Aug 2
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Fail State
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
2018 VTEDDY WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD – FEATURE VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS An expansive documentary exposé, the film reveals the dark story behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and how a cabal of politicians and unscrupulous business tycoons sold out the dream of American higher education. Fail State is executive produced by news legend Dan Rather. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Alex Shebanow (will attend the festival) Writers: Alex Shebanow, Nicholas Adams, Regina Sobel Producers: Alex Shebanow, Dan Rather FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 94 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 2
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The Guilty
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXeeVRazqFM VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A suspended police officer, assigned alarm dispatch duty, enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. Armed only with a phone, he soon realizes that the crime is far more complex than he first thought. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 7:15 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Gustav Möller Writers: Gustav Möller, Emil Albertsen Producers: Lina Flint, Henrik Zein FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 85 min Location: Denmark Languages: Danish, English
Jul 31
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Hearts and Minds
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcE6CdR60NY SYNOPSIS A tribute screening of this brilliant and provocative Academy Award-winning documentary that recounts the history and attitudes of the opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as its own film and interviews. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:30 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Peter Davis (will attend festival) Writer: Peter Davis Producers: Peter Davis, Bert Schneider, Tom Cohen FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 112 min Location: USA Language: English, French, Vietnamese
Jul 31
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Insha’Allah Democracy
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/237785739 SYNOPSIS The film's director Mohammed Naqvi will vote for the first time during Pakistan's elections but he has a tough choice between a religious hardliner and a secular liberal leader who happens to be a former military dictator. Who will he vote for and is democracy achievable in Pakistan? SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 PM Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Mohammed Naqvi (will attend festival) Writer: Mohammed Naqvi Producers: Mohammed Naqvi, Jared Ian Goldman, Jenny Raskin FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 85 min Location: Pakistan, USA, UAE Language: English
Jul 31
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In the Name of . . .
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/258231748 US PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The man you love converts to Islam for you…but you try to escape Islam. In a search for compromise, the filmmaker shares with the world a universal story: what will you sacrifice for love? SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Erlynee Kardany Writers: Erlynee Kardany, Atle Evang Reinton Producer: Atle Evang Reinton FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 58 min Location: Norway Languages: English, Malay, Norwegian
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The Invisibles
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/250223134 SYNOPSIS Four young Jews hide from the Nazis in plain sight in World War II Berlin and live to tell their stories many years later. The Invisibles boldly and beautifully interweaves the survivors’ actual accounts with highly accomplished dramatizations, an unusual hybrid approach that brings edge-of-the-seat suspense to their years spent underground. A film quite unlike other Holocaust related films and thoroughly engrossing. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:15 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Claus Räfle Writer: Claus Räfle, Alejandra López Producers: Frank Evers, Claus Räfle, Jörg Schulze FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 110 min Location:…
Aug 2
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Kim Swims
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/140492254 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Kim Swims tells the story of an open water swimmer’s attempt to become the first woman to swim 30 miles through a stretch of cold, rough and shark-inhabited water off of the San Francisco coast. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Kate Webber (will attend the festival) Writer: Kate Webber Producers: Kate Webber, Donald Ngai, David Orr FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 75 min Location: USA Language: English
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Kupal
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Made in Iran, this is the unusual story of a hunter and a taxidermist, named Dr. Ahmad Kupal, who, on the last day of the year, faces an unexpected challenge. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Kazem Mollaie Writer: Kazem Mollaie Producer: Kazem Mollaie FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 81 min Location: Iran Language: Persian
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La La Land
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8 SYNOPSIS In this highly regarded movie-musical, a pianist and an actress fall in love while managing their aspirations for the future and navigating their careers in Los Angeles. Special event with the Academy Award-winning Production Designers of La La Land, David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco follows the screening. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:30 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Damien Chazelle Writer: Damien Chazelle Producers: Jordan Horowitz, Marc E. Platt, Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature, Musical Length: 128 min Location: USA Language: English
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Love After Love
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cO6jIqn62Y SYNOPSIS Following the death of their father, two sons deal with the trials of their own lives while watching their mother explore new beginnings of her own. Features Andie MacDowell and Chris O’Dowd. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Russell Harbaugh Writers: Russell Harbaugh, Eric Mendelsohn Producers: Eric Mendelsohn, Robert Halmi, Jim Reeve FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 91 min Location: USA Language: English
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Love, Gilda
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://youtu.be/1B44XRFotuo SYNOPSIS In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and diaries read by modern day comediennes (including Amy Poehler), Love, Gilda offers a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:15 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Lisa Dapolito Writer: Lisa Dapolito Producers: Lisa Dapolito, Bronwyn Berry FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 88 min Location: USA Language: English
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Man Made
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/261025421 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Four transgender men prepare to compete at TransFitCon, the only all trans-bodybuilding competition in the world—held in Atlanta, GA. What precedes this triumphant moment are a set of diverse journeys taken on the path to self-identity and empowerment. Told through the intimate and authentic lens of trans filmmaker T Cooper, this stirring film intertwines the nuances of manhood, the drive for social justice, and the competitive desire to forge one's own path. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: T Cooper (will appear at the festival via Skype) Writer: T…