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SOLD OUT | Mar. 27 | underdog Screening in Burlington

Photo  back of Doug's head at a cattle auction. An audience on the left. Two auctioneers. Two men leading the bull out. Text: Film Screening. Wednesday, March 27 | 6:30 PM. Main Street Landing. Burlington. Logos: Vermont Public, Mosaic Films, Nice Marmot Films, Main Street Landing. Film Poster: half man's face, half dog's face. Underdog. The Curiously Optimistic Tale of Doug Butler
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underdog Film Screening
Wednesday, March 27 | 6:30 p.m.
Main Street Landing
60 Lake St. Burlington, VT 05401

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 - director/editor/cinematographer
Beth Whiting - Maple Wind Farm and Farm First Farmer Peer
Leanne Porter - Farm First Manager
Hosted by Vermont Public's Eric Ford

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, Skida Headwear and Accessories and Main Street Landing

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

Location: Main Street Landing
60 Lake St. Burlington, VT 05401

Agenda:
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?
There is metered street parking and paid parking at Pease Lot at Lake and College Streets.

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.

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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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