“One Town at a Time,” a documentary “exploring Vermont and the people who love it” through the lens of the 251 Club of Vermont, will be shown on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Steele Community Room at the Waterbury Municipal Center, 28 N. Main St.
A question-and-answer session with the director, Mike Leonard, will follow the film. The entire program will last two hours.
In the summer of 2006, between semesters in college, Leonard visited every town in Vermont by joining the 251 Club, an organization dedicated to exploring the Green Mountain State. With his two best friends, he visited some of Vermont’s most celebrated places and interviewed local residents.
After living outside Vermont for over a decade, he moved back home, returned to some of the same places and interviewed some of the same people he met 12 years ago. He witnessed how Vermont has changed, how it has stayed the same, and, ultimately, how a wayfarers club shaped his identity forever.
The documentary shares this experience and invites others to hop in for a ride around Vermont’s 251 towns and cities.
This coming-of-age story combines retro footage from 2006 with contemporary footage to reflect Vermont’s changing cultural and physical landscape.
View a trailer at onetownatatime251.com. This screening is part of a summer screening tour (onetownatatime251.com/blog).