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May 2016

Words, Painting and Cinema: “Shedding Light on the Working Forest”

May 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

A filmmaker, a painter and a poet reveal different ways of looking at the working forest. In 1970, filmmakers Herb DiGioa and David Hancock began a series of films about people in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The first of these, Chester Grimes, documents in Cinema Verité style the life and work of a wry and humorous logger, Chester Grimes, who still logged with horses. Herb DiGioa will present the film, which was the first to be digitized for the newly formed…

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Opening Night Gala/Reception/Coming Through the Rye

May 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Gala start: 6pm Film start: 7pm Tickets can be bought for both the Gala + Film or just for the film. See below for the two ticketing options. The party begins at 6:00 with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres followed by a screening of Coming Through the Rye , directed by James Sadwith starting at 7:00. A sensitive young man, obsessed with Holden Caulfield, runs away from his prep school in search of J.D. Salinger. On the way, he…

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On the Trail

May 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Northern Stage, 76 Gates St
White River Junction , VT 05001 United States
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2010 was the 75th Anniversary of the Green Mountain Horse Association’s 3-day, 100-mile race. GMHA is the oldest horse organization of its kind, and it is still the most prominent one in the Northeast. People move to the Woodstock area to ride the hundreds of miles of mountainous trails here. This film celebrates that event, told by the riders themselves. This was Bill Phillips’ first foray back into filmmaking after taking a 30-year break to write feature films. Q &…

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May 14, 2016 @ 9:30 am

Zephyr the rock opera is about 3 musical bandits, 2 unstoppable sunsets, 1 lost girl and the most monkey hats ever seen on screen. Discussion to follow the film. *Free films/events are first-come, first-served.

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May 14, 2016 @ 9:30 am

A documentary film about the life and work of Vermont-based printmaker Sabra Field. In the mid -70s, Bill Phillips was a beginning filmmaker and Sabra was his artist neighbor. He moved to Hollywood and for thirty years wrote movies (features, TV, cable), then came back to Vermont and became a filmmaker again.  He phoned her and asked if she’d like a film made about herself. She misunderstood, thinking it might be ready in a month, when she had an art…

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