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Same Boat
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Same Boat is the story of a time-traveling assassin who inadvertently falls in love with the woman he’s been sent to kill... while on a cruise ship. The film was secretly shot aboard an actual cruise. https://vimeo.com/312542854/fef2ea16ed SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Chris Roberti (will attend the festival) Writers: Chris Roberti, Josh Itzkowitz (will attend the festival) Producer: Josh Itzkowitz FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 83 min Locations: Mexico, USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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Seadrift
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shoots and kills a white crab fisherman at the public town docks in Seadrift, TX. What began as a dispute over fishing territory erupts into violence and ignites a maelstrom of boat burnings, KKK intimidation, and other hostilities against Vietnamese refugees along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of Vietnamese refugee arrival in the U.S., Seadrift examines the shooting and its dramatic aftermath, revealing the unexpected consequences. https://vimeo.com/302380147 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:15 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Tim Tsai Producers: Tim Tsai, Andrew…
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Stella’s Last Weekend
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Stella’s Last Weekend is the story of two brothers whose relationship is definitely challenged when they find themselves in love with the same girl, but eventually the conflict deepens the unshakable bond between them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn19il9iDdI SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Polly Draper (will attend the festival) Writer: Polly Draper Producers: Ken Keller, Caron Rudner FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 109 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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Storm Boy
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A young boy lives a lonely life with his reclusive father on a desolate Australian coastline, but when he forms a close bond with a pelican, Mr. Percival, his life takes a new and unexpected turn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZlOXR75Bx4 SCREENING INFORMATION Kids & Family Day Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Main NOTE: This screening is part of MNFF’s Kids & Family Day [Ages 8+] CREDITS Director: Shawn Seet Writer: Justin Monjo Producers: Matthew Street, Michael Boughen FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 99 min Location: Australia Language: English Walk-Up Tickets Available Day of Show @ Marquis Theatre Under 8…
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Styx
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A busy doctor plans to spend her annual vacation fulfilling her long-held dream of sailing from Gibraltar to the small island of Ascension in the Atlantic. But everything changes when she sees a damaged, overloaded boat full of refugees nearby. Knowing that at least a hundred people could drown, she begins to organize to help them but slowly begins to fear that it will be impossible to do so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fREBiAyu2g SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Wolfgang Fischer Writers: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Kunzel Producer: Marcos Kanter FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 94…
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Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A young woman joins a group of D-Day veterans on a 70th anniversary pilgrimage to retrace their route from the beaches at Normandy during World War II. Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day follows their journey, painting an intimate portrait of these soldiers during their final return to that hallowed ground. Providing a new perspective through the eyes of a 20-year old woman, a story of intergenerational friendship blossoms from the memories of 90-year-old men. https://vimeo.com/352365211 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Charlotte Juergens (will attend the festival) Producers:…
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The Sweet Hereafter
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7w-dPZI_LY SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:15pm Twilight Hall NOTE: This screening is a tribute to Honoree Bruce Greenwood, who will attend. CREDITS Director:…
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This Little Land of Mines
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION USA PREMIERE SYNOPSIS This Little Land of Mines shines a spotlight on the resilience of the Laotian people as they live among and work to clear 80 million unexploded American bombs embedded in their land after the Vietnam War era. WINNER: Clio Visualizing History Prize for the Advancement of Women in Film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR1ljb6CHco SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room WINNER Clio Visualizing History Prize for the Advancement of Women in Film CREDITS Director: Erin McGoff (will attend the festival) Producers: Erin McGoff, Ka Xiong, Cyril Eberle FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 64…
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Tito and the Birds
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Tito is a shy 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother. Suddenly, an unusual epidemic starts to spread, making people sick whenever they get scared. Tito quickly discovers that the cure is somehow related to his missing father’s research on bird songs. He embarks on a journey to save the world from the epidemic with his friends. Tito’s search for the antidote becomes a quest for his missing father and for his own identity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aMR9dWWar0 SCREENING INFORMATION Kids & Family Day Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:00 pm Marquis Main NOTE: This screening is part of MNFF’s Kids & Family…
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TransMilitary
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now having reinstated it, their futures hang in the balance once again. https://vimeo.com/301392874 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Directors: Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson Writer: Jamie Coughlin Producer: Jamie Coughlin FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length:…
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Undeterred
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Filmed in the rural border community of Arivaca, Arizona, Undeterred depicts the militarization along the US/Mexico border enacted by US Customs and Border Patrol and how it has affected and changed life in the community. Made by a resident of Arivaca, the entire film was crafted in close collaboration with the community residents who are its subjects. https://vimeo.com/283563848 SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Eva Lewis Producer: Eva Lewis FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 76 min Location: USA Languages: English, Spanish Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August…
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Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Rise of Broadcasting
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS In the 1930s, as America's foremost newscaster both in newsreels and on the radio, Lowell Thomas set the standard for reliable, non-partisan broadcast news. Today, as the profusion of alternative digital sources is changing that network dominated universe and the air rings with charges of “fake news”, this film examines, through the life of Lowell Thomas, the evolution and value of broadcast journalism. https://vimeo.com/243898993 SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Richard Moulton (will attend the festival) Writer: Mitchell Stephens (will attend the festival) Producers: Richard Moultan, David Wright FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary…