We are fortunate—for the 17th years—to have the Green Mountain Film Festival take over the town later this week. For many it keeps winter-weary minds off the fact that Spring has not yet arrived, and for all, of course, it brings us dozens of great films and presentations.
Crazy as it may seem, many of us actually enjoy waiting in line for the venues to fill and the films to start! We catch up with old friends—many who come stay in town for the entire week—and we make new ones, and we have lively conversations after and over dinner about what we’ve seen. It is all “VV” (“Very Vermont”) as one dear old friend terms it.
When I displayed a photograph of the London Eye at the Savoy Theater (the birthplace of the Festival) last spring, Festival Director (and well-known film maker) Terry Youk became intrigued with the resemblance of the great Ferris wheel to a film reel.
One thing led to another and I donated the use of that image and two more for the Festival poster and street banners that are hanging all over town. I’m thrilled with the wonderful job Terry and his graphics team did of transforming these images into a strong publicity theme.
These are the other two photographs and the banners they’ve become part of.
It is great fun to be even a small part of such a great event as this Festival! I’ll see you at the movies!