"The Great Northwest" Documentary Film - March 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Hermiston Library hosts  “The Great Northwest” with filmmaker Matt McCormick.

“The Great Northwest” screening with Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick

On on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m. the library will present The Great Northwest, a 90-minute experimental documentary based on the re-creation of a 3,200 mile road-trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who thoroughly documented their journey in an elaborate scrapbook. Fifty years later Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick found that scrapbook in a thrift store, and in 2010 set out on the road following their route as precisely as possible and searching out every stop in which the ladies had documented. Patiently shot with an observational, cinema-vérité approach, The Great Northwest is a lyrical time capsule that explores how the landscape, architecture, and culture of the Pacific Northwest has changed over the past fifty years. This screening is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact  the Hermiston Public Library at 541-567-2882, mbaldo@hermiston.or.us, or visit their website at www.hermistonlibrary.us

McCormick will be on hand to introduce the film and will hold a Q & A segment afterwards.

Funding for this program is provided by the Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO) through the National Endowments for the Arts' ArtPlace America. LEO is a nonprofit organization that serves libraries in its 15-county service area with programs, online services, and advocacy. With funding from the ArtPlace America grant, LEO aims to provide arts-based programming at libraries through various hands-on workshops, presentations, and art exhibits for patrons of all ages.