Filmmaker Anthony Marques, of Newport, Vt., right, records Babes Bar co-owner Jesse Plotsky preparing a drink in Bethel, Vt., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. The bar has remained closed for business since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but it has remained a gathering place for activists sharing ideas in the wake of the police killings of black people that inspired nationwide protest in the summer. “We all came together during this time and became friends, and pretty much family,” said Marques, who is making a film about the experiences of black Vermonters. “He can we move forward? That’s what this place is all about – don’t sit stagnant and confused,” he said. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to email@example.com.