A new date to be announced soon! The Methow Valley Interpretive Center Presents the Methow Valley Premier of “The Winter’s Tale” – Story-telling by Wenatchi elder Randy Lewis followed by Q&A with Randy Lewis, Nick Zentner and the film-makers. Co-sponsored by Methow Arts Alliance, the Methow Conservancy, and the Methow Valley Citizens Council.
This film takes its name from a time-honored practice when, in the deep of winter, a tribal elder would gather the young people around and begin to tell a story, a story about the land, about the powers of the animals roaming through it and about the relationship of the people to it all. These stories would unfold over not just hours, but over a period of days, delivered with a sense of poetry, a cadence that captivated the young listeners and imprinted on them deeply, connecting them to the land and to their own heritage in ways that would remain with them their entire lives, and ultimately would be told again in the deep of winter to the generations not yet born.
These stories exist still today and it is the purpose of this project to capture them in a form that can captivate the modern young mind. Through Native storyteller Randy Lewis it is possible still to connect our youth to the lands, to imbue them with a sense of awe, wonder and respect. This project seeks to endow students with the skills to become modern storytellers and to deliver those stories through the channels of today – in classrooms, through TVs and YouTube – all while preserving these stories forever.
The Winter’s Tale is a directed film study program through the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
This special event is a fundraiser for the Methow Valley Interpretive Center. Ticket options include: $60/reserved table of 4; Individual Tickets (sliding scale): $10,
$20, $30, or Student Tickets (sliding scale): $0, $10. Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets, or at Methow Arts and Riverside Printing.
This event will be held at The Winthrop Barn.