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The Vermont Movie: Part Two

Upper Valley Arts Freedom and Unity Project presents

A VTIFF special pre-festival screening of Freedom & Unity The Vermont Movie: Part Two One State. Many Visions.

Main Street Landing Film House
60 Lake Street,Burlington,VT
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  • Saturday, October 5, 2013, 11:00 AM

Adult Tickets $8.00
Student Tickets $5.00 (Available at the Door on the Day of Show ONLY, Student must present valid ID)

The 10/5 11:00 AM screening is now off sale through Flynntix. Tickets will be available for cash purchase at the door of the event .

Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie is a six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers. Using cinema verite, personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews and original re-enactments they’ve created a living testament that explores the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State. Vermonters past and present – from Abenakis and early settlers, runaway slaves, farmers, historians, politicians, back-to-the-landers and activists – tell how one small state has made a very big difference.

Part Two – Under the Surface
Part Two deepens the journey, digging beneath the surface of Vermont’s bucolic image to explore labor wars, eugenics experiments, the McCarthy era, and progressive Republicanism. Covering over a century—from pre-Civil War to 2009—it chronicles the rise of unions and quarry work, Barre’s Socialist Labor Party Hall, the marketing of Vermont, the state’s reaction to New Deal policies, George Aiken's gentle populism, and Republican Ralph Flanders’ heroic stand against Joe McCarthy during the Red Scare. Emigrés from urban areas, “back-to-the-landers” like Helen and Scott Nearing and filmmaker Nora Jacobson’s father, Nicholas Jacobson, came to Vermont in search of an alternative lifestyle.

Visit our website ( to find our fall 2013 touring schedule and read about our filmmakers and advisors.

The Barnstorming Tour runs from September 27th through December 4th, with 66 screenings across 11 of Vermont's Counties.

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