Join us on Friday nights at 7 PM for Independent Films at Oldcastle Theatre!
$7 – $12 Winter Special!
Friday Nov 17th, 7:00pm
Award Winning Sci-Fi Thriller Vermont Premiere
6:00pm Meet n Greet With Writer, Director & Producer: Philip Johnson
7:00pm Film And Q&A Director
For thousands of years, evidence of life after death has eluded mankind. Science is about to change that. With the help of a physicist, a blind medium, and Thomas Edison’s final experiment, Brayden Taylor embarks on a quest to contact his deceased fiancee. For his love to transcend dimensions, he must defy the laws of quantum physics. He must defy the balance nature demands. He must defy … Einstein’s God Model.
Nov 24th, 7:00pm
“Quatsch” (German For: Nonsense / Fiddlesticks)
Lookout Little Rascals – The Coati Gang Is Here
7:00pm Wed Aug 23rd
Get Your Kid On Before It’s Too Late
Enjoy A LOL Evening Of Popcorn, Gummy Bears, Soda And Other Confectionary Delights!
Bollersville has got everything a village needs: a fire department and police department, a town hall, a windmill, a water tower and a steamship. It is the ultimate average town, with the ultimate average citizens. If it weren’t for the Coati Gang, that is. The six preschoolers and their pet coati, with the help of their anything-but-average grandparents, are constantly inventing things and leaving chaos in their wake. When the Society for Consumer Research chooses Bollersville to test new products before they go on the market, the grownups are ecstatic. Afraid that the town will lose its testing privileges, the adults have all the grandparents put into an all old folk’s home. The Coati Gang however, sick of eating spinach corn flakes and horribly missing their grandparents, decide they’ve had enough and take things into their own hands (and paws). What’s the best way to turn average into exceptional? A world record of course! Their efforts are hilarious and turn the town upside-down.
Friday Dec 1st 7:00pm
6:00pm meet n’ greet and Q&A with VIP Reception With NY Playwright &
Director: Colin Broderick & Cast Members
The identity of the Irish worker in New York finds itself at an historic crossroads in Colin Broderick’s first feature film. A crew of Irish construction workers in their late thirties/early forties, still trying to work hard and party hard, are starting to discover the reality of a life spent dodging adult responsibility. These likable but no longer fresh faced rogues who left Ireland in a closeted era of oppression and sectarian violence have spent their adult lives self medicating in a foreign city. It’s time for a change and someone on the crew might just have the right idea.
Emerald City, made for just a hundred thousand dollars, is Broderick’s homage to the millions working class Irish immigrants who have toiled in relative obscurity for the past three centuries, plying their skills to build the most remarkable skylines in the world. The film serves as both a testament to that lineage but more importantly as a way of marking what Broderick sees as a cultural shift away from Irish manual labor and the end of the irish immigrant construction identity as we have come it know it. Pat Mack’s crew of loveable misfits may very well be the last of the Mohicans.
Friday Dec 8th, 7:00pm
Women Should Rule The World
Ambassadors Of Peace, Women Change Makers Of Pozo Indonesia Are Empowered To Unite A Country In Conflict. 500 Christian & Muslim Women At Odds Are Brought Together For One Cause By An Injured Woman With A BIG IDEA.
Lian Gogali and her 500 female students are a force to be reckoned with the conflict torn area of Poso, Indonesia. They are part of a powerful and successful movement for peace and justice in an area that has been racked by inter-religious violence for over a decade.
But five years ago, Lian was just a single mother living in rural Poso with a broken leg and a big dream to educate marginalised women. The Peace Agency follows her remarkable journey from her village to New York City to create The Women’s School, an institution that transforms its all-female class into agents of peace and non-violence grassroots activism that has altered the course of the conflict in Poso, and possibly the future of Indonesia.
Friday Dec 15th, 7:00pm
Featuring A Cast Of Clowns & Characters
Q&A With Director: Mr Corey Boutilier & Sculptor: David Gesualdi
Today, in a time when civil war statues in the south are being removed, and with what is believed to be the final performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, comes a documentary film that explores why P.T. Barnum should be newly honored and remembered properly by his birthplace. P.T. Barnum: The Lost Legend celebrates the Connecticut native, a philanthropist and progressive thought leader who was consistently on the right side of history. Barnum was a successful and wealthy businessman, a prolific author of self help books, stories, and an amazing autobiographer who saw great value in education and museums accessible to the public. The film demonstrates the importance of P.T Barnum in shaping the fabric of America today.
Friday Dec. 22nd – 7:00pm
A new documentary film that poignantly captures the intricate role played by John Paul in the collapse of communism and the liberation of Central and Eastern Europe.
Liberating A Continent Lobby 1 Featuring the unique insights of intellectual and cultural leaders such as papal biographer George Weigel, esteemed Polish historian Norman Davies, Pontifical John Paul II Institute Vice President Carl Anderson, John Paul’s lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Reagan National Security Advisor Richard Allen, and many others, this inspiring film gives an inside look at the improbable downfall of one of history’s most brutal regimes.
Narrated by Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest) and with original music by Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher) this is the incredible story of one man’s unwavering faith born of deep personal suffering, his steadfast defense of the dignity of the human person amidst the horrors of Nazi and Soviet Occupation, and his unyielding belief in the spiritual unity of Europe. Liberating a Continent convincingly reveals how these convictions toppled an evil empire and how they remain today the moral foundations for a prosperous and free Europe.
Friday Dec 29th, 7:00pm
“Shoot Me Nicely” Directed by: Elias Plagianos – Shoot Me Nicely starring John Behlmann, William Sadler, Linda Hamilton and Tasie Lawrence, is the story of a fashion photographer who loses his elite magazine job, plunging him into a downward spiral of odd jobs and celebrity chasing. A compromising photo of a politician quickly takes his life on a wild ride in his journey to return to the glitz and glam of the high-fashion world.
Friday Jan 5th, 7:00pm
Rigoberta Menchu: Daughter of the Maya
Nobel Peace Laureates Film Series: Presented by Peace Jam
The story of an unlikely hero, a poor peasant Maya girl living in a remote section of Guatemala, who survived a genocide and became a voice for her people across the world. “Rigoberta Menchu: Daughter of the Maya” shares the story of 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu. From The Peace Jam
Friday Jan 12th, 7:00pm
Explore the mystique of the open road in American culture.
“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me. The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose” – Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road
The winner of four Best Documentary awards, American Road delves into the literary and historical resonances of the mystique of the road – and especially of veering off the beaten track – in American lore: Westward expansion, Dust Bowl treks, freight train hobos, post-war suburbanization and the Beat critique of it, hitchhikers, the upheavals of the 1960s and early 1970s, and the latest generation of backpackers at home and abroad clutching their Lonely Planet and Rough Guides. The American road – from John Ford movie iconography to rent-a-car sojourns – has inspired poetry, art, music, novels, theater and films.
Our thematic touchstone is Walt Whitman’s egalitarian ideal of the ‘open road.’ Whitman clearly inspired Woody Guthrie’s legendary hard-traveling in the 1930s, the purposeful meanderings of Jack Kerouac through the affluent but edgy early post-war years, and the adventures and misadventures of much of the 1960s generation and their successors. Whitman’s open road, said D. H. Lawrence, was ‘the bravest doctrine man ever proposed to himself.’ Here is a deep exploration of that doctrine in action. American Road ultimately probes the meaning of what it is to be an American, not just a wayfarer.
Friday Jan 19th, 7:00pm
Playing With Short Film: Ron Taylor: Mr Baseball 17 min
The Story Of A Sport Born In America
“Dog Days Of Winter” is the first feature documentary on the start up of organized freestyle skiing during the early 1970’s in America. Told from the point of view of some of the most influential pioneers of the sport, ‘Dog Days’ tells the story of key people and events that set the stage for the birth of the sport, the spirit that freestyle is rooted in, factors that took the ‘free’ out of freestyle and reflections on what has become of the sport today.
“What all the freestylers have now, this stage to compete in the Olympics and this whole format whether it’s too regulated or not, it’s all because of those guys.”
Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonny Moseley
“We didn’t want to be coined as racers or disciplined skiers, we were the free spirits of skiing at that time.”
Freestyle Pioneer, Wayne Wong