Calendar

September 2013 – February 2014

Sep
17
Tue
Urbanized @ BCA
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A VTIFF-affiliated monthly series of films and discussions about architecture and design

Directed by Gary Hustwit | Switzerland | 2011 | documentary | 85 minutes

Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. Urbanized  looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design- the balancing of housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are universal concerns. From Paris to New York to Mumbai to Rio de Janeiro, from the bike lanes of Bogota to the walkways threading through the townships of Cape Town- what comes, what goes, what grows. Who shapes our cities, and how?  Exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities
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Oct
4
Fri
Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie Pt 1+Gala Reception @ Film House
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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A VTIFF special pre-festival screening -Chittenden county premiere. Gala reception followed by film at 7.30;
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Oct
5
Sat
Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie Pt 2 @ Film House
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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A VTIFF special pre-festival screening -
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Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie Pt 3 @ Film House
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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A VTIFF special pre-festival screening -
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Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie Pt 4 @ Film House
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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A VTIFF special pre-festival screening -
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Oct
6
Sun
Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie Pt 5 @ BCA
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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A VTIFF special pre-festival screening -
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Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie Pt 6 @ BCA
Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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A VTIFF special pre-festival screening -
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Oct
15
Tue
8 1/2 @ Film House
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

Director: Federico Felini
Italy | 1963 | Fiction | Italian w/English subtitles
Run Time: 138 minutes
Sponsor: Movies at Main Street Landing

8 1/2 by Federico Felini

FREE SCREENING
“8 1/2 is one of the undisputed classics of modern international film. Fresh off of the international success of La Dolce Vita, master director Federico Fellini moved into the realm of self-reflexive autobiography with what is widely believed to be his finest and most personal work. Marcello Mastroianni delivers a brilliant performance as Fellini’s alter ego Guido Anselmi, a film director overwhelmed by the large-scale production he has undertaken. He finds himself harangued by producers, his wife, and his mistress while he struggles to find the inspiration to finish his film.”
~ Mariah Riggs, Main Street Landing

Introduced by Mariah Riggs.

Maya Lin – A Strong Clear Vision @ BCA
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A VTIFF-affiliated monthly series of films and discussions about architecture and design

Directed by Freida Lee Mack | USA | 1994 | documentary | 105 minutes

This Academy award winning film profiles the career of Maya Lin, a young artist whose winning design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC became a national controversy and has since evolved to become a vision for hope and positive change in the world. The film chronicles her maturation from an emerging young enthusiastic 20-year old into a mature and articulate artist who continues to thoughtfully approach politically motivated artistic creations

Oct
19
Sat
In the Wrong Body @ Arts Riot
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
Director: Marilyn Solaya
Cuba | 2010 | Documentary | Spanish w/English subtitles
Run Time: 55 minutes
Ticketing Note: This screening is affiliated with VTIFF. Tickets may be purchased at the door only.

IN THE WRONG BODY

The story of Mavi Susel, who underwent the first gender reassignment operation in Cuba in 1988. In the Wrong Body explores such timely issues as the meaning of femininity in the macho and patriarchal society in Cuba where many stereotypes and prejudices still exist. Mariela Castro, Director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX) was a primary consultant on the film.

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Q&A with director

In The Wrong Body @ Arts Riot
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm

Director: Marilyn Solaya
2010 | Cuba | Documentary | Spanish w/English subtitles
Running Time: 55 mins
Ticketing Note: at the door, on the night. Printed guide says film is playing Fri 10/18. This is incorrect. It is playing Sat, 10/19.
Sponsor: Americas Media Initiative
Q&A with filmmaker
Note: In the printed festival guide the screening is listed for Friday. Oct 18. This is incorrect. The film plays Saturday, oct 19.

IN THE WRONG BODY

The story of Mavi Susel, who underwent the first gender reassignment operation in Cuba in 1988. In the Wrong Body explores such timely issues as the meaning of femininity in the macho and patriarchal society in Cuba where many stereotypes and prejudices still exist. Mariela Castro, Director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX) was a primary consultant on the film.

Nov
1
Fri
VTIFF Showcase at Brattleboro Film Festival @ Latchis Theater
Nov 1 – Nov 14 all-day

A showcase of select films from VTIFF 2013

Brattelboro-FFThe showcase will be featured at the 2013 Brattleboro Film Festival, which runs from November 1 to 14. We are delighted to be partnering with kindred spirits in the opposite corner of the state. Sharing information and resources makes sense in a state as sparsely populated as Vermont. We look forward to developing this mutually beneficial relationship and future collaborations.

Nov
12
Tue
Eames: The Architect and the Painter @ BCA
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A VTIFF-affiliated monthly series of films and discussions about architecture and design

Directed by Jason Cohen & Bill Jersey | USA | 2011 | documentary | 82 minutes

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film since their death dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work

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Dec
3
Tue
Unfinished Spaces @ BCA
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A VTIFF-affiliated monthly series of films and discussions about architecture and design

Directed by Alysa Nahmias | USA | 2011 | documentary | 86 minutes

In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba’s National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream

Dec
31
Tue
New Year’s Eve – The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Arts Riot
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 12:00 am
New Year's Eve - The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Arts Riot | Burlington | Vermont | United States

Signal Kitchen and ArtsRiot present, in association with VTIFF, Zero Gravity Craft Brewery and Farrell Distribution, New Years Eve ’14 with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble!: 2 sets by the Ensemble, open bar & catered food. Hurry up to get your discounted tickets at the amazing price of $60 before these run out – we have only a limited supply of tickets at this price.
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The Hypnotic show sold out during the Vermont International Film Festival 2013. They are an eight-piece brass ensemble out o the South Side of Chicago, consisting of eight sons of the jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran. With only horns and a drum set, “Hypnotic” has traveled the world. Their musical style ranges from hip-hop to jazz to funk and rock, including calypso and gypsy music. They call their eclectic blend of sound “now music”, or “Hypnotic”. Reared in the teachings of music since they were children, they grew up on the stage playing as the “Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble”

Jan
21
Tue
Rivers & Tides @ BCA
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A VTIFF-affiliated monthly series of films and discussions about architecture and design

Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer | USA | 2002 | documentary | 90 minutes

Depicting the magical relationship between art and nature while painting a visually intoxicating portrait of artist Andy Goldsworthy, RIVERS AND TIDES follows the bohemian free spirit all over the world as he demonstrates and discusses his creative process and artistic philosophies. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multicolored pools of flowers, Goldsworthy’s painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature – an unpredictable “critic” who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometimes before it is even finished. RIVERS AND TIDES is a mesmerizing cinematic experience that helps us to appreciate design and nature in new and enchanting ways

Jan
23
Thu
Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? @ The Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

An Animated Conversation With Noam Chomsky
Directed by Michel Gondry | USA | 2013 | documentary | 88 minutes
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From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. [...]
Post screening discussion, led by Emily Manetta, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the program of Linguistics at The University of Vermont

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Feb
11
Tue
If You Build It @ BCA
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A VTIFF-affiliated monthly series of films and discussions about architecture and design

Directed by Patrick Creadon | USA | 2013 | documentary | 82 minutes

If You Build It spends a year in the life of one of America’s most innovative classrooms. Starring Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller, founders of Project H Design, which is dedicated to design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness. The film chronicles 13 high school juniors in Bertie County, NC throughout the school year where Emily and Matt will be teaching the fundamentals of design, architecture, and construction. Together with “design-build” fundamentals, the students will be learning the principles of “design thinking” – a very specific way of looking at problems to determine how best to solve them: Research, Ideate, Develop, Prototype, Refine, and Build. Their goal is that the students will leave Studio H equipped to tackle virtually any problem they will face throughout their lives
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