The Methow Valley Interpretive Center hosts a fundraiser screening of “The Winter’s Tale,” a Wenatchi tribal documentary, at the Winthrop Barn on March 28. It will the movie’s premiere in the valley.
This event is also co-sponsored by Methow Arts Alliance, the Methow Conservancy and the Methow Valley Citizens Council.
According to a press release, the film takes its name from a time-honored practice when, in the deep of winter, a tribal elder would gather the young people around and begin to tell a story. The stories would unfold over not just hours, but over a period of days. The purpose of the film project was to capture the stories to share.
The film features Native storyteller Randy Lewis, who will lead a Q&A session with the filmmakers after the screening. The movie was made as a directed film study through the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
Ticket options include: $60 for a reserved table of four; individual tickets on a sliding scale of from $10 to $30; or student tickets on a sliding scale, from free to $10. Tickets are available at https://winterstalemethow.brownpapertickets.com, at Methow Arts in Twisp and Riverside Printing in Winthrop. Free tickets are available to The Cove and Room One clients, and to and volunteers. For information, visit https://methowconservancy.org/news/category/events.