Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Mexico New Visions Free Public Screenings!

"The Sands of Time"
By New Visions 2008 Winner Catherine Y. Fridey
"A History of Navajo Wool: As Told by BaaBaa"
By New Visions 2008 Winner Melissa Henry

Friday, December 18, 2009
Jean Cocteau Theater | Q&A with Filmmakers to follow

In addition to the December 18th screenings above, a second screening of "A History of Navajo Wool: As Told by BaaBaa" created by New Visions 2008 winner Melissa Henry, will take place in Church Rock, NM, on Sunday, December 20th:

"A History of Navajo Wool: As Told by BaaBaa"
By New Visions 2008 Winner Melissa Henry

Sunday, December 20, 2009
11:00am (approximately)
Churchrock Chapter House
Church Rock, New Mexico | Q&A with Filmmakers to follow

A Chapter House meeting starts at 10am, which is free and open to the public, and screening is estimated to take place around 11am following that. The Churchrock Chapter House is located southeast of Red Rock State Park, near the junction of State Route 566 and the old U.S. Route 66, about ten miles east of Gallup, New Mexico. http://churchrock.nndes.org/

Please join us in celebrating two of our very talented New Visions 2008 winners for these special screenings, free to one and all!

THE SANDS OF TIME synopsis: A free public screening of the demo reel for “The Fields of Yaru,” the pilot episode for an entertaining and educational animation series “The Sands of Time”. While examining an ancient burial chamber with her Egyptian colleague Mez, spunky Australian archaeologist Gill enters a tunnel which transports her back in time, where she gets to witness the elaborate rituals conducted by the gods in the Egyptian afterlife. Spellbound by the experience, she is suddenly caught by Egyptian guards and struggles to free herself. Will Gill be able find a portal back to the present and continue her adventures around the globe? There will be a question and answer session after the screening with Catherine Fridey and other team members working on the project.

HORSE YOU SEE and A HISTORY OF NAVAJO WOOL: AS TOLD BY BAABAA: A screening of "Horse You See" (2007) by Melissa Henry, winner for Best Children's Film at the 2009 Talking Circle Film Festival, and the animatic for "A History of Navajo Wool: As Told by BaaBaa", a work in progress, which tells the story of how the Churro Sheep came to live among the Navajo. Both films are narrated in Navajo language, with subtitles. Filmmakers will be present after the screening to answer questions and talk about the film and their latest work.