Aug 30
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CREATIVE CURRENTS AT MNFF6: A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 
30 Aug, 2020. 0 Comments. Meet MNFF, News. Posted By: Phoebe Lewis
We’re halfway through the 6th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and, even though we’re online, we’re getting a sense of the buzz on the (virtual) street.  Yesterday’s New York Times considers this year’s phenomenon of the online festival: "The first casualty of any virtual festival, unavoidably, will be the collective voice of the audience: rising in laughter, shocked in silence, making its disapproval or happiness known.  Festival films, more than others, need this barometer, since their charms are often untested. They’re (the films) desperate to make a connection.” What The Times says is true.  Despite this, we’ve gotten messages from a…
Jul 10
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PERSONAL STATEMENT AND MNFF: SEE IT FOR YOURSELF
10 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. Craven Conversations, News. Posted By: Phoebe Lewis
Thanks to everyone who joined us for a fantastic conversation with the cast and crew of the inspirational and timely documentary PERSONAL STATEMENT. You can find the full recording of our conversation here. We enjoyed catching up with co-director Julie Dressner, producer Beth Levison, and students Enoch Jemmott and Karoline Jiminez. We discussed the film, the #WeBelongInCollege campaign, and even got a sneak peek into producer Beth Levison's upcoming film WOMEN IN BLUE, a timely documentary you'll want on your radar. Learn more more about the #WeBelongInCollege Campaign: https://www.personalstatementfilm.com/webelongincollege If you would like to help support the college expenses of…
Jun 22
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CRAVEN CONVERSATIONS: MICHAEL MURPHY
22 Jun, 2020. 0 Comments. Craven Conversations, News. Posted By: Phoebe Lewis
The MNFF is pleased to welcome back one of our favorite Honorees, the distinguished film actor Michael Murphy, for the next edition of the Craven Conversations on Wednesday, June 24 at 7pm EDT on Zoom. In a brilliant career spanning more than 50 years, Mr. Murphy has worked with a wide array of heralded filmmakers including Robert Altman, Martin Scors ese, Woody Allen, Paul Mazursky, Peter Weir, Tim Burton, Oliver Stone, SarahPolley, John Sayles, Elia Kazan, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Ritt, Robert Aldrich, Orson Welles and Paul Thomas Anderson. Among his dozens of film credits, highlights include The Arrangement, MASH, McCabe…
Jun 5
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CRAVEN CONVERSATIONS: SARAH BEERS
5 Jun, 2020. 0 Comments. Craven Conversations. Posted By: Phoebe Lewis
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival will continue its “Craven Conversations” on-line interview series with a 7pm session on Wednesday, June 10th, with Emmy-winning costume designer and longtime Middlebury resident, Sarah Beers. You can register for the Conversation here. Beer’s will walk viewers through her process of imagination and execution of film, theater and TV costumes, particularly for how this work informs and enlarges consideration of character.  She will show research photos and sketches along with pictures of actors in costume for the film and television work she does. Beers will also discuss her work on Jay Craven’s films, “Peter and John”…
May 22
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CRAVEN CONVERSATIONS: JESSE NESSER
22 May, 2020. 0 Comments. Craven Conversations. Posted By: Phoebe Lewis
MNFF is delighted to announce that Jesse Nesser, director of Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith, our Opening Night film at #MNFF2, will be joining Artistic Director Jay Craven for a conversation, live on Zoom, Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm EDT. UPDATE: If you missed the Conversation, never fear! Please navigate to our Facebook page here to view a recording of the Webinar. Mr. Nesser will share with our attendees his new short film, The Mailman, as an exclusive "first look" screening just for this event. And he will also show us some extended clips from his new…
May 21
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: CRAVEN CONVERSATIONS WITH JENIFER MCSHANE
21 May, 2020. 0 Comments. Craven Conversations. Posted By: Phoebe Lewis
For our very first Craven Conversations, we spoke with Jenifer McShane, the dynamic director of Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a terrific first event. For those who missed it, we present the recorded version, available through this link. The closing night film at MNFF5 last August, Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops follows two San Antonio Police Department officers who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment -- one 911 call at a time. In the process, they are redefining policing policy and its mandate to “keep people safe."…
May 11
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YOU’RE INVITED TO THE CRAVEN CONVERSATIONS!
11 May, 2020. 0 Comments. Meet MNFF, News. Posted By: Phoebe Lewis
MNFF continues to bring our audiences fresh programming with the kickoff of The Craven Conversations.  Join MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven for a series of exciting conversations with talented MNFF alumni, live on Zoom, beginning this Friday, May 15 at 4pm EDT with Jenifer McShane, the dynamic director of Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops.  The closing night film at MNFF5 last August, Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops follows two San Antonio Police Department officers who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment -- one 911 call at a time.  In the process, they are redefining policing…