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A Destruction
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Humera, an 11-year old girl from a remote village off the coast of Karachi, Pakistan, dreams of becoming a doctor but the only school in her community comes under threat of closure. A Destruction follows Humera as she reaches a critical point in her life where she faces intense pressure to forego her education for an arranged marriage. https://vimeo.com/346987013/5aabf8e8b0 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Urooj Yazdani (will attend the festival) Producer: Urooj Yazdani Director of Photography: Omar Nabulsi (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature…
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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894. Two years later, she was made head of production at the world’s first movie studio, France’s Gaumont. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career had come to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. https://vimeo.com/70380930 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Pamela B. Green Writers: Pamela B. Green, Joan Simon (will…
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Benzin
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In a small, remote German town, 30 years after the reunion of East and West Germany, everybody has left but a few. His mother is long gone, but Leon remains, helping his father run a gas station on Poland’s border. Suddenly, a young woman from Ukraine arrives, and Leon hopes she can help him find peace with his unknown past. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Oliver Mohr (will attend the festival) Writer: Oliver Mohr, Elena Hell Producer: Oliver Mohr FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 45 min…
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The Biggest Little Farm
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. https://youtu.be/UfDTM4JxHl8 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Dana Auditorium SPECIAL NOTE: This screening is a presentation of the Vermont International Film Festival. CREDITS Director: John Chester Writer: Mark Monroe Producers: John Chester,…
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The Bird Catcher
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A Norwegian Jewish teenager who dreams of Hollywood stardom is suddenly faced with playing the role of her life, masquerading as a boy on a Nazi-occupied farm while plotting her escape to Sweden and survival. https://vimeo.com/308397261 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Ross Clarke (will attend the festival) Writer: Trond Venaasen Producers: Lisa Black, Leon Clarance, Ross Clarke FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 100 min Locations: Norway, UK Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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The Blueberry Farmer
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Bernie Ellis, all around good guy, was bush hogging a pasture on his farm when he noticed a helicopter circling above. The police raided him that day and Bernie was arrested for growing a small number of cannabis plants - marijuana he gave to terminal AIDS and cancer patients and to relieve his own fibromyalgia. For more than a decade, Bernie wrestled with Tennessee and Federal authorities over his legal status. This is his fascinating story. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theblueberryfarmer SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Valerie Whitcomb (will attend the…
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Book Week
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS When it looks like his new novel will be published, high school English teacher and once famous author Nicholas Cutler thinks his luck has finally changed. But what promises to be the best week of his life spirals into the exact opposite. A pregnant girlfriend, a student in trouble with the law, a gravely ill brother-in-law and the prospects of an unfulfilled life force Mr. Cutler to re-examine things in this sly Australian drama. https://youtu.be/ZaN2eA7FVIk SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Heath Davis Writer: Heath Davis Producers: Heath…
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Busy Inside
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Karen, a therapist, helps people who suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder — a condition she has herself, juggling seventeen of her own alter egos. In this poetic documentary exploration of the much-misunderstood condition, Busy Inside follows Karen and her patient Marshay on their complicated quests for self. https://vimeo.com/348442623 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room WINNER Audience Award – Feature CREDITS Director: Olga Lvoff (will attend the festival) Producer: Victor Ilyukhin (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 70 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On…
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Cleo from 5 to 7
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Selfish pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours to wait until the results of her biopsy come back. After an ominous tarot card reading, she visits her friends, all of whom fail to give her the emotional support she needs. Wandering around Paris, she finally finds comfort talking with a soldier in a park. Directed by Agnes Varda. Note: Cleo from 5 to 7 is Ms. Varda’s second feature film and is part of MNFF’s “Agnes Varda: A Remembrance”. https://youtu.be/sRR0_VJFqwg SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Agnes Varda Writer: Agnes Varda Producers:…
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The Dog Doc
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A maverick veterinarian and his dedicated team of doctors create a mecca for pets and their owners looking for hope and a last chance for animal healing. The Dog Doc poses deep questions about treatment, pushing humans to consider the difference between medication and integrative, holistic care. This film offers an immersive view into a seldom seen world, painting a picture of pure dedication and joy. https://vimeo.com/331872766 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:00 pm (Opening Night Film) Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Cindy Meehl (will attend the festival) Producer: Alice Henty Documentary Subject: Dr. Jacqueline Ruskin, DVM (will…
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Don’t Be Nice
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A team of young New York City Slam Poets finds its voice as it competes for the National Championship during the summer of 2016. An emotional and inspiring film that gives insightful commentary on race, gender, identity and sexual politics in America today, Don't Be Nice is both an absorbing competition doc and a vital writer's workshop that proves once and for all that winning hearts and minds is the ultimate prize. https://youtu.be/kweS6ZXImNc SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Main WINNER Best Documentary Feature CREDITS Director: Max Powers Producers: Nikhil Melnechuk (will…
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Ernie & Joe
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Ernie & Joe is an intimate portrait of two San Antonio, Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together the officers’ experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. In taking this different path, Ernie and Joe’s success is engendering change in police departments around the country. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:30 pm (Closing Night Film) Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Jenifer McShane (will attend the festival) Producer: Andrea Meditch FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature…