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  • The Boys Are All Right

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    When Frank Manchel refers to "my boys," he's not just talking about his biological sons with wife Sheila. For the University of Vermont professor emeritus,…

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  • Chinese Take-off

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    A Vermont wordsmith has penned the saga that will prompt Asia's top action-movie stars, Jackie Chan and Jet Li, to work together for the first…

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  • Tanzanian Nightmare

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    It's all about the delicate balance. Every living thing, plus many an inanimate object, has a place and a purpose. As witnessed in Darwin's Nightmare,…

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  • News Nostalgia

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    When Entertainment Weekly endorses your four-DVD set about militant activists, it's practically a seal of approval from Popular Culture itself. That's what just happened to…

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  • Another Long Goodbye

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    This Thanksgiving turned bittersweet for Allan Nicholls. The Burlington resident had often spent the holiday talking turkey with his friend and mentor Robert Altman, the…

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  • Shooting History

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    Prediction: There'll be nary a dry eye when audiences witness archival footage of Robert Kennedy's speeches in Bobby, writer-director Emilio Estevez's ambitious attempt to examine…

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  • Won in Translation?

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    When North Korean President Kim Jong-il tested a nuke last month, Nora Jacobson was a mere 250 miles from the underground blast. The Norwich writer-director…

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  • Jay's Excellent Adventure?

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    The new satirical movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan seems to have a nonfiction counterpart in Jay Craven's…

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  • Hollywood Noir

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    The Earth will soon be toast, according to 1974 Middlebury College graduate Michael Tolkin. The 56-year-old screenwriter delivers this disturbing observation with matter-of-fact simplicity, both…

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  • What's Up, Docs?

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    Vermont may be a rural state, but filmmakers here are anything but provincial. Rather, they continue to demonstrate an incredible geographic and topical reach. Alan…

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  • War Footage

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    Ask Ron Powers about his initial impression of Clint Eastwood when they met in California last week and the Castleton writer says, "It was a…

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  • Moving Pictures

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    Emails sent to teen congressional pages have rekindled the issue of pedophilia, a subject the Catholic Church knows only too well. Florida Republican Mark Foley,…

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  • Star Treatment

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    David Giancola has been creating action and horror movies since the late 1980s without much national fanfare, but the 37-year-old Rutland filmmaker is now in…

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  • Close to Home

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    In The Spiderwick Chronicles, Mary-Louise Parker appears as a rural New England mom whose kids encounter "faeries" and ogres. This Paramount film, shooting in Québec…

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  • Reaction Films

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    With Yoko Ono on hand, perhaps the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival had little choice but to give peace a chance. The iconic New Yorker…

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  • Movie U

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    The bold new color painted on the exterior of Burlington College is Pacific Ocean Blue. On a hill overlooking Lake Champlain, the alternative liberal arts…

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  • High Crimes

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    A grassroots endeavor about grass, Stash is an action-comedy Adam Abelson wrote, directed and produced for his Burlington College degree project. The May 2006 graduate…

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  • Return of Native

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    Once upon a very long time ago, Abenaki territory stretched from southern Québec into what is now Massachusetts, and from Lake Champlain to the Atlantic…

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  • The Reel World

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    As a decade-long devotee of the Montréal World Film Festival, Montpelier resident Dianne Maccario will finally be able to merge her passion for motion pictures…

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  • Movie Missionary

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    Truth may trump fiction in the world of writer-director Mark Williams, who just wrapped Not Totally Naked after a two-week shoot in Chittenden, Franklin and…

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