Jul 31
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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…
Jul 31
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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…
Aug 2
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Break the Silence
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/285203766 SYNOPSIS Raw, powerful, intimate interviews with 18 Southern Vermont women of diverse backgrounds about their personal sexual & reproductive health histories. The film challenges social taboos with unflinching candor and often great humor. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Willow O’Feral (will attend the festival) Writer: Willow O’Feral Producer: Willow O’Feral FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 56 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 30
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Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/207017382 SYNOPSIS Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant greenwashing of the burgeoning biomass power industry.  Following the screening, Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, MNFF Awardees for Sustained Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking, discuss the significance of their latest film. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:00 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Alan Dater and Lisa Merton (both will attend the festival) Writer: Alan Dater Producers: Alan Dater, Lisa Merton FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 76 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 30
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Dormancy
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A young French Canadian couple living in rural Vermont confronts a strange new reality after the passage of the 1931 Vermont Law, “An Act for Human Betterment by Voluntary Sterilization.” The woman, Emily Cloutier, struggles to hold onto the future that she dreams of. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 7:15 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Luke Becker-Lowe (will attend the festival), Nicholas Callais Writer: Luke Becker-Lowe, Nicholas Callais Producers: Luke Becker-Lowe, Nicholas Callais FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 16 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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For the Love of Mary
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler has completed the race up Mount Washington every year since he was 69. Despite having a pacemaker, George continues to compete in the 7.6-mile race up 4,700 feet, breaking his own record for oldest finisher. In addition to his lucky, green running shorts, Etzweiler carries something else special with him: his late wife of 68 years, Mary. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Main CREDITS Directors: Simon Perkins, Kirk Horton Writers: Simon Perkins, Kirk Horton Producers: Simon Perkins, Kirk Horton FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 6 min Location: USA Language: English
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Four Keys
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Since January of 2017, thousands of immigrants have chosen to cross the Canadian border, self-deporting from America. With nonconsensual deportation and family separation both common practices in the U.S., self-deportation is the only option for some, as depicted in this powerful narrative short. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Israel Brooks (will attend the festival) Writers: Israel Brooks, Nadia Barbarossa Producers: Israel Brooks, Nadia Barbarossa FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 13 min Locations: USA, Puerto Rico Language: English
Aug 2
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Freedom & Unity
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A collection of 12 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. The screening will be hosted by Vermont filmmaker Signe Taylor and a Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Various* Writer: Various Producer: Various FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Length: 60 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Heimlich
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Nina and Alex are married with a beautiful toddler, Elsie. A woman who slowly comes to realize that the life she thinks she's leading is a far cry from her reality, Nina ultimately makes a choice she never could have imagined possible before this realization. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Lisanne Sartor (will attend festival) Writer: Lisanne Sartor Producers: Lisanne Sartor, Samuel Kim FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 14 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Hidden Blueprints: The Story of Mikey
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
2018 VTEDDY WINNER: VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AWARD FOR BEST INTEGRATION OF MUSIC INTO FILM SYNOPSIS An innovative film that tells the story of an art collection hidden in the prison system for years. Interrelated to this is a story, told through expert re-creations, of a champion fighting praying mantis named Mikey that won all of its prison fights before being martyred in a corporate prison riot. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Jeremy Lee Mackenzie Writer: Jeremy Lee Mackenzie Producers: Julie Pacino, Aron Meinhardt, Mike Jacobs FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 16 min Location:…
Aug 2
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Lake Effect
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/257731109 SYNOPSIS A northern New England-based father-daughter filmmaker team explores the connection between neurotoxins found in the water and the onset of sporadic cases of a terminal disease. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Jackie Heltz (will attend the festival) Writer: Jackie Heltz Producers: Jim and Jackie Heltz FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 32 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 2
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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