Location- Liberty Cinemas 11 S Mission St, Wenatchee, Washington 98801
Hosted by Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Join us for the first public premiere of The Winter’s Tale, December 12, 7pm, at Liberty Cinema. Discover the 13,000 year old tribal legend of Dragon Spexman, the guardian of the Wenatchee Valley, nestled under the waters where the Columbia River and Wenatchee River meet. Explore legendary sacred sites through story told by oral historian Randy Lewis, featuring geological review by Nick ‘On the Rocks’ Zentner. Learn about local history and geology and see our valley in a way you’ve seen it before!
Followed by a live Q & A with Randy Lewis and Nick Zentner.
The Winter’s Tale is a directed film study program reaching across the Wenatchee Valley and across cultures. This project takes its name from a time-honored practice when, in the deep of winter, a tribal elder would gather the young people around and begin to tell a story, a story about the land, about the powers of the animals roaming through it and about the relationship of the people to it all. These stories would unfold over not just hours, but over a period of days, delivered with a sense of poetry, a cadence that captivated the young listeners and imprinted on them deeply, connecting them to the land and to their own heritage in ways that would remain with them their entire lives, and ultimately would be told again in the deep of winter to the generations not yet born.
All proceeds support educational filmmaking opportunities for local filmmaking students to continue this important tribal legends documentary series in 2020. Working with Randy Lewis, renowned Wenatchee storyteller, we will capture and preserve these oral traditions while introducing students to the creative and technical processes of filmmaking. Students learn theory and practical application of filmmaking by working in-studio with professionals in the industry and instructors at Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center to develop camera, audio, lighting and editing techniques.
Visit https://icicle.org/winters-tale/ for more details.