Category Archives: Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

MNFF Selects: The League


The League celebrates the dynamic journey of Negro League baseball’s triumphs and challenges through the first half of the twentieth century. The story is told through previously unearthed archival footage and never-before-seen interviews with legendary players like Satchel Paige and Buck O’Neil – whose early careers paved the way for the Jackie Robinson era – as well as celebrated Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron who started out in the Negro Leagues. This powerful documentary explores Black baseball as an economic and social pillar of Black communities and a stage for some of the greatest athletes to ever play the game, while also examining the unintended consequences of integration. Please join us immediately following the film for a discussion with Karl Lindholm and Bill Hart.

Producer: MCTV

MNFF 2022: Honoree Screening (Emily The Criminal) and On-Stage Conversation with Tyler Davidson


[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]After a screening of his latest narrative film, Emily the Criminal, about a college graduate who, saddled with student debt and unable to find work, engages in a credit card scam, MNFF Honoree Tyler Davidson shares his thoughts on working with rising star Aubrey Plaza and his role as the producer of this film.[/ezcol_2third_end][ezcol_1third] Producer: MCTV

MNFF 2022: Honoree Screening and Onstage Conversation with Marc Levin


[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Following the screening of his recent documentary I Promise, acclaimed multi-Emmy Award winning director and MNFF Honoree Marc Levin shares his thoughts on collaborating with LeBron James on bringing to life the story of Mr. James’ efforts to close the educational achievement gap in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.[/ezcol_2third_end][ezcol_1third] Producer: MCTV