An Afternoon at the Movies

An Afternoon at the Movies

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Mahaney Arts Center, Middlebury College

72 Porter Field Road

Middlebury, VT 05753

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The VSO and the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival are joining hands to present a dynamic concert/film event at MNFF's 8th Annual Fest.

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An Afternoon at the Movies features a live, 22-piece VSO chamber orchestra accompanying the screening of seven documentary and animated short films, all with Vermont ties. Tickets to this extraordinary event at the Mahaney Arts Center in Middlebury are available in advance for $13. Admission is free for MNFF8 Festival Pass holders.

The program weaves though a breadth of musical styles and film stories, from two animated shopping carts searching for love to the story of Hansel and Gretel. Adventurous lemurs learn to fly, a little girl grows up in an undocumented farmworker family, and a director chronicles his path from prison to filmmaking.


Breath by Marlboro-based Jesse Kreitzer (music by Brattleboro composer Paul Dedell)

Estrellita by Middlebury College Animation Studio and Producer Daniel Houghton (music by Jack DeBouter)

Gretel Hansel KinRumpelStilts by Burlington-based Chris Caswell (music by Burlington composer Patricia Julien)

How We See Water by Robin Starbuck (music by Waterbury composer Matt LaRocca)

The Greatest Night by Jeremy Lee MacKenzie (music by Middlebury College Asst. Professor of Music Dr. Matthew Evan Taylor)

Two Balloons by Mark Smith (music by Peter Broderick)

Mate by and with music composed by Rusty Eveland

NOTE: MNFF requests that all audience members provide proof of COVID vaccination at the door to attend the event. MNFF8 Festival Pass holders can show the wristband received on registration that designates proof of your COVID vaccination.

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