Jul 30
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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…
Jul 30
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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
Jul 30
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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…
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Balian
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A visually provocative film shot over 20 years, Balian is an engrossing fable of globalization. It tracks the remarkable rise and fall of a Balinese healer and priest after he is discovered by Western tourists. Note: there is nudity in the film. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Daniel McGuire (Will attend the festival) Writer: Daniel McGuire Producer: Daniel McGuire FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 82 min Location: Indonesia Language: Indonesian (w/English subtitles)
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Bathtubs over Broadway
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Comedy writer Steve Young’s assignment to scour bargain-bin vinyl for a Late Night segment becomes an unexpected, decades-spanning obsession when he stumbles upon the strange and hilarious world of corporate musicals in this comedic music documentary. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Susan Stroman, Jello Biafra, Florence Henderson, and more. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:00 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Dava Whisenant Writers: Dava Whisenant, Ozzy Inguanzo Producers: Dava Whisenant, Ozzy Inguanzo, Amanda Spain FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 87 min Location: USA Language: English
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The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3QkSzpNGW8 SYNOPSIS Adapted from Renner's own comics, “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales” is drawn as a play with three acts chronicling different animal tales. Renner’s hand-drawn 2-D animation style sends these characters on laugh-out-loud adventures that are action-packed from start to finish. SCREENING INFORMATION Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:00 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert Writer: Benjamin Renner, Jean Regnaud Producers: Thibaut Ruby, Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner, Vincent Tavier FILM INFORMATION Genre: Animated Feature Family Length: 83 min Location: France Language: French [w/English subtitles]
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Big Wata
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/161845932 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Big Wata is a entertaining documentary about the first and only surf club in Sierra Leone. During an Ebola outbreak the younger members of a West African fishing community discover surfing as their identity and purpose in life. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Gugi Van Der Velden Writer: Gugi Van Der Velden Producer: Floris Loeff FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 79 min Location: Sierra Leone Language: English
Aug 2
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Break the Silence
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/285203766 SYNOPSIS Raw, powerful, intimate interviews with 18 Southern Vermont women of diverse backgrounds about their personal sexual & reproductive health histories. The film challenges social taboos with unflinching candor and often great humor. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Willow O’Feral (will attend the festival) Writer: Willow O’Feral Producer: Willow O’Feral FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 56 min Location: USA Language: English
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Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/207017382 SYNOPSIS Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant greenwashing of the burgeoning biomass power industry.  Following the screening, Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, MNFF Awardees for Sustained Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking, discuss the significance of their latest film. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:00 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Alan Dater and Lisa Merton (both will attend the festival) Writer: Alan Dater Producers: Alan Dater, Lisa Merton FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 76 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Dateline-Saigon
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/172631863 2018 VTEDDY WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SYNOPSIS Dateline: Saigon profiles five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists’ groundbreaking reporting during the early years of the Vietnam War. As President Kennedy committed US troops to what was initially dismissed as a “nice little war in a land of tigers and elephants,” these five young reporters took on a superpower — and who won? SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Thomas D. Herman (will attend the festival) Writer: Thomas D. Herman Producers: Bestor Cram, Thomas D. Herman FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 96 min Location: USA Language: English