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My Country No More
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Tracking the rise and fall of the new American oil boom, My Country No More paints an intimate portrait of a rural North Dakota community in crisis, forced to confront the meaning of progress as they fight for a disappearing way of life. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Directors: Jeremiah Hammerling, Rita Baghdadi Writers: Jeremiah Hammerling, Rita Baghdadi Producers: Jeremiah Hammerling, Rita Baghdadi, Jeff Consiglio FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 70 min Location: USA Language: English
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Outer Spaces
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/200998318 NORTHEAST PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Struggling comedy writer Jimmy Becker returns to his childhood home to help his grandfather move into an assisted living facility. Back in the suburbs, he reconnects with figures from his past — some he welcomes, some he'd rather forget, and some he never knew were there. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:15 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Sean Weiner (will attend the festival) Writers: Andrew Jupin, Sean Weiner Producer: Andrew Jupin FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 83 min Location: USA Language: English
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Personal Statement
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/187493530 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Three seniors at Brooklyn high schools are determined to get their entire classes to college, even though they aren't even sure they are going to make it there themselves. They are working as peer college counselors in their three schools because many of their friends have nowhere else to turn for support. They work tirelessly to realize better futures for themselves and their peers. An inspirational film of the highest order. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Directors: Juliane Dressner (will attend the festival), Edwin Martinez Writers: Juliane Dressner,…
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The Providers
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https://vimeo.com/272461525 2018 VTEDDY WINNER: HERNANDEZ/BAYLISS PRIZE – TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, this moving film follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary portrays the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 7:15 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Directors: Laura…
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Puzzle
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl_SoMNi0rw VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined. Features the luminous Kelly Macdonald. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 7:15 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Marc Turtletaub Writers: Polly Mann, Oren Moverman Producers: Wren Arthur, Guy Stodel FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 103 min Location: USA Language: English
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Radiogram
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZXc1ZjrLx0 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Bulgaria 1971, under the Communist regime, when any religious expression or music from the West is a national threat. Based on a true story, Radiogram follows a father who walks almost 100 km to the nearest town, so he can buy a new radio for his rock 'n roll obsessed son. A feel good drama about identity, the power of music and freedom. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:15 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Rouzie Hassanova Writer: Rouzie Hassanova Producers: Gergana Stankova, Stanislaw Dziedzic, Klaudia Smieja FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 85 min Location:…
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The Rider
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlrWRttLTkg SYNOPSIS After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America - a supreme challenge for a man born and bred to be a champion rodeo bronc rider. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:15 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Chloe Zhao Writer: Chloe Zhao Producers: Dickey Abedon, Mollye Asher FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 104 min Location: USA Language: English
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Roll Red Roll
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJze9-ZNIeU 2018 VTEDDY WINNER: CLIO VISUALIZING HISTORY PRIZE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN IN FILM VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In small-town Steubenville, Ohio, at a pre-season football party, a horrible incident took place involving two teen boys and an inebriated girl. What transpired would garner national attention and result in the sentencing of two key offenders. Questions would linger around the collusion of teen and adult bystanders. The Steubenville story acts as a cautionary tale of what can happen when adults look the other way and deny that rape culture exists. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:00 pm Town Hall Theater…
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Rust Creek
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VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS When overachieving college senior Sawyer Scott makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in the wilds of eastern Kentucky. A vibrant homage to the “backwoods mayhem” thriller pioneered by Deliverance. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:30 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Jen McGowan Writer: Julie Lipson (will attend the festival) Producer: Stu Pollard FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 103 min Location: USA Language: English
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Science Fair
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=LioMHa_F-gg SYNOPSIS Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair and the grand prize of $75,000. Only one will be named "Best in Fair." SCREENING INFORMATION Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster Writer: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeff Plunkett Producers: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeff Plunkett, Daniel Eilemberg, Isaac Lee, Keith Summa FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature, Kids & Family Length: 90 min Location: USA Language: English
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The Selling of the Pentagon
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A very controversial 1968 film that examined the increasing utilization and cost to the taxpayers of public relations activities by the military-industrial complex in order to shape public opinion in favor of the military. Narrated by Roger Mudd, the film focused on three areas of Pentagon activity to illustrate its theme of public manipulation: direct contacts with the public, Defense Department films, and the Pentagon's use of the commercial media--the press and television. Director Peter Davis recalls the controversy his film created upon its release in 1968 in a special Q&A session following the screening, moderated by MNFF Producer Lloyd…
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Shame
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Uh7a8nt8w SYNOPSIS Shame, a riveting Emmy–winning documentary, tells the story of international human rights icon Mukhtaran Mai. She is a Pakistani peasant who was gang-raped and shamed as a teenager in her village, but then used her trauma to spark a legal revolution that exposed centuries of tribal conflict and government mismanagement. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Mohammed Naqvi (will attend the festival) Writer: Mohammed Naqvi Producers: Mohammed Naqvi, Jill Schneider FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 95 min Location: Pakistan, USA Language: English, Urdu