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Venetian Ginger Ale Giveaway @Hotel Vermont
March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy the movie and stay after to talk with director, Mark Covino & sip on some Venetian Beverages Ginger Ale– a soda that is deeply rooted in Burlington’s history. This event is free & open to the public.
The Crest is about two cousins on opposite sides of America, both surfers and both unaware of the other’s existence, discover they are both descendants of An Ri, the last King of the Blasket Islands, a collection of rocky islands off the western-most point of Ireland, surrounded by treacherous ocean and once home to a community of people whose culture was untouched by outside influence. The cousins meet for the first time in Ireland on a quest to explore their shared heritage, learn what has been passed down to them from those who came before, and to surf the waters of their ancestors.
Mark Covino is originally from Queens, New York, where he fell in love with film at an early age. By the time he was a student at Eastern Suffolk B.O.C.E.S., he was honing the skills he would need to make the leap from high school student to filmmaker. Soon after, Mark moved to Vermont to attend college, earning a BA in Cinema Studies and Film Production in 2006. While Mark was working towards his undergraduate degree, he became heavily active in the Vermont filmmaking community. He worked on several productions such as Unless a Death Occurs: Hazing Examined for PBS, Rally-Nation (a pilot optioned for ESPN 2), as well as the highly-acclaimed Black Panther documentary, What We Want, What We Believe. In 2012, Mark’s first feature film, A Band Called Death, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and subsequently won the Audience Award at South by Southwest 2013. The film was acquired by Drafthouse Films shortly thereafter and was released to rave reviews around the world.