PHOTOGRAPHS AND STORIES BY ETHAN HUBBARD ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS SEPTEMBER 21 THROUGH DECEMBER 2 For nearly 50 years, Ethan Hubbard drove the back roads of rural Vermont in search of old-time Vermonters. This retrospective of Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of North-Central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits – pulled from some 600 rolls of film that he shot over five decades. Also included are audio excerpts chosen from 125 of Hubbard’s tape recordings and interviews. In barns and fields, from forest walks to kitchen tables, Ethan’s photographic portraits and audio recordings transport the viewer to rural Vermont and to the moments he shared with the people he met there. OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 5:00 PM | RSVP HERE LIVE STORYTELLING EVENT WITH ETHAN HUBBARD THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 AT 7:00 PM Gallery Hours Tuesday – Saturday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Monday: Closed
Not only a technique for actors, improvisation is a basic life skill and training can be hard to come by. Justin Lander (Modern Times Theater, Vemont Vaudeville) teaches this amazing youth workshop that focuses on foundation improvisation techniques, the basics of storytelling, character development, and physicality for the stage. For ages 12-18
Join Sophie Barsalow for breath-centered yoga classes accessible to all levels and students of yoga seeking calm, connection, meditation, strength, flexibility, and balance. Through creative asana sequences and class themes, this mindful approach to yoga explores informed alignment techniques, body and breath awareness, and reveals inner truths and intuitive wisdom. Come as you are, be yourself, and experience the moving meditation that is Hatha Yoga. Classes are every Friday, November 2 until February 22.
Comedy/Drama Feature Film I Vermont Premiere Stars: Barry Corbin ('Northern Exposure', 'No Country For Old Men'), Mackinlee Waddell ('Good Christian Belles'), Terry Kiser ('Weekend At Bernies'). Produced & Directed by: Vermont filmmakers, Kathy Swanson and Vince O'Connell Written by: Kathy Swanson film synopsis: When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer that thinks he's still quite the ladies' man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Each with their own issues and agendas, they head west in a dilapidated Winnebago. Encountering oddball tourist attractions and eccentric characters, they find themselves in seemingly impossible situations with only each other for support. As the journey progresses so does their relationship and they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren't all that different. A deceptively simple look, presented lightly and with humor, at aging, transitions, loss and family, the film doesn't hit the audience over the head with the message. Filled with typical, understated rural and small town humor and restraint, 'Farmer of the Year' captures the sense of real life, location and spirit of the rural America with a unique combination of homegrown and Hollywood. 'Farmer' of the Year has been selected to screen at film festivals across the country, winning 'Audience Choice Awards' at the Minneapolis St. Paul, Sedona and Woods Hole International Film Festivals. It was nominated for 'Best Actor' for Barry Corbin at Woods Hole and Best Feature Film and Best Actor at the Soho International Film Festival in New York City and Lady Filmmakers Festival in Los Angeles. Filmmakers will be in attendance for Q&A following the 5:30 PM screening, Friday, November 16. 103 min
Join us for the hilarious Thanksgiving travel movie starring Steve Martin and John Candy. This Mid-Week Movie will be a benefit for the Hardwick Area Food Pantry. Bring a non-perishable food item or a donation for admission. Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination. Rated R Run time: 1 hr and 33 min