Past Events
Glam Rock A Go-Go!
Sat, Jul 04
Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
Jul 04, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Our Backlot Cinema Series begins with Brian DePalma's cult classic musical satire: Phantom Of The Paradise + short film surprises, creative concessions by Lionstooth & a raffle! Imagine Spinal Tap meets Rocky Horror by way of Faust...
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World Localization Day
Sun, Jun 21
Localfutures.org
Jun 21, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Localfutures.org
It's clear that there's no "back to normal" So what comes next? Join us for an online festival of talks, short films, music and humour involving voices from every corner of the world to inspire lasting structural change for the wellbeing of people and planet.
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Write Action: Virtual Open Reading
Sat, Jun 20
Epsilon Spires Online
Jun 20, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Online
Hosted by Andy Burrows: each reader will have 4 minutes for poetry or short prose. Sponsored by Write Action and Epsilon Spires. RSVP for link.
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Black Mother: Cinema as Poetry
Tue, Jun 02
Epsilon Spires Webinar
Jun 02, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Epsilon Spires Webinar
Author, Poet, & Artist, Shanta Lee Gander leads a creative post-film discussion of Black Mother, the new non-linear documentary art film by Khalik Allah.
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The Wolf House: Animated Allegory
Sat, May 23
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
May 23, 9:20 AM – Jun 06, 11:59 PM
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
Combining stop-motion techniques, painting and photography, this exquisitely handcrafted animation feature tells the story of a girl who attempts to escape a colony of religious fanatics during Chile’s darkest years under Pinochet.
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Sorry We Missed You: Labor Film Discussion
Fri, May 22
Epsilon Spires Webinar
May 22, 8:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Webinar
Facilitated by Teresa Healy & Tom Juravich. Dr Healy is the host of We’re All in This Together radio show on WVEW, and was the chair of the Sustainable Development program at SIT Graduate Institute. Musician & Author, Dr Juravich is Professor of Labor Studies at UMASS Amherst.
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Virtual Cinema: The Painter & The Thief
Fri, May 22
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
May 22, 12:01 AM – Jun 05, 11:59 PM
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
Desperate for answers about the theft of her two paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link them.
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Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter
Wed, May 20
Virtual Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
May 20, 12:00 AM – Jun 03, 11:59 PM
Virtual Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
Part film, part baptism, director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.
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Sorry We Missed You: Labor Film Series
Wed, May 13
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
May 13, 12:00 AM – May 27, 11:59 PM
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
The British working class is the empathetic subject of Ken Loach’s new film: SORRY WE MISSED YOU, an intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy”.
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Spaceship Earth: Documentary Online
Fri, May 08
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
May 08, 3:00 PM – May 22, 11:59 PM
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
Chronicling a landmark undertaking at the corner of Counterculture and Science: this film examines the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called: BIOSPHERE 2. ​
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Virtual New Cinema: The Infiltrators
Thu, May 07
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
May 07, 7:00 PM – May 21, 11:59 PM
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
A documentary-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center—on purpose.
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Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint
Wed, May 06
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
May 06, 12:00 AM – May 20, 12:00 AM
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
Documentary about Hilma af Klint, an abstract artist before the term existed. A visionary, trailblazing figure who inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the rich natural world around her created a series of colorful, sensual and strange paintings without precedent.
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Vitalina Varela: Cinema Online
Wed, Apr 29
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
Apr 29, 12:00 PM – May 06, 12:00 AM
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
A film of deeply concentrated beauty by acclaimed Portuquese filmmaker Pedro Costa. Vitalina Varela stars nonprofessional actor Vitalina Varela in an extraordinary performance based on her own life.
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ERDE (EARTH): Virtual Screening
Mon, Apr 27
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
Apr 27, 12:00 AM
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans - with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Our Daily Bread) observes humankind as a geological factor, in mines, quarries and construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet.
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Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure
Sat, Apr 25
Epsilon Spires: Virtual Cinema w/ Q & A
Apr 25, 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Epsilon Spires: Virtual Cinema w/ Q & A
With a poetic blend of curiosity, humor, sensuality and concern, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle explore the pleasure and politics of water. A Virtual Event: Film Streaming All Day - Director Q & A at 8pm.
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Jason W. Moore: Climates of Crisis
Fri, Apr 24
Epsilon Spires Webinar
Apr 24, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Webinar
The author of Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Discusses Environmental History, Global Capitalism, and the Planetary Imagination. How the crisis we are experiencing is not the failure of a species, it’s the failure of a system.
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Secret of the Seasons: Climate Co-Opera
Wed, Apr 22
Epsilon Spires: Interactive Climate Musical
Apr 22, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Epsilon Spires: Interactive Climate Musical
Music can help us face the challenges- both internal and external- to initiate individual and collective action. SOS is an online participatory musical experience that stimulates audience members to address their relationship to climate change.
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The Hottest August: Virtual Cinema
Mon, Apr 20
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
Apr 20, 2:26 PM – 2:41 PM
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema
What does the future look like from where we are standing? What if we are not all standing in the same place? At a time when shared reality lies in ruins, The Hottest August imagines life as a collective endeavor taking place in a world held in common.
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La Création Mondiale & Starbirthed
Sat, Feb 29
Epsilon Spires
Feb 29, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Celebrate Leap Day, February 29th with electro-acoustic hymns and sonic explorations inspired by the cosmos and natural world !
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Phobos: Dysfunctional Robotic Orchestra
Sat, Feb 15
Epsilon Spires
Feb 15, 8:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Sonoscopia, an experimental music collective based in Porto, Portugal presents Phobos: a set of small robots and automatic music generation devices that form an orchestra of sculptural instruments with defects, genetic mutations and erratic behaviors.
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Peter Weir: Picnic at Hanging Rock
Fri, Feb 14
Epsilon Spires
Feb 14, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Screening of Peter Weir's 1975 dreamscape of haunting mystery and buried sexual hysteria. Opening Performance by Anomali & Ophelia on Vibraphone and Electronics.
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Ross Goldstein: Mellotron and Organ
Sat, Feb 08
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Feb 08, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro VT 05301
Improvisational Performances by Ross Goldstein and Brian Dewan to celebrate the release of new ambient album: Timoka
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Mystra Imbolc Festival
Sat, Feb 01
Epsilon Spires
Feb 01, 5:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Experimental Old-timey Psychedelic-Country Music Jamboree to celebrate the arrival of Spring! Curated by Mystra Records
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Gavin Klein: Pipes from Shore to Shore
Sat, Jan 18
Epsilon Spires
Jan 18, 3:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
A concert of European and American Music for the Organ featuring pieces by JS Bach, Elgar, Buxtehude, Anderson, Boëllmann, and others. Presented by the Estey Organ Museum
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Agnès Varda: The Gleaners and I
Fri, Jan 17
Epsilon Spires
Jan 17, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Screening of The Gleaners and I (2000) followed by a discussion of Agnès Varda’s Cinema: Performing (trans)national authorship. Facilitated by film scholar Leonard Cortana. This film experience includes locally-sourced thematic catering.
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Noise Nomads & Tether
Sat, Jan 11
Epsilon Spires
Jan 11, 8:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Closing Ceremony for Lauren Pakradooni's multimedia exhibition: Describing a Sunset to a Robocaller featuring live performances by Tether (Lauren Pakradooni) & Noise Nomads (Jeff Hartford).
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2001: A Space Odyssey
Tue, Dec 31
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Dec 31, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
New Years Eve: enjoy Stanley Kubrick's epic Sci-fi Classic on our Sanctuary screen paired with futuristic catering & color-evolving cocktails.
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Weird Animation for Kids
Sat, Dec 14
Epsilon Spires
Dec 14, 2019, 2:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Curated by Jo Dery, Leif Goldberg, and Erin Rosenthal. Unusual animation on the big screen in our sanctuary followed by a dance party and snacks for kids of all ages. Opening with a short live-action Play: "Dream Friends" by the Lovelights.
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Capitalism Documentary: Part 3
Sun, Dec 08
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Dec 08, 2019, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Screening and discussion of final episodes 5 & 6 of CAPITALISM, an ambitious and accessible documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world.
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Teaching Climate Justice
Sat, Dec 07
Social Engagement Salon
Dec 07, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Social Engagement Salon, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Bill Bigelow, curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools magazine and co-director of the Zinn Education Project, facilitates a workshop for K-12 educators, teacher educators, and activists, based on his book A People's Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis.
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Walls of Sound: The Ecology of the Borderlands
Fri, Dec 06
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Dec 06, 2019, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Alexander Meszler performs a piece on the sanctuary Estey organ incorporating field recordings, video projection and scientific research to raise awareness of the negative environmental impact of a U.S.- Mexico border wall.
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Capitalism Documentary: Part 2
Wed, Dec 04
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Dec 04, 2019, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Screening and discussion of episodes 3 & 4 of CAPITALISM, an ambitious and accessible documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world.
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Sans Soleil: Film & Performance
Sat, Nov 30
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Nov 30, 2019, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
“Sunless” A film about subjectivity, death, photography, social custom and consciousness itself. Chris Marker's 1983 masterpiece offers a meditation on the nature of human memory and time, and how the perception of personal and global histories are affected in our post-modern universe.
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Capitalism: Documentary Series
Fri, Nov 29
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Nov 29, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro VT 05301
Counter-celebrate Black Friday by viewing and discussing CAPITALISM, an ambitious and accessible documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world.
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Brattleboro Women’s Chorus
Sat, Nov 23
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Nov 23, 2019, 3:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
On Saturday Nov. 23rd at 3pm and 7:30 pm: Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will present their 23rd Annual Fall concert "Love Changes Everything" spirited harmonies from music of various traditions accompanied by local guest musicians.
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NY Theremin Society: Concert & Workshops
Sat, Nov 16
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Nov 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – Nov 17, 2019, 2:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Saturday night concert featuring Dorit Chrysler and Charlie Hobbs followed by Sunday workshops for children and adults to learn how to play the Theremin.
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CV & JAB: Pithos
Fri, Nov 08
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Nov 08, 2019, 8:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Brussels-based ambient classical composer Christina Vantzou & John Also Bennett immerse the sanctuary with drifting, surrealist soundspaces. Anomali opens the event with new works melding vibraphone & synth. Join us for a deep-listening sonic experience utilizing the unique acoustics of the space.
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Carolina Eyck: Elegies for Theremin and Voice.
Fri, Nov 01
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Nov 01, 2019, 8:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
With loops and a variety of sound effects, Carolina develops whole choirs to extend the color palette of our sonic landscape. Singing without lyrics, she merges theremin and voice symbiotically. Her ethereal vocals give the Theremin a human quality, while the Theremin adds an otherworldly element.
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From Shock to Awe
Fri, Oct 25
Social Engagement Salon
Oct 25, 2019, 7:00 PM
Social Engagement Salon, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
This documentary asks ‘How do we heal our deepest wounds?’ An intimate and raw look at the transformational journey of two combat veterans suffering from severe trauma as they abandon pharmaceuticals to seek relief from the mind-expanding world of psychedelics.
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Brattleboro Literary Festival: Los Lorcas & Write Action
Sat, Oct 19
Social Engagement Salon
Oct 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Social Engagement Salon, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
In the spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca, poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up that blurs boundaries between spoken word and song. Performance followed by an open reading hosted by Write Action.
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Brattleboro Literary Festival: Poetry
Sat, Oct 19
Sanctuary
Oct 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Sanctuary, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
The theme of the 2019 festival is Identity: personal identity, cultural identity and our identity as a country.
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Brattleboro Literary Festival: Prose & Poetry
Fri, Oct 18
Social Engagement Salon
Oct 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Social Engagement Salon, 190 Main Street Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
The flash story and prose poem are both flourishing in our era, and the relationship between the two is complex and intertwining. This reading will present writers who have been on the leading edge of this hybridization to create a dynamic and fascinating dialogue between the two forms.
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Sacred & Profane: The Holy Mountain
Fri, Oct 11
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Oct 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro VT 05301
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 underground film classic The Holy Mountain presented by avant-improvisational sound artist: Id M Theft Able
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Nocturnal Astrology with Liminal Light
Fri, Oct 04
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary 190 Main Street
Oct 04, 2019, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary 190 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Author and Astrologer Chris Reppucci presents a special nightime lecture on the Lunar Mansions.
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Adam Curtis: HyperNormalisation
Fri, Oct 04
Social Engagement Salon
Oct 04, 2019, 7:00 PM
Social Engagement Salon , 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place. It explains why these chaotic events are happening - but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.
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Experiments in Gamelan
Sat, Sep 28
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Sep 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Multimedia festival showcasing new, experimental works in a genre of Indonesian traditional music called gamelan. Artists of varying backgrounds will collaborate, forming small ensembles utilizing gamelan instruments and transforming its sound and structure with the aid of electronics.
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Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
Sat, Sep 21
Social Engagement Salon
Sep 21, 2019, 9:00 PM
Social Engagement Salon, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
On isolated Christmas island, land crabs migrate in millions from the jungle to the sea. The same jungle hides a high-security Australian detention centre where thousands of asylum seekers have been held indefinitely. Their only connection to the outside world is trauma counsellor, Poh Lin Lee.
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Alloy Orchestra presents Man With a Movie Camera
Sat, Sep 21
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Sep 21, 2019, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Alloy Orchestra performs a dynamic live soundtrack to Soviet director Dziga Vertov’s 1929 surrealist masterpiece: Man with a Movie Camera.
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Farming While Black with Soul Fire Farm
Thu, Sep 12
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Sep 12, 2019, 7:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Join food justice advocate and storyteller Amani Olugbala from Soul Fire Farm to learn how to be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help build a sustainable system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all members of our community.
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Victoria Keddie: Electrona in Crystallo Fluenti
Fri, Sep 06
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary
Sep 06, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
Performance & multimedia installation featuring compositions of sound and image synchronized in real time with orbital debris objects.
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