Vermont Filmmaker Leading The Charge For 'Regional Cinema'

Sep 12, 2013

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When people talk about shopping local, they’re usually referring to buying food, books, and other goods and services  from a regional supplier as opposed to buying online or from big box store.

Still, not everything has a home-grown option. Movies, for example, generally get made in production studios in a select group of cities.

Orion Magazine recently featured an article called “Regional Cinema in the Age of the Blockbuster,”  which challenged the notion that movies are a metropolitan pursuit, and looked at tone regional filmmaker who's been working in rural New England for years.

Jay Craven is a professor of film studies at Marlboro College in Vermont. He's the filmmaker behind “Disappearances,” “Northern Border,” and other projects made for - and beloved by - Vermonters.

Here are some upcoming NH tour dates for Jay's most recent film screenings:

7pm, Sat. September 7 

Tillotson Center for the Arts, Colebrook, NH. Jay Craven will introduce the film and lead Q & A.

7:30pm Friday, September 27 through Thursday, October 3

Putnam Center for the Arts, Keene State College, Keene, NH.  Jay Craven will introduce the film and lead Q & A at the Sunday 2pm matinee screening, September 29th.

7pm, Tuesday, October 15. 

Rialto Theater, Lancaster, NH Jay Craven will introduce the show and lead Q & A.

NH dates will continue during the next year and into next summer.