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Food On Film Series - RAISE THE RED LANTERN

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 6:00 pm
$15 includes film & small plate
WE'RE SORRY THIS SHOW HAS SOLD OUT BUY TICKETS HERE FOR THE NEXT FOOD ON FILM: EAST OF EDEN ON THURS. MARCH 10TH! The 4th season of Food On Film returns! Presented by Prez Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab, each film is accompanied by a small plate menu inspired by the film, and introduced by series producers Vanessa Downing (Prez Hall) and Kim Shkapich (Lola's Local Food Lab). This season's theme: TABLE MANNERS: Recipes for Polite Society Explore the confines of class and the balance of personal freedoms in the midst of tight family and social structures, often served before the entrée at dinner. Each film has a different recipe for power and passion as the protagonists hunger for transformation and acceptance. Small plate menu: Firepot Vegetable Soup, Rice paper Spring Rolls, and Almond Dofu (gelatin) (Vegetarian) Screening Thurs. 2/18: RAISE THE RED LANTERN (Orion Classics, 1991) Directed by Yimou Zhang In Mandarin with English subtitles. A rich and disturbing story set in China in the 1920s that follows the four wives of a wealthy merchant, each of whom tries to claim personal agency, sexual attention, and love despite their deeply misogynist and oppressive culture. As Ellen J. Fried points out in her essay in Reel Food (Routledge, 2004), it's the customs and rituals related to food that prove the women's greatest source of social control and manipulation within their domestic situation, from the quality of the meals they prepare to the dining rules they set. Such power, however, comes at a price...

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Friday, February 26th, 2016 5:00 pm
11 new short films from around the world - $10.00
BUY TICKETS HERE FOR FRI.2/26 AT 5PM BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SAT. 2/27 AT 5PM BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SUN. 2/28 AT 1PM watch the trailer here Program running time: 97 min. For 16 years, The Animation Show of Shows has introduced new and innovative short films exclusively for animation studios, schools, and festivals around the world. For the first time in its history, this year's 17th annual show is being distributed theatrically across the US, and features 11 of the current top animated shorts from around the globe. Each year over 3,000 animated shorts are created, some of which take years to complete, but only a handful are seen outside the inner circles of the animation community. In the 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows, these beautifully crafted, unique films are also paired with documentary portraits featuring four of the directors as they shed light on the motivation, process and experiences that lead to the making of their films. Don't miss this special opportunity to experience these wonderful works of art, two of which have been nominated for Academy Awards this year!  LEARN MORE HERE  

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Saturday, February 27th, 2016 5:00 pm
11 new short films from around the world - $10.00
BUY TICKETS HERE FOR FRI.2/26 AT 5PM BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SAT. 2/27 AT 5PM BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SUN. 2/28 AT 1PM watch the trailer here Program running time: 97 min. For 16 years, The Animation Show of Shows has introduced new and innovative short films exclusively for animation studios, schools, and festivals around the world. For the first time in its history, this year's 17th annual show is being distributed theatrically across the US, and features 11 of the current top animated shorts from around the globe. Each year over 3,000 animated shorts are created, some of which take years to complete, but only a handful are seen outside the inner circles of the animation community. In the 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows, these beautifully crafted, unique films are also paired with documentary portraits featuring four of the directors as they shed light on the motivation, process and experiences that lead to the making of their films. Don't miss this special opportunity to experience these wonderful works of art, two of which have been nominated for Academy Awards this year!  LEARN MORE HERE  

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Sunday, February 28th, 2016 1:00 pm
11 new short films from around the world - $10.00
BUY TICKETS HERE FOR FRI.2/26 AT 5PM BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SAT. 2/27 AT 5PM BUY TICKETS HERE FOR SUN. 2/28 AT 1PM watch the trailer here Program running time: 97 min. For 16 years, The Animation Show of Shows has introduced new and innovative short films exclusively for animation studios, schools, and festivals around the world. For the first time in its history, this year's 17th annual show is being distributed theatrically across the US, and features 11 of the current top animated shorts from around the globe. Each year over 3,000 animated shorts are created, some of which take years to complete, but only a handful are seen outside the inner circles of the animation community. In the 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows, these beautifully crafted, unique films are also paired with documentary portraits featuring four of the directors as they shed light on the motivation, process and experiences that lead to the making of their films. Don't miss this special opportunity to experience these wonderful works of art, two of which have been nominated for Academy Awards this year!  LEARN MORE HERE  

Independent Documentary Series: I Am What I Play

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 5:00 pm
$10
BUY TICKETS HERE FOR THURS. 3/3, 5PM BUY TICKETS HERE FOR FRI. 3/4, 7PM watch the trailer here From the 1960s to the 1980s, the rock radio DJ played an unprecedented creative role in the rock music world. The new feature-length documentary I AM WHAT I PLAY focuses on four well-known North American radio disc jockeys during the heyday of rock radio, when many disc jockeys were given great freedom on the air, had celebrity status, and had a direct connection to the biggest names in rock and roll. As radio became more commercially controlled and new media took hold, these DJ’s had to carve out a new career space for themselves. Has free-form radio died, or has it reinvented itself in unexpected spaces? I Am What I Play combines material shot on location in the 4 cities (Seattle, Boston, New York and Toronto) with rarely seen archival footage of the disc jockeys, the radio stations and well-known rock performers, all complemented by a soundtrack that features many great rock songs of the era.

Independent Documentary Series: I Am What I Play

Friday, March 4th, 2016 7:00 pm
$10
BUY TICKETS HERE FOR THURS. 3/3 AT 5PM BUY TICKETS HERE FOR FRI. 3/4 AT 7PM watch the trailer here I AM WHAT I PLAY focuses on four well-known North American radio disc jockeys during the heyday of rock radio, when many disc jockeys were given great freedom on the air, had celebrity status, and had a direct connection to the biggest names in rock and roll. As radio became more commercially controlled and new media took hold, these DJ’s had to carve out a new career space for themselves. Has free-form radio died, or has it reinvented itself in unexpected spaces?

Food On Film Series - EAST OF EDEN

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 6:00 pm
$15 includes film & small plate
BUY TICKETS HERE The 4th season of Food On Film returns! Presented by Prez Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab, each film is accompanied by a small plate menu inspired by the film, and introduced by series producers Vanessa Downing (Prez Hall) and Kim Shkapich (Lola's Local Food Lab). This season's theme: TABLE MANNERS: Recipes for Polite Society Explore the confines of class and the balance of personal freedoms in the midst of tight family and social structures, often served before the entrée at dinner. Each film has a different recipe for power and passion as the protagonists hunger for transformation and acceptance. Tonights' film sselection: EAST OF EDEN (Warner Brothers, 1955) 115 min. Directed by Elia Kazan, Written by Paul Osborn, based on a novel by John Steinbeck. Small plate menu: Black bean Tacos, hot Salsa Dip, and Tres Leches Cake (Vegetarian, Lola uses corn tortillas, contains cheese and dairy) Steinbeck considered EAST OF EDEN his magnum opus. Elia Kazan received a Golden Globe and took Best Picture at Cannes for directing this powerful story of guilt, depravity, beneficence and love, dished out in the struggle for acknowledgment and acceptance, often around the dinner table. James Deans’ emotional indigestion is an actors’ tour de force as this family slowly devours itself.  

Food On Film Series - I AM LOVE

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 6:00 pm
$15 includes film & small plate
BUY TICKETS HERE The 4th season of Food On Film returns! Presented by Prez Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab, each film is accompanied by a small plate menu inspired by the film, and introduced by series producers Vanessa Downing (Prez Hall) and Kim Shkapich (Lola's Local Food Lab). This season's theme: TABLE MANNERS: Recipes for Polite Society Explore the confines of class and the balance of personal freedoms in the midst of tight family and social structures, often served before the entrée at dinner. Each film has a different recipe for power and passion as the protagonists hunger for transformation and acceptance. Tonight's film selection: I AM LOVE (Io sono a’more), (Magnolia, 2009) 120 min. Directed by Luca Guadagnino, Written by Barbara Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo and Walter Fasano based on a story by the director. Tilda Swinton (again!) plays a Russian émigré married into an aristocratic Milanese family, a golden woman languidly polishing a golden bowl. Dissension, desire and drama are served during the patriarch’s birthday dinner and continue throughout this meal of a movie dealing with more themes of class, comfort and freedom.  

Food On Film Series - METROPOLITAN

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 6:00 pm
$15 includes film & small plate
BUY TICKETS HERE The 4th season of Food On Film returns! Presented by Prez Hall & Lola's Local Food Lab, each film is accompanied by a small plate menu inspired by the film, and introduced by series producers Vanessa Downing (Prez Hall) and Kim Shkapich (Lola's Local Food Lab). This season's theme: TABLE MANNERS: Recipes for Polite Society Explore the confines of class and the balance of personal freedoms in the midst of tight family and social structures, often served before the entrée at dinner. Each film has a different recipe for power and passion as the protagonists hunger for transformation and acceptance. Tonight's film seelction: METROPOLITAN, (Westerly Films, Allagash Films, 1990) 98 min. Directed by Whit Stillman, Written by Whit Stillman An indy favorite, this film won the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the Independent Spirits Award and the Silver Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay. A smart, snarky view of preppie New York urban haute bourgeoisie played against the backdrop of the debutante season on the upper East Side. Good manners and gentlemanly behavior apparently have nothing to do with class as we discover in the season finale.  

Best of Middlebury VT New Filmmakers Festival

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 7:00 pm
Program of short films - $10

Best of Middlebury VT New Filmmakers Festival

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 2:00 pm
Program of short films - $10

Provincetown International Film Festival

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 12:00 pm
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Provincetown International Film Festival

Friday, June 17th, 2016 12:00 pm
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Provincetown International Film Festival

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 12:00 pm
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Provincetown International Film Festival

Sunday, June 19th, 2016 12:00 pm
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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 7:00 pm
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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Friday, September 30th, 2016 7:00 pm
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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 7:00 pm
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Manhattan Short Film Festival

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 1:00 pm
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