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The Great Northwest movie screening
March 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Filmmaker screens movie at the library
Filmmaker Matt McCormick will screen his documentary film The Great Northwest at the Hood River Library on Monday, March 21, 6:30pm. McCormick will be available to answer questions after the screening. This program is co-sponsored by Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO) and the Hood River County Library District.
The Great Northwest is a documentary film based on the re-creation of a 3,200 mile road-trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who thoroughly documented their journey in an elaborate scrapbook. Fifty years later, Portland artist Matt McCormick found that scrapbook in a thrift store, and in 2010 set out on the road, following their route as precisely as possible and searching out every stop in which the ladies had documented. Patiently shot with an observational, cinema-vérité approach, The Great Northwest is a lyrical time- capsule that explores how the landscape, architecture, and culture of the Pacific Northwest has changed over the past fifty years.
“The emotional undercurrents, along with spectacular cinematography and wisely restrained storytelling, make The Great Northwest a film that will awe—and quite possibly choke up—anyone who loves the green-tinted paradise we call home.” – The Willamette Week
This program is funded through the Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO) by a grant from ArtPlace America. LEO received the prestigious national grant award from ArtPlace America for “The Arts: Engage at the Library!”, an 18-month project to promote the arts as a community and economic development tool – with community outreach through the library.