Indie Lens Pop-Up's Mimi and Dona

Event Title: 
Indie Lens Pop-Up's Mimi and Dona
Subtitle: 
Screening and Discussion
Date: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 7:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Catamount Arts
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of Independent Len’s "Mimi and Dona."

"Mimi and Dona" examines that an estimated 4.6 million Americans have an intellectual or developmental disability, and 75% of these individuals live at home with family. What happens when aging family members can no longer care for them? Mimi and Dona explores this issue through the intimate story of a quirky and fiercely devoted mother-daughter duo. Since her husband died in 1968, Mimi Thornton has lived with her daughter Dona in a suburban home in Dallas. Dona has an intellectual disability and probably some undiagnosed autism. Over the years, Mimi and Dona have carved out a happy life for themselves — one filled with errands, church, weekly visits to the beauty parlor, and nightly doses of Wheel of Fortune. However, Mimi and Dona's symbiotic existence is about to end. At age 92, Mimi can no longer care for Dona; home to live in an assisted living facility.

Event is free and open to the public. 
 

 

Featured Event: 
No

Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History

Event Title: 
Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History
Subtitle: 
Screening and Discussion
Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Catamount Arts
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of "Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History"

"Debt of Honor" examines the way in which the American government and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history, beginning in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War and continuing through today’s conflicts in the Middle East. The film combines personal stories, told by distinguished disabled veterans, with deep history narrated by leading scholars in the fields of disability studies, history and psychology to illustrate the human cost of war and the enormous sacrifices of military service.

Event is free and open to the public.
 

Featured Event: 
No

America ReFramed/POV's A Self-Made Man

Event Title: 
America ReFramed/POV's A Self-Made Man
Subtitle: 
Screening and Discussion
Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Thetford Academy, Martha Jane Rich Theater, 304 Academy Road
City, State: 
Thetford, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of America ReFramed’s/POV’s "A Self-Made Man."

"A Self-Made Man" takes a candid look at what it means to be transgender, focuses on children coming to grips with their own sexual nonconformity.  The film examines the complicated dynamics of transition from multiple perspectives.

Event is free and open to the public.
 

Featured Event: 
No

Independent Lens' The Homestretch

Event Title: 
Independent Lens' The Homestretch
Subtitle: 
Screening and discussion
Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 12:30 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Brattleboro Union High School, Multi-Purpose Room
City, State: 
Brattleboro, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of The Homestretch. Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.

 

Featured Event: 
No

Frontline Growing Up Trans

Event Title: 
Frontline Growing Up Trans
Subtitle: 
Screening and Discussion
Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 10:15 am
Event Image: 
Location: 
Brattleboro Union High School, Multi-Purpose Room
City, State: 
Brattleboro, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of Frontline's "Growing Up Trans." "Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon, focusing on children coming to grips with their own sexual nonconformity. The film presents a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices for these youngsters as they also navigate the changes adolescence brings.

Event is free and open to the public. 
 

 

 

Featured Event: 
No

Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History

Event Title: 
Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History
Subtitle: 
Screening and Discussion
Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 6:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Brattleboro Historic Society
City, State: 
Brattleboro, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of "Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History."

"Debt of Honor" examines the way in which the American government and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history, beginning in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War and continuing through today’s conflicts in the Middle East. The film combines personal stories, told by distinguished disabled veterans, with deep history narrated by leading scholars in the fields of disability studies, history and psychology to illustrate the human cost of war and the enormous sacrifices of military service.

Event is free and open to the public.
 

Featured Event: 
No

American Experience's JFK

Event Title: 
American Experience's JFK
Subtitle: 
Screening and Discussion
Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 (All day)
Event Image: 
Location: 
Johnson State College, Ellsworth Room
City, State: 
Johnson, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening & discussion of "American Experience's JFK."

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin’s bullet, John F. Kennedy’s presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This new portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. Produced and directed by Susan Bellows, JFK features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas. Beginning with Kennedy’s childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history.

Event is free and open to the public.
 

Featured Event: 
No

SN_Station Wish List

Headline: 
Check out our Vermont PBS Wish List
Body: 

The Wish List is where we display things our station needs. If you enjoy tangible giving, you might consider funding an item – individually or with a group. Click for more info 

Image: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
End Date: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Order (Weight): 
4

June Board of Directors Meeting

Event Title: 
Board of Directors Meeting
Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 10:00 am
Event Image: 
Location: 
Middlebury Interactive Languages
Address: 
23 Pond Road
City, State: 
Middlebury, VT
Source: 
Board of Directors
Description: 

From 10:15am - 10:55am, the Board met in executive session for the purpose of discussing proprietary, contractual matters and personnel administration.

 

 

Featured Event: 
No

April Board of Directors Meeting

Event Title: 
Board of Directors Meeting
Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2016 9:30 am
Event Image: 
Location: 
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC Conference Room
Address: 
199 Main Street
City, State: 
Burlington, VT 05401
Source: 
Board of Directors
Description: 

 

Open to the public.

 

For information, call 1-800-639-7811.

 

Featured Event: 
No

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