Vermont vs. Hollywood

July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Heald Auditorium
37 S Depot St
Ludlow, VT 05149
(802) 228-7239

Amanda Gustin, a well-known speaker from the Vermont Humanities Council, will take a look at the movies from the point-of-view of how they treat and reflect Vermont.

In a presentation titled Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Films, Gustin will discuss how the state has been treated by Hollywood movies for nearly a century.

It has represented many different ideals during that time, and its portrayal reflects both Vermont’s own history as well as American history. Examining those films will provide interesting and amusing insights into the hold Vermont has had on imagination in the media age.

Gustin, representing the Vermont Historical Society, will provide background and share clips from movies ranging chronologically from 1919’s Way Down East directed by  D.W. Griffin to the 2005 film Thank You for Smoking.

This event is open to the public.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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