Frozen River Film Festival – Winona Minnesota –
Winona Minnesota, a beautiful remote country land and yet as alive with cultural activity as the bustling big city, will host in January its third Frozen River Film Festival.
Over 40 documentary films about Adventure, Environment, World Culture and Extreme Sports will be featured at the festival. Speakers and filmmakers who have traveled the world will be there, sharing their experience. Award- winning musicians will highlight the evening and practical workshops on composting, broom making and green investment will be offered. All this will take place during the 4-day festival, between the 24th and the 27th of January, in Winona, MN.
Winona, nestled between the covered limestone river bluffs and the stunning mighty Mississippi River, is also the perfect place to enjoy winter outdoor activities. Cross-country skiing, ice-skating, kite-boarding and snow shooing will be organized during the Frozen River Film Festival.
Opening the 2008 festival, Lama Yeshe will be joining filmmaker Kashyar Darvich, and producer David Mueller to presentg their new film “Dalai Lama Renaissance”, a Minnesota Premiere. Narrated by Harrison Ford, this film has won already many awards around the world. It tells the story of 40 leading thinkers from the West, invited by the Dalai Lama, to offer their wisdom in answering some of the world’s toughest problems.
The three Dominican Nuns, appearing in the powerful film “Conviction” by Brenda Truelson Fox will be in Winona on Friday. Seeing it as their duty, mission, religious calling they broke into a missile silo in Colorado and …land in jail for their beliefs. Recently released, they will travel to Minnesota to comment on their experience and answer questions from the audience.
Stories from across the globe will be presented by various experts. Martin Atkin, director of images for Greenpeace International in Amsterdam will present several films and speak about his responsibility and how to make a difference.
On Friday night, January 25th, the beat-keeping Mohican, Bill Miller will perform at the Historic Main Street Theatre in Winona. From Northern Wisconsin, Bill Miller is an award-winning recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist and painter. His songwriting incorporates folk, blues, rock, and traditional Native American music in various degrees.
The film The 11th hour by Leonardo Di Caprio will be shown on Saturday night. Papa Tortuga, First Ascent, Granny D Goes to Washington, Kilowatt Ours, Two Rivers, Titans of the Coral Sea, Voyage to 109 Meters, Fridays at the Farm …are some of the 40 films featured that week-end.
For the complete list of films and the schedule or for buying Festival Passes, please visit our website at www.frozenriver.org. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-459-8090.
The Good Mother of Abangoh is scheduled to screen on Saturday, January 26th at 3:30pm and 6:00pm.