May – August 2014
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
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”.
Main Street Landing Presents Maidentrip A film by Jillian Schlesinger A BURLINGTON FILM SOCIETY SCREENING (FREE for VTIFF Members, CLICK HERE to find out more about membership) Documentary / First Run Features / English, Dutch w. English Subtitles / 2013 / 82 Min Genevieve Jacobs, a professor, psychotherapist, writer and native Vermonter who grew up sailing and boat-building with her parents, will be introducing the film. Winner Visions Audience Award – 2013 SXSW Film Festival 15-year-old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea. Jillian Schlesinger’s debut feature amplifies Laura’s brave, defiant voice through a mix of Laura’s own video and voice recordings at sea and intimate vérité footage from locations including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa. View trailer HERE. BUY TICKETS Co-Sponsored by:
The Stones Cry Out: Voice of the Palestinian Christians
In the presence of the filmmaker Yasmine Perni
In May 2014 Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. His visit brought renewed attention to the need for a just peace in the Land of Peace. This part of the world lies at the core of the religious history and beliefs of the three great monotheistic religions. What is life like in the Holy Land for Christians today, particularly those who are the descendants of the first people who believed in Jesus’ message? These communities, while shrinking in population under the pressures of military occupation—Christians comprise only 2 percent of the West Bank’s population today—continue to practice their faith and maintain the holy places that are vitally important to fellow believers throughout the world. All are invited to join filmmaker Yasmine Perni for a free, public screening of her film The Stones Cry Out (www.thestonescryoutmovie.com) followed by discussion.