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Northwest Wyoming Film Series

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017
WHAT: Fall Film Series begins
FOR RELEASE: immediately
CONTACT: Peter Hassrick, peterh@centerofthewest.org or 578-4017
The Northwest Wyoming Film Series, a community effort to bring exceptional movies to the Big Horn Basin, will resume this fall in a split season.

Dear NWFS Members,
We bring the Fall 2017 season to an official close with the showing on TUESDAY, OCT. 31 of “THE RED TURTLE,” an animated fantasy drama that is a Dutch/Japanese/French collaboration. It’s been described as a deceptively simple story of a man who becomes shipwrecked on a deserted island where he encounters a giant female red turtle. Reviewers are uniformly lavish in their praise of this unusual film that can appeal to audiences of all ages on many levels.

From rogerebert.com: “The Red Turtle” is one of those rare animated movies that transports you to a different setting without demanding that you focus on narrative or character development. Instead, viewers are encouraged to fall in love with an environment, specifically a small tropical island on which a nondescript, mute castaway inexplicably finds himself shipwrecked. This focus on setting over narrative is crucial since “The Red Turtle” follows the normalization of one man’s romance with nature.” (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-red-turtle-2017)

From The Detroit News: ““The Red Turtle” exists in a realm outside of buzzing phones and text message alerts. It is a quiet, contemplative, poetic study of the patterns of life, told in a dreamlike style by director Michael Dudok de Wit. Some films are a speeding train. This one is a hammock on a Saturday afternoon.” (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/movies/2017/02/23/movie-review-red-turtle/98336200/)

For a more nuanced review, see A.O. Scott in the NY Times: ““The Red Turtle” practices a minor, gentle magic. It wants you to smile and say, “Ahh,” rather than gasp and say, “Wow.” But somehow the understatement can feel a bit overdone, as if the film were hovering over you, awaiting an expression of admiration. And it is hard not to admire the earnest artistry on display, even though it may also be hard to be as moved or enraptured as you suspect you should.” (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/movies/the-red-turtle-review.html?referrer=google_kp)

Finally, from the Washington Post: “A study in silence, solitude and stark beauty, “The Red Turtle” is a return to first principles, offering respite from an all-too-cluttered and cacophonous world.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/the-red-turtle-from-studio-ghibli-is-a-lyrical-escape-into-silence-and-solitude/2017/01/26/fdd4ff70-e193-11e6-a453-19ec4b3d09ba_story.html?tid=kp_google&utm_term=.fef15a58af2e)

This is a short film, only 80 minutes long, with no dialogue and, although it’s readily available now on several platforms, it’s best appreciated on a big screen. Here is the trailer of this PG rated film, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw7BggqBpTk.
Thank you for your patronage these past 6 weeks; we hope there were some selections that you found entertaining, as well as some that you will continue to reflect on and debate. We will keep you posted when there are opportunities in our area for exceptional viewing.
Warmly,
Harriet Bloom-Wilson
On behalf of the NWFS Board

Those on Facebook can “like” the NWFS page for more information.

NWFS formed in January 2012, organized its first season that winter/spring in collaboration with Tony Beaverson of Big Horn Cinemas and last year became an affiliate of the Park County Arts Council. The NWFS board members are Richard Wilson and Harriet Bloom-Wilson, Jan and Lee Hermann, Anne Young and Jim Nielson, and Peter and Buzzy Hassrick.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

Some photos from last nights performance of “The Comedy of Error” in Powell.  A delightful show!!!

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

hernOur 2016-17 Season opens with performances by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

comedy of errors11x17 final copy

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare starts at 6:30pm on Monday July 18th at Washington Park in Powell.

Comedy of Errors

Richard III 11x17 final copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” will follow on Tuesday July 19th at 6:30pm at Canal Park in Cody.

Richard III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The performances are FREE and open to everyone !!!!

Just bring a blanket, lawn chairs, picnic and beverages and enjoy the summer evening.  If the weather is threatening in the mid afternoon, The Comedy of Errors performance will be moved indoors to the Powell Commons, 134 N Bent in Powell and Richard III to the Cody Auditorium, 1214 Beck Avenue.

MSIP 2016 Play Synopses

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Holiday Home Tour

home tour poster 2015 copyPark County Arts Council

presents its’ annual fundraiser:

The Holiday Home Tour

Sunday December 13th 1:00-4:00pm

Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Available at the Cody or Powell Chambers of Commerce, Legends Bookstore, TheThistle, and The Meeteetse Visitors Center.
or at the door of any of the homes on the day of the tour.

Maps will be available in an insert to the December 8th issue of the Cody Enterprise and Powell Tribune.

Tickets will be collected at the last house you attend after completing the tour to enter a drawing qualifying for a chance to win $150 Cody Bucks.

For information please call 899-6693

Donate as you Shop Amazon

 Amazon Smile

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support PCAC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to us! Simply go to amazonsmile.com and type in Park County Arts Council as the organization you want to support.

Missoula Children’s Theater

Red Riding Hood 2009

Red Riding Hood 2009

Missoula Children’s Theater residencies are scheduled in Cody and Powell this season.  Auditions are held on the first Monday of the residency week with rehearsals following through the week and two performances on Saturday at 3:00 and 5:30pm.

Cody:  The Jungle Book  Jan. 26-31, 2015  Auditions:  Monday Jan. 26 3:45-5:45pm Cody Middle School Commons

Powell:  The Little Mermaid  February 9-14, 2015  Auditions:  Feb. 9 3:30-5:30pm  Powell High School Auditorium

Please be prompt, late arrivals will not be allowed to audition once the acting team has begun.  Students must be available all week for rehearsals from 3:30-8:00pm.  Some of the parts will have rehearsal immediately following the auditions.

 

Coming February 24th  O Sole Trio

7:30pm  Wynona Thompson Auditorium in Cody

A bit of everything Italian!