2016 FESTIVAL DATES! NOVEMBER 4TH - 13TH
SUMMER CINEMA SLAM RETURNS
AUGUST 27th at the New England Youth Theater! One last taste of summer!
This year's Slam presents a slate of films made by Vermonters followed by Q&As with the filmmakers - a hallmark of this film-focused event. During the outdoor intermission, guests can sample offerings from Taste of Thai, Messers Mobile Melts or Farm Concessions, and top off a meal with free ice cream provided by the organizers. This year's micro-brewery is new to Windham County, J'ville Brewery will have several of their craft beer selections on tap as well as wine by the glass from Honora Winery available for purchase.
Location: New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat Street, Brattleboro.
Parking: Available at NEYT and Flat Street
5:30PM Doors Open
6:15PM Shorts Program (with Q&As)
8:00 - 9:00PM Intermission (Food trucks, Beer & Wine, Live Music)
9:00 - 10:30PM Feature Film (with Q&A)
11:30PM Event Closes
Prices: $15/adult, $10 Senior/Student/Children
Buy In Advance starting August 5, 2016 up until 2pm day of the event
In Person at Everyone's Books, 25 Elliot Street, Brattleboro
Or buy Tickets Online
Summer Cinema Slam is a fundraiser for the Brattleboro Film Festival and the Northern Routes Film Collaborative - a networking group for film and media professionals in Windham County. Partnering together along with venue host The New England Youth Theater, the event inspires conversations and participation in the arts, and strengthens the filmmaking community in Vermont.
Event is sponsored by Mondo Mediaworks
Filmmaker Sponsorship by Southern Vermont Young Professionals
(photo above: a scene from "Bad Robbers")
FIRE | Ben Silberfarb | Norwich | 20m
Set in the snowy cold landscape of Vermont, this narrative short is a modern version of Jack London's short story, 'To Build A Fire". The film touches on human's relationship with nature and deals with transformations to the afterlife.
THE LAND | Erin Davis | Middlebury | 22m
Guest Speaker: Morgan Leichter-Saxby
The Land is a short documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in a Welsh "adventure" playground. At 'The Land,' children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own.
BAD ROBBERS | George Woodard | Waterbury | 14m
'Bad Robbers' is a black and white slapstick comedy that pays tribute to the silent film era. The director uses his own dairy farm as the stage and his old pickup truck assumes the leading role. Subtitled (English)
MAN WITH A PLAN | John O'Brien | Tunbridge | 90m
In this feature length comedy, Fred Tuttle, faced with his father's impending hip operation and his failing farm, needs to make a six-digit salary with a fourth-grade education. So he runs for U.S. Representative in a campaign that could only be run in Vermont. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the film proves its enduring appeal in an 2016 election year that doesn't feel all that different.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
It's time to get
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
The Brattleboro Film Festival is pleased to announce ...
The Brattleboro Film Festival and The Northern Routes Film Collaborative present the second annual Summer Cinema Slam on August 27, 2016 in Brattleboro. Featuring a slate of Vermont films, filmmaker Q&As, outdoor entertainment between films with regional food trucks, local craft beer and music. The Cinema Slam gives filmmakers and audiences a place to connect.
The event is a fundraiser for the Brattleboro Film Festival and the Northern Routes Film Collaborative – a networking group for film and media professionals in Windham County. Partnering together along with venue host The New England Youth Theater, the event inspires conversations and participation in the arts, and strengthens the filmmaking community in Vermont.
A VERMONT ROMANCE
May 08, 2016, 4:30 PM
Where: The Latchis Theater
General Admission: $15
Watch Trailer Below
Produced by the Vermont Progressive Party | Directed by Ralph Newman
USA | 1916 | 35 min (3 reels)
With a new music score composed and played by Bob Merrill
Tour sponsors: Vermont Humanities Council; National Life; Urban Rhino Digital;
John M Bissell Foundation; Media sponsors
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Paul Carnahan, Vermont Historical Society; Nora Jacobson, filmmaker.
This screening is in partnership with the Brattleboro Film Festival and ARTsravaganza.
We’re delighted to present the results of this restored and digitally remastered 2K version of the film produced through a partnership with the Vermont Historical Society. The screening, a fundraiser for VAMP, is a special celebration of the film’s centenary and is part of a statewide tour – traveling Vermont throughout the spring of 2016.
The 1916 film, A Vermont Romance, is the first feature film ever made in Vermont. The Vermont Movie Archive Project (VAMP) and the Vermont Historical Society partnered on the digital restoration of the film to create a high definition 2K version. This screening is part of a statewide tour presenting the the film with live piano accompaniment and a panel of experts, in six large venues and 12 small ones throughout Vermont in the spring of 2016 to celebrate the film’s 100th birthday.
This movie is an extraordinary piece of Vermont folklore. It was commissioned by the Vermont Progressive Party (affiliated with Theodore Roosevelt’s national Bull Moose party) and its newspaper, The Vermont Advance. Scenes were filmed in Burlington, Grand Isle, Newport, St. Johnsbury, White River Junction, Rutland, Chester and Bellows Falls. This fueled interest from theater owners from all corners of the state to host screenings. The plot is a fairly standard silent melodrama with no apparent political bent. The film is both a romance and a scenic tour of Vermont. It tells the tale of Dorothy, a country girl who befriends a rich girl and two city gents who are out for a drive in the country. Upon the death of her father she loses the farm where she lives and works. Almost penniless, she moves to Burlington to find work, and her adventures begin. Filming began Wednesday June 21, 1916 and was completed 10 days later! The first screening of the film was held Saturday, Sept 16, 1916 in Burlington to an audience of 4,000 followed byEssex Junction, Waterbury, St. Johnsbury, Rutland, South Royalton, Bethel and more..
For samples of the Call for Actors that The Vermont Advance published April 1, 1916 CLICK HERE.
The original music score for A Vermont Romance is yet to be discovered. As part of the project VAMP has commissioned Bob Merrill, a veteran silent film composer and pianist to create a new score and the screening will be accompanied, as were most silent films of that time, by live piano, played by Merrill to his new score.
A Vermont Romance is a window through which the public can view the people and landscape of Vermont one hundred years ago. Its tour will help VAMP build a statewide appreciation of Vermont films and filmmakers and increase awareness of VAMP’s growing digital archive of films.
Find out more about VAMP