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For the Love of Rutland

Director: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Documentary Features
Running Time:90:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
12:00 AM EST
Friday, November 20
Streaming On-demand

Meet Stacie Griffin, a resilient woman who lives in the toughest neighborhood of the heroin-battered town of Rutland, Vermont. This small, blue-collar city struggles through the opioid epidemic while also battling over immigration in an epic identity crisis that threatens to tear them apart. After 38 years of hardship and invisibility, Stacie yearns to improve her situation and those of her neighbors – including three Syrian families who arrive just before the federal government bans refugee resettlement. For the Love of Rutland traces three years in the life of Stacie, firebrand mayor Chris Louras, and an ensemble cast of characters representing a cross-section of the town’s clashing ideological and cultural subgroups.