PAUL SCHRADER'S WORK as a writer and director can be seen in such classic films as “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull” and “The Last Temptation of Christ.” Schrader’s latest film, “First Reformed,” will screen on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Town Hall Theater. Craven will conduct a Q&A with Schrader onstage from 4-5 p.m., after which he’ll be presented with MNFF’s “Sustained Excellence in Cutting Edge Filmmaking Award.”
MIDDLEBURY — The red carpet will be rolled out not only for the first- or second-time filmmakers screening their creations at the fifth annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) this week, but also for some well-established luminaries of the industry.
The festival is expected to draw big crowds of cinema creators and enthusiasts from throughout the world to Addison County’s shire town for four days of screenings at multiple venues, Aug. 22 to 25.
Organizers whittled down 340 film submissions to what they deemed the 75-85 best entries (to go along with around 20 curated films) that will...