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Harlan County USA
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Oeky4UImQ 40TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE SCREENING SYNOPSIS The epic “Brookside Strike” of 180 coal miners and their wives against the Eastover Coal Company in Harlan County, Kentucky became the subject of Barbara Kopple’s first feature documentary. By living with the striking miners for years, Kopple passionately portrays the miners’ struggle to establish more secure lives. Oscar-winning Harlan County, USA is a true landmark in the history of American documentary filmmaking. Barbara Kopple will join Jay Craven for an ON-STAGE CONVERSATION following the screening. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Barbara…
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Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/123916252 SYNOPSIS "The Nation" is a vivid look at America's oldest continuously published weekly magazine. Centered through Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, as well as an impressive array of passionate writers, the film is a journey into the soul of American Journalism. With unfettered access and unfiltered honesty, "The Nation" captures the day-to-day pressures and challenges of publishing a weekly magazine, as well as illuminating how the past continuously ripples through and shapes current events. It is the story of The Nation - and the nation - evolving into the future, as it is guided by its remarkable past. SCREENING INFORMATION…
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Huntwatch
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/136225719 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Violent confrontation boils over in Canada as activists, fishermen and politicians battle over the fate of baby seals. In 1969, a charismatic activist, Brian Davies, set out on a personal crusade to save them. Little did he know the fight would last the rest of his life. All sides are fighting dirty. Davies hopes that he will live to see a victory for his seals, while the sealing industry scrambles to keep the hunt alive. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 4pm Location: Dana Auditorium The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Brant Backlund Writer:…
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In-between
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/174651842 SYNOPSIS The first days of a relationship can feel like a delicate dance – are you moving too fast? Too slow? What’s really going on inside your partner’s mind? In-between explores the vulnerabilities of falling in love as it follows two teenagers over the span of one consequential day on the streets of Copenhagen. The narrative feature aims to explore how one day can make a change for the rest of your life – because what do you do with life when you find yourself in-between? SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 10am Location: Town Hall Theater…
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The Kid
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTlUxNzt5Kw SYNOPSIS “A comedy with a smile – and perhaps a tear” – so opens this 1921 silent comedy-drama that will kick off the kids-friendly block at the Middlebury Marquis on Friday, August 28th at 10:30am. The film follows Charlie the Tramp as he finds The Orphan and takes him in, and their adventures that ensue. Written, producer, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, “The Kid” was Chaplin’s feature directorial debut and enjoyed huge success at its release. The Library of Congress preserved the film in the United States National Film Registry in 2011. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26,…
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Krisha
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/wnX_lLuENfI SYNOPSIS When Krisha shows up at her sister’s home on Thanksgiving, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air as Krisha tries to make up for lost time. As Krisha’s attempts at reconciliation become increasingly rebuffed, tension and suspicion reach their peak. Long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments come to the fore as everyone becomes immersed in an emotionally charged familial reckoning. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Dana Auditorium The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Trey Edward Shults Writer: Trey Edward…
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The Laughter Life
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/176807445 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Laughter Life follows a week in the professional life of the young comedians who write and star in Studio C, a popular sketch comedy television show viewed by tens of thousands of people weekly. But theirs is not your typical comedy success story, as the cast and crew behind the program are practicing Mormons living in the deeply observant community of Provo, Utah. The film explores the tension inherent in creating "clean" comedy that will satisfy both the demands of the network and the cast's desire to generate a funny final product. SCREENING INFORMATION Date:…
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The Left Behind
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/167680355 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Set on the sprawling campus of a prestigious New England boarding school, "The Left Behind" closely follows the lives of John, Ismene, and Charlie as they fight to understand and reconcile the sudden and mysterious death of their best friend Finn. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Oliver Salk (will attend the Festival) Writer: Tom Robertshaw (will attend the Festival) Producer: Arturo Alanis, Games Semler, Rebecca Karabus FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative feature Length: 78 min Location: USA Language: English
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The Legend of Swee’ Pea
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/145643020 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Lloyd Daniels’s unlikely rise to the NBA is the stuff that myths are made of: the most sought after college basketball recruit of his generation, he got busted buying cocaine in a police sting operation, and two years later was almost killed after getting shot three times in the chest while negotiating an $8 drug deal. Yet, in spite of this, he somehow managed to make it to the NBA­­ without having played a single college game, with remnants of bullets still in his body, and with years of crack addiction behind him. This film documents…
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Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/159539413 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Legs: a Big Issue in a Small Town is a light-hearted look at what it means to live in a small town--with all of the pros and cons that come with it. When a controversial piece of art gets publicly displayed, opinions start flying and feisty people take action. The film reveals a town chock full of lively characters and conflicts, as those who live there struggle to define their community. Is it an accepting, welcoming place to live? Maybe, but if you look closer, there are cracks in the veneer and the town is…
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Life, Animated
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DLLFuiyWRY&feature=youtu.be SYNOPSIS From Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams, "Life, Animated" is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Roger Ross Williams Producer: Roger Ross Williams, Julie Goldman FILM INFORMATION…
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Miss Sharon Jones!
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7eNSgCQzCI CLOSING NIGHT FILM SYNOPSIS On the eve of the release of her new album, internationally recognized soul singer Sharon Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Tour dates were cancelled, the album pushed back and Sharon entered into a fight for her life and career. Miss Sharon Jones! intimately follows this intense and courageous year in Sharon’s life. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 7:30pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Barbara Kopple (will attend the Festival) Producer: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary feature Length: 93 min Location: USA Language: English