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Valentines Day--Tuesday Feb. 14, 6:45 pm

The Award-Winning Motion Picture

                 LOVING

Don't miss the Brattleboro premiere of this acclaimed motion picture, starring 2017 Academy Award® Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga.

Please join us for an exclusive one-night engagement of the award-winning feature film about the love story that changed the world. This special screening at New England Youth Theatre benefits NEYT's Theater Adventure program.

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, “Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
Rated PG13 for Adult Language, Adult Situations

Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll and Michael Shannon

Suggested Donation: $20
6:45 Coffee, Tea and Cookies
7:00 Film and Entertainment
9:00 Valentine's Day Desserts

For tickets click HERE or on the Buy Tickets button at the top of the page.

 

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March 10 to 19

26th Annual

Brattleboro Women's Film Festival

The 26th Annual Women’s Film Festival, a Women’s Freedom Center fundraiser, will present 40 films—documentaries, romances, thrillers, and comedies—from around the world, directed by and about women.  There is  something for everyone –  films about activism, art, reproductive rights, mothers and daughters, romances, discrimination, aging, gender roles, incarceration, stage fright and synchronized swimming just to name a few!

Over the course of two weeks, beginning with an opening night gala on Friday, March 10th and continuing to Sunday, March 19, 2017, 13 documentaries, 10 feature films and 17 shorts will be screened at the New England Youth Theatre. Find film info, trailers and schedule at womensfilmfestival.org.

OPENING NIGHT: Bring your platform shoes and favorite 70’s outfit because this year’s festival kicks-off with an electric, disco-themed gala on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 7 to 9:30 pm at the New England Youth Theatre. The gala will begin with a reception of champagne & hors d’oeuvres, followed by a screening of the film – Jewel’s Catch One –  the story of Jewel Thais-Williams and her club, “The Catch”, the oldest black owned disco in America and one of the original safe spaces for both the LGBT and Black communities . The film celebrates four decades of music, fashion, celebrity, and activism that helped change the course of our country by breaking down racial, social, and cultural barriers.
Tickets for the gala are $30 and are being sold now – to purchase:
online: go to womensfreedomcenter.net – click the donate button, put “gala ticket” in the message line and we’ll mail them out to you;
call: the Women’s Freedom Center 257-7364 or
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FESTIVAL FILM HIGHLIGHTSHooligan Sparrow – Academy Award short-listed for Best Documentary – Activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her fellow activists go to southern China to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal. Marked as enemies of the state, the activists are under constant government surveillance and face interrogation, harassment, and imprisonment.  American Fable – A fairytale thriller set in the 1980s rural Midwest about a courageous girl living in a dark, sometimes magical, world.  Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray – This tribute to the dynamic artist Elizabeth Murray, an intrinsic figure in New York’s contemporary art landscape from the 1970s until the early 2000s, highlights her struggle to balance personal and family ambition with artistic drive in a male-dominated art world.  The Revival: Women and the Word – This powerful film chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color.  Girls Lost – Three teenage girls at the bottom of the high school social hierarchy learn what it’s like to walk as boys in this fantasy about gender identity and sexual awakening.

Tickets for movies will be $9.00 for general admission, $8.00 for students/seniors.  Individual tickets available at the door. A five-movie pass is available for $40. Passes may be purchased –
    •    At Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield
    •    By calling the Women’s Freedom Center – 257-7364
    •    Online at http://womensfreedomcenter.net – Click on the “DONATE” button, you’ll be redirected to our Paypal page,  put “film pass” in the message line and we’ll mail them out to you.

For more info on films and screening times: womensfilmfestival.org

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