Received this from MediaStorm today:
We are excited to announce a special premiere of our soon-to-be released documentary Driftless: Stories from Iowa by Danny Wilcox Frazier on Monday, May 18, at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
The screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with Danny and the team from MediaStorm. Books and DVDs will be available for purchase, with signings both before and after the film.
Where: Galapagos Art Space
When: May 18, 2009
Time: Doors open at 7pm, the film will start at 8pm.
For guaranteed seating, RSVP to [email protected].
About the Project:
Life in Iowa can be punishing. Many Iowans expend their lives sweating over soil and spilling the blood of livestock; they endure the hardships associated with a life inextricably bound to the ups and downs of nature. Today, those challenges and a shift in our nation’s economy have pushed the youth of rural communities to migrate to the metropolises of America. Those left in the wake of this out-migration continue their lives, seemingly unchanged from the generations that preceded them.
The tension of contemporary rural life plays out: the struggle of a family farm to continue, disenfranchised youth, migrant labor, the country butcher’s role, and the aged fading from Iowa’s mythical landscape. Through their stories we gain insight to a way of life that is disappearing, a culture that could be lost forever. As “community” continues to be homogenized in zones of urban sprawl across the globe, we must consider all that we are losingÃ¢â‚¬â€development should not come at the expense of more fragile communities.