MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL – 2023 VERMONT TOUR:
MHCA DOVER Cinema and Arts is proud to be one of the seven venues participating in the 2023 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Vermont Tour.
SUNDAY, MARCH 26.
Two films: one-price admission to view both.
Adult: $10 /
Senior: $8 (age 65 and older) /
Child: $6 (age 12 and under)
Pre-sale of tickets available at box office at all movie screenings prior to date and on day of show beginning at 3:30 pm.
Sunday, March 26, 4:00 pm.
Through archival footage and photographs and a cast including celebrity customers, company executives, historians, and members of the Horn & Hardart families, The Automat recounts the lost history of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, which served affordable-priced, quality food to millions of New Yorkers and Philadelphians for more than a century. Founded by Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart in 1888, the chain revolutionized the nation’s restaurant scene with comfortable interiors, quality food and state of the art technology. Patrons from all walks of life were welcome, including immigrants, the working-class, Blacks and women, some of whom were often unwelcome in restaurants. The film features an original song titled “At the Automat” written and performed by Mel Brooks.
PASANG: IN THE SHADOW OF EVEREST:
Sunday, March 26, 5:30 pm.
This is the remarkable story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s tragic and inspiring journey to become the first Nepali woman to summit Everest in 1993. As an uneducated, indigenous woman and a Buddhist in a Hindu kingdom, Pasang’s dream to scale the legendary mountain pits her against family, foreign climbers, her own government, and nature itself. Her determined pursuit of Everest plays out within the context of her nation’s quest for democracy and the emergence of the commercial climbing industry. As told by the Nepalis who knew her, by some of the world’s most notable alpinists, and by Pasang herself, this film documents the historic quest that would transfix her country and uplift a new generation’s belief in its possibilities.