Jul 29
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The Sunrise Storyteller
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/207300702 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS “The Sunrise Storyteller” follows the journey of teenage filmmaker and social justice advocate Kasha Sequoia Slavner as, on her 16th birthday, she sets out across the world for six months in search of stories of hope and resilience that shine a light on what it means to be a global citizen and how we can all make a difference. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: National Bank of Middlebury CREDITS Director: Kasha Sequoia Slavner (will attend the festival) Writer: Kasha Sequoia Slavner Producer: Marla G. Slavner FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature,…
Jul 29
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Swim Team
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/208237156 SYNOPSIS Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning. Closing Night Film On-Stage Conversation | Director Lara Stolman talks with MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven about the making of this inspiring documentary. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Lara Stolman (will attend the Festival) Producer:…
Jul 29
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Then Who?
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Three children and their babysitter discover that the cookies from the cookie jar have been stolen. They conduct an investigation to uncover the cookie thief amongst them. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: National Bank of Middlebury CREDITS Director: Sofi Taylor (will attend the Festival) Writer: Sofi Taylor Producer: Sofi Taylor FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short, Family Length: 13 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 29
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When I Stutter
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/150137350 NORTHEASTERN PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A documentary that reveals the humanity that exists within an often mysterious malady. Over the course of 4.5 years, 19 people shared stories about how stuttering has impacted their lives. These stories run the gamut of human emotions, some dark, some funny, others triumphant. Interspersed throughout the documentary are “educational vignettes” that help illuminate some of the mysteries and questions that surround stuttering. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: John Gomez (will attend the Festival) Writer: Scott Palasik, Dennis Fulgoni, & John Gomez Producer: John Gomez FILM…
Jul 26
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Circle
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/150113096 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The short film “Circle” depicts a young woman in despair, who after experiencing a tragic loss escapes into the seemingly perfect past. She loses herself in vivid memories and starts to neglect her real life. A constant inner struggle emerges between past and present, distorting her perception of reality. Ahmad Saleh, a young Palestinian screenwriter wrote “Circle” to cope with the losses he endured during the crises in Palestine. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Alexander Heringer Writer: Ahmad Saleh Producer: Daniel Piechocki,…
Jul 31
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Flight
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/175491607 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS When a snowy owl shows up in Connecticut, a young bird watcher is determined to find it--and she won’t let a busy mom, a broken bike, or a bully get in her way. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Naomi Saito (will attend the Festival) Writer: Naomi Saito Producer: Hannah Ryan FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative short, Family-friendly Length: 10 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 8
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Freedom & Unity TV Collection
8 Aug, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS "Freedom & Unity TV Collection" is an annual film contest for young Vermonters who have made short films about their lives, passions and interests in their home state of Vermont. The films are judged by professionals in the film industry and awarded prizes. In 2016, 94 films were submitted. This is a selection of some of the winning films. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 10:00am Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS See below for filmmaker information. FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative or documentary short Length: 72 min (total runtime of all films) Location: USA Language: English…
Jul 31
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The Graveyard Shift
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS It’s long past midnight when the tired and jumpy waitress decides to go and investigate the ominous noise she hears right outside the roadside coffee shop she’s working at. She discovers that a she is being attacked by a Zombie! The zombie lazily wobbles inside the shop and corners the poor waitress behind the counter. How will she save herself? What will it take? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Lara Arikan Producer: Lara Arikan FILM INFORMATION Genre: Animated short, Family-friendly Length: 3 min Location: USA…
Jul 31
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How You Look At It
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/160800327 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS "How You Look At It" is a silent comedy short film inspired by the Carl Jung quote, 'It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are themselves.' The story is about how love at first sight changes a man’s perspective of the world around him. With a little help from his inner theme songs, his environment comes together to support his quest to be with his new sighted love...or at least, say hello to her. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 7:15pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival…
Jul 31
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The Kid
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTlUxNzt5Kw SYNOPSIS “A comedy with a smile – and perhaps a tear” – so opens this 1921 silent comedy-drama that will kick off the kids-friendly block at the Middlebury Marquis on Friday, August 28th at 10:30am. The film follows Charlie the Tramp as he finds The Orphan and takes him in, and their adventures that ensue. Written, producer, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, “The Kid” was Chaplin’s feature directorial debut and enjoyed huge success at its release. The Library of Congress preserved the film in the United States National Film Registry in 2011. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26,…
Jul 31
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The Last Bay Scallop?
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/153502794 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The waters off Nantucket island support the last viable bay scallop commercial fishery on the east coast. But scientists estimate that it could fade into history within a decade. What will be lost in off-season economy and the island culture that grew up around the scallop fishery, if that dire prediction comes true? Can the town and local scientists repair the harbor's water quality and save the bay scallop? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: John Stanton (will attend the Festival) Writer: John…
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The Laughter Life
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/176807445 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Laughter Life follows a week in the professional life of the young comedians who write and star in Studio C, a popular sketch comedy television show viewed by tens of thousands of people weekly. But theirs is not your typical comedy success story, as the cast and crew behind the program are practicing Mormons living in the deeply observant community of Provo, Utah. The film explores the tension inherent in creating "clean" comedy that will satisfy both the demands of the network and the cast's desire to generate a funny final product. SCREENING INFORMATION Date:…