Jul 26
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My Blind Brother
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/T9EPSEjb1Ys VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Robbie (Scott) is a handsome but cocky blind athlete. Bill (Kroll) is his less handsome, guilt-ridden brother, whose role in life is to serve as his brother’s eyes. After guiding Robbie through a marathon, Bill thinks his job is done. But Robbie wants his brother to guide him on a sponsored swim across the lake in their small town. Although exasperated, Bill relents. At a bar the same evening, he meets Rose (Slate) who thinks she’s responsible for the death of her ex-boyfriend, and the two connect over their shared guilt. Bill thinks he has found…
Jul 31
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Page One: Inside The New York Times
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLct9jNrFuo SYNOPSIS With the Internet surpassing print as the main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, "Page One: Inside The New York Times" chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. The film closely examines the vibrant debates, tenacious jockeying for quotes, and skillful pitching required of a great news organization. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 1pm Location: Dana Auditorium The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Andrew Rossi Writer: Kate Novack,…
Jul 31
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Peter and The Farm
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 idyllic acres in Vermont. The land’s 38 harvests have seen the arrivals and departures of three wives and four children, leaving Peter with only animals and memories. The arrival of a film crew causes him to confront his history and his legacy, passing along hard-won agricultural wisdom even as he doubts the meaning of the work he is fated to perform until death. Haunted by alcoholism and regret, Peter veers between elation and despair, often suggesting to the filmmakers his own suicide as…
Jul 26
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The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/105073038 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A meditation on the prison’s disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes unfolds as a journey through a series of ordinary places across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives: from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight the region's raging wildfires, to a congregation of chess players in Manhattan who did their time becoming masters of the game, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 1:30pm Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival…
Jul 31
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Radical Grace
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/141188571 SYNOPSIS When the Vatican reprimands American sisters — citing their “radical feminism” — they become the spiritual and symbolic center of a battle for the heart of the Catholic Church. Radical Grace follows three fearless nuns who risk their place in the Church to follow another higher calling: social justice. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 4pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Rebecca Parrish Producers: Nicole Bernardi-Reis, Danny Alpert FILM INFORMATION Genre: Feature documentary Length: 75 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Saving Jamaica Bay
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/23zx-78ZiMM VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS "Saving Jamaica Bay" tells the story of how one community fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City, which had become a dumping ground for garbage, sewage, sludge and bullet-riddled mobsters. Narrated by actress Susan Sarandon, the film includes interviews with the community activists who led the fight, and state and city officials. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Time: 10am Location: Marquis Main The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: David Sigal Writer: Daniel Hendrick (will attend the Festival) Producer: Daniel Hendrick FILM…
Jul 26
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Sonita
26 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/150173671 SYNOPSIS Sonita is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musician in spite of all her obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative patriarchal family. In harsh contrast to her goal is the plan of her family – strongly advanced by her mother – to make her a bride and sell her to a new family. The price right now is about US$ 9.000. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Sunday, August 28,…
Jul 31
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Suicide Kale
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/pJye7fthZpM VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Emotional chaos ensues over the course of one lunch when new couple, Jasmine and Penn, find an anonymous suicide note at the home of the happiest people they know, Billie and Jordan. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Dana Auditorium The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Carly Usdin Writer: Brittani Nichols Producer: Carly Usdin, Brittani Nichols, Robin Roemer, Jasika Nicole FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative feature Length: 78 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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The Sweet Hereafter
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7w-dPZI_LY SYNOPSIS A small community is torn apart by a tragic accident which kills most of the town's children. A lawyer visits the victims' parents in order to profit from the tragedy by stirring up their anger and launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame. The community is paralyzed by its anger and cannot let go. All but one young girl, left in a wheelchair after the accident, who finds the courage to lead the way toward healing. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 10:30am Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director:…
Jul 31
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Takin’ Place
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/30511942 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS "Takin' Place" is an observational documentary film directed by Cyrus Dowlatshahi about ordinary people and everyday life on the South Side of Chicago. As they work, chill, hustle and survive, Dowlatshahi feels the common aspects of all neighborhoods and communities around the world: a desire to share, grow and celebrate. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 7:15pm Location: Marquis Screening Room The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Cyrus Dowlatshahi (will attend the Festival) Story: Fernanda Rossi Producer: Yvonne Welbon FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 85 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Tested
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/132389253 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS "Tested" looks at the lack of racial diversity at the top public high schools in New York City by following a dozen families from different racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds as they prepare to pass the grueling entrance exam. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016 Time: 10:30 am Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Curtis Chin Writer: Curtis Chin, Adam Wolman Producer: Curtis Chin, Adam Wolman FILM INFORMATION Genre: Feature documentary, Family-friendly Length: 72 min Location: USA Language: English
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Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
31 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/Qa8wHqZQX4o 2016 VTEDDY WINNER: BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE OPENING NIGHT FILM with Judge Keith in attendance SYNOPSIS He was an ordinary "colored" man from Detroit. He became a controversial federal judge who would shape civil rights law and challenge a sitting president. Decades later, his rulings resonate in a nation still arguing about "which lives matter." It may be the greatest story you've never heard. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 Time: 7pm Location: Town Hall Theater The Complete Festival Schedule CREDITS Director: Jesse Nesser (will attend the Festival) Producer: Jesse Nesser FILM INFORMATION Genre: Feature documentary Length:…