Tickling Giants (2016) – [framed] Documentary film series

When:
April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
2017-04-27T19:30:00-04:00
2017-04-27T19:45:00-04:00
Where:
Next Stage
15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346
USA
Cost:
Series pass, $50, $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Contact:
802 387 – 0102

April 27th – 7:30PM

Tickling Giants
(Nominee, Best Documentary, Tribeca FF 2016)

In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that is every mother’s worst nightmare… He leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian.

Presented by editor Moaz Elfarouk.
 1h 51m


[framed] films will be screened at Next Stage on six Thursdays, beginning March 30th, 2017, at 7:30  PM. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. The filmmakers will also be working with area students as part of Next Stage Arts’ ongoing collaborations with schools. A second group of films will be screened in the fall.

Curator Nancy Schafer worked for the iconic Tribeca Film Festival for 11 years, where she was most recently the festival’s executive director. Schafer and Next Stage co-founder Billy Straus met at the Camden International Film Festival in 2015 where Schafer serves on the advisory board, and the idea of programming a documentary series for Next Stage was born.

The films in the [framed] series have recently played on the festival circuit around the world including Sundance and Tribeca, and all have been recognized with festival honors. The eclectic lineup explores a wide range of issues including gender, incarceration, beauty, otherness, greed, and the role of family and tradition.

[framed] will run for 6 consecutive Thursdays at Next Stage, beginning March 30th. A series pass for the six films is $50. Individual event tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.