Film festival to screen ‘I Am Evidence’

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continues the 2017/18 Winter Screening Series at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury with the timely documentary, “I Am Evidence,” on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m.  
Directed by Trish Adlesic and produced by Mariska Hargitay, “I Am Evidence” sharply portrays the story of four sexual assault survivors whose rape kits went untested for years. The film follows the four survivors as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system and learn that, so often, the system is broken. This documentary reveals the history of the way we treat the crime of sexual assault in this country, and the positive effects that occur when perpetrators are held accountable and survivors are given an opportunity for healing and justice. “I Am Evidence” won the audience award for Best Documentary Film at both the Provincetown and Traverse City Film Festivals.
“I Am Evidence” will be introduced by its director, Trish Adlesic (visiting Middlebury from New York) and documentary director Bess O’Brien will moderate a Q&A following the screening with Adlesic.  
Expanding to six films from five this season, the MNFF Winter Screening Series offers one distinctive feature every month beginning in December and concluding in May.  The Series retains its exclusive focus on prominent work by first- and second-time filmmakers.
Coming up on March 11, the series will feature the riveting drama “Novitiate,” directed by Maggie Betts.
Individual tickets are $12 and are available at middfilmfest.org, where you can also find additional info on films and trailers. Tickets are also available through the Town Hall Theater Box Office, either in person (Monday-Saturday 12-5 p.m.), by phone at (802) 382-9222 or online at townhalltheater.org/calendar-and-tickets.
Editor’s Note: MNFF thanks its venue partner, Town Hall Theater, as well as its sponsors: The Addison Independent, Farm Fresh Radio, IPJ Real Estate, Brennan, Punderson & Donahue, PLLC, and Marble Trail Financial

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