film that follows five international riders from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Ireland and the UK as they compete in the Mongol Derby horse race in Mongolia. This multi-horse, multi-station race over a 1000 kilometers of Mongolian steppe is the longest and toughest horse race on the planet. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Ivo Marloh (will attend the festival) Writer: Ivo Marloh Producers: Ivo Marloh, Darcia Martin FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 89 min Location: Mongolia Language: English
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America to Me
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/251567197 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A year-long immersion into one of Chicago's most progressive and diverse public schools, located in suburban Oak Park, America To Me explores America's charged state of race, culture and education today with unprecedented depth and scope. MNFF will screen the first two episodes of Steve James’ upcoming 10-part series. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Steve James (will attend festival) Writer: Steve James Producers: Steve James, Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 120 min (2 episodes) Location: USA Language: English
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A Murder in Mansfield
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0DHwdY7xBs SYNOPSIS After nearly 30 years, Collier Boyle returns to his hometown of Mansfield, Ohio where as a 12-year-old he served as a prosecution witness in the trial of his father, John Boyle, who was convicted of murdering his wife and Collier’s mother. Another profound piece of documentary journalism from the great Barbara Kopple. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Barbara Kopple (will attend the fesitval) Writer: Barbara Kopple, Rob Kuhns Producers: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy, Collier Landry, John Morrissey (will attend the fesitval) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 87 min Location: USA…