FILM SCREENING followed by a Q&A with filmmaker (and possibly surprise guest panelists!) St Anthony Main Screen 3 Monday, October 10, 2011 7pm wovenfromtheland.com
General Public – $10 Film Society of Msp/St Paul Members – $5 Low Income – there will be a limited number of $5 tickets for low income people available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Synopsis: 2008 marked the first time in the history of the world that over 50% of its population lives in cities. What does this mean for our society? What does this mean for us personally? The voices of 18 Midwest Native and non-Native American rural women arewoven together in this poetic experimental personal narrative film to explore our relationship to land, land loss, loss of rural culture, how landscape shapes who we are, and connections between the history of land and racial strife. 17 years in themaking – WOVEN is both personal and universal. It’s the filmmaker’s journey home to explore her own connection to place while asking if changing our relationship to land is a key to both our survival and peace between peoples.
Reviews from the “Women with Vision” Festival last year: — Director Teresa Konechne tells us about her homeland, the rolling plains of South Dakota, through serene original music and gorgeous storytelling as simple as the land it describes. Konechne originally sought to relate a story about her mother, but ended up telling us about our mother — Mother Earth.
Mark Brenden – Minnesota Daily
— Beautifully photographed and delicately edited, this film is part Konechne’s memoir, part a crucial meditation on a direct experience of what “living from the land” means in an era of corporate agriculture and climate change. Konechne’s film accomplishes nothing less than quietly evoking a vision of a healthy relationship to the planet we rely on for our survival.
Lydia Howell – TC Daily Planet
PARKING: There is FREE parking: you can receive a parking validation for the St. Anthony Falls Ramp (210 2nd Ave SE, Mpls, 55414) (Make sure it’s the right ramp!) http://mapq.st/r33nhF
You can also park on the street on Main Street in front of the theater if there are spots. Though not sure until what time you have to pay.