Kellogg Hubbard Library presents a Community Cinema screening of The Revolutionary Optimists tonight, Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm.
The Revolutionary Optimists tells the story of lawyer turned change-agent Amlan Ganguly and 4 children from Kolkata's poorest slums on an intimate journey through their adolescence. Together they fight seemingly insurmountable odds to build a better future for themselves and their community, challenging the notion that marginalization is written into their destiny. You can read more about the film here: http://revolutionaryoptimists.org/about-film
The New York Times reports that script analysis is making the rounds among studio heads in Hollywood, promising data-driven insight into better narrative, character development, and plot-twists. Some are calling this a duck and cover technique to help those studios that are increasingly inattentive to script development. Others are heralding the innovation as the future, a way to get at better business decision-making in an increasingly competitive environment.
The whole broohaha has raised the art vs. commerce debate to new heights. According to one client, the service actually offers writers more control over their work - you know what the cash-out implications of your choices are likely to be. On the other, you're caving to the market and culture loses.
DR Power Equipment in Vergennes, VT is seeking male actors, 40-60 years old to appear on camera in a variety of videos marketing our brand of outdoor power equipment. We use video for web product demonstrations, long form DVD presentations, TV commercials, product maintenance clips, and other brand collateral. Some projects require speaking eye-to-camera, and others require that you are comfortable with power equipment.
Shoots take place in southern Chittenden and northern Addison counties on an irregular schedule typically from May-November. Talent may also be requested for studio still photography throughout the year.
This Friday April 12, Vermont director Jay Craven's new feature premiers in the State capital. Adapted from the novel by Howard Frank Mosher, "Northern Borders" is a coming-of-age story that takes off in the mid-1950's when a ten-year Austen Kittredge (played by Seamus Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, "Moonrise Kingdom") is sent to live on his granparents' northern Vermont farm where an aura of enchantment surrounds the wild lands and a haunted past.
The film, produced in a semester-long collaboration between Kingdom County Productions (Mr Craven's production company) and Marlboro College. Produced on less than half a million dollars entirely in Vermont, the film involved 34 students and recent graduates from 15 colleges who worked alongside 20 filmmaking professionals.
For release 3/14/13
Hikers awaiting the end of mud season and anyone who enjoys an armchair adventure will enjoy “Road Less Traveled,” a new documentary about thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail. The independent film by Jason Pavelko and Jeff Dougherty will have its broadcast premiere Thursday, April 4, at 8 p.m. on Vermont Public Television.
“Road Less Traveled” follows eight people who set out in 2009 to make an end-to-end uninterrupted journey along the entire Appalachian Trail within the year.
For release 3/14/13
On Tuesday, April 9, at 9:30 p.m., the independent film “Lilac Ridge: Life on a Family Farm” will have its broadcast premiere on Vermont Public Television. The half-hour documentary looks at sustainable agriculture through the lens of the Thurber family’s small farm in W. Brattleboro, Vt. When the current generation of owners inherited the farm, they transitioned a traditional dairy operation to organic and added vegetables, flowers and other products.
Three generations of the Thurber family appear in the film, talking about life on the farm and the changes that have kept it successful.
Call for Actors: Sleepless in Burlington 2012
Join the Burlington Film Society for the inaugural Tugg.com area presentation of Bergman's The Seventh Seal!
Thursday, August 30th
Merrill's Roxy Cinema
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: http://www.tugg.com/events/1200
Thanks to Tugg.com, we now have the ability to bring films to the theater!
HOW IT WORKS:
In order for this film to come to the theater, we need people to PRE-ORDER tickets here:
When at least 55 tickets are pre-ordered, the screening will happen! We still need 28 tickets to be purchased to screen this film! WE ONLY HAVE 11 DAYS LEFT.
It's that simple. When the event reaches it's threshold, you will be charged for your purchase, and sent tickets via email. (It works much like Kickstarter - it's Theater on Demand!)
A CASTING CALL for a sci-fi/thriller movie will take place on Thursday, August 16th from 6PM-9PM at Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM), 208 Flynn Ave., Ste. 2-G, Burlington.
PLEASE NOTE: You must come to be considered. This casting is for a feature length POV/documentary style movie. More info: http://deadfi.blogspot.com/2012/06/open-casting-call-vermont.html
Seeking reliable and very committed people for the following roles:
MALE: Late 30's to late 50's - playing a witness and father with a drinking problem, although not too severe of one. He still mourns the death of his wife, six years previously.
Warner Bros Studios and Senator Patrick Leahy are presenting a special screening of “The Dark Knight Rises”Tue, 06/26/2012 - 19:27 — Joe Bookchin
Warner Bros Studios and Senator Patrick Leahy are presenting a special screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Majestic 10 Cinemas in Williston, VT. The proceeds of this screening benefits the Children’s Library in the Patrick Leahy Wing of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library!
Senator and Mrs. Leahy will be joined by Barry Meyer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros.; Kevin Tsujihara, President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; and Carol Melton, Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy, Time Warner Inc. Sponsors at the $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000 levels will be invited to a reception with Senator and Mrs Leahy and Barry Meyer at the Majestic Theater at 5pm.
: : Kickstart My Art: Crowdfunding Film & Video Projects : :
When: Thursday May 10, 7P.M.
Where: The VCAM Studio
208 Flynn Avenue 2-G
Burlington, VT 05401
As more and more artists use Kickstarter to raise funds for their projects, we at VCAM have been getting a lot of questions about using Kickstarter to fund film and video projects and about using video to help improve other, non-video-related Kickstarter projects.
So we have assembled a panel of experts to talk about the panelists' successful Kickstarter campaigns, discuss some dos and don'ts, and take questions from people interested in using Kickstarter to fund their projects.
What sorts of projects are suitable for Kickstarter?
What makes a successful Kickstarter campaign?
White River Indie Film Festival 2012 -- Vermont's annual three-day festival of documentary and feature films, celebrating independent filmmaking with screenings, workshops, panels, and parties. This year's fest: April 27-29, White River Junction.
WRIF TIX ON SALE!
JOHN SAYLES TO OPEN WRIF '12!
Indie film giant John Sayles will bring his new film, AMIGO, to White River Indie Films' 2012 Festival at the Tupelo Music Hall, April 27. It'll be your chance to meet and greet a major figure in independent filmmaking.
Kingdom County Productions cordially invites you to attend its fundraiser
to benefit the Production of Jay Craven's New Film Northern Borders.
Special Guests: Howard Frank Mosher and Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern
Monday, April 9th, 2012 -- 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The Lake Lobby, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
(Corner of College and Battery Streets, Burlington)
Suggested Minimum Donation of $50 includes a signed DVD of the finished film.
RSVP by calling 802-357-4616.
Northern Borders is being produced by Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College
For more information or to donate:
The 15th Annual Green Mountain Film Festival -- Vermont’s leading film festival.
The main festival runs March 16-25, 2012 in Montpelier and is followed by THREE EXTRA DAYS in St. Johnsbury, courtesy of our partners Catamount Film and Arts March 30 to April 1. For more information on the St.Johnsbury events go to Catamount Arts.
TWITTER updates @gmffestival
At the 15th Annual Green Mountain Film Festival
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 6:15 PM at the Pavilion Auditorium
The last days before pin-up, model and actress Anna Nicole Smith’s tragic death in 2007 were spent in Rutland, Vermont, making a B-movie about space aliens. For filmmaker David Giancola it was the best of times and the worst of times, mostly worst. Celebrities like Nicole Smith play by a different rulebook. Giancola had the foresight to film the filming of Illegal Aliens, and Craptastic is the sad, funny, sometimes appalling dissection of that experience. Director David Giancola and producer John James will be on hand to discuss their experiences in making the film. 88 minutes.