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Maiden
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They’d never find funding. They didn’t have the strength or skill. They’d die at sea. Did that many professional female sailors even exist? Tracy Edwards proved all the naysayers wrong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klmpbSjtvKs SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:15 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Alex Holmes Writer: Alex Holmes Producer: James Erskine FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length:…
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Major Arcana
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Set in the backwoods of Vermont, Major Arcana follows an itinerant carpenter’s attempt to end a legacy of alcoholism and poverty by building a log cabin by hand. His plans are complicated when he reunites with Sierra, a woman with whom he shares a troubled past, and he must reconcile his old life with his new one. A vivid depiction of life in early sobriety, it’s a universal story resonant to these uncertain times. https://vimeo.com/273335814 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Main WINNER Shouldice Family Prize for Best Vermont-Made Film CREDITS Director: Josh Melrod (will attend…
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Moynihan
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A biographical portrait of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, twentieth century colossus: public intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador and U.S. Senator from New York. The film captures the spirit of Moynihan's remarkable ideas as they evolved over the course of his tumultuous life in postwar America, featuring both the triumphs and the controversies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASStLFWO-4M SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Directors: Joseph Dorman, Toby Freilich Writer: Joseph Dorman Producers: Joseph Dorman, Toby Freilich FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 102 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE…
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My Dear Children
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS My Dear Children follows one woman’s quest to unravel a family mystery. Her journey reveals a heartbreaking and little known humanitarian tragedy when anti- Jewish massacres, “pogroms,” swept Eastern Europe following WWI. Scholars today describe what happened as “the holocaust of its day.” The consequences of that earlier holocaust continue to reverberate through the generations and warn us of what could happen yet again. https://vimeo.com/213746275 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Main CREDITS Directors: LeeAnn Dance (will attend the festival), Cliff Hackel Writer: LeeAnn Dance Producers: LeeAnn Dance, Cliff Hackel FILM INFORMATION…
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New Homeland
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Every summer since 1914, Camp Pathfinder, a summer camp located in Canada’s Algonquin Park, invites boys from across Canada and the United States to spend a few weeks in the backcountry. Two years ago, Camp Director Mike Sladden, enraged by the growing global refugee crisis, had an idea. What if he could find a way to bring a group of displaced boys from war-torn Syria and Iraq to spend the summer at Pathfinder? https://vimeo.com/300529998 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Barbara Kopple (will attend the festival) Producer: Barbara…
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One Town at a Time
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Vermont has 251 towns. Explore them…One Town at a Time. One Town at a Time is a coming-of-age story that is firmly rooted in the community spirit that makes Vermont so special. You will hear from “251 Club” members of all kinds and, after listening to their stories of traveling through Vermont, you’ll want to start exploring as well. https://vimeo.com/328960308 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Mike Leonard (will attend the festival) Writer: Mike Leonard Producers: Mike Leonard, Mary Rizos, Kevin Quigley FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 104 minutes Location: Vermont…
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The Pollinators
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Pollinators follows migratory beekeepers and their bees throughout a growing season, joining them as they stop at farms to pollinate the myriad of plants and trees that depend upon honey bees to grow and produce our food. Throughout the journey, the film will meet farmers, scientists, chefs and academics to give perspective on this complex food system that we all depend on. https://vimeo.com/333561076 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium WINNER Gaia Prize for Environmental Filmmaking CREDITS Director: Peter Nelson (will attend the festival) Producers: Sally Roy (will attend the festival),…
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Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS The fascinating story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. Best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist and popular TV pundit, Molly courageously spoke truth to power and it cost her more than once. https://vimeo.com/87029163 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:00 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Janice Engel Producers: Janice Engel, James Egen, Carlisle Vandervoort FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 93 min Location: USA Language: English…
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The Return of Richard III on the 9:24am Train
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS It's a comedy drama. The drama: a dying man decides to hire professional actors to impersonate his loved ones at a final "family" get together. The comedy: the group of actors he has hired turns out to be even more neurotic than him. https://vimeo.com/348145736 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Marquis Screening Room WINNER Best Narrative Feature CREDITS Director: Eric Bu Writer: Gilles Dyrek Producers: Alexis Bougon (will attend the festival), Stephane Sansonetti (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 85 min Location: France Language: French Individual Advance Tickets On…
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Reversing Roe
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A deep historical look at one of the most controversial issues of our time, highlighting the abortion debate from various points along the ideological spectrum in a winding story of abortion in America.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihN7DR1Ce6g SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Town Hall Theater NOTE: Special Q&A appearance by Dr. Colleen McNicholas, film’s protagonist, and sole remaining abortion provider in the state of Missouri. CREDITS Directors: Ricki Stern (will attend the festival), Anne Sundberg Producers: Keli Goff, Anne Sundberg FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 99 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5…
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The River and the Wall
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Five friends embark on an epic 1,200-mile mountain bike, horse, and canoe expedition down the Rio Grande River to document the borderlands before construction of a wall and to explore how it would impact wildlife, immigration, public lands, border security, and landowners. https://youtu.be/aRIFqluRXBg SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:00 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Ben Masters Producers: Hillary Pierce, Jay Kleberg FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 97 min Locations: USA, Mexico Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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Ruben Brandt, Collector
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world's renowned museums to prevent the terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Four of his patients, expert thieves, offer to steal the works, since he believes that once he owns them, the nightmares will disappear. He becomes a wanted criminal known as "The Collector." An animated masterpiece many years in the making. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dOZpivfNxw SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 11:00 pm [Late Night Screening] Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Milorad Krstic Writer: Milorad Krstic Producer: Peter Miskolczi FILM…