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Feral
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS An examination of loneliness and the masks we wear to face the world, Andrew Wonder's intriguing drama Feral tells the story of Yasmine, a young woman living in the tunnels underneath Manhattan. She is struggling to overcome her past while she meets other city dwellers fending for their own lives. https://vimeo.com/327620551 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Andrew Wonder Writers: Andrew Wonder, Jason Mendez, Priscilla Kavanaugh Producer: Alon Simcha FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 73 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 -…
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First Reformed
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The pastor of a small church in upstate New York, played by Ethan Hawke, spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife. https://youtu.be/hCF5Y8dQpR4 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater NOTE: This screening is a Tribute to Honoree Paul Schrader. CREDITS Director: Paul Schrader (will attend the festival) Writer: Paul Schrader Producer: Jack Binder FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 113 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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Float
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In the ultra-competitive indoor sport of flying elite, stunningly-designed model airplanes, a wild-card newcomer threatens to knock a teammate off his world champion throne. A tale about obsession and passion, about camaraderie and competition, about time and beauty, Float is a documentary that is as much about the intricacies of the sport and the science as the complexity of the people involved. https://vimeo.com/18557380 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Phil Kibbe Writers: Phil Kibbe, Ben Saks Producers: Ben Saks, Laura Heberton FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 81 min…
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For Sama
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS For Sama is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsvBqtg2RM0 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Directors: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Producer: Waad al-Kateab FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 95 min Location: Syria Language: Arabic Individual Advance Tickets On Sale…
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Golnesa
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Golmammad and Golnesa, a young Afghan couple, are illegal immigrants who are working in a traditional brick making kiln in Iran. Following significant events that happen to them, their lives undergo profound changes. https://vimeo.com/258103073 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Sattar Chamani Goi Writer: Vida Salehi Producer: Sattar Chamani Goi, Yousef Karimi FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 95 min Location: Iran Language: Persian Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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Guardian
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Guardian follows stewards of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, who live full-time on boats in the depths of the wilderness to monitor salmon, the backbone of the ecosystem, economy and culture along the BC coast. But, in an age of science censorship and soaring natural resource development, Guardians—and the wildlife they have dedicated their lives to protect—are now disappearing. The film tackles the consequences of the erosion of science and environmental management. https://vimeo.com/226506526 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Courtney Quirin (will attend the festival) Producer: Courtney Quirin…
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Ingrid
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Ingrid tells the fascinating story of a successful fashion designer and mother in Texas who dropped everything and moved to rural Oklahoma in order to pursue a personal and creative life. She has since become a reclusive hermit and spends her time creating clay sculptures and art out of rocks from the nearby creek. What would drive a successful fashion designer to immerse herself in nature and leave everything behind? https://vimeo.com/250867694 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room WINNER Hernandez/Bayliss Prize for Triumph of the Human Spirit CREDITS Director: Morrisa Maltz…
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Invisible Hands
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Award-winning documentary Invisible Hands exposes child labor and trafficking within the supply chains of the world’s biggest corporations, which produce some of our most loved items. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7TqXBiV8CE&rel=0 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Shraysi Tandon Writer: Chad Beck Producers: Christina Weiss Lurie FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 80 min Locations: Ghana, China, India, Indonesia, and USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie's grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0FnJDhY9-0 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:15 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Joe Talbot Writers: Jimmie Fails, Joe Talbot, Rob Richert Producer: Joe Talbot FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 121 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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Liyana
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SYNOPSIS A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjT9RtV9gs4 SCREENING INFORMATION Kids & Family Day Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:00 pm Marquis Main NOTE: This film is part of MNFF’s Kids & Family Day [Ages 10+] CREDITS Directors: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp…
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Lynch: A History
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Lynch: A History explores the silence that nonconformist NFL star Marshawn Lynch deploys as a form of resistance. Culling more than 700 video clips and placing them in dramatic, rapid, and radical juxtaposition, the film is a powerful political parable about the American media-sports complex and its deep complicity with racial oppression. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myreT4oTcIY SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: David Shields (will attend the festival) Producer: David Shields FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 85 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE…
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Made in Boise
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In Boise, Idaho, where 70% of new arrivals are gay men from overseas, as many as one in fifteen mothers will become surrogates in their lifetime. Surrogacy has nearly quadrupled in the last 20 years, and this small Western city presents an opportunity to explore this growing yet complex and controversial phenomenon. https://vimeo.com/343543675 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Beth Aala Producers: Beth Levison (will attend the festival), Alex Pitz FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 86 min Locations: USA, Spain Languages: English, Spanish Individual Advance Tickets…