Film festival offers up big hits
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BRATTLEBORO- The second annual Brattleboro Film Festival offers a stunning array of 30 films––dramatic features; Oscar contenders; timely, must-see documentaries; intelligent animation for kids and adults; the area premiere of the six-part epic “Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie” free special events; workshops; and much more.

The festival will lift off on November 1 with the award-winning Australian film “The Rocket,” and end on November 14 with a showing of audience-chosen “Best in Fest,” all at the newly renovated, historic Latchis Theatre at 50 Main Street.

The films reflect BFF’s desire to present independent productions and filmmakers from the United States and around the world that offer viewpoints and characters often unseen in mainstream media. Several will feature speakers and discussions with visiting filmmakers and local experts following the screenings. Additionally, free screenings and filmmaking talks and workshops will be inaugurated. BFF’s full program will be posted on the BFF website.

The Brattleboro Film Festival opens Friday, November 1, with a free wine and cheese reception at the Latchis Hotel lobby from 5 to 7:30 pm during Brattleboro’s November Gallery Walk. A loop of trailers for all films will be shown at the reception. Opening night films will be shown at 6:30, 8:30 and a one-time 10 pm “late night” showing.

BFF will host a “Green Carpet Gala” on Sunday, November 10, from 4 to 6 pm at the R.H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro for the area premiere of “Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie.” The festival will present all six parts of this epic collaboration of filmmakers from throughout the state who artistically render the history and realities that make Vermont, Vermont. This series of films, interconnected but each complete in itself, is entertaining and groundbreaking in scope and depth.

Especially family-friendly films include “The Painting” (2011, Jean-Francois Laguionie, 76 minutes, dubbed), a magical, imaginative animated tale of wonder, love, and revelation set in a living painting hanging in a painter’s home. “Maidentrip” (2013, Jillian Schlesinger, 85 minutes, subtitled) features the incredible but true story of 14-year-old Dutch teenager Laura Dekker who sets out on an epic voyage to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

Single tickets cost $9 per show time, $7 for students, seniors and children under 12 and are sold at the Latchis Theatre before the screenings.

For more information visit www.brattleborofilmfestival.org.
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