Next Stage Arts Project will present the original film DATELINE-SAIGON, part of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Vermont Tour, as part of its [FRAMED] film series on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12, on sale in advance and at the door.
Award-winning DATELINE-SAIGON tells the story of five young journalists whose courageous reporting during the early years of the Vietnam War in the face of fierce opposition — and worse — from our government is uncannily relevant to challenges journalists face today. Dateline-Saigon profiles five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists — The New York Times’s David Halberstam; The Associated Press’s Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and the legendary photojournalist Horst Faas; and United Press International’s Neil Sheehan.
Narrated by Sam Waterston, Dateline-Saigon has all the drama and high stakes of All the President’s Men and the tragedy and romance of The Quiet American.
Dateline Saigon is written and directed by Thomas Herman, produced by Good Neighbor Productions in association with Northern Light Productions.
“The best film about journalism in Vietnam I’ve ever seen.” —Bob Schieffer, former anchor of CBS Evening News and moderator of Face the Nation
There will be a hosted post screening discussion.
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (middfilmest.org) is a juried competition dedicated to the work of first and second time filmmakers. Jay Craven is the Artistic Director In addition to its annual summer Festival, MNFF has also created the MNFF Vermont Tour that takes some of its best feature films from the August event to six geographically diverse venues around the state the following February. This highly popular initiative allows the Festival to raise awareness for the filmmakers involved and for MNFF itself.
[FRAMED] is a presentation by Next Stage Arts Project. Conceived in collaboration with former Tribeca Film Festival director Nancy Schafer, the series features feature length documentary films, each presented by the filmmaker or star in an intimate setting at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, in Putney, Vermont.
Next Stage has a beer and wine cash bar.
Those attending the film can get a 20% discount on their entrée at The Gleanery, with a reservation at 387-3052.