The Kopkind Institute and The Center For Independent Documentary will convene ten filmmakers at Tree Frog Farm in Guilford Vermont this coming Sunday August 2nd. The public portion of the program, the Grasroots Film Festival will begin on Thursday August 6th.
A year in the complex and beautiful life of first generation farmers. A young couple is living their dream of raising a family on a farm in New Hampshire, but with their lease set to expire, the future is uncertain. This is a film about old and new rituals, physical labor, land ethics and what comes next for American farming.
This Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee chronicles the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who, among many contributions to the cause, is best known for organizing the 1963 March on Washington, D.C., involving hundreds of thousands of people. But Rustin’s skin color wasn’t the only thing that reinforced the feeling that he was an outsider in America. He was also openly gay at a time when most gay men — particularly black men — remained in the closet.
Vigilante or Guardian? Terrorist or Hero? Savior or Brainwashed Nut? Whatever you think about these four Americans who have dedicated themselves twenty-four-seven to a cause, the one thing you won’t call them is uncommitted.
A Chance to Grow follows three families on an intimate journey as they navigate the unpredictable terrain of a neonatal intensive care unit. The inevitable shifts in each baby’s condition provide dramatic twists that challenge family stability and redefine parental love.
Premier at the Austin Film Festival in October as a marquee screening!
The story of the art that defies our differences: cinema. A vivid journey across China, India, Scotland, and Tunisia weaves together four stories of imagination to form an exploration of cinema’s unique potential for fostering global understanding.
For 40 years, the city of Memphis was held in the grip of the less than benevolent despot Edward Hull Crump. Beneath the well kept streets of the City of Good Abode lay the seamier side of bought votes and swift retaliation against anyone who questioned the status quo.
Coexist earns an critical acclaim from academic review, H-Net: “Coexist’s textured narratives demonstrate that there are several ways of knowing and experiencing the past, which will not only nuance students’ understandings of this particular event and subsequent healing process, but also broaden their methodological and epistemological scope.” – Lindsay Ehrisman, San Francisco State University
A deep dive into the hidden world of contact improvisation. Halfway between a dance form like Tango, and a Martial Art (akido), Contact Improv has a passionate following worldwide. We follow a group of beginners who are tantalized and challenged as they enter this world.
Pollution from coal-fired power plants in the United States kills hundreds of Americans every year. Statistics suggest that if you’re under the age of 55, you’ve probably never taken a clean breath of air in your life. It’s time to expose the human cost of the world’s filthiest fuel and finally learn the dirty truth about coal.
DooF combines a high-energy game show with something none of us can live without: food! DooF (F-o-o-D backwards) challenges kids to discover the backwards, forwards, sideways, right-side-up, upside-down and inside-out amazing and colorful world of food.