The Mountaintop Film Festival, January 7 & 8, 2005

American Flatbread + Flatbread Kitchen
Friday and Saturday, January 7th and 8th, 2005
Tonight’s menu and baking are dedicated to

The Mountaintop Film Festival

It has been said that a world without conflict would not be a very inspiring place for art, but perhaps what would be worse is a world, as ours is, with plenty of conflict, that did not generate an artistic response: what, in the face of inequities, injustice, and disrespect, would we think if artists did not care? Art is a window into the soul of the human experience.

I am happy to report a soulful look into the human condition is available right here, right now, in little sleepy Waitsfield—a place that sometimes seems so removed from human anguish as for it to be momentarily forgotten. This week is different in ways that will be both enlightening and discouraging, joyous and outright disturbing, for this is the week of the Mountaintop Film Festival—“Ten days of human rights films in recognition of Martin Luther King’s birthday.”

Starting this Friday, January 7th through a week from Sunday, January 16th, a series of films will run continuously from 3:30 pm to 10 pm. For most, they will be unfamiliar titles: “Time for a New God and Discordia,” “Spoon Jackson and Juvies,” “Maria Full of Grace,” “Deadline,” “A Child’s Century of War,” and many others. In addition, there will be several panel discussions and Q&A’s with some of the film makers. All films are shown at the Eclipse Theater. For more information, go to or call 496-8994.

Thanks, Claudia, for bringing this important cultural event to our community.

Thanks for coming, everyone. Love,

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