A behind the scenes film about Vermont filmmaker David Giancola’s doomed attempt at making a science fiction film starring Anna Nicole Smith. Anna Nicole died of an over-dose midst filming. With Vermont locations and non-professional actors, you will enjoy playing spot the person or place. Filmmakers Giancola and producer John James will attend the screening.
Comedy about five long-time friends (Jane Fonda, Geraldine Chaplin, Claude Rich, Pierre Richard, Guy Bedos), decide to move in together. Under the watch of their younger caretaker, an anthropology student, they confront hidden issues from their shared past while struggling to cope with ageing. U.S. Premiere!
With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. Seen through the eyes of well-chosen and stubborn residents, their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive postindustrial America.
“Peaceful, almost biblical and completely absorbing, this film is a masterpiece. The daily reality of Guerrero village life is realized with lyricism and lack of sentimentality. Columbia University Cinema grad Mendez Esparaza’s cast of non-actors give reticent performances. In a time when cinematic images are often frantic and hysterical, the film stands out […]” – Indiewire
w/producer Ori Gratch
I Am Eleven focuses on eleven year olds from 15 countries, each speaking directly to the camera about their thoughts on issues such as love, war, global warming, music, terrorism, culture, family, happiness, religion and the future. It captures the essence of the worlds children at a pivotal moment in their lives and in the future of the world.
South Korean master Hong Sang-soo teams with French superstar Isabelle Huppert for this formally inventive and wonderfully witty three-part film in which she plays 3 different characters who each interact with the same group of characters in a seaside town. Hong is considered one of Korea’s new cinema auteurs.
w/intro and Q&A by Hyon Joo Yoo, Assist. Prof Film & Television Studies, University of Vermont
Acclaimed filmmaker Léa Pool produced this brilliant film about the commercialization of the pink ribbon. Recommended viewing for the healthy and the sick alike, this is one of the more thought-provoking films in our line-up and a wake-up call for all who are affected in some way by breast cancer.
In 1970s American suburbia, Maggie and her three younger siblings spend the night weaving a fantastic story upstairs, while downstairs their parents create an alcohol-soaked intrigue of their own. With John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) and Molly Parker (Deadwood).
w/filmmaker Julia Dyer.
Shot by two Israeli filmmakers during Operation Cast Lead, a three-week bombing and invasion of the Gaza Strip in 2009 by Israel, this powerful film explores the absurd relationship between war and tourism by juxtaposing bombing footage with blunt commentary by the “gawkers” – people cheering on the spectacle as if in a corrida.