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May
1
Thu
Still Moving: A Tribute to Pilobolus @ Main Street Landing Film House
May 1 @ 7:00 pm
Still Moving:  A Tribute to Pilobolus @ Main Street Landing Film House | Burlington | Vermont | United States

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”.

May
2
Fri
Lunafest @ Main Street Landing Film House
May 2 @ 6:00 pm

Lunafest Burlington:  6pm Reception, 7:30 Film screenings
Short films by, for, about women. This year’s featured short films include stories of reflection, hope and humor from around the world – treating such diverse subjects as – a winning basketball team of grandmothers in their ’70s – a high school wrestler from inner-city Brooklyn preparing for her first co-ed match – and a girl with a high-flying approach to dealing with her Tourette’s syndrome, among other compelling themes.

Special guests at the reception:

  • Hannah Dreissigacker - Hannah has just returned from her first Olympics – the U.S. Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia! Hannah hails from Morrisville and  competed as part of the U.S. Biathlon Team, of which she has been a member for the past two years. Hannah currently trains full-time with the Craftsbury Green Racing Project. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2009, majoring in engineering, sustainable design and studio art. At Dartmouth, she served as captain of the women’s ski team and also helped launch the college’s Sustainable Living Center. Come meet an Olympian and a wonderful role model for young  women today!

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An event to benefit Vermont Works for Women & the Breast Cancer Fund.
Proceeds: 
85 percent of event proceeds will go to Vermont Works for Women; the Breast Cancer Fund will receive 15 percent of proceeds as the nationwide beneficiary of LUNAFEST.

May
22
Thu
Main Street Landing Presents: Maidentrip @ Main Street Landing Film House
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Main Street Landing Presents: Maidentrip @ Main Street Landing Film House | Burlington | Vermont | United States

maidentripposter 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:

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Jun
26
Thu
Main Street Landing Presents: Beyond the Hills @ Main Street Landing Film House
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
Main Street Landing Presents: Beyond the Hills @ Main Street Landing Film House | Burlington | Vermont | United States

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Main Street Landing presents:

Beyond the Hills
A film by Cristian Mungiu

Followed by an exclusive live Skype Q&A with Ioana Uricaru!

A Burlington Film Society Screening
(FREE for VTIFF Members, CLICK HERE to find out more about membership)

Unrated | Romania | Romanian w. English Subtitles | Sundance Selects & IFC Films | 2012 | 150 Minutes

In an isolated Orthodox convent in Romania, Alina has just been reunited with Voichita after spending several years in Germany. The two young women have supported and loved each other since meeting as children in an orphanage. Alina wants Voichita to leave and return with her to Germany, but Voichita has found refuge in faith and a family in the nuns and their priest, and refuses. Alina cannot understand her friend’s choice. In her attempt to win back Voichita’s affection, she challenges the priest. She is taken to hospital and the people of the monastery start to suspect that she is possessed. After ruling out all other options, the priest and nuns decide to read her prayers to deliver those possessed by the Evil One. They perform an exorcism, but the result is not what they had hoped, and Voichita begins to doubt the religious choice she has made. She decides to free Alina – but her decision comes too late.

Following the screening, there will be a live Skype Q&A with Ionan Uricaru, who served as a script consultant on Beyond the Hills and was also present at about half the shoot. She has collaborated with the writer/director/producer (Cristian Mungiu) before, and she directed a segment of the omnibus Tales From the Golden Age and the short Stopover, both written and produced by him. At Middlebury College she is teaching production classes and screenwriting.

View trailer HERE.

Jul
17
Thu
Main Street Landing presents: Documented @ Main Street Landing Film House
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm

Main Street Landing presents:  Documented

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In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in person in over 20 years.

Jul
24
Thu
Burlington Film Society: Best of NYC Children’s Film Festival – Animated Shorts – presented by Main Street Landing @ Main Street Landing Film House
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm
Burlington Film Society: Best of NYC Children's Film Festival - Animated Shorts - presented by Main Street Landing @ Main Street Landing Film House | Burlington | Vermont | United States

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A Burlington Film Society screening presented by Main Street Landing:

Best of NYC Children’s Film Festival: Animated Shorts

Animation, 60 minutes
In English or Musical/No Dialogue
Recommended for all ages!

FREE for VTIFF members. Click HERE for information about membership.

A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world. Program includes films from Sweden, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Australia, the UK, and the United States.

The Little Bird and the Leaf
Switzerland
Animation, Lena von Döhren, 2011, 4 min 
It’s winter. At the end of a branch hangs a single leaf. A little black bird comes along to water it  but just as the bird reaches the end of the branch, a swift winter wind carries the leaf away.

Elia
France, Matthieu Gaillard, 2012, 4.5 min
In this stunning watercolor-come-to-life, a young girl is preparing for a trip to the beach with her dad  and decides that her pet goldfish should come along for the ride!

Notebook Babies
USA, Tony Dusko, 2011, 1 min x 3
From NYICFF alumnus Tony Dusko, a series of short, humorous meditations on life calibrated for the self-actualized preschooler. Selected titles include “Believe in Yourself”,” Moving Forward”, and “Sharing”.

Goat Herder and His Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats
UK. Will Rose, 2012, 7 min 
Beneath a fuchsia sky, a goat herder leads his flock of goats up and down the mountains of Spain. Inspired by the filmmaker’s daughter, this multi-award winning film uses a lovely muted color palette, beautiful design and subtle humor to excellent effect.

How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep?
UK, Anna Ginsburg, 2012, 3.5 min
A little boy visits the moon as it exists in dreams  an iridescent orb surrounded by translucent jellyfish and cellophane streams. Based on an Italo Calvino short story.

The Squeakiest Roar
UK, Maggie Rogers, 2011, 4 min 
The littlest lion in the family just can’t seem to find his big bad roar, but his little squeak might turn out to be his greatest asset.

Animal Beatbox
Australia, Damon Gameau, 2011, 3 min
Dogs and cats and dogs and cats and dogs and cats and dogs and cats and dogs and cats and dogs and cats and

Munggee, Not Again
Switzerland, Rothlin/Walthert, 2011, 6 min
Sleepwalking can be very dangerous, especially in the mountains! In this delightful stop-motion movie, two marmots and a hedgehog attempt to rescue their somnambulant friend.

Apache (Danger Beach)
New Zealand, Ned Wenlock, 2011, 2.5 min 
Neon paper cutouts create a continuously spiraling stage for an Apache guitarist and his Yeti band mate, as they perform a twangy throwback to 60′s surf-rock and spaghetti western soundtracks.

The Day of the Dead
USA, Gary McGivney, 2011, 8 min
With sugar skulls, sweet-smelling marigold petals, and joyful songs, a family welcomes back its ancestors in this spirited and colorful tribute to a unique holiday.

Red Sand
France, Audrey Bussi, 2011, 2 min 
A little boy picks up a shell on an empty, secluded beach. Putting it to his ear, he becomes lost in the sounds of the sea.

Aston’s Presents
Sweden, Lotta and Uzi Geffenblad, 2012, 9 min 
Impatient for his birthday, Aston whiles away the hours giftwrapping everything he can lay his hands on. When the big day arrives, he discovers that the “real”