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Thursday February 23, 2012

A documentary film by Burlington Filmmaker Patrick Farrington will be shown and discussed on Friday, February 24, from 7-9 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset Street, (South of I89 Overpass) as part of the Faith Adventure Series. 

Farrington grew up in South Burlington and graduated from SBHS in 1986. He attended UVM, then worked in Los Angeles in the film industry for two years before returning to Vermont and opening his own media production house,
Farrington created The Champlain Street Urban Renewal Project documentary after years of research, taping interviews, creating computer graphics, and editing work.  His brother, Stephen Farrington, also a SBHS graduate (1983), composed and performed much of the score for the film.
The film has been shown in the Vermont International Film Festival, twice by Preservation Burlington Historical Society, by the Fleming Museum as part of their “built environment” exhibition, and most recently by the Vermont Italian Club ( as part of their commemoration to the lost “Little Italy” neighborhood and plaque dedication ceremony on the waterfront in Burlington this past October.   

The showing of the film on February 24th is free and open to the public. Discussion will be led by Monica Farrington. Handicapped Accessible.  Call 863-6764 for more information.