Where the Rivers Flow North: A reunion with an old friend

It’s been 30 years since Jay Craven was on the road touring his film “Where the Rivers Flow North.” Now he’s looking forward to a special screening this Saturday in Ferrisburgh.

Curtain to rise on MNFF8; film festival to offer thrills, stars & more

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 8 will screen more than 140 films on six screens in MIddlebury next week.

On making a film of Jack London’s ‘Martin Eden’

Jack London has always interested me, for his vivid writing, social engagement, complex humanism and the textured emotions of his characters.

‘Jack London’s Martin Eden’ to play in Middlebury

Set in 1909 and filmed on Nantucket, Jay Craven’s new independent film is based on Jack London’s autobiographical novel, “Martin Eden.”

Activists re-create iconic MLK speech

BARNET — On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. stood in the pulpit of the Riverside Church in Manhattan’s Upper West Side and delivered one of the most important and powerful speeches of his life. Despite counsel from many of his allies, King condemned … (read more)

Watch winter movies from MNFF’s Split Screen series

Wanting to remain active and relevant during the still sprawling pandemic, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival producer Lloyd Komesar and I went online with our August event, then came up with our Split Screen series, a monthly 10-day online mini-festival, … (read more)

Film festival starts today with special guests

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival starts today (Aug. 22) and runs through Sunday, Aug. 25.  The festival features first- and second-time filmmakers. We show their work and host them on stage and at events where they mingle with audience … (read more)