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Cinema for Cultural Diversity: Talking Sticks

Filmfort continues their free summer screening series, Cinema for Cultural Diversity, with “Talking Sticks,”, a one-hour documentary filmed in Ghana, Mexico, Norway, Brazil, Iceland and the U.S. This is a free event that takes place on Thursday, August 3, from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. in the second floor ballroom at The Owyhee at 1109 W. Main Street. All ages are welcome. 

“Talking Sticks” tells the untold story of marimba and vibraphone through the eyes and experiences of celebrated musician, percussionist, and composer Arthur Lipner. Through in-depth location footage and interviews, Lipner explores the history of these instruments, their cultural significances, and how they are created, to establish their context within world music. Along the way, Lipner connects with international musicians playing a stone marimba in rural Iceland, on the streets of Rio De Janeiro during Carnaval, and making a xylophone from ice in the high mountains of Norway.

"..Enthusiastically received by folks interested in world music and the creative impulse. It is not only educational but also funny and moving, and should appeal to any audience of music lovers." 
- Hartland (VT) Jazz Festival

Filmfort’s Cinema for Cultural Diversity is a free summer screening series taking place on First Thursdays at The Owyhee, June through September. The series offers both short and feature length documentary and narrative films from around the globe, with the presence of filmmakers at each screening. This series is part of Filmfort’s year-round programming, made possible by a grant from the City of Boise Department of Arts & History, in partnership with Boise Film Foundation and Global Lounge. 

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