View the work of our richly talented extended film community. Featuring new films from Vermont filmmaker, entertainer and dairy farmer George Woodard, an epic short from Student Academy Award Winner and Hanover native Julian Higgins, a gorgeously restored classic Vermont short from the 1970s, and much more. Join these filmmakers to celebrate their work on the big screen. Start your Sunday with short films, docs, animation, and lively discussion. If you’re interested in film or if you make films, this is the way to begin your week. Nosh & watch. Coffee, bagels, and movies. Made fresh right here.
*Free films/events are first-come, first-served.
Programming Schedule: Catch one block of films or stay for them all!
Block 1: 9:00am-9:30am
Familial Fragments, 4 min.
Director: Lizzy Rogers, Dartmouth College Student
An investigation of the material collections of memories stored in basements and cardboard boxes.
A Lyric, 2 min.
Director: Lizzy Rogers, Dartmouth College Student
Based on the poem by T.S. Eliot, a study in pattern and movement through time following the flight of a butterfly.
DINO, 10 min.
Director: Kyle Kaplan, Dartmouth College Student
“Dino” is a short portrait of Taipei noisician Dino. Through interviews interwoven with performance footage, Dino reveals his musical past, his philosophy of performing, and the underlying Confucian principles of his practice.
Block 2: 9:30am-10:30am
Immortal Dear, 22 min.
Director: Dan Holodak
Five friends and former college bandmates are forced back together after years apart, when their friend and drummer of the band commits suicide. The surviving band faces their new reality, while remembering the days when they were all together.
No Contest, 4 min.
Director: Dillan Hodak
When two competitors go toe to toe to win over a girl at the party, the match up results in a No Contest.
The content of this film may be unsuitable for younger audiences and the survivors of sexual violence. Although no explicit content, viewer discretion is still advised.
Plato’s Cave, 5 min.
Director: Jeremy Lee MacKenzie
An experimental recreation of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. An ancient man living in a cave is entertained by shadow puppets. But when he realizes his world of fire and shadows is not real he escapes the cave in search of what is.
Forgive Us Our Trespasses, 5 min.
Director: Sean Goodwin
William Stratford relives childhood memories at the funeral service for an old friend.
One Night, 11 min.
Director: Cal Hopwood
After some heavy drinking and partying two college students hook up, but only one wanted to. Seeing both sides of the story the complication of consent presents itself leaving the viewer to decide; what really happened?
Block 3: 10:30am-11:45am
Mail.Man, 24 min.
Director: Bill Aydelott
A veteran mailman copes with work cutbacks and his own frustration that in the new digital age, nobody’s writing actual letters anymore, while he mostly delivers bills and marketing flyers. Then a long lost letter and a crazed dog team up with a techie teenager to offer an unexpected solution
Bad Robbers, 14 min.
Director: George Woodard
Two bums try to steal a truck from two old ladies in George Woodard’s slapstick tribute to the silent film.
Recluse A/B, 9 min.
Director: Jason Andrew Torrance
A young man who makes Howard Hughes seem well-balanced loses himself in a deranged hallucination of his own design.
Hurt, 17 min.
Director: Ethan Murphy
A group of college friends set out for a relaxing week at the lake. When they encounter an abandoned car on the back roads of Vermont a search ensues and what they discover that night will change their lives forever.
Block 4: 11:45am-1:30pm
The Yellow Block, 9 min.
Director: Harrison Allen
The friendship between two young boys is strained when an influential new kid moves to town.
Don’t Leave Me Hanging, 9 min.
Director: Samantha Davidson Green
He just wants to play the game. She just wants to dodge the question. Are these two ready for forever?
AIR, FIRE, 37 min
Director: Ben Silberfarb
“Air” and “Fire” are the first two parts of an allegorical trilogy. “Air” resides in the realm of surrealism while “Fire” is based on Jack London’s classic story, “To Build A Fire”. The conclusion of the trilogy will be filmed later this summer
Transformations, 9 min.
Director: Barbara Hirschfeld, music by Julia Haines
Women leave their men and homes one morning to join in a mysterious ritual. Are they witches? This beautiful black and white film is an iconic time capsule from the early 1970s when feminist and lesbian culture was just beginning to come out into the open. Audiences will recognize many familiar faces from the Upper Valley. Presented by Beth Dingman and Linda Mulley.
Sponsors: Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP) and Film/Video /Digital
Winter Light, 29 min.
Director: Julian Higgins
Adapted from a story by James Lee Burke, WINTER LIGHT is a modern-day revisionist Western set in the frozen wilderness of Montana. The half-hour short tells the story of Roger Guidry, a cantankerous college professor who finds himself alienated and marginalized as he nears retirement. When Roger confronts two hunters he discovers trespassing on his property, he begins an escalating battle of wills that will test his faith in everything he holds dear.