Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

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[VIRTUAL] Stories from Mount Washington: A Documentary Film and Online Discussion

THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM. The film is available for viewing online any time from April 15-30 through a link you can receive by emailing Adult Programming Librarian MariaThe discussion will be held online on April 29 using a virtual meeting service. Please register at this link to receive access information for the meeting, and follow the instructions to be ready to join us on April 29. Please email Adult Programming Librarian Maria with any questions!

Online Film viewing: April 15-30 on Vimeo. Email Adult Programming Librarian Maria, at mschroeter@nesmithlibrary.org to receive the link.

Online Discussion: Register here, then join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 29 at 3 PM

Stories from Mount Washington, a 40-minute documentary film by Bill Millios, based on journalist Dan Szczesny’s 2018 book The White Mountain, premiered this past June at the Griffin Memorial Library in Auburn, NH to glowing reviews. You may remember that the library hosted Dan when his book, The White Mountain, was first published. This film, narrated by Dan, is a behind-the-scenes look at the various video footage, interviews, and photos compiled during the research period for this book. Interviews include rare recordings of legendary AMC hut girl Barbara Hill Richardson and Geroge Etzweiler, a 97-year-old ultra runner. In addition, Stories from Mount Washington features music by composer Jeff Rapsis as well as poetry by Mike Morin, Skyler Jaye Rutkowski and Rob Greene. 

The Nesmith Library had planned on having Bill and Dan present their film in person, but since the library is temporarily closed, they have made the film available to us to watch in our own homes!  The film Stories from Mount Washington will be available to view from April 15th through April 30th through a special link on Vimeo, a free viewing platform available in your browser. To obtain the viewing link, please email Adult Programming Librarian Maria, at mschroeter@nesmithlibrary.org. Then join us for the virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 29th at 3pm, when we will be holding an online discussion with Dan, and the filmmaker, Bill Millios, and the composer, Jeff Rapsis.  Register at this link to receive instructions to join the virtual meeting for the online discussion.

Bill Millios has written and directed the feature-length films, Old Man Dogs (1997) and Dangerous Crosswinds (2005,) both of which were well-received in Variety, The Boston Globe and America Online, and screened at theaters throughout New England. His company, Back Lot Films, produces corporate videos for companies such as Pike Industries, Globe Manufacturing, the NH Dept. of Education, and Saint-Gobain Plastics. Bill has taught digital video production and film history at Southern NH University and is also co-author of the book, The Digital Filmmaking Workshops: Producing, Marketing, and Screening Your Independent Feature-Length Film. Learn more about Bill’s work at www.backlotfilms.com.  

Dan Szczesny is a long-time author and journalist living in New Hampshire. His books include travelogues on Nepal, Alaska, and the White Mountains. He is a Hemingway Foundation finalist for short fiction and has also written collections of short stories and poetry. He’s traveled widely throughout the country speaking about adventure travel and the importance of getting kids into the outdoors. He currently calls Manchester, NH his Base Camp where he lives with his wife and daughter. Learn more about Dan’s work at www.danszczesny.com

To receive links for the film and virtual meeting, or if you have any questions, please email our Adult Programming Librarian Maria, at mschroeter@nesmithlibrary.org

Date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 3:00pm
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