Update: the location for this event has moved from the Gingko Lawn to the Barn.
Join us and cinéSPEAK on the Gingko Lawn for the Philadelphia premiere of Jennifer Peedom’s River—a poetic exploration of the timeless relationship between human civilization and Earth’s rivers. The film will begin at 9pm, preceded by a performance by Philly-based artist, percussionist, and vibraphonist, Hudson River. Doors open at 7:30pm!
About the film and performance:
Dir. Jennifer Peedom / Australia / 2023 / 1hr 15min / English
An exploration of the timeless relationship between human civilization and Earth’s rivers. Spanning six continents, this visual and musical tour-de-force is by turns celebratory, cautionary, and ultimately hopeful that we are beginning to understand rivers in all their complexity and fragility. Narrated by Oscar Nominee Willem Dafoe. With music by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Radiohead.
River is preceded by ‘Freedom Hill’ a short documentary by Resita Cox—Princeville, NC is the first town incorporated by freed, enslaved Africans in America. This historical significance sits on a precipice: it is gradually being washed away.
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