Aug 2
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The Sentence
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkbkI6xRBKg VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing's devastating consequences, captured by Cindy's brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 7:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Rudy Valdez (will attend the festival) Writer: Rudy Valdez Producers: Lance Acord, Theodora Dunlap FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 85 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 2
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Silent Night
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Adam, who lives and works abroad, visits his family home in the Polish provinces on Christmas Eve. At first, he keeps the real reason for his visit to himself, but it isn’t long before he starts letting one relative after another in on his plans. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 25, 2018 1:30 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Piotr Domalewski Writer: Piotr Domalewski Producer: Munk Studio FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 100 min Location: Poland Language: Polish
Aug 2
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The Testament
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Yoel, a meticulous historian researching a WWII massacre of Jews in Austria while leading a significant debate against holocaust deniers, discovers that his mother carries a false identity. A riveting mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:30 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Amichai Greenberg Writer: Amichai Greenberg Producers: Yoav Roeh, Aurit Zamir FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 88 min Location: Israel Languages: Hebrew, German, English
Aug 2
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Through the Windmill
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/267511415 SYNOPSIS Through the Windmill looks at the history of miniature golf in the United States and how it has evolved over the last 100 years. The film explores the unique, family-friendly roadside attractions and the people who design, build and operate them. SCREENING INFORMATION Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Amanda Kulkoski (will attend the festival) Writer: Amanda Kulkoski Producers: Amanda Kulkoski FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature, Kids & Family Length: 80 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 2
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To Let
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Based on real life incidents that took place in 2007 in the Indian city of Chennai, a small family is confronted with the fallout from a real estate boom when their landlord greedily seeks a much higher rent. Unable to pay, they have only 30 days to find new housing with their modest middle-class income. On their mopeds, they start a race against time and all kinds of prejudice. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:30 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Chezhiyan Ra Writer: Chezhiyan Ra Producer: Prema Chezhiyan FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 99 min…
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Touched
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Part ghost story, part psychological drama. Touched is about a tenement landlord who investigates the disappearance of one of his tenants who communicates with him in the form of a nine-year-old girl. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Karl Hearne (will attend the festival) Writer: Karl Hearne Producer: Karl Hearne FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 78 min Location: Canada Language: English
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Until First Light
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/281642472 2018 VTEDDY WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Until First Light follows an unnamed protagonist returning to his childhood home following the suicide of his brother. The man struggles with loss as fall gives way to winter and he assumes responsibility for the family farm. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Kyle Armstrong (will attend festival) Writer: Kyle Armstrong Producer: Kyle Armstrong FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 82 min Location: Canada Language: English
Aug 2
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Vermont Fancy
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Candid and articulate, Doug Densmore is a single farmer in rural Vermont, struggling with the consequences of his choice of life style and the existential problem of what happens in the future as he ages and faces losing the ability to maintain his farm. Over the course of a year, Doug reveals much about what his life has amounted to. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Kathleen Dougherty Huxley (will attend the festival) Writer: Kathleen Dougherty Huxley Producer: Kathleen Dougherty Huxley FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 47 min…
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VTIFF Showcase – Foxtrot
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrBEDEmUceM SYNOPSIS A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post. The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has forged a promotional partnership with the Vermont International Film Festival [VTIFF]. This showcase presentation of Foxtrot is a selection of Orly Yadin, VTIFF Artistic Director, who will host this screening. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Samuel Maoz Writer: Samuel Maoz Producer: Eitan Mansuri FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 113 min Location: Israel Language: Hebrew
Jul 31
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Wild & Precious
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/241246571 SYNOPSIS A musical, magical realism documentary that presents one man’s narrative of 60 years of gay liberation: from sissy boy on the family farm in Vermont, to tender teen discovering sexuality, to the trauma of the closet, to bursting out and proud on the wings of Stonewall, to the crushing tragedy of AIDS, to finding power and hope in activism, love, parenting, and the freedom to marry…or not. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Steve Cadwell (will attend the festival) Writer: Steve Cadwell Producer: Steve Cadwell FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 60…
Aug 2
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Yasuni Man
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/254370975 2018 VTEDDY WINNER: GAIA PRIZE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FILMMAKING VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Yasuni Man is a compelling documentary feature about the Yasuni Biosphere of Amazonian Ecuador, the world's most biodiverse forest, and the Waorani, an indigenous Amazonian tribe plagued by deception, exploitation and murder. Note: there is nudity in this film. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Ryan Patrick Killackey (will attend the festival) Writer: Ryan Patrick Killackey Producers: Ryan Patrick Killackey, Tomi Sugahara FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 92 min Locations: Ecuador, USA Language: English
Aug 1
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32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/228844146 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A few days before December 12, 2008, Hope Litoff’s sister Ruth decorated her Manhattan loft like a beautiful stage set, with 15 suicide notes surrounding her and specially selected gifts for her closest friends. Multiple bowls of cat food were left in case it took a while to find her, and every one of her hundreds of markers was in rainbow order. The police officer who came to the scene whispered, “I’ve never seen anything like this.” (Producer Beth Levison, Middlebury graduate, will attend the Festival.) SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director:…