Saturday, March 3, 3 p.m & 5:15 p.m.—WOODSTOCK—The eighth annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series at the Billings Farm & Museum will feature the award-winning documentary “Fire at Sea,” on Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in HD projection and surround sound, with complimentary refreshments. All films are open to the public and accessible to people with disabilities. Reservations are strongly recommended.
An incisive, poignant, and deeply moving portrait of the small, windswept Mediterranean island of Lampedusa — and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it. Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa is the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe. The film slowly builds a breathtakingly naturalistic portrait of the Lampedusan people and the events that surround them. The result is a lyrical, poetic, and searingly powerful documentary that casts neither judgement nor aspersions, but simply shows the world to the viewer — to utterly devastating effect.
Tickets prices are $9-$11. Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. For more information, visit billingsfarm.org/filmfest or call 802-457-2355.
Photo courtesy Kino Lorber
A scene from “Fire at Sea,” that will be showing twice on Saturday, at Billings Farm & Museum.