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VTIFF Screening: Real Genius

June 22 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$5 – $10

An ‘80s-comedy, college-coming-of-age flick that’s more interested in cerebral matters than ways of the flesh is interesting enough. Then when you cross the outstanding director Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl, Rambling Rose) with the guys who wrote Police Academy, you get….Real Genius.

Vermont comedian Max Higgins loves this movie, and he’ll tell us why. Maybe it’s the presence of Val Kilmer in just his second film, or maybe it’s those liquid nitrogen coins, or the amazing conclusion involving tricks with lasers. Or maybe it’s because the film was photographed by legendary, Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter). The only way to find out is to come and see the film.

Max Higgins is a Burlington-based standup comedian, artist, musician, and comedy producer. He won the 2023 Seven Days readers’ choice award (“Daysies”) for Best Vermont Standup Comedian.


June 22
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 – $10
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Vermont International Film Festival
(802) 660–2600
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Creative Zone
Chittenden County Zone


VTIFF at Main Street Landing
60 Lake Street, Ground Floor
Burlington, 05401 United States
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