Past Events

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: DOWNTOWN '81
    Fri, Jun 25
    Epsilon Spires
    Jun 25, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    A rare real-life snapshot of the creative energy and subculture of post-punk era New York City, starring a then-unknown, 19-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat as a penniless, newly-evicted young artist wandering the streets and clubs of Manhattan as he searches for a mystery woman and a place to crash.
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  • Vaccine Clinic & Pipe Organ Performance!
    Jun 23, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    Stop by this walk-in clinic to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (one-and-done!) and enjoy beautiful live music performed on our majestic Estey Pipe Organ by Dr. Alexander Meszler and Breton Abbondanzio.
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  • SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS!
    Fri, Jun 18
    Epsilon Spires
    Jun 18, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    The remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to radically transform how we produce and listen to music today.
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  • 3-D MOVIE NIGHT!
    Fri, Jun 11
    Epsilon Spires
    Jun 11, 8:15 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    Join us in The Backlot Cinema for CODEX ENTROPIA, a new arthouse short & THE MASK, a campy cult classic watched on the big screen through provided, old-school anaglyph (red/blue) 3-D Glasses!
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  • TOVE: Artistic Independence!
    Fri, Jun 04
    Epsilon Spires
    Jun 04, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    The Backlot Cinema series begins with an enchanting and romantic portrait of the inspiring life of Finnish artist Tove Jansson, a woman who defied the bourgeois norms of post-War Europe to live a life of artistic and sexual freedom. Introduction by multimedia artist and film scholar, Jo Dery!
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  • THERE IS NO EVIL
    Fri, May 21
    Virtual Theatre
    May 21, 12:00 AM – Jun 18, 12:00 AM
    Virtual Theatre
    Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, There is No Evil is an anthology film comprising four moral tales about men faced with a simple yet unthinkable choice – to follow orders to enforce the death penalty, or resist and risk everything.
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  • NATURE/NURTURE Closing Party!
    Fri, May 07
    Epsilon Spires
    May 07, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    Celebration of NATURE/NURTURE, an exhibition of new multimedia works by Brent Birnbaum & Christin Ripley featuring a performance by J. Ivcevich: Improvisational music rooted in analog drones, arpeggiating synths and subtle churning rhythm patterns pulsing through dub delays and oscillating filters.
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  • Christin Ripley: Nature/Nurture Exhibition
    May 07, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sanctuary Gallery, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    Ripley’s handpainted textiles are sewn and upholstered into sculpture, furniture and functional objects. Applying the philosophy that the artist is not the driving force or branding of a product, but one hand of many that make possible for an idea to manifest in the material world.
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  • Brent Birnbaum: Nature/Nurture Exhibition
    Fri, May 07
    Sanctuary Gallery
    May 07, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sanctuary Gallery, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    Birnbaum embarks on projects that challenge him mentally and physically by collecting and repurposing a difficult quantity of an absurd material. Inspired equally by historical narrative and the readymade materials in it's wake, he is on a quest to discover and create life’s unseen angles
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  • THE COUNTY: Icelandic Activism
    Fri, Apr 30
    Virtual Cinema
    Apr 30, 12:00 AM – May 31, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Cinema
    The director of oscar-nominated RAMS, Grímur Hákonarson returns to his native Iceland with another humanist farmland fable. A deeply affecting and timely political allegory set within a jaw-dropping natural landscape, aided by a tenacious anti-heroine with a touch of dry, idiosyncratic Nordic humor.
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  • The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD
    Mon, Apr 19
    Virtual Cinema
    Apr 19, 11:40 AM EDT – May 02, 11:59 PM EDT
    Virtual Cinema
    Explore the History and Future of LSD on Bicycle Day, April 19th! In honor of the first time a young Swiss chemist named Albert Hofmann ingested a dose of a new compound he discovered in 1943, a drug so potent that mere fractions of a milligram can alter the perception of reality.
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  • Maɬni — Towards The Ocean, Towards The Shore
    Apr 09, 12:00 AM – Apr 30, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Cinema
    A lush, poetic contemplation on the cycle of afterlife, rebirth, and death based on Chinookan cosmology from the Pacific Northwest. Probing questions about humanity’s place on earth and other worlds, Sky Hopinka’s new visionary film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after.
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  • This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection
    Apr 02, 11:40 AM – Apr 30, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Cinema
    When her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction, an 80-year-old widow (Mary Twala) becomes an unlikely leader who ignites the spirit of resistance within her community. Award winner at Sundance and the first ever submission from Lesotho to the Academy Awards.
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  • THE FEVER, LANDS, MARGIN'S
    Fri, Mar 19
    Virtual Cinema
    Mar 19, 12:01 AM – Apr 10, 12:00 AM
    Virtual Cinema
    Brazilian writer-director Maya Da-Rin juxtaposes the beauty of the natural world against the utility of the industrial one in this drama about a father and daughter facing a separation — and maybe interference from mystical forces.
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  • A Shape Of Things To Come
    Fri, Mar 19
    Virtual Cinema
    Mar 19, 12:00 AM EDT – Apr 09, 12:00 AM EDT
    Virtual Cinema
    Whether harvesting medicinal herbs, smoking a Sonoran toad’s psychedelic venom, or cultivating unsettling acts of eco-terrorism, Sundog’s way of life raises provocative questions about humanity’s relation to the environment – and to itself – amidst the specter of global collapse.
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  • SO PRETTY
    Fri, Mar 12
    Virtual Cinema
    Mar 12, 12:01 AM – Apr 01, 12:00 AM
    Virtual Cinema
    In this meta-theatrical film about love in the 21st century, four young queer artists in NYC struggle to maintain the tenderness and warmth of their proto-utopian community against the outside world as their lives curiously merge with the 1980s German novel So Schön by Ronald M. Schernikau
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  • The Inheritance
    Fri, Mar 12
    Virtual Cinema
    Mar 12, 12:00 AM – Apr 02, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Cinema
    A beguiling postmodern collage of Black activism and art shot in vibrant color on 16mm. Ephraim Asili's debut explores the formation, growth, and tensions of a shared Black space for socialist thought and creativity using a political pop aesthetic that recalls Jean-Luc Godard in the late 1960's.
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  • Vidhi's Bollywood Film Club: English Vinglish
    Mar 08, 12:00 AM – Mar 31, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Theater
    Join us on International Women's Day, March 8th for English Vinglish: a gently impactful story of a woman’s awakening of self empowerment. Presented by Vidhi Salla, host of the international radio program: Vidhi's Bollywood Jukebox. RSVP to join the Post-Film discussion March 13th, 11am-12pm (EST).
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  • Keep an Eye Out!
    Fri, Mar 05
    Virtual Cinema
    Mar 05, 12:00 AM – Mar 26, 4:00 AM
    Virtual Cinema
    Between the opening sequence, a man in red speedos conducting an outdoor orchestra, and the triple-meta denouement, this whip-smart French comedy disregards audience expectations, the fourth wall, and the laws of time and space. You’ll never look at a protractor or an oyster the same way again.
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  • TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
    Fri, Mar 05
    Virtual Cinema
    Mar 05, 12:00 AM – Mar 26, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Cinema
    Set in a near-future when commercial space travel has begun, this speculative documentary combines observational footage with virtual reality to create a lyrical meditation on progress, history, and how we navigate a sense of loss within ourselves and a changing world.
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  • Just Don't Think I'll Scream: Montage & Consciousness
    Jan 29, 12:00 AM – Feb 12, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Cinema
    Frank Beauvais’s intimate essay film assembles excerpts from the 400-plus films the French director watched over a four-month period of seclusion. The resulting montage reframes otherwise incidental images into an indelible and immensely moving reflection on life, love, and loss.
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  • Preparations to Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time
    Fri, Jan 29
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Jan 29, 12:00 AM EST – Feb 12, 11:59 PM EST
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Hungary's official submission to the 2021 Academy Awards is a cerebral, stylish and romantic noir mystery that evokes the films of Alfred Hitchcock while putting a subtle feminist spin on classic screen tropes.
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  • ATLANTIS: Visionary Cinema from Ukraine
    Jan 29, 12:00 AM – Feb 12, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Cinema
    Winner at Venice Film Festival and Ukraine's official selection for the 2021 Oscars. Set in 2025, Sergiy, a former soldier meets Katya while on a mission dedicated to exhuming the past. Together, they try to return to some sort of normal life in which they are allowed to fall in love again.
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  • Art + Design: The New Bauhaus
    Fri, Jan 08
    Virtual Cinema
    Jan 08, 12:00 AM – Jan 14, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Cinema
    Can art and design change the world for the better? How does immigration fuel American culture? This documentary explores the role of design and culture in civic life through the inspiring philosophy and artworks of László Moholy-Nagy. RSVP for link to join a Filmmaker Q&A, 8pm, Wednesday, Jan.13th.
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  • Vidhi's Bollywood Film Club!
    Sat, Dec 26
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Dec 26, 2020, 7:00 PM – Jan 16, 2021, 11:59 PM
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Join us for Mughal-e-Azam (1960) The Indian grand epic that has all the great music and dazzling costumes that have become a hallmark of the genre. Presented by Vidhi Salla host of the radio program, Vidhi's Bollywood Jukebox. Online Film Discussion will be 8pm (EST) on Saturday, January 2nd.
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  • The Twentieth Century
    Thu, Dec 17
    Epsilon Spires, Virtual Cinema
    Dec 17, 2020, 3:02 PM – Jan 03, 2021, 12:00 AM
    Epsilon Spires, Virtual Cinema
    What better to end 2020 then to enjoy a savagely funny and avant-garde Canadian political-history satire with a hallucinatory aesthetic that is equal parts German Expressionism, Monty Python, Guy Maddin, Kids in the Hall, and state-sponsored propaganda?
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  • Meditation for Creative Expression
    Sun, Dec 13
    Online Workshop
    Dec 13, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    Sound healer Lavender Suarez guides you with gentle breathing and movement meditations combined with expressive writing and drawing prompt exercises to facilitate a reflective therapeutic experience. Based on principles of art therapy, this online class is for anyone, artists and non-artists alike.
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  • Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs
    Thu, Dec 10
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Theatre
    Dec 10, 2020, 4:00 PM – Dec 24, 2020, 11:00 PM
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Theatre
    Can an imaginative boy, his know-it-all cousin and a pack of talking dogs save their unique neighborhood from a greedy developer? This charming animation from Latvia is an eco-activist adventure for all-ages.
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  • All-Ages World Animation: Fruits Of Clouds
    Fri, Nov 27
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Theatre
    Nov 27, 2020, 2:00 PM – Dec 01, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Theatre
    This 10 minute film from the Czech Republic follows the story of a furry little forest-dweller, who makes a great discovery by overcoming the fear of the unknown. Directed by Kateřina Karhánková
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  • Our Time Machine
    Mon, Nov 23
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Nov 23, 2020, 7:00 PM – Dec 14, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    When artist Maleonn realizes that his father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, he creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a wondrous time-travel adventure performed on stage with life-size mechanical puppets. Through creation he finds grace and unexpected joy in this moving meditation on the circle of life.
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  • DIVINE LOVE: New Brazilian Cinema
    Fri, Nov 20
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Nov 20, 2020, 5:00 PM – Dec 20, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    A fluorescent sci-fi critique of today’s right-wing led Brazil, Divino Amor is a bold, sexy and satirically witty take on a near-future full of fundamentalist Christian dance parties, devotional bureaucracy, ritualistic orgies, marriage therapy cults and drive-thru confessionals.
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  • In My Blood It Runs
    Mon, Nov 16
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Nov 16, 2020, 5:00 PM – Dec 07, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    10 year old Dujuan is an expert healer, hunter, and speaks three languages. Full of life and exuberance he shares his wisdom of Aboriginal history and the complex world around. Yet he is failing in school; facing increasing scrutiny from authorities; and travelling perilously close to incarceration.
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  • NOVEMBER: Estonian Folklore
    Thu, Nov 12
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Nov 12, 2020, 11:40 AM – Dec 12, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    A strange, beguiling, dreamlike world infused with black humor and a special reverence for the beauty in squalor. Where peasants make deals with the devil to survive the cold winter, werewolves roam, ancestral ghosts come to dine, and household debris assembles to stumble drunkenly in the night.
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  • Poetic Journey: The Mouth Of The Wolf
    Mon, Nov 02
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Nov 02, 2020, 3:00 PM – Nov 16, 2020, 12:00 AM
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Pietro Marcello’s hauntingly beautiful debut interweaves two love stories: A man newly released from prison makes his way through the city to be reunited with his soulmate, and a poetic reverie of the Italian port town, depicted in all its mysterious, fading glory.
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  • THIS IS NOT A MOVIE
    Mon, Nov 02
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Nov 02, 2020, 3:00 PM – Nov 16, 2020, 12:00 AM
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    For more than 40 years, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world.In an era of fake news, when journalists are dubbed “the enemies of the people,” Fisk’s resolve to document reality has become an obsessive war to speak the truth.
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  • Gather: Indigenous People's Day
    Mon, Nov 02
    Virtual Theatre
    Nov 02, 2020, 2:49 PM – Nov 12, 2020, 12:00 AM
    Virtual Theatre
    An intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty. Film begins streaming on Indigenous People's Day. Co-sponsored by The Brattleboro Food Co-op.
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  • Halloween Cinematic Phantamasgora!
    Sat, Oct 31
    Epsilon Spires
    Oct 31, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    A Double Feature of Classic Horror Films in our Socially-Distanced Sanctuary! Both newly-restored in 4K: George A. Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) & Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA! (1978) + Costume Contest with prizes! Locally-Sourced Seasonal Concessions, Trick or Treats & other Surprises!
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  • All-Ages Hallowe'en Jamboree!
    Sun, Oct 18
    Epsilon Spires
    Oct 18, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    A Pumpkin Painting & Carving Party in our socially-distanced Backlot Cinema! Featuring a special musical performance by the Lovelights Theatre Troupe, Vinyl DJ, Costume Photo Booth + Local Seasonal Foods! Each ticket includes a pumpkin & all you need to create your unique lantern!
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  • Write Action: Spotlight Reading
    Sat, Oct 17
    Epsilon Spires Online
    Oct 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Epsilon Spires Online
    Ten-minute readings from: Tim Mayo, Cheryl Wilfong, Terry Hauptman, Vince Panella, Toni Ortner, and Karma Kitaj. Authors will be reading from recently published books. RSVP for Zoom Link!
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  • Comic Covid Catharsis
    Sat, Oct 03
    Epsilon Spires
    Oct 03, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    Craving respite from the apocalyptic blues? Join us for some much needed laughter & collective release. The Stone Church & Epsilon Spires present a night of Stand-up Comedy in our socially-distanced outdoor theatre! Cuisine by Jamaican Jewelz!
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  • Film Discussion: World Peace & Other 4th Grade Achievements
    Sep 30, 2020, 1:00 PM
    Virtual Theatre
    This inspiring documentary reveals how a wise, loving teacher can unleash students’ full potential. Now screening in our Virtual Theatre! Online Q&A with John Hunter & Chris Farina on September, 30th, 1pm (EDT).
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  • Animated Allegory: FAUST
    Fri, Sep 18
    Virtual Cinema
    Sep 18, 2020, 12:00 AM – Oct 02, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Cinema
    A visually fantastic combination of live-action, claymation, puppet theatre, and stop-motion animation, Jan Švankmajer’s version of the infamous fable of Dr Faustus borrows freely from Marlowe, Goethe, ancient folktales and timeless myths to offer a completely new interpretation.
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  • World Peace & Other 4th Grade Achievements
    Sep 08, 2020, 12:00 AM – Oct 07, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Theatre
    Our Radical Pedagogy series begins with a timely reminder that the future is truly at stake as we educate our children. This inspiring documentary reveals how a wise, loving teacher can unleash students’ full potential. Screening now in our Virtual Theatre! Online filmmaker Q&A on September, 30th.
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  • Elevated & Wilding Out!
    Fri, Sep 04
    Epsilon Spires
    Sep 04, 2020, 8:00 PM – Sep 05, 2020, 11:00 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    The Backlot Cinema presents: WILD STYLE and STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED, two seminal films celebrating New York's early hip-hop & graffiti culture.
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  • Outside: new paintings by JRS
    Aug 30, 2020, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Outside, 345 Hickory Ridge Rd, Putney, VT 05346, USA
    Epsilon Spires presents an outdoor exhibition in natural light. Bring a picnic basket & bathing suit! Location: 345 Hickory Ridge Rd. Putney VT.
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  • Cry Baby: American Antiheroes
    Fri, Aug 28
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
    Aug 28, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    This musical-comedy romp through 1950's teen-angst is an energetic celebration of non-conformity from John Waters, the unequivocal master of bad taste. Johnny Depp stars as a leather-clad bad boy whose ability to shed a single, solitary tear drives good girls wild.
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  • Virtual Cinema: Son of the White Mare
    Fri, Aug 28
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    Aug 28, 2020, 11:40 AM – Sep 14, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
    One of the great, rare psychedelic masterpieces of world animation, Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia) is a swirling, color-mad maelstrom of mythic monsters and Scythian heroes. Now restored in 4K using the original 35mm camera negative.
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  • Hey Little Black Girl: by Lyntoria Newton
    Aug 24, 2020, 3:00 PM – Sep 02, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Theatre
    A film essay that explores black girlhood from yesterday, today and tomorrow. Now Screening in our Virtual Theatre. Online artist talk hosted by In-sight Photography on Wed, Aug, 26th, 12pm (EDT).
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  • UCC Harlo & Valise: Ethereal Resonance
    Aug 22, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    A transcendent night of multimedia performance in our socially-distanced Sanctuary. Seating is limited in capacity. Advance booking strongly encouraged.
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