YAKONA WITH LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BY THE MONTOPLIS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Saturday, April 15, 8:00 PM
$10 / $8 Students & Over Age 54
$6 Foothills Film Society Members
The nature documentary YAKONA is an impressionistic journey down the San Marcos River. The film travels from source to sea, through the changing seasons, interpreting the river's time and memory, and documenting the relationship between ourselves and the natural world.
Justin Sherburn, composer of the film's score, along with members of the Montopolis Chamber Ensemble, will perform the score live to accompany the screening. Since the documentary has no dialogue, it relies heavily on the score to convey the grandeur of the natural world it depicts and the deep and abiding meaning the river holds for Native Americans living in the San Marcos area. The screening/performance will be preceded by a free lecture by Justin Sherburn focusing on composing music for the moving image.
This project is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arkansas Arts Council, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.