Jul 29
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Among Wolves
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/123009124 2017 VTEDDY WINNER: HERNANDEZ/BAYLISS PRIZE – TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Wolves are no ordinary biker club as revealed in this gorgeously shot, surprisingly intimate portrait of trauma and survival. Still struggling from the aftermath of the Bosnian War, they organize charity for their small mountain town and defend the threatened herd of wild horses they first met on the frontline. It’s out there with the horses, where they confront their past and reclaim that territory as a space for healing. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS…
Aug 1
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Black Mass
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/CE3e3hGF2jc SYNOPSIS Based on the book by MNFF special guest Dick Lehr, the film stars Johnny Depp and portrays the true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous, violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. On-Stage Conversation to follow | Dick Lehr talks with MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven about the making of Black Mass from his heralded book. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Scott Cooper Writer: Mark…
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Blood Simple
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator, played by the great M. Emmet Walsh, to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. The prolific actor M. Emmet Walsh joins host Jay Craven following the screening for a lively Q&A about the making of the Coen brothers’ first film. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Writer: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Producer: Ethan Coen FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 99 min Location: USA…
Aug 1
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/P8hdYPiSALw 2017 VTEDDY WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD – FEATURE 2017 VTEDDY WINNER: CLIO VISUALIZING HISTORY PRIZE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN IN FILM SYNOPSIS The world’s most beautiful woman, actress Hedy Lamarr was also the secret inventor of technology that led to secure wifi, bluetooth and GPS communication. But her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved… until now. More about Hedy Lamarr. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Alexandra Dean (will attend the Festival) Writer: Alexandra Dean Producer: Alexandra Dean, Adam Haggiag, Katherine Drew FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature…
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Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/168981308 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A powerful and intimate documentary that dives off the edge, into the truth of women’s experience in the world. Clips from the original film serve as a catalyst for personal stories by viewers who saw it in 1991 and wrote about it at that time in their lives. Today these same people bring us forward through time, connecting past and present, to consider what has changed in the way women are treated by the world. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 4:00 pm Location: Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Jennifer Townsend (will attend…
Aug 1
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Death By A Thousand Cuts
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/XjryBMOccjo SYNOPSIS Eligio Eloy Vargas, alias Melaneo, a Dominican Park Ranger in the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park, was found brutally murdered by machete. At the time, he was believed to have been investigating an illegal charcoal production site often run by Haitians coming across the border into protected Dominican forests. This murder becomes the metaphor for the larger story of increasing tension between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over illicit charcoal exploitation and mass deforestation. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Juan Mejia Botero & Jake Kheel Producer: Ben Selkow…
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Dina
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017 Time: 7:15pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles Producer: Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 101 min Location: USA Language: English
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Fun Mom Dinner
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/QszTnwccNoI SYNOPSIS Four moms whose only common ground is their kids' preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless "fun mom dinner." SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Alethea Jones Writer: Julie Rudd Producer: Andrew Duncan FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 81 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 29
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Good Funk
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/182779418 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Set in a Brooklyn neighborhood on the verge of gentrification, GOOD FUNK tells the story of three generations of citizens, Afro-Caribbean immigrants, whose lives intersect through acts of kindness. The product of an educational training and literacy program that recruited young Brooklynites to learn filmmaking craft, share their stories, and collaborate for pay on a feature film production, the film is a portrait of love enduring and a testament to discovering family in unexpected places. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Adam Kritzer (will attend the…
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Immortality
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE SYNOPSIS “When I try to imagine you, I feel kind of immortality; when I call you, I feel kind of immortality; when I look at you, I feel kind of immortality; when I touch you, I feel kind of immortality; when I smell you, again I feel kind of immortality.” – Director Mehdi Fard Ghaderi SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Mehdi Fard Ghaderi Writer: Mehdi Fard Ghaderi Producer: Javad Norouzbeigi FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 145 min Location: Iran Language: Farsi (English subtitles)
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It’s Criminal
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/194059127 SYNOPSIS “It's Criminal” is a powerful critique of the economic and social inequities that divide the United States. The film offers a window into a rural jail, an Ivy League college and what happens when these worlds collide. Shot in an intimate verite style, the feature documentary shares the life-changing experiences of female prisoners and Dartmouth College students working together to write and perform an original play about the lives of the incarcerated women. It delves into privilege, poverty and injustice, and asks viewers to think about who is in prison and why -- while also sharing an inspiring…
Aug 1
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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/eM4zqYR_lKg SYNOPSIS Honoree filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg’s documentary explores the life and career of Joan Rivers as she turns 75 years old. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Location: Town Hall Theatre CREDITS Director: Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern (will attend the festival) Writer: Ricki Stern Producer: Annie Sundberg FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 90m Location: USA Language: English