Commune Movie Night
Two documentary films about the Mt. Philo Inn Commune and Vermont communes have been released within 1 year. This event will include appetizers, wine and beer, with an opportunity to meet and greet the people involved with the films and to have a tour of the Inn. The screening is FREE, with a suggested donation of $20 or more to help towards VAMP’s costs of restoring Vermont films.
***Followed by Q&A with Bridget Meyer and other commune members***
From 1970 until 1975 this group of activists were instrumental in forming People's Free Clinic, now the essential Community Health Center in Burlington, the Burlington Co-op, now the thriving City Market, and The Schoolhouse, an alternative school. In between they took in homeless kids and had a good time.
The Mt. Philo Commune, filmed by respected cinematographers Robert Machover & Michael Singer, was remastered and digitized by VAMP (Vermont Archive Movie Project) in 2019 and is presented by VTIFF (Vermont International Film Festival)