Folklore Film Series
February 5th will be our monthly “First Friday Potluck” at 6pm followed by the film The Secret of Roan Inish, a hauntingly beautiful tale set along the Irish coast, this story concerns an infant that some say has been taken by seals! 1hr 43min. PG.
February 12th we will be showing The Storyteller. (PG) This HBO series from Jim Henson patterned its tales from old, often dark tales from the bards of Northern Europe. We will be watching three 22 minute episodes: The Three Ravens, The Heartless Giant, and The Luck Child.
February 19th will show the award-winning Spirited Away. (2hrs. PG.) This intense and surreal animation borrows it’s themes from Russian as well as Japanese traditions. A highly acclaimed movie, it is the highest grossing film in Japanese history!
February 26th will conclude the film series with the rare film Ofelas aka Pathfinder (1hr 26min. PG-13 for scenes of blood and violence.) Academy award nominated, this film is a 1000 year old tale from the Sami people – Scandinavia’s last remaining nomadic Reindeer herders. This harsh Arctic tale sheds light on the tragic loss and resiliency of indigenous people in the face of conquest.
Come re-awaken your imagination and reclaim our mythic past with traditional tales and modern filmmaking! Refreshments will be provided. Call 231-536-0333 for more information.