Celebrate the great state of Vermont
PUTNEY- The [FRAMED] documentary film series at Next Stage continues with filmmaker Mike Leonard and his delightful documentary “One Town at a Time” on Thursday, November 21, at 7 pm. The film celebrates the great state of Vermont and Leonard will host a question and answer session following the film.
In 2006, during a summer between semesters at college, director Mike Leonard took on the challenge of visiting every town in the state of Vermont by joining the 251 Club – a unique organization dedicated to exploring the Green Mountain State. With his two best friends in tow, he met with locals and visited some of Vermont’s most celebrated nooks and crannies. After living outside Vermont for over a decade, Leonard moved back home and revisited the 251 Club, returning to some of the same places and re-interviewing some of the same people he met 12 years ago. In the process, he learned how Vermont has changed, how it has stayed the same, and how a humble wayfarers club shaped his identity forever.
“One Town at a Time” is a coming-of-age story that is firmly rooted in the community spirit that makes Vermont so special, including diverse voices from across the state such as former Gov. Jim Douglas and Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield. Audience viewers will hear from 251 Club members of all kinds and, after listening to their stories of traveling through Vermont, may want to start exploring as well.
Tickets are $12. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill. For information, call (802) 387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org. Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar. For more information visit nextstagearts.org.