April 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
On Saturday, April 12, we are going to present our recently completed film VILLAGE PORTRAITS THEN AND NOW and we hope you can come and take part.
The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the film will begin at 7:30. Please bring finger food to share and your own beverage.
Here is a bit of history to inform you, or maybe remind you, what it’s about.
During the 1970s I travelled throughout Canada photographing life in small communities. Many of these village documentations became the book VILLAGE PORTRAITS which I published with Methuen Publications of Toronto in 1981. Thirty to thirty-five years later I did a major trip across the country from my home in Harrop, this time with my husband Barry Gray, and we revisited and re-documented the same villages.
We were hoping to do another book, sort of a VILLAGE PORTRAITS REVISITED, but the book market just wouldn’t accept the idea. We decided to make a film, a photographic film, call it VILLAGE PORTRAITS THEN AND NOW, and show the communities with comparing photographs from then and now. The same people and places photographed by the same photographer, almost two generations apart. There are many single images from both then and now and many two-image combinations showing the time span.
Barry is the writer/narrator who tells the story of our journey and of the villages in a flowing, rhythmic, rhyming, very listenable fashion. And our son Tobias wrote and performed a song to introduce each community in the film. Even his wife Maggie and our daughter Mona do back-up vocals so the whole project has been a real family effort. We found a great young filmmaker, William Fritzberg from Vancouver, who helped us with all the technical, cinematic editing stuff and we have created something we are all very proud of.
We’d love a good crowd.
We are not charging admission to the film but we do hope you will consider buying a DVD or a digital download. More details about that yet to come.