One Town at a Time
ONE TOWN AT A TIME – LOCAL MIKE LEONARD’S DOCUMENTARY FILM TO BE SHOWN AT ARTISTREE
· One Town at a Time (view a trailer for the film: www.onetownatatime251.com) is a documentary that explores Vermont through the lens of the 251 Club of Vermont.
· The film will be screened in Pomfret on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 7:00pm at Artistree, 2095 Pomfret Road, Pomfret, VT. It is hosted by the Abbott Memorial Library
· This screening is part of a summer screening tour: www.onetownatatime251.com/blog
· The film includes diverse voices from across Vermont, such as Fmr. Gov. Jim Douglas and Ben & Jerry’s co-founder, Jerry Greenfield.
Pomfret, VERMONT – Vermont has 251 towns. Explore them all…One Town at a Time.
In the summer of 2006, between semesters at college, director Mike Leonard took on the challenge of visiting every town in the state of Vermont by joining the 251 Club - a unique organization dedicated to exploring The Green Mountain State. With his two best friends in tow, he interviewed locals and visited some of Vermont’s most celebrated places. After living outside Vermont for over a decade, Mike moved back home and decided to revisit the 251 Club – returning to some of the same places and re-interviewing some of the same people he met 12 years ago. He witnessed how Vermont has changed, how it has stayed the same, and, ultimately, how a humble wayfarer’s club shaped his identity forever. One Town at a Time is a documentary film sharing this experience and invites others to hop in for a ride around Vermont’s 251 towns and cities. The film will be screened in Pomfret on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 7pm at ArtisTree as part of a screening tour traveling around Vermont.
One Town at a Time is a coming-of-age story that combines retro footage from 2006 with contemporary footage to fully reflect on Vermont’s changing cultural and physical landscape. It is firmly rooted in the community spirit that makes Vermont’s towns so special, including diverse voices from across the state such as Former Governor Jim Douglas and Ben & Jerry’s co-founder, Jerry Greenfield. In addition to the director’s experience, you will hear from 251 Club members of all kinds and, after listening to their stories of traveling through Vermont, you’ll want to start exploring as well.
There is a suggested donation of $10. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the film’s director, Mike Leonard. The entire program will last two hours.