The Discoverers Movie Q&A

Lewis & Clark inspired film + Q/A with director Justin Schwartz

Come see the Lewis and Clark themed, Oregon-filmed movie, "The Discoverers" starring Oscar and Emmy nominee Griffin Dunne at the Regal Fox Tower in downtown Portland on June 20. Meet writer/director Justin Schwarz and producer Laura Kleger for a Q&A opening night after the 7pm show.

The New York Times named The Discoverers a Critics’ Pick and the Journal of Early America's called it, "Witty and warm... where Little Miss Sunshine meets the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial." The Village Voice praised the "gorgeous" Pacific Northwest cinematography and Vanity Fair dubbed the award-winning film, “smart, canny, and sweet… full of grace notes and small surprises.”

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The Discoverers is a bittersweet comedy about a family forced on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek who discover themselves and each other as they make their own passage across America.

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Ghosts of Celilo - Award-Winning Musical Play

Event Date(s): March 4 - 12, 2011 Suggest Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 PM
Coordinator: Mark Johnson
Coordinator Contact: 503-614-1821,
Starting Location: Newmark Theatre in the Portland Center for the Performing Arts

The Ghosts of Celilo (suh-LIE-low) is a musical play based on true events that happened near Celilo Falls in the 1950s. Celilo was one of the world’s premiere fisheries and a cultural and spiritual center for native people before it was inundated by the Dalles Dam in 1957.

This ground-breaking production weaves a bittersweet love story within a mystery and features a haunting score of Native American music and traditional musical theatre songs. The Ghosts of Celilo is a collaborative dramatic production developed, written, and composed during the last 10 years by Marv Ross, Thomas Morning Owl (Umatilla), Chenoa Egawa (Lummi), Arlie Neshakhi (Navajo), and Tom Hampson. Greg Tamblyn joined this group several years ago as the director of The Ghosts of Celilo.

Bridge of the Gods Puppet Show

Put on by the Tears of Joy Theatre, performance location Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland OR. Puppetry brings a Native American legend to the Liberty stage. Huddle close to our campfire and listen to the story of the Bridge of the Gods. This legend tells of a fight between two brothers that caused the great land bridge in the Columbia Gorge to collapse. Join Coyote and She Who Watches as this story of the river and mountains unfolds. This remarkable play, based on a Klickitat version of the tale, is written by Native American storyteller Ed Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock), designed by Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs/Yakima) and features music by Arlie Neskahi (Dine’ Nation New Mexico) and poetry by Elizabeth Woody (Warm Springs/Yakima).

Evening Showing on the 19th of February!

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For further information you can contact:
  • Robert Heacock
    Washington State Secretary and Membership Chair
    Phone: 509-924-4020
  • Barb Kubik
    Chair, Washington State Governor's Lewis and Clark Trail Committee
    Phone: 360.546.5949

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