"Deep Down" Film & Appalachian Country Dance Come to Astoria
Friday, March 18th, 7:00 PM Film Screening
Country Dance and Music to follow
The Loft at the Red Building, No. 20 Basin Street, Astoria
Free Admission; Suggested Donation $5
What do Country Dances and Coal have to do with our estuary?
Deep Down ~ Documentary from OPB Independent Lens series
Similar to the Columbia Estuary's own fight to stop proposed LNG terminals, Deep Down is a film showcasing one community's battle to overcome dirty energy-- a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine in the heart of Appalachia. The film displays the heart, passion, and dedication of everyday citizens fighting to keep their community safe.
The film Deep Down was featured on OPB as part of the series "Independent Lens." Join us for a celebration of citizen power - you'll see our own community struggles in this beautiful film.
Special Guest ~ Beverly May from Kentucky
The film's star, Beverly May, will attend the Astoria event. From the heart of Appalachia, Beverly is a nurse whose town was threatened by mountaintop-removal. Although she identifies herself as a "mountain woman" and a "hillbilly," Beverly May defies those stereotypes-- she is a fiddler, health practitioner, community builder, and protector of her Appalachian heritage.
Please join us in welcoming Beverly to the Pacific Northwest and in celebrating our joint efforts to keep our communities safe from dirty energy projects.
Country Dance ~ with guest band and callers from Portland
Beverly will host a festive Appalachian-style square dance and finger pickin' session immediately following the film screening. The dance will feature music by regional favorite, the Flat Rock Stringband playing Old-Time American stringband music. Joining Flat Rock is special guest, and Astoria local, Hobe Kytr, on banjo.
Renowned callers Paul Silveria and Bill Martin will lead square dance sets for an evening of celebration as we look toward the future of two communities' victorious battles against dirty energy projects.
Admission is free, a $5 donation gladly accepted
More Information about the film and musicians: http://www.columbiariverkeeper.org/index.php/headlines/view/102
Wahkiakum Friends of the River