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Feb
8
Sat
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival VT Tour Screening: “The Dog Doc” & “Don’t Be Nice”
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

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The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) is an international film festival in Middlebury, Vermont focusing on first- and second-time filmmakers. Of the hundreds of films submitted to the MNFF, approximately 85 are shown during the festival in late August. From those films, some of the top documentaries are screened in various locations in Vermont the following February.

Fairlee Community Arts is proud to be a 2020 MNFF Vermont Tour screening location and to be making use of projection equipment installed in the town hall this past October. Two films will be shown on the same day.

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3:00PM film: The Dog Doc  (Directed by Cindy Meehl) – A maverick veterinarian and his dedicated team of doctors create a mecca for pets and their owners looking for hope and a last chance for animal healing. The Dog Doc poses deep questions about treatment, pushing humans to consider the difference between medication and integrative, holistic care. This film offers an immersive view into a seldom seen world, painting a picture of pure dedication and joy. Run time: 101 minutes.  Click on title or image to view movie trailer.

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7:00PM film: Don’t Be Nice (Directed by Max Powers) – A team of young New York City Slam Poets finds its voice as it competes for the National Championship during the summer of 2016. An emotional and inspiring film that gives insightful commentary on race, gender, identity and sexual politics in America today, Don’t Be Nice is both an absorbing competition doc and a vital writer’s workshop that proves once and for all that winning hearts and minds is the ultimate prize. Run time: 95 minutes. Click on title or image to view movie trailer.

We are pleased to announce that Don’t Be Nice producer Nikhil Melnechuk will be joining us for the screening of his film. Fairlee Community Arts will host an informal reception for Mr. Melnechuk prior to the screening, starting at 6pm, and the audience is invited to meet him at this time. Complimentary light refreshments will be available. Immediately following the screening, the audience will be able to ask questions of Mr. Melnechuk during a Q&A session, moderated by Dartmouth College associate professor Desirée Garcia.

Special thanks to Lake Morey Resort for their support of this event!

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Admission: $12 for one film or $20 for both films

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Interested in dinner and a movie? Show your ticket and get 10 percent off your bill at Samurai Soul Food, an excellent restaurant located within walking distance of the screening location. (Offer valid on February 8th only.)
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Feb
11
Tue
Our Wild Neighbor, The Real Eastern Coyote
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Speaker:Chris Schadler, Conservation Biologist, wolf and coyote specialist.

Snow date February 18

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Myths surround the coyote and cloud our understanding of it. Learn the true story of the eastern coyote – how and when it arrived in New England, how it lives among us but is rarely seen and how it contributes to keep our forests and fields healthy. Does it really have wolf DNA, or dog? Learn why it is a creature of our own making – an animal different than the western coyote in genetics and behavior but with the same superior resilience and adaptability.  It is smart, beneficial and by its presence, gives “wild” back to our wild lands. Despite the ecological benefits the coyote brings, it is the most persecuted carnivore in North America.  And despite human efforts to eradicate it, it survives and thrives among us.
Chris Schadler, M.S., Conservation Biology, will discuss coexistence strategies, whether you farm, hike or garden.  “Understanding the mind and ecology of the coyote can keep us one step ahead of problems”, according to Chris, who, with 30 years of wolf and coyote research, sheep farming, and teaching, will demonstrate that “knowledge is power” when it comes to living with coyotes.

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Feb
16
Sun
Classicopia: “Go Tell It On the Mountain”
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm

Join Classicopia as we celebrate African-American History month with a powerful and fun program featuring spirituals and ragtime.  Mezzo-soprano Laura Compton joins pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser in this thrilling concert that will include exciting arrangements of such favorites as “Amazing Grace,” “Wade in the Water,” “Deep River,” “My Lord, What a Morning” and many more.  Dr. Weiser will also play some wonderful ragtime by Scott Joplin, James Scott, James Lamb and more and talk about how both of these musical traditions came together in the early part of the 20th century to produce some of the first truly American music that would spread around the world and lead to the rise of the blues and jazz as our American idiom.

For more information on the performers and the concert, we welcome you to visit Classicopia’s website: https://classicopia.org/

General Admission Ticket: $20 (adults) – Purchase online in advance and save $2 per ticket
Children age 18 and under are FREE!

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Mar
31
Tue
From Mudpuppies To Wood Turtles
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
From Mudpuppies To Wood Turtles

Jim Andrews – VT Reptile & Amphibian  Atlas Project

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Apr
13
Mon
Puppeteers Cooperative
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Workshop with the Puppeteers Cooperative. Daily afternoon sessions April 13-17

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Apr
14
Tue
Puppeteers Cooperative
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Workshop with the Puppeteers Cooperative. Daily afternoon sessions April 13-17

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