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A Movie Not To Miss

Seven Days Margot Harrison, October 15, 2013 about THE ACT OF KILLING When people commit mass murder, they get locked up. Or maybe they evade prosecution, in which case they keep a low profile for the rest of their lives. When reporters come around with cameras and ask them about the massacre, they say, “I […]

Report From the VT International Film Festival

Seven Days October 31, 2012 MARGOT HARRISON Appropriately for spook season, one of the biggest sensations of last week’s Vermont International Film Festival was death — A Band Called Death, that is. Directed by locals Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett, the music doc played to a packed house at the Essex Cinemas and netted the fest’s Audience Award…

Burlington Mayor’s Press Conference

Vermont International Film Festival Tribute to George Stoney, Father of Public-Access Television Mayor Miro Weinberger promotes a tribute by the Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) to George Stoney, documentary filmmaker, educator, and father of public-access television. Weinberger is joined at the event by Orly Yadin, filmmaker and executive director of the VTIFF, Lauren-Glenn Davitian, executive […]

Gorging at the Vermont International Film Festival

Seven Days October 21, 2012 by Alice Levitt Last year, for the first time, the Vermont International Film Festival was organized thematically — and one of those themes was food. It was intended to be a one-time special, but, says executive director Orly Yadin with a laugh, “I can’t keep away from food. It was really successful and we […]

Short Takes on Film

Seven Days August 29, 2012 MARGOT HARRISON Want a preview of the Vermont International Film Festival (October 19 to 28)? Next Wednesday, head to the top of Burlington’s Church Street to watch trailers of films to be screened at VTIFF, plus a 40-minute movie called Green. It’s a narration-less documentary about an orangutan falling victim to deforestation […]