MNFF Selects 2022-23

Screenings & Events

MNFF Selects ’22-23

The “Larger Than Life” Series

Monthly Movie Screenings at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury
October 2022 – April 2023 | Passes & Tickets On Sale Now!

MNFF Selects 2022-23 Films

  • Thursday, October 20, 7pm

    Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

    Directed by Rita Coburn, Bob Hercules

    Featuring a remarkable series of interviews with friends and family including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, John Singleton and Dr. Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson. Vermont Premiere. Audience discussion following the film will be led by Natasha Ngaiza, Assistant Professor, Department of Film and Media Culture, Middlebury College.

  • Thursday, November 10, 7pm

    Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time

    Directed by Robert Weide, Don Argott

    Featuring footage from Vonnegut’s childhood in Indianapolis, his experience as a Prisoner of War in World War II, his marriage, family, and divorce, his early careers as a publicist for General Electric and a car salesman, and his long years as a struggling writer, leading to eventual superstardom in 1969 following the publication of his lightning-bolt anti-war novel “Slaughterhouse-Five”.  Audience discussion following the film will be led by Jay Parini, D. E. Axinn Professor of English and Creative Writing, Middlebury College.

  • Thursday, December 8, 7pm

    Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

    Directed by Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

    Featuring Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Glen Hansard, Sharon Robinson and Rufus Wainwright.

  • Sunday, January 8, 2pm

    Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

    Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

    Featuring interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel “Beloved” into a feature film. Audience discussion following the film will be led by Bill Hart, Professor Emeritus of History, Middlebury College

  • Sunday, February 5, 2pm

    Ted K

    Directed by Tony Stone

    Featuring a tour-de-force performance from Sharlto Copley [as Ted Kaczynski] who portrays the complexity of this unique outsider, raging at the forces of both the inescapable technological society that plague him and his own inner demons. Vermont Premiere. Director Tony Stone will attend and participate in a Q&A session following the screening, moderated by MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven.

  • Sunday, March 5, 2pm

    Golda

    Directed by Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir, Shani Rozanes

    Featuring never-before-seen materials, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare archival footage, Golda tells the story of Golda Meir’s dramatic and eventful premiership – from her surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as

  • Thursday, April 13, 7pm

    It Ain’t Over

    Directed by Sean Mullin

    Featuring interviews with Yogi Berra’s former teammates, his family members and baseball devotees like Billy Crystal and Bob Costas, while tying all of this together with remarkable game footage and archival interviews with Berra and others.

About the Series

The popular MNFF Selects monthly screening series returns to Town Hall Theater in Middlebury for the ’22-23 season with a “Larger Than Life” theme, featuring seven films about individuals whose lives and presence genuinely impacted our culture: Maya Angelou, Kurt Vonnegut, Leonard Cohen, Toni Morrison, Ted Kaczynski [The Unabomber], Golda Meir and Yogi Berra. Three of the films will be having their Vermont Premieres at MNFF Selects: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Ted K and Golda.

Passes and Tickets

Series Pass: $90 [7 Film Package]

Advance Tickets: $14

At the Door: $16

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