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27 April

A Chimes at Midnight Primer

A Chimes at Midnight Primer

Here’s a little primer to help audiences unfamiliar with Shakespeare appreciate Chimes at Midnight which Welles claimed as his best work. Welles and Shakespeare: Welles’ relationship to Shakespeare goes back to when he was given A Midsummer Night’s Dream, his first primer. At 15, Welles was playing both Marc Anthony and Cassius in a production of […]

26 April

VAMP Hatchfund Campaign receives Matching Fund

We just received a $2,000 match fund. Your $$$ will be doubled and it’s on a first come first served basis. Please help us achieve our goal – we need to raise $30,000. If you care about Vermont’s film heritage, DONATE NOW!  VAMP‘s mission is to locate, restore, catalog, preserve and make available to the […]

25 April

Burlington Film Society presents Chimes at Midnight

Burlington Film Society presents Chimes at Midnight

“If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that’s the one I would offer up. I think it’s because it is, to me, the least flawed . . . I succeeded more completely, in my view, with that than with anything else.” —ORSON WELLES Chimes At Midnight is Shakespeare. It […]

1 April

A Vermont Romance

A Vermont Romance

Ever watched a 100-year-old feature film? Ever watched it on a big screen with music, running at the correct speed, at full frame silent aperture and 4×3 aspect ratio? You have?! How about all of the above but also shot on location in Vermont? A Vermont Romance was filmed in June /July of 1916 – on […]

29 March

Burlington Film Society presents Embrace of the Serpent

Burlington Film Society presents Embrace of the Serpent

In this moment, it is not possible for me to know, dear reader, if the infinite jungle has started on me the process that has taken many others that have ventured into these lands, to complete and irremediable insanity. If this is the case, I can only apologize and ask for your understanding, for the […]

25 March

A Vermont Romance – covered by VPR’s Vermont Edition

VPR: Vermont Edition, Tuesday, March 22, 2106: Orly Yadin, Executive Director of VTIFF talks to Jane Lindholm about A Vermont Romance centenary tour and about VAMP

13 March

Open Bethlehem director, Leila Sansour Interview

Leila Sansour in conversation with VTIFF Executive Director Orly Yadin before the opening night of the 2016 Global Roots Film Festival: The Middle East

21 February

Burlington Film Society screens Heart of a Dog

Burlington Film Society screens Heart of a Dog

Sounds stir memories. Memories evoke emotions. Emotions conjure images. Images create reflections. And so it goes. Thoughts beget thoughts, discursive ruminations give way to associative insights, stories lead to stories in Laurie Anderson’s beguiling, captivating meditation on life, loss, and dogs. Among other matters. “I started with some dog stories and then when it became […]

16 February

Burlington Film Society screens Welcome to Leith

Burlington Film Society screens Welcome to Leith

When a notorious white supremacist moves into a small North Dakotan village with plans of creating a haven and headquarters for hate groups around the country, the residents react with a mixture of outrage, disbelief and dismay. As the limits of free speech are tested and the bounds of local government are challenged, two documentary […]

21 January

The Burlington Film Society screens Mustang

The Burlington Film Society screens Mustang

Moving from last month’s tale of estranged brothers and the wintry Icelandic expanse of Rams, the first Burlington Film Society screening of 2016 switches focus to the tight-knit and loving relationship between five sisters in the sunny, lustrous environs of the Northern Turkish countryside in Mustang. Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar-nominated film presents the story of […]