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Brandon hosts silent comedies with live music

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Laughter for the whole family is on tap at Brandon Town Hall, where classic silent comedies starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy will be screened with live music on Saturday, Aug. 11. The show starts at 7 p.m.; admission is free, donations are encouraged.

The program, the latest in the Brandon Town Hall's summer silent film series, will feature short comedies made by the iconic comedy team prior to the advent of talkies. Music will be provided by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based composer who specializes in improvising live accompaniment for silent films.

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Movie review: Leave No Trace

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Leave No Trace— Running Time: 1:49 — Rating: PG

“Leave No Trace” takes its gentle time to become one of the year’s finest movies.    Debra Granik directed and co-wrote (with Anne Rosellini) a script that is free of conventional plot twists.  Result?  The emotions generated by the story sink quietly and deeply into the audience.  Who can ask for more?

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Movie review: Three Identical Strangers

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Three Identical Strangers— Running Time: 1:36 — Rating: PG-13

The first half of “Three Identical Strangers” will delight you — no doubt of that. The second will take you to far darker places and send you out with a head full of unanswered questions. Credit director Tim Wardle with having the courage to tackle a true story that throws a complex issue into the public discussion before the elements are even clear.

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Bristol film series to celebrate women directors

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — In the middle of her acceptance speech at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony last March, a giddy, breathless Frances McDormand put her Best Actress Oscar on the floor and asked all the female award nominees to stand with her. Led by actress Meryl Streep, they did, and Hollywood’s Dolby Theater erupted with applause.

The moment was less striking as a gesture of solidarity, however, than as a visual of how literally few and far between those women were — lone figures standing amid vast seas of the seated.

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Middlebury's film fest honors two special guests

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Movie review: Won't you be my neighbor?

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? — Running Time: 1:34 — Rating: PG-13

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Horror flick has Middlebury College connections

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Alexander Draper is comfortable in a classroom, but he thrives in a pressure cooker.

So after bidding his graduating students goodbye this past May, Draper — an associate professor of theater at Middlebury College — screamed over to the macabre set of his latest acting assignment: A feature-length horror movie called “The Witch in the Window” that will have its world premier on Monday, July 23, at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival.

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Movie review: Damsel

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Damsel— Running Time:  1:53 — Rating:  R

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The 'Yellow Submarine' launches in Middlebury

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Originally presented in wide release in 1968, “Yellow Submarine” is back on the big screen this summer. Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater will screen this worldwide smash hit on July 15 for the 50th anniversary of the film.

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Movie review: Love, Cecil

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Love, Cecil — Running Time: 1:38

 

“Love, Cecil” presents Cecil Beaton, a human enigma who tried throughout his life to figure out who he was until the day he died. This man who achieved worldwide success on many levels never stopped trying to understand himself. During that lifelong search he designed clothes, sets, homes, wrote dozens of books, took thousands of photographs of his famous subjects and became a fashion legend. Director Lisa Vreeland has made a documentary that holds us to every detail.

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