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2004 Green Mountain Film Festival


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted January 29 2004 - 09:02 AM

The line-up for this year's film festival in Montpelier, Vermont:

ABOUNA (Chad)
Poignant African family drama about two brothers.

ALMOST PEACEFUL (France)
Holocaust survivors in post-war Paris.

BEYOND 88 KEYS (United States)
The Montpelier-based pianist, Michael Arnowitt.

BONHOEFFER (Germany)
The life of the courageous theologian.

BRATS (Czech Republic)
A Czech couple adopts two Gypsy boys.

DADDY AND PAPA (United States)
A touching and humorous look at gay fatherhood.

ELEPHANT (United States)
Gus Van Sant's controversial film inspired by the events at Columbine High School.

GIRAFFES (Israel)
Contemporary comedy set in Tel Aviv.

HOP (Belgium)
Father and son African emigrees are separated.

HUKKLE (Hungary)
Strange goings-on in small Hungarian village.

JAMES' JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM (Israel)
The misadventures of an African pilgrim in Israel.

MARION BRIDGE (Canada)
Family drama set in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL (England)
A new print of the classic comedy.

MORNING SUN (United States)
A chilling history of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

MY ARCHITECT (United States)
The son of Louis Kahn explores his father's legacy.

NOTHING LIKE DREAMING (United States)
Nora Jacobson's new drama, shot in Montpelier.

OPEN HEARTS (Denmark)
Passionate romantic drama.

OT:OUR TOWN
High schoolers in South Central L.A. put on Thornton Wilder's play.

POSTMEN IN THE MOUNTAINS (China)
Father-son drama set in rural China.

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED (Ireland)
Behind the scenes in the 2002 Venezuelan coup.

SINCE OTAR LEFT (Georgia)
Three generations of women in Tblisi, Georgia.

SOUNDS OF BRAZIL (Finland)
A muscial travelogue to find the roots of the samba.

TO BE AND TO HAVE (France)
A year in a French one-room schoolhouse.

WHAT I WANT MY WORDS TO DO TO YOU (United States)
Eve Ensler's writing workshop in women's prison.

THE WORLD STOPPED WATCHING (Canada)
Contra War journalists return to Nicaragua.

YOU CAN'T BE NEUTRAL ON A MOVING TRAIN (United States)
The life of historian and activist Howard Zinn.

I VITELLONI (Italy)
Restored version of Fellini's 1953 classic.
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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted January 30 2004 - 10:49 AM

Elephants and Giraffes and Pythons! Oh my!

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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Pascal A

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Posted February 03 2004 - 03:13 AM

Since Otar Left is my favorite film from 2003. It recently won the "Best of the Fest" Award at the Santa Fe Film Festival (I had written the programming notes for the film that's printed in their festival catalogue). To Be and To Have and Elephant are also must-sees (in addition to Il Vittelloni). Hop is cute, lightweight fare, but nothing extraordinary. Hukkle was a disappointment.
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted February 03 2004 - 04:40 AM

Thanks for your recommendations, Pascal. I'd wondered if anyone would be able to offer advice as to whether any were "must-see". Posted Image

The festival is March 19-28, by the way, in case anyone is looking to come up for a ski and film vacation.
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