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Short Takes 

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click to enlarge Still from "Widow"
  • Still from "Widow"

South Burlington filmmaker Michael Fisher has a new short film up on his Vimeo page called “After the Dance.” It’s a haunting vignette about an estranged couple set to Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” with (unusually for this director) snippets of dialogue. Fisher will take two earlier films on the road in early June: “Widow” (shot at the Rokeby Museum) to White River Indie Films this weekend and “Backwater” to the Lake Placid Film Forum. “Widow” will appear in a volume of the Journal of Short Film, a quarterly peer-reviewed DVD distributed to film-studies programs nationwide.

Check out the trailer for a local sci-fi film called Tin Can, shot in Milton — it’s on YouTube and Facebook. The low-budget flick is still in postproduction, but it looks to be in the Moon vein, with most of the action set on a claustrophobic — and convincing — spaceship. Hence the title.

Want to catch a flick?

White River Indie Film Festival

“Widow” screens Sunday, June 6, 10 a.m. Fest runs Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6, at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. $5-8 per film; $85 for all-access pass. Info, 291-9009, ext. 13.

Lake Placid Film Forum

“Backwater” screens Sunday, June 13, 2 p.m., at Lake Placid Center for the Arts, with George Woodard’s feature The Summer of Walter Hacks. Fest runs Thursday, June 10, to Sunday, June 13, Lake Placid, N.Y. $10 per film. Info, 518-523-3456.

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Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison is the Associate Editor at Seven Days; she coordinates literary and film coverage. In 2005, she won the John D. Donoghue award for arts criticism from the Vermont Press Association.


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