2012 Online New England Film Festival

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Buddy Love

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Todd J. Lajoie

When Walter, animal-enthusiast, comes home to find his dog missing, he and his dim-witted friends take the case into their own irresponsible hands. Armed with unintelligible determination and enthusiasm, these friends steadily ruin every clue they come across on their journey to find Walter’s dog.

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Sweet Heart

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Sweet Heart
2012 | Directed by Chris Colt

Sweet Heart won the 48 Hour Film Slam of the 2012 Green Mountain Film Festival. The film is a “Mockumentary” about maplesugaring and features the legendary maple sugar maker Bob Miller, who shares his insights after sixty years of sugaring with the audience.

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Cleaning House

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Catherine Giarrusso

In Cleaning House, high-powered, compulsive Helen and her mixed-media visual artist daughter, Julia are coming together for the first time in years after Helen’s mother passes away. Obeying her grandmother’s dying wishes for her to look after Helen, Julia comes home bearing photos from Helen’s past, prompting a compelling confrontation.

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Taxi Cab Teranga

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2011 | Directed by Sara Bailin

A short film following a day in the life of Omar Ndiaye, a Senegalese taxi cab driver in New York City, who learns that any day could be his last.

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Cough Drop

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2007 | Directed by Kristina Lear

Ten-year-old Kate has confusing parents; her self-absorbed father is attractive and indifferent and her anxious mother is loving and controlling. One day after school, Kate is asked by a strange man to take a ride with him. Encouraged by the unknown man’s kind words and easy manner as well as the excitement of doing something secret from her parents, Kate decides to make her first break from mom and dad’s guidance and take a different route home.

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The Life Smugglers

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2011 | Directed by Dave Wells

Arnold is retired and nearly broke. In order to help pay for his sick wife’s health care costs he smuggles prescriptions across the Mexico border with his best friend Rocky. But things go from bad to worse one night when the shipment is not what they expected.

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Dirty Night Clowns

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2010 | Directed by Ryan Gibeau

Dirty Night Clowns is a wonderful tale of curiosity, danger and pursuit. Although its never known what the path ahead has in store, Chris takes a journey driven by his nervous curiosity to find the nefarious character who roamed about his house while he slept. What seems scary and evil from a distance might end up as something unexpected as a cast of characters lures Chris in for a special ending.

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The Ministry of the Stove

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Finn Yarbrough, Katherine Yarbrough

Quaker tradition has it that meetings are held together on Sundays, collectively asking for the Holy Spirit to enter the sanctuary created by communal silence. The South Starksboro Meeting House is the oldest continually used Quaker church in Vermont: Quakers have worshipped here each Sunday in silence for 186 years. So in the wintertime when the fire is stoked in the center of the candle-lit and un-heated church, the ministry that they take is said to be “the ministry of the stove.”

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Five Ways to Leave Your Lover

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

2012 | Directed by Lukas Huffman

Beautifully shot on super 16mm film, this film portrays the journeys of a diversity of couples who all arrive at the same universal moment: romantic disconnect. This allows the film to celebrate previously unseen characters, which form the contemporary American social tapestry.

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The Passenger

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The Passenger
2009 | Directed by Julie Zammarchi

A woman travels in a car toward her own death. Along the way memories, visions, and a couple of talking animals crowd her consciousness. The film is a ride through the disparate images of her mind’s eye and a quest to piece together her life’s meaning.