The Wandering Reel is a traveling short film festival showcasing compassionate and artful cinema for communities with limited access to such films. We strive to engage that audience in a deeper conversation about the nature of cinema, the movie industry and the films themselves and how they relate to community, conscious living and making the world a better, more unified place.
Program: "A Call To Action"
All Screenings Followed by Community Discussion & Q&A led by Festival Director, Michael Harrington.
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About Michael Harrington, Festival Director & Curator
A bit of a wandering reel himself, Mike’s vagabond lifestyle no doubt served as some of the inspiration for the festival. A graduate of Marlboro College ('03) with a degree in film, Mike has oft returned to his filmmaking roots over the years working on such Vermont film productions Senses of Place(2004), Disappearances (2006) & Northern Borders (2013). In addition to making his own short films, teaching cinema and working in nearly every area of the movie industry, he served as assistant director of the Big Sur International Short Film Series for five years, bringing many of the world’s greatest shorts to one of its most stunning venues. With Wandering Reel, he hopes to personally deliver this oft forgotten art form to as many wonderful, new places as possible, and with them his own passion for the magical world of cinema.
“By exposing communities with films that are compassionate in their approach and passionate in their purpose, we hope to inspire conversation and collaboration between individuals and communities through the common experience of cinema.” ~ Michael Harrington, Festival Director