Past Events

  • 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
    Wed, Sep 30
    Virtual Theatre
    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
    Tue, Sep 08
    Virtual Theatre
    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
    Sun, Aug 30
    Outside
    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
    Mon, Aug 24
    Virtual Theatre
    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
    Sat, Aug 22
    Epsilon Spires
    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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  • Love and Anarchy
    Fri, Aug 21
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
    Aug 21, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    A powerful statement on the terror of fascism, Lina Wertmüller's masterpiece of operatic emotion and subversive comedy: LOVE AND ANARCHY investigates the murky dualism between the personal and political, victim and agent, bourgeois and proletarian.
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  • STARLESS: Guerrilla Filmmaking
    Tue, Aug 18
    Epsilon Spires
    Aug 18, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    The newest no-budget renegade dreamscape from emerging local filmmaker Colby Betz. Premiere screening and director Q&A in our socially-distanced Sanctuary. Seating is limited in capacity. Advance booking strongly encouraged.
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  • TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER!
    Fri, Aug 14
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
    Aug 14, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    The holy grail of cult films: Tears of the Black Tiger (Fah Talai Jone) is a kaleidoscopic, candy-colored cowboy confection from Thailand. Directed by Wisit Sasanatieng.
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  • Around The Sun: Filmmaker Q&A
    Sat, Aug 08
    Virtual Theatre
    Aug 08, 2020, 1:00 PM
    Virtual Theatre
    Join us online for a conversation with Director, Oliver Krimpas and Screenwriter, Jonathan Kiefer about their new film: Around the Sun. Q&A facilitated by Dr. Kelly Reidy, the host of Atlas Obscura's Accidental Discoveries. RSVP for Link.
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  • Season of the Witch
    Fri, Aug 07
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
    Aug 07, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    Joan, a housewife attempting empowerment through the dark arts believes she’s discovered the perfect antidote to her monotonous suburban existence... George A. Romero’s self-described “Feminist Horror Film" is an intimate and provocative character study reminiscent of Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
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  • HEAVY META PARKING LOT!
    Fri, Jul 31
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
    Jul 31, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    Backlot Cinema goes meta with two underground ethnographic documentaries that explore American culture through the subject of The Parking Lot.
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  • Write Action: Virtual Open Reading
    Thu, Jul 30
    Epsilon Spires Online
    Jul 30, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Epsilon Spires Online
    Hosted by Andy Burrows: each reader will have 5 minutes for poetry or short prose. Sponsored by Write Action and Epsilon Spires. RSVP for zoom link.
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  • Around the Sun: Virtual New Cinema
    Wed, Jul 29
    Virtual Theatre
    Jul 29, 2020, 12:00 AM – Aug 12, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Virtual Theatre
    A cosmic tale of love, reason, and realizing you're not the center of the universe. Starring Cara Theobold (Downtown Abbey), Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones). Online Filmmaker Q&A on August 8th.
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  • MUSCLE BEACH
    Fri, Jul 24
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
    Jul 24, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    In Tribute to the films of Robert Fiore we present: PUMPING IRON, with an introduction by Jessamyn Fiore. This groundbreaking documentary about the bodybuilding subculture of the 1970's became a huge box office sensation and launched one man's international celebrity and influence.
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  • Bollywood!
    Fri, Jul 17
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
    Jul 17, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    Join us for Satyajit Ray’s: Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players) a complicated historical narrative with an unflinching look at collusion between the colonizer and colonized elites. Intoduced by Vidhi Salla from the radio show: Vidhi's Bollywood Jukebox. Cuisine by Shital's Indian Vegetarian.
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  • Afrofuturist Sci-Fi!
    Fri, Jul 10
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
    Jul 10, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
    New African Films that Decolonize the Imagination and Explore the Past, Present, Future through a Black Lens. Featuring Ethiopean & Eritean Cuisine by A Taste of Abyssinia.
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  • Glam Rock A Go-Go!
    Sat, Jul 04
    Backlot Cinema @ Epsilon Spires
    Jul 04, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 9:20 AM – Jun 06, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 12:01 AM – Jun 05, 2020, 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, 2020, 12:00 AM – Jun 03, 2020, 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, 2020, 12:00 AM – May 27, 2020, 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, 2020, 3:00 PM – May 22, 2020, 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, 2020, 7:00 PM – May 21, 2020, 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, 2020, 12:00 AM – May 20, 2020, 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, 2020, 12:00 PM – May 06, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2019, 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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