Jul 30
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Built to Last
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS From humble beginnings in a small slate roofed village in Greece, to the heyday of America’s movie palaces, Built to Last is the story of the Latchis Family and how they built an empire of theatres throughout New England in the hard-scrabble years of the Great Depression. The film is told through historically accurate footage, photographs and music from the Latchis family, local historical societies and national archives. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Jennifer Latham (will attend the festival) Producer: Jennifer Latham FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 13 min Location:…
Jul 30
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Carol Street
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Carol Street explores black identity at Middlebury College by interviewing students, staff, and alumni about community, outer self, and inner self. Weaving in the personal narrative of a young biracial man questioning his responsibility to his community, the film brings awareness to the sacrifices and pressures of being a black person in a predominantly white community. https://vimeo.com/313846948 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Demetrius Borge (will attend the festival) Writer: Demetrius Borge Producer: Demetrius Borge FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 15 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Estrellita
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Estrellita, (or Little Star) tells a piercing story about the constant threat of family separation and deportation for undocumented farmworkers in Vermont. Seen through the eyes of a little girl growing up on a dairy farm, the story begins in an idyllic wonderland of childhood adventure that turns dark when a powerful force raids the farm to capture her father. https://vimeo.com/276050194 SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Daniel Houghton (will attend the festival) Writer: Daniel Houghton Producer: Daniel Houghton FILM INFORMATION Genre: Animated Short Length: 8 min Location: USA Languages: English, Spanish
Aug 2
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Freedom & Unity / Conversations from the Open Road
2 Aug, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Freedom & Unity: A collection of 8 short films from local Vermont teens, selected from the winners of the statewide Freedom & Unity TV Competition. The films illuminate their lives, passions and interests in their home state. Conversations from the Open Road: Chicago: Public Schools Closures, a collection of 5 shorts, shot on location in The Windy City. Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Directors: Various (Several will attend the festival) Writers: Various Producers: Various FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Length: 82 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Goodnight
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A short animated film about trying to sleep amidst anxiety. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Cece Wheeler Writer: Cece Wheeler Producer: Cece Wheeler FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 1 min Location: USA Language: English
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Lonnie
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A character piece on Lonnie Holley, a found object artist and musician based in Atlanta, Georgia. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Mac Christopher (will attend the festival) Producer: Walker Edelman FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 6 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Louie’s Antiques
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In Louie’s shop, antique objects get a second life–- and come to life. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Melissa McClung (will attend the festival) Producer: Melissa McClung FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 8 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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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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Nothing to My Name
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A short documentary discovering the past of the filmmaker’s grandfather. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 23, 2019 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Qian Li (will attend the festival) Writer: Qian Li Producer: Qian Li FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary short Length: 14 min Location: China Languages: Chinese, English
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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 Quarry Project
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Quarry Project is a site specific dance/theatre piece being created for the Wells Lamson quarry, the oldest, deepest granite quarry in the country, now flooded and in "reserve." Slated for live performances in 2020, this film explores the development phase from rehearsals completed in 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu1s82zziz4 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Leslie Anderson Producer: Hannah Dennison FILM INFORMATION Genre: Experimental Short Length: 18 min Location: USA
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Twenty
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Twenty is about the breakdown of a family as seen from the perspective of a 12 year old boy, who must come to terms with his parents' separation. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Mia Fichman (will attend the festival) Writer: Mia Fichman Producer: Mia Fichman FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 8 min Location: USA Language: English