Varda By Agnès
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Varda By Agnès

Varda by Agnès  2019 Agnès Varda, Didier Rouget                 115 min France subtitled doc
Agnès Varda (1928-2019) the “Queen of French Cinema” takes a seat on a theatre stage. This professional photographer, installation artist and pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague (New Wave) is an institution of French cinema but a fierce opponent of any kind of institutional thinking. In her final film, she turns her imaginative eye on herself taking the audience on a journey through her world of unorthodox images offering insights into her artistic visions, ideas and everything else. A warmly human, bittersweet parting gift from one of cinema’s most luminous talents.
Fri, 11/1, 6:30pm; Sat, 11/9, 3:10pm
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Give Me Liberty
Nov
1
8:30 PM20:30

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty  2019 Kirill Mikhanovsky                                    110min USA drama
Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled client, Tracy, a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams and disenchantment.
Fri, 11/1, 8:30pm; Wed, 11/6, 6:30pm
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Brattleboro Film Festival Environmental Film Day
Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

Brattleboro Film Festival Environmental Film Day

The Brattleboro Film Festival dedicates one day to environmentally themed films

2019 Brattleboro Film Festival Environmental Film Day on Saturday November 2nd at the Latchis Theatre will be showing 5 feature documentary films and one short drama with environmental themes ranging from devastatingly eye opening to hopeful and transcendent.

The 8th Annual Brattleboro Film Festival runs from November 1-10. Visit www.brattleborofilmfestival.org/schedule for full schedule of films and events.

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The Pollinators
Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

The Pollinators

The Pollinators  2019             Peter Nelson 92 min                             USA doc
The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route to farms reveal flaws to our chemically dependent agriculture system. We also meet farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it. Director Peter Nelson will be present.
Sat, 11/2, 11am
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Meet Peter Nelson, director of The Pollinators
Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

Meet Peter Nelson, director of The Pollinators

Join us after The Pollinators for a Q&A with the director, Peter Nelson.

Peter Nelson has photographed a wide variety of feature films, commercials and documentaries in a multitude of film and video formats. His signature naturalistic style has taken him around the world to capture life as it happens for fiction and non-fiction films alike. Feature credits include Emmy award winning ART & COPY, SICKO, A TALE OF TWO PIZZAS, PIPE DREAM, SUITS and the cult New York romantic comedy ED'S NEXT MOVE which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Pollinators will be screening at 11am on November 2nd at the Latchis Theatre.

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The River and the Wall
Nov
2
1:10 PM13:10

The River and the Wall

The River and the Wall  2019 Ben Masters                97 min USA   doc                  
Five friends set out on an adventure to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.
Sat, 11/2, 1:10pm; Sat, 11/9, 1pm
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The Human Element & The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Nov
2
3:00 PM15:00

The Human Element & The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

The Human Element  2018 Matthew Testa                                      76 min USA doc
In an arresting new documentary from the producers of RACING EXTINCTION, THE COVE and CHASING ICE, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Plays with The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating.
Sat, 11/2, 3pm
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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating 2019 Elisabeth Tova Bailey 15 min USA short drama
When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a snail takes up residence on her nightstand. Together, they share an intimate and meditative journey of survival and resilience, expanding the boundaries of the bedroom. A surprising live action story based on Elisabeth Tova Bailey's natural history memoir. Filmmaker will be present on Nov 2nd; plays after The Human Element on Sat, 11/2, 3pm; plays before The River and the Wall on Sat, 11/9, 1pm
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Meet Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Nov
2
3:00 PM15:00

Meet Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

Join us after The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating for a Q&A with the author director of the film, Elisabeth Tova Bailey.

Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s natural history/memoir, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, recounts her year-long observations of a wild Maine woodland snail. The true story of her interspecies relationship is reaching a general international audience of both genders and all ages and is finding special homes in the fields of literature, natural history, medical humanities, and education.

The short is screening after the documentary film The Human Element at 3pm on Saturday, November 2nd. Also screens before The River and the Wall on Saturday, November 9th at 1pm.

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch 
Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch 

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch  2018 Jen Baichwal, Ed Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier    87 min   USA    doc
A cinematic meditation that takes us to 20 countries to bear witness to the massive re-engineering of the planet by humans. From concrete seawalls in China to the devastated Great Barrier reef in Australia, this documentary offers a sobering close up look at the horrific ecological damage wrought by modern civilization.   
Sat, 11/2, 5:30pm; Fri, 11/8, 6:30pm
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The Map to Paradise
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Map to Paradise

The Map to Paradise  2018 Danielle Ryan                                      95 min Australia doc
Beautifully filmed across six continents, this film sets out to challenge the mainstream narrative of hard-hitting environmental documentaries with a “doom and gloom” message, and replace it with one of hope and courage. Along the way, we meet Prince Albert II of Monaco, President of Palau Tommy Remengesau, National Geographic Explorer Enric Sala, and Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson, among others — who are all playing a role in the quest to protect the seas.
Sat, 11/2, 7:30pm
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Gay Chorus Deep South
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Gay Chorus Deep South

Gay Chorus Deep South  2019 David Charles Rodrigues          100 min USA doc
Led by Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; the Gay Chorus decide to tour the South to bring a message of music, love and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance in hopes of uniting folks by the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.
Sun, 11/3, 1pm
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Beanpole
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Beanpole

Beanpole  2019 Kantemir Balagov                                         133 min Russia subtitled drama  
By 1945, WWII has devastated the city of Leningrad, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the slow struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins. A powerful story and a carefully crafted film that moves to its own rhythms.  Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and Un Certain Regard for Best Director at Cannes FF this year.
Sun, 11/3, 3pm; Thurs, 11/7, 6:30pm
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Our Time Machine
Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

Our Time Machine

Our Time Machine  2019 S. Leo Chiang, Yang Sun           86 min China / USA subtitled doc
When influential Chinese artist Ma Liang (a.k.a. Maleonn) realizes that his father Ma Ke, an accomplished Peking Opera director, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, he invites his father to collaborate on his most ambitious project to date - a haunting, magical, autobiographical stage performance called "Papa's Time Machine" featuring life-size mechanical puppets. Through the creation of this play, the two men confront their mortality before time runs out and memories are lost forever.
Sun, 11/3, 5:30pm
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Midnight Family
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Midnight Family

Midnight Family  2019 Luke Lorentzen                             90 min Mexico / USA subtitled doc
In a city where the government operates only 45 emergency ambulances for a population of over nine million, the film follows the Ochoa family as they provide a crucial—but unregistered—underground lifeline. It is a thrilling ride that navigates between heroism and ethical questions. Nominee for grand jury prize at Sundance FF and winner at 18 other festivals.
Sun, 11/3, 7:30pm
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Ága
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Ága

Ága  2018       Milko Lazarov                           96 min Bulgaria/Germany/France subtitled  drama
In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of Yakutia, Russia, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors.  Their two children have long left the icy tundra. Reminiscent of Robert Flaherty’s documentary Nanook of the North, they look like the last people on Earth. As they age, their way of life is changing as hunting becomes more difficult and ice begins melting earlier every year.  
Mon, 11/4, 6:30pm; Fri, 11/8, 8:30pm
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Sorry We Missed You
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

Sorry We Missed You

Sorry We Missed You  2019 Ken Loach                 102 min UK drama
A hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modern-day England. Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity appears with a shiny new van and a chance at self-employment. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a caregiver is no easier. When both are pulled in different directions everything comes to a breaking point. Nominee for the Palm d’Or award at Cannes FF.
Tue 11/5, 6:30pm; Sat, 11/9, 5:30pm
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Give Me Liberty
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty  2019 Kirill Mikhanovsky                                    110min USA drama
Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled client, Tracy, a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams and disenchantment.
Fri, 11/1, 8:30pm; Wed, 11/6, 6:30pm
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Beanpole
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Beanpole

Beanpole  2019 Kantemir Balagov                                         133 min Russia subtitled drama  
By 1945, WWII has devastated the city of Leningrad, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the slow struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins. A powerful story and a carefully crafted film that moves to its own rhythms. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and Un Certain Regard for Best Director at Cannes FF this year.
Sun, 11/3, 3pm; Thurs, 11/7, 6:30pm
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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch 
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch 

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch  2018 Jen Baichwal, Ed Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier    87 min   USA    doc
A cinematic meditation that takes us to 20 countries to bear witness to the massive re-engineering of the planet by humans. From concrete seawalls in China to the devastated Great Barrier reef in Australia, this documentary offers a sobering close up look at the horrific ecological damage wrought by modern civilization.   
Sat, 11/2, 5:30pm; Fri, 11/8, 6:30pm
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Ága
Nov
8
8:30 PM20:30

Ága

Ága  2018       Milko Lazarov                           96 min Bulgaria/Germany/France subtitled  drama
In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of Yakutia, Russia, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors.  Their two children have long left the icy tundra. Reminiscent of Robert Flaherty’s documentary Nanook of the North, they look like the last people on Earth. As they age, their way of life is changing as hunting becomes more difficult and ice begins melting earlier every year.  
Mon, 11/4, 6:30pm; Fri, 11/8, 8:30pm
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The Chambermaid
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid  2018 Lila Avilés                                         102 min Mexico subtitled drama
The monotony of long workdays, with quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and budding friendships, nourishes Eve’s hopes, dreams, and desires. The Chambermaid is a salute to the invisible women caretakers who are the hard-working backbone of society, through the lens of a chambermaid in one of Mexico City's most luxurious hotels.
Sat, 11/9, 11am
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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating & The River and the Wall
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating & The River and the Wall

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating 2019 Elisabeth Tova Bailey 15 min USA short drama
When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a snail takes up residence on her nightstand. Together, they share an intimate and meditative journey of survival and resilience, expanding the boundaries of the bedroom. A surprising live action story based on Elisabeth Tova Bailey's natural history memoir. Filmmaker will be present on Nov 2nd; plays after The Human Element on Sat, 11/2, 3pm; plays before The River and the Wall on Sat, 11/9, 1pm
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The River and the Wall  2019 Ben Masters                97 min USA   doc                  
Five friends set out on an adventure to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.
Sat, 11/2, 1pm; Sat, 11/9, 1pm
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Varda By Agnès
Nov
9
3:10 PM15:10

Varda By Agnès

Varda by Agnès  2019 Agnès Varda, Didier Rouget                 115 min France subtitled doc
Agnès Varda (1928-2019) the “Queen of French Cinema” takes a seat on a theatre stage. This professional photographer, installation artist and pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague (New Wave) is an institution of French cinema but a fierce opponent of any kind of institutional thinking. In her final film, she turns her imaginative eye on herself, taking the audience on a journey through her world of unorthodox images, offering insights into her artistic visions, ideas and everything else. A warmly human, bittersweet parting gift from one of cinema’s most luminous talents.
Fri, 11/1, 6:30pm; Sat, 11/9, 3:10pm
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Sorry We Missed You
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

Sorry We Missed You

Sorry We Missed You  2019 Ken Loach                 102 min UK drama
A hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modern-day England. Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity appears with a shiny new van and a chance at self-employment. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a caregiver is no easier. When both are pulled in different directions everything comes to a breaking point. Nominee for the Palm d’Or award at Cannes FF.
Tue 11/5, 6:30pm; Sat, 11/9, 5:30pm
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Synonyms
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Synonyms

Synonyms  2019   Nadav Lapid                         123 min France/Israel/Germany    subtitled drama
Yoav, a young Israeli man, absconds to Paris to flee his nationality and military culture, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary. He soon meets a lovely young french couple who take him under their wing, aiding him in his desire to become French. Somehow life is just not that simple. A fresh and challenging film that gives something to ponder. Golden Bear winner for best film at Berlin FF this year.
Sat, 11/9, 7:30pm
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