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Swift at the Box Office: Champlain Emmy Winners!

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift returned to mychamplainvalley.com on April 26—but this time, she wasn’t reviewing a movie. Swift highlighted the many student Emmy winners and honorees from Champlain College. Swift highlighted fiction films from Danielle Hazelton and Nick Robinson, who both brought home Emmys in their respective categories. […]

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Swift at the Box Office: “Transit”

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift is back with another movie review from mychamplainvalley.com. This time, she is reviewing the 2018 film “Transit” by Christian Petzold. The film is based off of a German novel from 1942 about a man named Georg, who assumes the identity of a dead writer […]

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Ti Laurent, is a 2015 film directed by Champlain College Assistant Professor of Film John Rasmussen premiering Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m., at Main Street Landing Film House in Burlington.  He will be in attendance at the screening to introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.

Film Director John Rasmussen

Ti Laurent centers on a young, poor boy (Pedro Bellabe) who is fighting for survival. Scenes were shot on the streets of the La Savane section of Les Cayes, the most impoverished region in southern Haiti. A review of Ti Laurent was recently reviewed in Seven Days.  For ticket information, visit The Vermont International Film Foundation website: vtiff.org

Rasmussen is a filmmaker working in narrative, documentary and experimental forms.  His work ranges from project documentation for organizations such as Oxfam, The United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative and Americorps to grassroots local narrative filmmaking in the U.S. and Haiti.

Rasmussen’s work has been exhibited in festivals in Mexico, Haiti, France, Canada, China and the United States.  He has taught a wide variety of courses in filmmaking at The University of Miami, Miami International University of Art and Design, Le Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince and founded a film group in the low-income neighborhood of La Savane in Les Cayes, Haiti.