Best in Fest!
Nov
8
2:00 PM14:00

Best in Fest!

The festival will close Sunday, November 8th with the BFF steering committee bestowing the audience-chosen “Best in Fest” award  and “Countdown to Best in Fest” films.  These films represent movies voted by festival-goers as the best films overall.

The Countdown films begin at 2:00 p.m. with repeat screenings of the top three runners-up at 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. This crowd-pleasing feature gives moviegoers a second chance to see (and bring their friends to) festival favorites.  

The Best in Fest—the one film that filmgoers voted for above all others—rescreens at 8:30 p.m. Sunday night to close the 4th Annual Brattleboro Film Festival.  Votes must be tallied Saturday evening—yes, each and every comment card counts! Results will be announced by midnight on the BFF website and Facebook pages.

 

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Documentary Film in Cuba Today
Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

Documentary Film in Cuba Today

Documentary Film in Cuba Today,  A Talk with Alexandra Halkin, Director of Burlington-based Americas Media Initiative and Lazaro Gonzalez, Cuban Documentary Filmmaker with excerpts from recent Cuban documentaries. Tickets: By donation.

Location: 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street, Downtown Brattleboro, VT 05301

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Night in Havana Fundraising Gala
Nov
7
to Nov 8

Night in Havana Fundraising Gala

Yes! It's a Night in Havana! Express your swanky Cubanismo with local Cuban bandleader William Rodriguez and "De Lomas y Sones" and other guests from Cuba, Tropicana-style frivolities with New England Center for Circus Arts Pro-Track Students, Cash Bar with Whetstone Station tap beer, wine, Specialty Mojitos and Cuban finger-food. Tickets: $15 available in advance online at www.brattleborofilmfestival and at Everyone’s Books or at the door (advance sales strongly recommended)

 

Location: 118 Elliot Street

 

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Panel: Plastic Paradise
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Panel: Plastic Paradise

The Plastic Paradise screening will be followed by informative panel discussion:. Plastic is everywhere, so how do we begin to use less of it?  with Falko Schilling of VPIRG and Janine Brunell Looker and Sheila Taintor, founders from Citizens for Sustainable Bagging, a successful plastic bag ban in Newburyport Massachusetts, who will provide an audience roadmap to changing our plastic habits.  

Location: Latchis Theate

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Requiem for the American Dream Q&A with Filmmaker
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Requiem for the American Dream Q&A with Filmmaker

The thoughtful, intelligent and super timely portrait of Noam Chomsky and the roots of American inequality Requiem for the American Dream screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kelly Nyks. Tickets for this screening, and the film’s repeat with no speaker Saturday, November 7 at 8:30 pm, are a specially priced $5 with college ID.

Location: Latchis Theater

 

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On the Edge of the World Panel
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

On the Edge of the World Panel

Whether in Paris or in Brattleboro, homelessness persists -- why?  This is the topic for a panel discussion following the screening of On the Edge of the World, to include participation from Groundworks Collaborative,  Women’s Freedom Center and Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez of Pathways Vermont.

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Location: Latchis Theater


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Q&A with Associate Producer, Translator for Frame by Frame
Oct
31
2:00 PM14:00

Q&A with Associate Producer, Translator for Frame by Frame

The courage and artistry of four Afghan photographers today is captured in the critically acclaimed Frame by Frame to be followed by a very special Q&A with a key translator for the film, Baktash Ahadi.

Baktash started his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique. He then went into management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton before serving as a military translator in Afghanistan for three years. His experience not only brought him closer to his roots and but also instilled a sense of responsibility to educate others on the realities on the ground in Afghanistan. Baktash joined FRAME BY FRAME as an ambassador for that same reason — to shed light on the country's complexities through human stories.

Location: Lobby of Latchis Hotel

 

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A State of Marriage
Oct
30
8:30 PM20:30

A State of Marriage

This BFF’s opening night legal thriller The State of Marriage tells the untold story of the decades-long struggle for equal rights and will be followed by a discussion with Vermont Speaker of the House Shap Smith and legislator and LGBTQ activist Bill Lippert, legislators instrumental in passing Vermont’s landmark Marriage Equality Act.

 

Location: Latchis Theater


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Wizard of Oz
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Wizard of Oz

Special Halloween Eve 4th Annual BFF Opening Night Screening of the 1939 gorgeous remastered classic, the Wizard of Oz offering a whole new generation of children (and their parents) the chance to see the groundbreaking classic on the big screen for the first time. Moviegoers are encouraged to don Oz costumes and sing along to the much-loved familiar soundtrack that is ingrained in American consciousness and culture.  Kids 12 and under $5 and remember -- all high school and middle school students enter for free for this and all festival films.

Location: Latchis Theater

 

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