Monday, April 8th, 6:30pm
Yale Art Gallery Auditorium, 1111 Chapel St. (entrance on High St.)
For hundreds of years guitars have been made the same way... but now, that could all change. A band of famous guitar-makers (Bob Taylor, Chris Martin and Dave Berryman of Gibson) travel together into a primeval rain forest. Their mission: negotiate with Native American loggers before it’s too late for acoustic guitars. The result is the funny, complex and heartbreaking story of a profound cultural conflict and a battle over natural resources. Artists featured in the film: Kaki King, Steve Earle, Yo La Tengo, The Antlers, Lampchop, Turin Brakes and Sergius Gregory.
Followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Maxine Trump, Nick Colesanti, and Kathryn Dudley.
Maxine started her career in television in 1993, her last position in the UK before emigrating to the US was working for the BBC Comedy and Entertainment department as their TV Development Executive.
She trained as a fine artist, and won accolades at the IFC Hollywood Film Festival for her short Film “Silent Life”. With her fine art background, she often brings her artist sensibility to productions, whether it’s designing BDA-winning animation opens for BBC America or directing shoots for Sundance Channel’s “The Green.”
Her British roots have often been used to promote PBS shows, but she’s just as comfortable using her comedy roots to write scripts for Comedy Central. She has worked on long-form shows for Animal Planet and BBC America, interstitials for Sundance Channel, short films for TNT, promotions and concepting for National Geographic, TLC, Comedy Central, TV One, PBS and advertising campaigns for agency clients.
7 min. Directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee. Set in the remote Alaskan Yukon Delta, Yukon Kings follows Yup'ik fisherman Ray Waska as he teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run. With environmental and cultural forces threatening their subsistence way of life, Ray holds onto the hope that his grandsons will one day pass on the traditional knowledge to their children.
Running Time: 80 min.
Director: Maxine Trump
Producers: Josh Granger, Maxine Trump
Director of Photography: Curt Wallin
Editor: Josh Granger
· A River Changes Course
· EFFY After Dark
· GMO OMG
· Gold Fever
· Installation: Sustainability Heard
· Installation: Young Photographers Exhibition
· More Than Honey
· Shorts I: School’s Out!
· Shorts II: Redemption
· Special Event: Documentary vs. Advocacy
· Special Event: Jazz Ecology
· The East
· The Fruit Hunters
· The Last Ocean