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Apr
3
Thu
Welcome to Vermont @ Main Street Landing Film House
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm

Welcome to VT
Mira Niagolova and Vermont Folklife center present:
Welcome to Vermont: four stories of resettled identity
A film by Mira Niagolova

Winner of the  VTIFF 2012 VT Filmmakers’ Showcase™ Ben and Jerry award.

“The documentary is an absorbing look at lives of several refugee families and their mixed feelings about becoming Vermonters”Margot Harisson, Seven Days
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion exploring issues raised by the film, and the event will be catered by cooks from the communities represented in the film.

View Trailer HERE

Apr
9
Wed
White Like Me @ Rm 216 Living/Learning Commons, UVM
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by the Center for Cultural Pluralism at UVM
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Exploring race and racism in the U.S, White Like Me looks through the lens of whiteness and white privilege, based on the work of anti-racist educator Tim Wise.

The screening is part of the Spring 2014 Social Justice Film Series theme is “Colorblind / Colorbind” and offers participants an educational opportunity to explore through film and subsequent discourse issues of race, its invisibility, limitations and the privileging of certain racial identities in society. Films selected for the Social Justice Film Series have one viewing and are generally screened up to a half hour and followed by an engaged discourse on the themes by the participants.

Apr
12
Sat
Across the Divide @ Arts Riot
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Presented by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel in partnership with VTIFF and ARTS RIOT=
Director: Alice Rothchild
57 mins | USA | 2013
Ms Rothchild will be present at the screening and will conduct a Q&A afterwards

Voice Across Divide

Voices Across the Divide is a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel, the film follows my personal journey as I begin to understand the Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US.

Watch Trailer here

Apr
17
Thu
Main Street Landing Presents: Cousin Jules @ Main Street Landing Film House
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm

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Main Street Landing Presents
Cousin Jules
A film by Dominique Benicheti

A BURLINGTON FILM SOCIETY SCREENING
(FREE for VTIFF Members, CLICK HERE to find out more about membership)

6:00pm reception, 7:00pm screening
Join us before the film for a reception featuring charcuterie with accompaniments by Guild Fine Meats

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91 minutes / 2.35:1 Scope / Dolby / France / Not Rated In French with English Subtitles

A rare combination of sophisticated movie-making technique (shot in CinemaScope and recorded in stereo) and content that is a veritable ode to the beauty of rural France, the simplicity of daily peasant life, and the nearly wordless intimacy of a lifelong relationship. Recording over a 5-year period, director Benicheti palpably captures the rhythms and rituals of blacksmith Jules Guiteaux and his wife Félicie as Jules dons wooden clogs and leather apron to begin work in his shop, while Félicie tends a vegetable garden and prepares their meals. Awarded the jury prize at the Locarno Film Festival in 1973 and widely acclaimed around the world, the film nevertheless remained unreleased in the U.S. until now. – (Synopsis Courtesy of Film Forum)

A lost masterpiece of documentary cinema, Cousin Jules was the result of five years of painstaking work by director Dominique Benicheti and renowned cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn (cinematographer of Truffaut’s Day for Night, Tavernier’s Coup de torchon and others). They ambitiously photographed in Cinemascope and recorded in stereophonic sound the lives of Jules and his wife. The result is a ravishing, totally immersive work. The film received extraordinary reviews, won the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1973, and was exhibited at many prominent festivals including Moscow International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films and the Los Angeles International Film Expo (Filmex).

Despite a strong festival response, the film did not find a distributor. This was in part due to the fact that most arthouse theaters of the day did not possess the equipment necessary to screen the film in its native Cinemascope format, and Benicheti refused exhibition of the film under any other format. He believed that the drama f the film was best understood on a monumental scale.

Over the years, the original negative and existing copies of Cousin Jules began to disintegrate. Benicheti was in the early stages of restoring the film himself when he died in 2011; a group of the film’s most dedicated supporters banded together to raise the funds for the remainder of the restoration work. The exquisite 2k DCP was completed by Arane-Gulliver Labs and was premiered at the 2012 New York Film Festival and proceeded to screenings at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival and other venues around the world.

View Trailer HERE

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The Front @ UVM's Billings Hall
Apr 17 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Director: Martin Ritt | USA | 1976 | Fiction
Film starts at 6.45, Pre-film lecture 6pm

The Front

A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

May
1
Thu
Still Moving: A Tribute to Pilobolus @ Main Street Landing Film House
May 1 @ 7:00 pm

Reception  - snacks and cash bar – at 6pm at the Lake Lobby, screenings at 7pm
Awareness Theater and the The Dance in Film program present:
Still Moving: Pilobulos At Forty directed by Jeffrey Ruoff
Toby MacNutt: Body of Work directed by Elizabeth Rossano and Ashley DeLucco
My Vision of the Good Life, a scene from I am in here by Emily Anderson and Jim Heltz

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The 3 films in the program all received awards at VTIFF 2013′s  Vermont Filmmakers’ Showcase™.
Pilobulos at Forty will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, led by John Killacky.
The evening will also include the trailer for Lukas Huffman’s “Dear Pina”.