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Quest
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A decade in the making, “Quest” is the moving portrait of the Rainey family of North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a, aka “Ma Quest,” open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy, unexpected crisis, love, healing and hope. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 10:00 am Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Jonathan Olshefski Writer: Jonathan Olshefski Producer: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length:…
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The Sun at Midnight
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKu9pLdle9w NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Following her mother’s death, teenage Lia is sent to spend the summer with her Gwich’in grandmother in a small Canadian Subarctic community. Desperate to return to city life, she steals a boat and sets out into the vast Northern wilderness hoping to reach the nearest town. Lost, she is discovered by Alfred, a Gwich’in hunter who reluctantly takes her under his wing as he navigates the massive landscape in search of caribou. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 20187 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Kirsten Carthew Writer: Kirsten Carthew Producer: Jill…
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Sunlight Man
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/227308314 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Sunlight Man is Joel Gardner’s personal documentary probing the deep flaws his father, novelist John Gardner, struggled to overcome on his journey to literary stardom. John Gardner endured a childhood trauma. Though passionate, charismatic, generous and gifted, he waged a losing battle against his self- destructive nature. Joel comes to terms with his grief as he traces the arc of his father’s brief, brilliant life in a compassionate story of redemption, and ultimately forgiveness. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Joel Gardner (will attend the Festival) Writer:…
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The Sunrise Storyteller
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/207300702 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS “The Sunrise Storyteller” follows the journey of teenage filmmaker and social justice advocate Kasha Sequoia Slavner as, on her 16th birthday, she sets out across the world for six months in search of stories of hope and resilience that shine a light on what it means to be a global citizen and how we can all make a difference. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: National Bank of Middlebury CREDITS Director: Kasha Sequoia Slavner (will attend the festival) Writer: Kasha Sequoia Slavner Producer: Marla G. Slavner FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature,…
Jul 29
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Swim Team
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/208237156 SYNOPSIS Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning. Closing Night Film On-Stage Conversation | Director Lara Stolman talks with MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven about the making of this inspiring documentary. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Lara Stolman (will attend the Festival) Producer:…
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Take My Nose, Please
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/oElFNQpnmvQ SYNOPSIS A seriously-funny and wickedly-subversive look at the role of comedy in examining the pressures on women to be attractive and society's desire and shame relationship with plastic surgery. Opening Night Film SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Joan Kron (will attend the Festival) Producer: Brian David Cange FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 92 min Location: USA Language: English
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This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/83jGTVHGj1Y SYNOPSIS “This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous,” chronicles the quite public transition of Gregory Lazzarato, the young YouTube star, famous for his makeup tutorials and brash online presence, to Gigi Gorgeous, an up and coming model and personality. This sensitive film takes you behind the scenes as Gigi and her family navigate this new world. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Barbara Kopple (will attend the Festival) Producer: David Cassidy FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 91 min Location: USA Language: English
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The Ties That Bind
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/227972314 NORTHEASTERN PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A personal documentary that captures the filmmaker and her family’s journey of conflict and adaptation in response to her youngest sibling’s change in gender identity. A searing look at a Southern family wrestling with each other and their beliefs, the film exposes the shadow landscape of the culture wars at play and presents a complex story that weaves a portrait of family imperfections and the love that remains intact even so. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Diana Newton (will attend the Festival) Producer: Diana Newton,…
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Two Worlds
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/153483991 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In this inspiring family portrait, 12-year- old Laura is our guide through life with her deaf parents, which is unusual, challenging and surprisingly ordinary. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Maciej Adamek Writer: Maciej Adamek Producer: Jacek Kucharski FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 51 min Location: Poland Language: Polish (English subtitles)
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Untouchable
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/157453710 SYNOPSIS After discovering that a nanny has sexually abused his daughter, the most powerful lobbyist in the state of Florida harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. “Untouchable” is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have suffered sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we most fear. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 7:15 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: David Feige Writer: David Feige & Jay Arthur Sterrenberg Producer: David…
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Walking on Water
29 Jul, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/189424979 USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The flood of 1966 in Florence through the eyes, the camera and the creativity of Beppe Fantacci, who helped the famous artisans of Florence to survive the devastation of the city. A forgotten story of desperation, creativity and recovery, the film features unreleased, amazing 16 mm color footage, and exclusive memories of the flood by families such as Bargellini, Ferragamo, Pucci, Tayar, and by gifted artisans who survived nowadays thanks to men like Beppe Fantacci. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 25th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Gianmarco D'Agostino (will attend the Festival)…
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What’s Revenge
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/184002817 https://vimeo.com/183549486 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS An innovative docu-fiction work, the film adapts elements from 70’s pulp revenge cinema to address the problems and pitfalls of relationships in the modern age. The film uses a blend of staged reenactments of real events and fictionalized scenarios inspired by the experiences of the cast and crew. A feminist piece of genre-bending film that follows two friends seeking to explain the reason behind the injustices inflicted upon them by the men in their lives. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Location: Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Kat Hunt (will attend…