Green Mountain Film Festival in St. Johnsbury to feature talks by New England directors

NEWS RELEASE — Catamount Film & Arts
April 4, 2013

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Jody Fried, Executive Director
Catamount Film & Arts
802-748-2600 x105 (phone)
www.catamountarts.org

Three documentary film directors from each of the three northern New England states will make appearances and lead discussions of their latest films at the upcoming Green Mountain Film Festival in St. Johnsbury to be held Friday through Sunday April 12-14 at Catamount Arts.

Jeff Rouff, from New Hampshire, director of Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty will lead a discussion of his film about the contemporary dance company after its 6 pm screening on Friday, April 12.

Cecily Pingree, from Maine, director of Betting the Farm, will hold a question and answer session on her film about a struggling dairy cooperative in northern Maine, after its 8 pm showing on Saturday, April 13.

And Mira Niaglova, of Vermont, the director of Welcome to Vermont, will discuss her documentary about immigrants in Vermont from Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq and Rwanda, after the 4 pm Sunday, April 14 showing of her film.

In addition to these three appearances, this year’s Green Mountain Film Festival in St. Johnsbury will also feature special screenings of Childhood, by local filmmaker Liam Genereaux, the fourth annual High School Filmmakers’ Showcase, and the area premier of Northern Borders, the latest film by Kingdom County Productions director Jay Craven. Craven will host a reception prior to the screening of the film, which will serve as both the festival finale and the kick-off of Lyndon State College Inauguration Week.

The festival will showcase 18 films on four screens at the arts center over the three day weekend, unspooling the following documentaries and feature films for local patrons: A Fierce Green Fire, Bert Stern: Original Madman, Beware of Mr. Baker, Girl Model, Kumare, My Worst Nightmare, Revolutionary Optimists, Sightseers, The Revisionaries, The Savoy King, The Thieves, The Waiting Room and 5 Broken Cameras.

This year will be the fourth year in a row that Catamount has been a part of the larger Green Mountain Film Festival which is presented by Focus on Film each spring in Montpelier. The festival itself is celebrating its 16th year as the largest film festival in the state.

Local patrons may purchase individual tickets to any of the films screened on April 12-14 or view any or all of the films with a festival wide pass.

“Festival weekend is the best time all year to see the cutting edge documentaries and features that might not otherwise get screen time in our area,” commented Jody Fried, the executive director of Catamount Arts. “We are especially excited this year to have such a variety of outstanding New England directors who will make personal appearances to showcase their latest films,”

For a complete description of all of this year’s festival films, including a listing of showtimes, please visit www.catamountarts.org.

Area patrons who also wish to have a free copy of this year’s festival brochure may have one mailed to them by calling 748-2600 or may pick up their copy by visiting the arts center at 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury.

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