"Nanook of the North" Film Showing at DPL
Jan 14, 2009
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
|Where||in the Public Meeting Room|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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Decorah Public Library will host a screening of documentary film Nanook of the North at 7 pm Wednesday January 14 in the lower level public meeting room. Decorah resident and Nanook enthusiast Ted Sojka will narrate the film, which debuted in early twentieth century movie theaters accompanied by a narrator and live music.
“Shown at most film schools, this first documentary film of 1917 by Robert J. Flaherty had people standing in line like a new Harry Potter movie at a modern theater. If you are a winter outdoors person, an igloo builder, a kayaker, a fisherman, or a wildlife person, you will enjoy the scenes of the Inuit hunter called the "Bear" by his people. He took the filmmaker [Flaherty] from our world into his family for a multi-year stay in the Arctic. If you wish to see life in the Hudson Bay area before Global Warming, here is the vehicle to take you there. The kayaking scenes of fishing for arctic char are unforgettable, as are the scene of the construction of an igloo by the only method that really works,” Sojka said.
In case of inclement weather, contact Decorah Public Library at 382-3717 for postponement information.