Original Thinkers Stowe: Culture
The arts are woven into the fabric of all communities, but for some – the act of creating is as critical to life as breathing air. In this show, we will explore the stories of these folks, who use art to connect, cope and heal. Join us as we kick off the festival with an evening of film, discussion and performance!
Turning Tables (16 min)
Powwow techno pioneer Joshua DePerry, a.k.a. Classic Roots, uniquely integrates the sounds of his Anishinaabe heritage with electronic and house music. Redefining what it means to be urban and Indigenous, he’s preparing to start the next chapter of his life as an artist and educator in the world’s techno capital: Berlin.
Wearable Tracy (12 min)
Beginning in May 2017, Lee Kim crafted a hat out of pipe cleaners every day on the subway ride from the Bronx to Manhattan. Spanning everything from the sublime to the surreal, these jaunty headpieces present an opportunity for Kim to create, connect and spark joy by giving away these unique artworks.
Screening followed by a conversation with Lee Kim (subj).
Mr. Wash (17 min)
Fulton “Mr. Wash” Washington was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of a non-violent drug offense in the 1990s. While inside, he turned to painting as a way of doing the time while expressing himself. Granted clemency by Barack Obama, the film follows Wash as he rebuilds his life, telling a story of art, family, and second chances.
RESIST: The Resistance Revival Chorus (19 min)
In the midst of a country divided, a diverse group of women and non-binary individuals unite through the historic power of music to create a movement ignited by song.
After the screening, VIPs and Festival Passholders are invited on stage for a kick-off reception with special guests!
Original Thinkers Stowe is made possible thanks to these generous sponsors:
|Deborah and Ron Feinstein