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      July 18, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      2658 Northam Road
      Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

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      Celebrating Vermont Filmmaker Nora Jacobson: Nothing Like Dreaming

      The Shrewsbury Co-op at Pierce’s Store, celebrating its tenth anniversary, will be screening another Vermont-centered film, Nothing Like Dreaming, on Thursday July 18th at 7pm. Filmmaker Nora Jacobson, best known for The Vermont Movie, has agreed to join us for the viewing, allowing for Q&A after the film. Nothing Like Dreaming, released in 2004, is a poignant coming-of-age film, with a vibrant lead performance by a young Vermont teen, Morgan Bicknell, who subsequently attended Middlebury College. The film explores her relationship with an emotionally challenged outcast living on the fringes of Montpelier. Morgan Bicknell’s character, Emma, is the daughter of a state senator and a folk singer (played by singer/songwriter Rachel Bissex who died of breast cancer one year after the film was released). Many Vermont legislators participated in the film, including then-senator Peter Welch (who plays the governor) and then-senator Phil Scott. A centerpiece of the film is a fire organ (l’orgue à feu) created by French sculptor Michel Moglia for the movie. As they are heated by blowtorches, the pipes begin to resonate, creating otherworldly sounds. Seating in Pierce’s Garage is limited so we offering advance tickets which can be obtained at Pierce’s Store or on this website. Tickets are sold on a donation basis (suggested donation $10) . The donations will go to cover Nora’s travel expenses and other costs associated with the film series.   We anticipate the event will sell out, so don’t hesitate to order your tickets.

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