Jul 24
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John Lewis: Good Trouble
24 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS An inspiring chronicle of the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia, John Robert Lewis. Using interviews and rare archival footage, the documentary portrays Mr. Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration policy. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, who just recently passed away at 80 years old, director Dawn Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. Included as well are interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues…
Jul 27
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Life in Synchro
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Welcome to the beautiful, cold, hard world of synchronized ice skating - the toughest sport you’ve never heard of. Synchro has been empowering generations of women since 1956 when it was founded by a father who saw the need for team sports for girls. Today these skaters lift, leap, and spin together in ways the rink has never seen before, but this innovative sport is still somehow overlooked by mainstream media. Journey alongside incredible women around the country as they push their teams and themselves beyond the routine and up towards greatness. https://vimeo.com/386405046 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27…
Jul 27
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#LIKE
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS On the first anniversary of her sister Amelia's death by suicide, high school senior Rosie discovers that the mysterious man who sexploited her sister, bullying her into ending her life, is back online trolling for new victims. After the authorities refuse to get involved, she finds a darker side to her personality that she never knew she had. Echoing the terrifying true stories that are all over the internet, #LIKE is the story of one teen who fights back. https://vimeo.com/387042268 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass…
Jul 27
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The Marina
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS By the summer of his 19th birthday, Charlie Hall, champion wakeboarder, doesn't know if he'll ever get back on a wakeboard following an injury. When he flees his anguish and uncertainty by going to his cousin Noah's house in the town of Chambly, he meets Juliette, a young employee of the local marina. The chemistry clicks and the two youngsters develop a unique relationship that only has as obstacles the fear of their ambitions. ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Viewing Limited: US residents…
Jul 27
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Martha: A Picture Story
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS In 1970s New York, photographer Martha Cooper captured some of the first images of bold graffiti appearing on the city’s subway cars. Decades later, she realizes she’s become an unexpected icon of the established street art world. Now, at age 75, Martha must navigate her way through this vastly changed culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZjWtsSWuy0 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Monday, August 31 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Viewing Limited: Vermont residents only CREDITS Director: Selina Miles Writer: Selina Miles Producer: Daniel Joyce FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 82 min Location: Australia, Brazil,…
Jul 27
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Murmur
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Donna has recently been convicted of “Driving While Impaired” and is ordered to perform community service at the local animal shelter. When an elderly dog is scheduled to be euthanized, Donna decides to take the dog home and quickly realizes his companionship can ease her loneliness. In a futile attempt to fill the emptiness she feels, Donna begins to take home more and more animals and she is soon in over her head. https://vimeo.com/351006898 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket CREDITS Director: Heather Young…
Jul 24
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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band
24 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music, together making their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and…
Jul 27
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The Rabbi Goes West
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A fish out of water story about a young and charismatic Hasidic Chabad rabbi who moved from Brooklyn, New York to Bozeman, Montana to bring his brand of Judaism to the American west. His mission: to place a Mezuzah, an encased prayer offering, on the doorpost of every Montana Jewish home. As he travels across this “big sky” landscape, he confronts threats to Jews from neo-Nazis and objections to his proselytizing from members of the Jewish community. https://vimeo.com/349042176 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Sunday, August 30 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket…
Jul 27
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Sisters Rising
27 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Sisters Rising is an urgent call to action, a stunning portrait of women acting in solidarity, and a demand for tribal sovereignty and self-determination as the necessary step towards ending violence against Indigenous women in the United States. The film follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows: a tribal cop in the midst of the North Dakota oil boom, an attorney fighting to overturn restrictions on tribal sovereignty, a teacher of Indigenous women’s self-defense, grassroots advocates working to influence legislative change, and the author of the first anti-sex trafficking code to…
Jul 24
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Sorry We Missed You
24 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Hoping that self-employment through the gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife, struggling to raise a family, end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labor exploitation. https://youtu.be/_sdnSZ6J6HA ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Thursday, August 27 - Sunday, August 30 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Viewing Limited: US residents only Q&A with Filmmaker: Available during Festival CREDITS Director: Ken Loach Writer: Paul Laverty Producer: Rebecca O'Brien FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 101 min Location: United Kingdom Language: English
Jul 24
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WBCN and the American Revolution
24 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The amazing, untold story of the radical underground radio station WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally during the late 1960s and early 70s. Told through the actual sights, sounds, and stories of a compelling cast of characters who connected through the radio station, the burgeoning music and countercultural scenes, militant anti-war activism, civil rights struggles, and the emerging women’s and LGBTQ-liberation movements. https://vimeo.com/374760398 ONLINE AVAILABILITY Dates: Monday, August 31 - Thursday, September 3 Time: All hours Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket Q&A with…
Jul 30
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A Destruction
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Humera, an 11-year old girl from a remote village off the coast of Karachi, Pakistan, dreams of becoming a doctor but the only school in her community comes under threat of closure. A Destruction follows Humera as she reaches a critical point in her life where she faces intense pressure to forego her education for an arranged marriage. https://vimeo.com/346987013/5aabf8e8b0 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Urooj Yazdani (will attend the festival) Producer: Urooj Yazdani Director of Photography: Omar Nabulsi (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature…