Indie Lens Pop-Up's Peace Officer

Event Title: 
Indie Lens Peace Officer
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location: 
Norwich Public Library
City, State: 
Norwich, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 
Screening & discussion of Independent Len’s "Peace Officer." "Peace Officer" is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established his rural state's first SWAT team, only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigation skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.
 
Event is free and open to the public.
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Ken Burns' Defying the Nazis:  The Sharp's War

Event Title: 
Ken Burns' Defying the Nazis:  The Sharp's War
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Location: 
Manchester Community Library
City, State: 
Manchester, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 
Ken Burn’s Defying the Nazis:  The Sharps’ War is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the previously untold story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save scores of imperiled Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation across Europe.
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American Graduate Day

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American Graduate Day
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We invite you to read the inspiring profiles of these Vermont Education Champions and watch the related videos!

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Monday, September 12, 2016
End Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016
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2016 Vermont International Film Festival

Event Title: 
2016 Vermont International Film Festival
Subtitle: 
Vermont PBS is a proud media sponsor
Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day)
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Location: 
Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

The Vermont International Film Foundation presents the 2016 Vermont International Film Festival, October 21st to October 30th in Downtown Burlington. This 10-day celebration of cinema and community takes place at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center with screenings in both the Black Box Theater and the Film House and events in the Lobby and Atrium on the 3rd Floor of Main Street Landing. Other locations include The BCA Center on Church Street with Lunchtime Shorts screenings during the weekdays at noon. The full schedule will be available online Oct 6th for viewing and ticket purchase at www.vtiff.org. The printed festival program will be inserted in every issue of Seven Days on Wednesday, October 12th, and available at the festival.

 

Ask a Film Producer- a Q+A with Justine Nagan and Lori Cheatle

Presented by Vermont PBS

Friday, October 28th, 1:00 pm

Great Room, Main Street Landing

Free Event

Film producers Justine Nagan (Exec. Producer of PBS's POV series, as well as Life ItselfThe Trials of Muhammad Ali) and Lori Cheatle (festival films Kiki and Seven Songs for a Long Life) answer your questions on how to get a documentary made and distributed. This is a perfect opportunity for filmmakers and students to get quality time with two accomplished film producers. Moderated by Champlain College Professor of Film Studies, Julia Swift.

More info: http://vtiff.org/events/ask-a-film-producer-panel/

 

Seven Songs for a Long Life

Presented by Vermont PBS

Saturday, October 29th, 3:30pm

Film House, Main Street Landing

Tickets: $10, $8 seniors, $5 students
Featuring intro and Q+A with POV Exec. Producer Justine Nagan and film producer Lori Cheatle

This screening is a special preview of an upcoming broadcast of the long running POV progam on Vermont PBS. Documenting six hospice patients at Strathcarron in Scotland, Amy Hardie’sSeven Songs for a Long Life poses the question – how does one cope with the uncertainty of life after a terminal diagnosis? This is a heartwarming and poignant look at end of life - a subject that is not discussed often enough.

More info and tickets: http://vtiff.org/events/seven-songs-for-a-long-life-3/






 

 

Vermont PBS Reception

Saturday, October 29th, 5:30pm

Free Event! Join us after the film screening for a reception in the Film House Lobby featuring refreshments and cash bar.

 

Bios

 

Justine Nagan

Justine Nagan is the Executive Director of American Documentary, Inc., and an Executive Producer on its two signature series, POV (PBS) and America Reframed (World Channel in partnership with WGBH). POV is the longest running independent documentary series on television. She is a strong believer in the important role of public media in a democracy; diversity and independent voices in popular culture and of documentary as a tool for civic dialogue, new thinking and social change.

Prior to coming to AmDoc, Justine led Kartemquin Films as Executive Director for seven years, as well as being an Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer on all KTQ films including Life Itself and The Interrupters by Steve James and The Trials of Muhammad Ali by Bill Siegel. Justine successfully transitioned to the ED role in a historic founder-led organization, and under her leadership the organization significantly expanded its programs to assist documentary filmmakers and saw unprecedented levels of production and financial growth. During her tenure over 20 projects had world premieres including the ambitious Dupont Award-winning six-hour series Hard Earned for Al Jazeera America. She left the organization with a robust production pipeline and a strong financial footing including $1M in support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur and Sage Foundations.

With Kartemquin, she also directed Typeface, an award-winning documentary on American typography and graphic design and the doc short Sacred Transformations.

Justine has a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Harvard Business School, and a Masters from the University of Chicago in the Humanities/Cinema and Media Studies. She is active in the media community and was one of the founding board members of Good Pitch Chicago. Justine lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Matt and two young sons.

 

Lori Cheatle

Lori Cheatle is the founder of Hard Working Movies, an independent production company in Brooklyn, NY that produces films that are bold, creative and entertaining, with an emphasis on feature length documentaries. Working with a range of talented directors, Lori has produced over 20 award-winning films that have screened at all the top international film festivals, in theaters and on TV around the world.

Some films she’s produced include KIKI, directed by Sara Jordeno, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, Seven Songs for A Long Life , directed by Amy Hardie (SXSW 2016, POV), CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart, (Dir. Jeremiah Zagar) for HBO and Sky Atlantic; three films by Doug Block including the audience favorite 112 WeddingsThe Kids Grow Up and the critically acclaimed 51 Birch Street (HBO, ZDF/Arte) which was on several Best of 2006 lists, including The New York Times 10 Best Films of the Year; This Land Is Your Land,  which was selected for the Whitney Biennial, The Edge of Dreaming and many others.

 

 

 

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Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting

Event Title: 
Executive Committee Meeting
Date: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: 
Vermont PBS Conference Room
Address: 
204 Ethan Allen Ave
City, State: 
Colchester
Source: 
Board of Directors
Description: 

The Executive Committee met in closed session for the purpose of discussing proprietary contractual matters.

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Family Club Event - Montshire Museum of Science

Event Title: 
Family Club Event - Montshire Museum of Science
Subtitle: 
Great Family Fun!
Date: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Location: 
One Montshire Road
City, State: 
Norwich, VT
Source: 
Kids event
Description: 

Vermont PBS Family Members have a great time attending family events and connecting around family-focused programs – all while supporting the best kids’ and family programming on television!

Learn how to join at vermontpbs.org/family

Family members will receive an email invite that they can present at the Vermont PBS table for free admission from 10AM-12PM.

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American ReFramed's The Perfect Victim

Event Title: 
American ReFramed's The Perfect Victim
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:30 pm
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Location: 
Sterling College, Simpson Hall
City, State: 
Craftsbury Common, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 
Screening & discussion of America Reframed "The Perfect Victim."  Four incarcerated women Shirley, Carlene, Tanya and Ruby were beaten, raped, sold, abused, and nearly killed by their husbands. Collectively, they spent over eighty-five years in Missouri State prison each serving life sentences, convicted for having killed their husbands to save their lives. Through the years, the local press vilified these women, portraying them all as savage murderers without any knowledge of the ongoing abuse they suffered. 
 
With the help of impassioned lawyers and law students from the Missouri Battered Women’s Coalition they begin a decade and a half long quest to secure their freedom. But will the judicial system and a notoriously secretive Missouri parole board give them a chance to renew their lives?
 
Event is free and open to the public.
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Indie Lens Pop-Up's Best of Enemies

Event Title: 
Indie Lens Pop-Up's Best of Enemies
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
City, State: 
Montpelier, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 
Independent Lens’ Best of Enemies is a documentary about the legendary debates between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley.  Their program came to define a new era of 
public discourse in the media demarcating the moment that TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle.  In the summer of 1968, ABC News aired a series of ten nationally televised debates 
during the presidential conventions.  Viewing each other’s political ideologies as dangerous – even catastrophic – for America, they slugged out policy, personal insult and revisionist histories to stake out opposing political positions that continue to resonate today.
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Nature Cat "Stream & Shout" and "Tally Ho!  A Rainbow"

Event Title: 
Nature Cat "Stream & Shout" and "Tally Ho!  A Rainbow"
Subtitle: 
Screening & Craft
Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 10:30 am
Event Image: 
Location: 
Catamount Arts
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Kids event
Description: 
Screening  of Nature Cat "Stream & Shout" and "Tally Ho!  A Rainbow".  "Nature Cat" follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire.”  In partnership with St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Hunger Free Vermont.  RSVP preferred, but not required.
 
This event is free and open to the public.
Featured Event: 
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Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson

Event Title: 
Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:30 pm
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Location: 
The Art House Classroom
Address: 
34 Craftsbury Rd
City, State: 
Craftsbury Village, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

Screening & discussion of Ken Burns' "Jackie Robinson." Examines the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball's color line. Ken Burns reveals fascinating stories about the legend's life on and off the field.

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