Movies coming to Kopkind Summer 2010

7 07 2010

Sunday, July 18, 7 pm: Organ Barn, Guilford, Movie Night, featuring “Land of Destiny“, a work in progress with Brett Story. A timely and stunning exploration of the conflict between industry and the environment told through the story of a working-class city caught between the prospects of mass joblessness and death from the job, between fear of industrial toxins and the terrible beauty of the industrial landscape. Preceded by a potluck cookout: 5:30 pm (salads, side dishes, desserts; we’ll take care of grilled things) , 

The Kopkind Grasssroots Film Festival:  

SPEAKING IN TONGUES with filmmakers Marcia Jamel and Ken Schneider

Friday, Aug 6th, 7 PM at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, Brattleboro, VT. 139 Main Street.       Meet Julian, Jason, Kelly, and Durrell. Four typical American kids, with one exception. Their parents put them in a school where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly Chinese or Spanish.Speaking in Tongues follows these four diverse kids and their families on their journey to become bilingual. Enter their world and ask, today is knowing one language enough?   Seating is limited and reservations for this special screening in Brattleboro VT can be made by calling the Hooker-Dunham Reservation line 802-254-9276 

STONEWALL UPRISING!   with filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner  Saturday, Aug 7th, 7:30 PM at the Organ Barn, Treefrog Farm, Guilford, VT.   

 “It was the Rosa Parks moment,” says one man. June 28, 1969: NYC police raid a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement.  Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, Stonewall Uprising recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant. At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history. (Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum)  This American Experience Film will be seen on PBS next year but you can see it August 7th  and meet the filmmakers at the Organ Barn in Guilford. 

 Contact: John Scagliotti for directions to the Organ Barn in Guilford,