Community Cinema: Bhutto

Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2011 7:00 pm
Location: 
FlynnSpace
Address: 
153 Main Street
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
Phone: 
802-863-5966
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

Preview & discussion of the film "Bhutto."

As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. She evolved from pampered princess to polarizing politician in the most dangerous country on Earth. Accused of rampant corruption, imprisoned, then exiled abroad, Bhutto was called back to Pakistan as her country’s best hope for democracy. Struck down by assassins, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world, transforming Bhutto from political messiah to martyr in the eyes of millions around the world. The film will be followed by reaction and Q&A with UVM Professor Saleem Ali.

Community Cinema is a presented locally as a partnership between VPT, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro Community TV, Catamount Arts, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM

Featured Event: 
Yes

Community Cinema: Pushing the Elephant

Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:00 pm
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Location: 
Catamount Arts
Address: 
115 Eastern Avenue
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Phone: 
802-748-2600
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview & discussion of the film "Pushing the Elephant."

When civil war came to Rose’s Congolese village, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose managed to escape with nine of her 10 children and was eventually resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. More than a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the U.S. where they must come to terms with the past and build a new future.

Discussion panel members:
David Johnston, Head of Film Studies Department, Lyndon State College
Frank Landry, OSHER Representative
Christine Maddox, Local Activist

“Pushing the Elephant” premieres on Vermont Public Television on Friday, April 1, at 10 p.m. 

Community Cinema is a presented locally as a partnership between VPT, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro Community TV, Catamount Arts, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM

Featured Event: 
Yes

Community Cinema: Pushing the Elephant

Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
FlynnSpace
Address: 
153 Main Street
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
Phone: 
802-863-5966
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview & discussion of the film "Pushing the Elephant."

When civil war came to Rose’s Congolese village, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose managed to escape with nine of her 10 children and was eventually resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. More than a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the U.S. where they must come to terms with the past and build a new future.

Representatives from the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program will be on hand for a discussion following the film.

“Pushing the Elephant” premieres on Vermont Public Television on Friday, April 1, at 10 p.m. 

Community Cinema is a presented locally as a partnership between VPT, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro Community TV, Catamount Arts, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM

Featured Event: 
Yes

Donizetti's "Lucia Di Lammermoor" Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera

Date: 
Saturday, March 19, 2011 1:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Town Hall Theater
Address: 
68 South Pleasant Street
City, State: 
Middlebury, VT
Phone: 
802-382-9222
Source: 
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Description: 

Natalie Dessay triumphed as the fragile heroine of Donizetti’s masterpiece on Opening Night of the 2007–08 season in Mary Zimmerman’s hit production. Now she returns to the role of the innocent young woman driven to madness, opposite Joseph Calleja, who sings her lover Edgardo.

Patrick Summers; Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, Ludovic Tézier, Kwangchul Youn 

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD is presented locally as a partnership between VPT and the Town Hall Theater.

Featured Event: 
Yes

Gluck's "Iphigenie en Tauride" Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera

Date: 
Saturday, February 26, 2011 1:00 pm
Location: 
Town Hall Theater
Address: 
68 South Pleasant Street
City, State: 
Middlebury, VT
Phone: 
802-382-9222
Source: 
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Description: 

Susan Graham and Plácido Domingo reprise their starring roles in Gluck’s nuanced and elegant interpretation of this primal Greek myth. Tenor Paul Groves also returns to Stephen Wadsworth’s insightful production, first seen in 2007. Patrick Summers conducts.

Patrick Summers; Susan Graham, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves, Gordon Hawkins 

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD is presented locally as a partnership between VPT and the Town Hall Theater.

Featured Event: 
Yes

Dine & Discuss "Little Women Revisited"

Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Brownell Library
Address: 
6 Lincoln Street
City, State: 
Essex Jct., VT
Phone: 
802-878-6955
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Public submission
Description: 

Dine & Discuss @ Brownell Library, Essex Junction, presents:  Little Women Revisited:  Why Should We--Men & Women--Read Louisa May Alcott? led by UVM Professor of English and Women's Studies Mary Lou Kete on Wednesday, February 23, 6:15-8 p.m. (Re)read the classic. Bring a pot-luck dish inspired by the text. RSVP (802)878-6955. Space is limited.

This event complements Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind Little Women, a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York's American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen. Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Visit the Brownell Library website.

Featured Event: 
Yes

Headline Vermont Screening & Discussion

Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:00 pm
Location: 
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Address: 
10 Vernon Street
City, State: 
Brattleboro, VT
Phone: 
802-257-0124
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Screening of the documentary "Headline Vermont," followed by a discussion with the producer Dan Lyons and Tim Wessel, owner of Vermont Digital Productions.

Featured Event: 
Yes

Community Cinema: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:00 pm
Location: 
Catamount Arts
Address: 
113 Eastern Street
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Phone: 
802-748-2600
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

Preview & discussion of the Documentary "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story."

Cyntoia Brown was an average teenager in an American town. But a series of bad decisions led the 16-year-old into a situation that ended with her killing a man who had picked her up for sex. She was sentenced to Life in a Tennessee Prison meaning, in her case, she will serve a minimum of 51 years. This film challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start.

Followed by a discussion with:
David Johnston – Head of the Film Department, Lyndon State College
Frank Landry – Local activist – representative of OSHER Institute
Christine Maddox – Local women’s rights activist
Greg McDonald – Local resident – former head of St. Johnsbury Correctional Facility 

Community Cinema is a presented locally as a partnership between VPT, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro Community TV, Catamount Arts, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM.

Featured Event: 
Yes

Cirque Eloize (2/18 & 19)

Date: 
Friday, February 18, 2011 8:00 pm
Location: 
Flynn MainStage
Address: 
153 Main Street
City, State: 
Burlington, Vt.
Phone: 
802-86-FLYNN
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

A masterful performance that meets at the crossroads of comic books, science-fiction movies, and the rich universe of graffiti, Cirque Éloize’s latest spectacular, iD, is a dazzling spectacle set within a fantastic urban landscape where artists perform breathtaking feats of athleticism and beauty. With 14 artists performing in 10 circus disciplines, Cirque Éloize discovers a new world based in the heart of a futuristic city that revolves around breakdance and hip-hop, directed by Jeannot Painchaud and choreographed by Mourad Merzouki of Compagnie Käfig. Backed by a soaring musical soundtrack and coupled with video projections, iD explores self-expression in a decidedly visual culture that is playful, energized, youthful, and transcendent.  

Featured Event: 
Yes

Community Cinema: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

Date: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:00 pm
Location: 
FlynnSpace
Address: 
153 Main Street
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
Phone: 
802-863-5966
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Preview & discussion of the Documentary "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story."

Cyntoia Brown was an average teenager in an American town. But a series of bad decisions led the 16-year-old into a situation that ended with her killing a man who had picked her up for sex. She was sentenced to Life in a Tennessee Prison meaning, in her case, she will serve a minimum of 51 years. This film challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start.

Followed by a discussion with:
Ray Beaver, Case Worker at Spectrum Youth and Family Services
Dave Jacques, Youth Probation officer based in Burlington
Justin Verette, Outreach Clinician for the Howard Center & the Burlington Police Department.

Community Cinema is a presented locally as a partnership between VPT, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro Community TV, Catamount Arts, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM

Featured Event: 
Yes

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