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Lily
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW7IqN-eKBk WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS After insisting, Lily convinces her husband Cooper to visit the local nursing home. She is excited about the place, but the tour does not impress. He meets Samantha, one of the residents, and has a conversation that changes his mind. When he finally decides to go back to Lily, he realizes it is already too late. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 26, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Danilo Herrera Writer: Danilo Herrera Producer: Danilo Herrera FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 9 min Location: USA Language: English
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Man Made
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/261025421 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Four transgender men prepare to compete at TransFitCon, the only all trans-bodybuilding competition in the world—held in Atlanta, GA. What precedes this triumphant moment are a set of diverse journeys taken on the path to self-identity and empowerment. Told through the intimate and authentic lens of trans filmmaker T Cooper, this stirring film intertwines the nuances of manhood, the drive for social justice, and the competitive desire to forge one's own path. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: T Cooper (will appear at the festival via Skype) Writer: T…
Aug 2
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Meeting George
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/278692324/818defcb32 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A son searches to reconnect with his deceased father through old home movies and conversations with the past. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Matt Lennon Writer: Matt Lennon Producer: Matt Lennon FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 20 min Location: USA Language: English
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Moroni for President
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Moroni Benally runs for the presidency of the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American nation in the United States. Young, gay, Mormon, and armed with a degree in public policy, he wants to shake up the status quo and kick out old leadership. An eye-opening and humorous portrait of a political race that runs surprisingly parallel to the current political landscape of the US at large. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 7:15 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Directors: Saila Huusko (will attend the festival), Jasper Rischen Writers: Saila Huusko, Jasper Rischen Producer: Sara Goldblatt FILM INFORMATION…
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Personal Statement
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/187493530 NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Three seniors at Brooklyn high schools are determined to get their entire classes to college, even though they aren't even sure they are going to make it there themselves. They are working as peer college counselors in their three schools because many of their friends have nowhere else to turn for support. They work tirelessly to realize better futures for themselves and their peers. An inspirational film of the highest order. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:30 pm Town Hall Theater CREDITS Directors: Juliane Dressner (will attend the festival), Edwin Martinez Writers: Juliane Dressner,…
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Raising Son
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/186333544 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Raising Son follows balloonist, Brian Boland, and his mentee, Jordan Long. Anchored around the art of flying and building hot air balloons, the film explores the dynamics of mentorship and the concept of fatherhood. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 1:30 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Ben Bishop (will attend the festival) Writer: Ben Bishop Producer: Ben Bishop FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 10 min Location: USA Language: English
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Rodney
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/281720296 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The very amusing story of Rodney, a young penguin, who aspires to make it in the human world. SCREENING INFORMATION Friday, August 24, 2018 7:15 pm Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Director: Will Lupica (will attend the festival) Writer: Will Lupica Producer: Will Lupica FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Short Length: 4 min Location: USA Language: English
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Talking to Tony: 5 Attempts
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In 2011, the filmmaker’s best friend from college committed suicide at the age of 26, leaving behind an unfinished novel. Talking to Tony is a narrative/doc hybrid film which attempts to make sense of his death. At the same time, it is an exploration of the differences between memory, dreams, fiction and video. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:30 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Mojo Lorwin (will attend the festival) Writer: Mojo Lorwin Producer: Mojo Lorwin FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 20 min Location: USA Language: English
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Vermont Fancy
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Candid and articulate, Doug Densmore is a single farmer in rural Vermont, struggling with the consequences of his choice of life style and the existential problem of what happens in the future as he ages and faces losing the ability to maintain his farm. Over the course of a year, Doug reveals much about what his life has amounted to. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am Town Hall Theater CREDITS Director: Kathleen Dougherty Huxley (will attend the festival) Writer: Kathleen Dougherty Huxley Producer: Kathleen Dougherty Huxley FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 47 min…
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VTIFF Showcase – Foxtrot
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrBEDEmUceM SYNOPSIS A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post. The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has forged a promotional partnership with the Vermont International Film Festival [VTIFF]. This showcase presentation of Foxtrot is a selection of Orly Yadin, VTIFF Artistic Director, who will host this screening. SCREENING INFORMATION Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 pm Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Samuel Maoz Writer: Samuel Maoz Producer: Eitan Mansuri FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 113 min Location: Israel Language: Hebrew
Jul 31
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Wild & Precious
31 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/241246571 SYNOPSIS A musical, magical realism documentary that presents one man’s narrative of 60 years of gay liberation: from sissy boy on the family farm in Vermont, to tender teen discovering sexuality, to the trauma of the closet, to bursting out and proud on the wings of Stonewall, to the crushing tragedy of AIDS, to finding power and hope in activism, love, parenting, and the freedom to marry…or not. SCREENING INFORMATION Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Steve Cadwell (will attend the festival) Writer: Steve Cadwell Producer: Steve Cadwell FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short Length: 60…
Aug 1
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32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/228844146 VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS A few days before December 12, 2008, Hope Litoff’s sister Ruth decorated her Manhattan loft like a beautiful stage set, with 15 suicide notes surrounding her and specially selected gifts for her closest friends. Multiple bowls of cat food were left in case it took a while to find her, and every one of her hundreds of markers was in rainbow order. The police officer who came to the scene whispered, “I’ve never seen anything like this.” (Producer Beth Levison, Middlebury graduate, will attend the Festival.) SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Marquis Main CREDITS Director:…