Review: Seminal ’70s documentary is a tad rusty

“The Last Waltz” is what it is: It is a watershed concert movie about The Band’s swan song in 1976, but also a smorgasbord of musical numbers that, not unlike an all-you-can-eat buffet, sometimes leaves you wishing you had less instead of more.The screening — which was the third installment in the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Sunset Series at Swift House Inn/Summer of Scorsese — was also a great success: more successful, in my view, than the actual film that was being screened. I’m 21, so I was less f … (read more)

‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ kicks off Sunset Series at Swift House Inn

MIDDLEBURY — Last Thursday night, July 8, the Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival (MNFF) began the “Sunset Series at Swift House Inn / Summer of Scorsese” with the 1974 comedy-drama “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.”MNFF producer Lloyd Komesar explained w … (read more)

New sunset film series begins at the Swift House Inn

MIDDLEBURY — If great weather and the recent lifting of COVID-19 restrictions still isn’t enough to get you out and mingling, here’s another huge reason: the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival’s inaugural “Sunset Series at Swift House Inn/Summer of Scorse … (read more)