“From the River to the Ocean”
North Carolina Tour
A special program of films about Wilmington accompanied by live music
on Sunday June 17th at 2pm in Cameron Art Museum!
International award-winning composer/filmmaker Rozalind MacPhail presents FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN: a special film screening event celebrating the past, present and future dreams of the Port City accompanied live by musical performance.
During Cucalorus’ international artist residency program, Newfoundland multi-instrumentalist Rozalind MacPhail invited filmmakers to create short films inspired by their personal connections to Wilmington. The result is a striking mix of visual storytelling: 1940s archive film, social commentary, and hand-processed Super8 footage with an original live soundtrack combining traditional songwriting, multi-layered sound looping and live flute performance.
The films being screened in FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN offer unique perspectives on Wilmington, featuring locations such as the city’s Downtown area, Greenfield Park and Wrightsville Beach. Local filmmakers whose work will be screened include: Matt Malloy, renowned emcee for Cucalorus Festival; Mariah Dunn Kramer, UNCW Film Studies Faculty; Josh Caine, video and music producer; Matt Gossett, video artist. The program also includes works about the city by visiting international filmmakers Mandi Edwards (England) and Shona Thomson (Scotland).
As well as new films of Wilmington, this special event also features stunning films from Rozalind’s travels across Canada and a rare opportunity to see an extract of the archive film WILMINGTON, MY HOMETOWN made in 1947 and found deep in the archives of the New Hanover County Public Library. The film is a beautiful example of the postwar promotional films sponsored by the city fathers offering a staged snapshot of 1940s life as seen through the lens of Don Parisher, an itinerant ‘hired gun’ filmmaker traveling the state at that time.
The screening and performance will be followed by a Q&A with performer Rozalind MacPhail about her inspiring journey weaving live music, cinema and storytelling together to create tapestries of memory, place and identity.
Wed June 20 – NC Film Forum – Guest Speakers Shona Thomson, Josh Caine and Rozalind MacPhail with live audio-visual selections performed by Rozalind MacPhail
Thurs June 21 – Monstercade, Winston-Salem – Screening/Live Performance
Fri June 22 – Shadowbox Studio, Durham – Screening/Live Performance
Sat June 23 – The Code Gallery, Greensboro – Screening/Live Performance
Sun June 24 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro – Screening & Live Performance
Sat June 30 – Cat Fly Film Festival – Screening/Live Performance and Live Film Scoring Workshop with Rozalind MacPhail
“It‘s easy to fall for the eclectic sounds of this creative mastermind, and you will probably get lost in your imagination while falling.” — Rock Eden Magazine, Canada
Innovative St. John’s multi-instrumentalist, Rozalind MacPhail recently won ECMA Electronic Recording of the Year and MusicNL’s award for Female Artist of the Year. A classically trained flutist, this creative mastermind blends effected flute, electronics, field recordings and silent film through Ableton Live. MacPhail creates music for film and live performance and has released several albums of original work. She explores new ways to combine image and sound, in works that speak honestly of place, person and the human experience. MacPhail is sponsored by Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments.
Read more at www.rozalindmacphail.com
Check out Rozalind MacPhail’s TEDx performance: https://youtu.be/7P8sIvHo4mA