MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL on Tour:
Sunday, February 13, 2 pm.
MHCA DOVER Cinema and Arts requested and was granted the right to present the MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL a second time!
* one admission to attend both features *
Adults – $12 // Seniors – $10 (65 years and older) // Students through high school – $6
* tickets available at box office on day of show or by pre-sale *
* box office opens 30 minutes before shows *
THE ANTS & THE GRASSHOPPER:
Screening at 2 pm
Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans that climate change is real. Traveling from Malawi to California to the White House, she meets climate skeptics and despairing farmers. Her journey takes her across all the divisions shaping the US, from the rural-urban divide, to schisms of race, class and gender, to the thinking that allows Americans to believe they live on a different planet from everyone else. It will take all her skill and experience to help Americans recognize, and free themselves from, a logic that is already destroying the Earth.
Screening at approximately 3:15 pm.
* Join special guest, Randy Capitani of the Deerfield Valley News, and learn the local component of STORM LAKE’s message after the film. *
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Art Cullen and his family fight to unite and inform their Iowan farming community through their biweekly newspaper, The Storm Lake Times—come hell or pandemic. Dark clouds hang over the cornfields of Storm Lake, Iowa, which has seen its fair share of change in the 40 years since Big Agriculture came to town. Farmers blow their life savings on new equipment they hope will keep their livelihoods intact. Migrant workers flock here—welcome and not—for their slice of the American Dream. The people of Storm Lake confront a changing and precarious existence. Enter: Art Cullen and his family members who deliver local news and editorials on a shoestring budget for their 3,000 readers. This paper means a fighting chance for their beloved hometown, and by hook or by crook, they’ll make the most of it. There’s simply too much at stake.