Jul 31
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We Were Islands
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Reeta, a young stand-up comedian, feels the heat. As she edges closer to the ominous age of 30, she feels the ever-mounting pressure to fall in love, get married, and settle down. Her growing doubts and conservative Indian family are certainly not helping the situation. When she meets lonely funeral home employee Juliun, her happy ending finally feels imminent. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:15 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Amrita Pradhan (will attend the festival) Writer: Amrita Pradhan Producer: Amrita Pradhan FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 80 min Location: USA Language:…
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What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS An illuminating portrait of the work of controversial film critic Pauline Kael and her profound influence on the male-dominated worlds of cinema and film criticism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jawt8uH8MMc SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Rob Garver Producers: Rob Garver, Glenn Zipper FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 95 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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When We Walk
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Follow the life of disability activist and filmmaker Jason DaSilva as he confronts the abrupt end of his marriage and the departure of his wife and young son from New York to Austin, Texas. Though he is quadriplegic, can barely see, and has problems swallowing and breathing, DaSilva sets off for Austin, where he encounters a Medicaid system that would force him to live in a nursing home in order to be near his son. https://vimeo.com/345476753/d6b0a59c83 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Jason DaSilva (will attend the festival)…
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Wildlike
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A gruff backpacker (Bruce Greenwood) helps a troubled teen (Ella Purnell) trek through the Alaskan wilderness to make her way back home to Seattle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z99xBXUiWPk SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater NOTE: This screening is a tribute to Honoree Bruce Greenwood, who will appear. CREDITS Director: Frank Hall Green Writer: Frank Hall Green Producer: Frank Hall Green Actor: Bruce Greenwood (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 104 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE TICKETS
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The Witch in the Window
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make, she's getting stronger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq-2LIxI6eM SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Andy Mitton (will attend the festival) Writer: Andy Mitton Producers: Andy Mitton, Richard King, Alex Draper (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 77 min Location: USA Language: English Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August 5 - August 25 BUY ADVANCE…
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Woman at War
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland - but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2v3_jHrvBQ SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 7:15 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Benedikt Erlingsson Writers: Ólafur Egill Egilsson, Benedikt Erlingsson Producers: Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc, Marianne Slot FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 101 min Locations: Iceland, France, Ukraine Languages: Icelandic, Spanish, English, Ukrainian Individual Advance Tickets On Sale August…
Jul 30
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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeGYZSndCPc SYNOPSIS From acclaimed director Steve James comes Abacus,the little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and a 2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. A two-time Academy Award nominee, Mr. James will discuss the making of Abacus and the cultural and historical context that the film lives in and share his thoughts about his storied and exceptional career as a filmmaker. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 7:15 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Steve James (will attend the festival) Writer: Steve James Producers: Fennel Doremus, Julie Goldman, Mark Mitten, Nick…
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Against All Odds-The Fight for a Black Middle Class with Bob Herbert
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Against All Odds-The Fight for a Black Middle Class looks at the difficulty African Americans face in establishing and maintaining a middle class standard of living. Through dramatic historical footage and personal interviews, the documentary explores the efforts of black families to pursue the American dream. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Bob Herbert Writer: Bob Herbert Producers: Sam Aleshinloye, Sally Roy (will attend the festival) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 76 min Location: USA Language: English
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All the Wild Horses
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nNojtoOIm0 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A dramatic and beautiful film that follows five international riders from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Ireland and the UK as they compete in the Mongol Derby horse race in Mongolia. This multi-horse, multi-station race over a 1000 kilometers of Mongolian steppe is the longest and toughest horse race on the planet. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Ivo Marloh (will attend the festival) Writer: Ivo Marloh Producers: Ivo Marloh, Darcia Martin FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 89 min Location: Mongolia Language: English
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America to Me
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/251567197 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A year-long immersion into one of Chicago's most progressive and diverse public schools, located in suburban Oak Park, America To Me explores America's charged state of race, culture and education today with unprecedented depth and scope. MNFF will screen the first two episodes of Steve James’ upcoming 10-part series. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Steve James (will attend festival) Writer: Steve James Producers: Steve James, Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 120 min (2 episodes) Location: USA Language: English
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A Murder in Mansfield
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0DHwdY7xBs SYNOPSIS After nearly 30 years, Collier Boyle returns to his hometown of Mansfield, Ohio where as a 12-year-old he served as a prosecution witness in the trial of his father, John Boyle, who was convicted of murdering his wife and Collier’s mother. Another profound piece of documentary journalism from the great Barbara Kopple. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Barbara Kopple (will attend the fesitval) Writer: Barbara Kopple, Rob Kuhns Producers: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy, Collier Landry, John Morrissey (will attend the fesitval) FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 87 min Location: USA…
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Balian
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A visually provocative film shot over 20 years, Balian is an engrossing fable of globalization. It tracks the remarkable rise and fall of a Balinese healer and priest after he is discovered by Western tourists. Note: there is nudity in the film. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30 am Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Daniel McGuire (Will attend the festival) Writer: Daniel McGuire Producer: Daniel McGuire FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 82 min Location: Indonesia Language: Indonesian (w/English subtitles)