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The Commons
The Arts

Off The Beaten Path film series returns to Latchis

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Originally published in The Commons issue #399 (Wednesday, March 15, 2017).

BRATTLEBORO—The Latchis Theatre’s Off the Beaten Path film series, which showcases recent films which “might have slipped under the radar but shouldn’t have,” returns with four weekends of movies, starting March 18 and 19.

Off the Beaten Path started two years ago as a way to provide alternatives for film fans who want something other than the latest Hollywood blockbusters, according to a news release. Audience support has been strong.

The Mud Season Edition of Off the Beaten Path opens Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, at 4 p.m., at the Latchis Theatre, with the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, Moonlight. Local audiences get another chance to see this chronicle of the childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood in Miami.

Off the Beaten Path continues on March 25 and 26 at 4 p.m., with The Salesman, the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

On April 1 and 2 at 4 p.m., the series presents The Eagle Huntress, a documentary that follows 13-year-old Aisholpan as she trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle huntress.

Off the Beaten Path concludes on April 8 and 9 with The Red Turtle, a dialogue-less film that follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs, and birds.

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