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SOLD OUT | Feb. 13 | underdog Film Screening in Montpelier

Photo of sled dogs running with their tongues out. Text: Film Screening. Wednesday, Feb. 13 | 6:30 PM. Savoy Theater. Montpelier. Logos: Vermont Public, Mosaic Films, Nice Marmot Films. Film Poster: half man's face, half dog's face. Underdog. The Curiously Optimistic Tale of Doug Butler.
Laura Nakasaka
Vermont Public

underdog Film Screening
Tuesday, February 13 | 6:30 p.m.
Savoy Theater
26 Main St. Montpelier, VT 05602

This event is SOLD OUT. Click here to join the waitlist.

In underdog, a Vermont dairy farmer risks losing the only home he's ever known to chase his dreams of dog mushing in Alaska. Revealed in intimate vérité, Doug at first presents as a modern Quixote, but then finds to his delight that sometimes the world can be as he imagines. The resonance of the journey extends to all who have faced down loneliness, isolation and the struggle to make sense of forces beyond control.

See of a preview of the film here.

Following the screening of this full-length documentary, stick around for a Q&A with:
Tommy Hyde - producer/writer director/editor/cinematographer
Aaron Woolf - producer/writer
Jessie Witscher - Farm First Farmer Peer Coordinator
Eva Griffin - Farm First Resource Coordinator
Hosted by Vermont Public senior reporter Bob Kinzel

Click here to reserve your free tickets.

In collaboration with Nice Marmot Films, Mosaic Films and Farm First.

Sponsored by: Ellie Stubbs, Financial Advisor, with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC and Skida Headwear and Accessories

Event FAQ
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
Event Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Savoy Theater
26 Main St. Montpelier, VT 05602

6:00 p.m. - Doors Open
6:35 p.m. - Welcome message
6:40 p.m. - Film screening Begins
8:00 p.m. - Film screening ends, Q&A begins
8:30p.m. - Event ends

Is there a cost to attend?
No, but seating is limited so please reserve your free tickets in advance.

Cancellation policy
Please let us know if you are not able to join us so that we may release your tickets to someone else.

What are my parking options for the event?
Metered street parking and paid lots are available near the theater.

Will there be food available at the event?
Yes, the concession stand will be open with snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your name will be on the registration list at the door.

Will this event be broadcast?
This event will not be broadcast or recorded.

If you have additional questions please reach out to us:
Send us a message here or call 800-639-2192, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Amy grew up loving PBS and she began her public media career as a camera operator at WKAR Public Media in Lansing, MI. After college she held positions in production and fundraising at Detroit Public TV, Connecticut Public and GBH in Boston. After a break to pursue dreams of working in agriculture Amy moved to Vermont in June 2019 to manage events for Vermont Public. When Amy is not communicating with the Vermont Public audience you can find her gardening, kayaking, camping, cross country skiing and enjoying the bounty of Vermont’s farmers.
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