Check your program and make these important changes!
Check your program and make these important changes!
Somsen Auditorium, Winona State University
Speaker Sandra Steingraber presents her film Living Downstream
Following Sandra Steingraber’s Presentation will be a Q&A and book signing.
Like her hero, the pioneering environmental writer and activist Rachel Carson (author of Silent Spring), Sandra Steingraber is a cancer victim. Diagnosed at age 20, she successfully battled the disease for 30 years. During that time she’s used her knowledge and training as a biologist to bridge the gap between what scientists and the medical community regard as the causes of cancer. Steingraber grew up surrounded by toxic chemical discharge from industrial agriculture and is certain that her childhood environment and her health as an adult are intimately connected. She asks one of the essential questions of our age: How much proof is necessary to treat industrial contamination of air, soil and streams as human rights issues? This is a powerful and compelling film about a woman whose brilliance is surpassed only by her honesty and grit.
Lourdes South Lounge
Winona State University (West Campus)
Adrenaline Film Set
highlining, skiing, mountain biking and more
Each are $8 or show your Big Muddy Pass
There are a number of volunteer opportunities during the 2013 Frozen River Film Festival. The opportunities start on January 20 and go through the end of the festival on January 27.
Every hour that you volunteer for the festival you will receive a ticket to see any film set or workshop!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
6:30pm in Somsen Auditorium at Winona State University
Film: Living Downstream
Speaker: Sandra Steingraber
When we saw “Living Downstream”, we knew it was right for the festival. Sandra Steingraber shares a story which revolves around her search for answers. Central themes – like the connection between chemicals and disease – offer a provocative perspective on life in the shadow of Big Agriculture, and, in her case, a thirty year survivor of cancer …. Steingraber’s tenacious scientific look at industrial pollution, considers the facts, and provides answers. This is just one of over 50 documentary films to be presented at the 8th annual Frozen River Film Fest – don’t just take our word for it, come out and see for yourself.
FROM THE GROUND UP is the story of five widows of firefighters killed on September 11, 2001. Lifting our spirits, they empower their communities and honor their heroic husbands in the most fitting personal ways they can imagine.
When: Sunday, August 26, 2012
7:00 pm, FREE (donations welcome)
Where: Winona VFW
302 E. Sarnia Street, Winona
The Frozen River Film Festival and the Great River Shakespeare festival have partnered to bring the documentary film Becoming Santa to Winona.
July 7, 2012
Winona State University Science Atrium
$5 suggested donation benefits the National Child Protection Training Center
Here are some last minute changes to the printed program. Please make these changes in your program.
A big thanks to festival photographers: Kathy Greden-Christenson, Mary Farrell, and Jenn Baechle
Elaine Evans will speak directly after Queen of the Sun in SLC 120 not Performing Arts Center.
Paul Von Stoetzel will be appearing with The Price Of Sand
KIDS AT HEART additions
Pop-up Books by Jill Krase
Astronomy Table by Jennifer Anderson
Your Home and Place in the Universe – Come and explore your home in the Universe!! Discover just how big Earth is compared to our neighboring planets and the Sun. Hold rocks from outer space in the palm of your hand. Use the Geoscience Department’s telescopes and solarscopes to look for craters on the Moon and safely examine sunspots on the surface of the Sun. What do you want to know about your place in space?
Looking for something to do this January? Volunteer for one of our many positions with the Frozen River Film Festival. Fill out our form and our Volunteer Committee will contact you!
Use the above link to complete the volunteer form. Below are brief descriptions of our volunteer positions.
Usher/Ticket Taker: Be familiar with tickets, student & public passes and the admittance guidelines of each. Take tickets from patrons and ask to see student IDs.
Greeter: Welcome and direct patrons. Assist ushers as needed.
Info Booth: Provide festival brochures and other information. Communicate last minute program changes.
Vendor/Exhibit: Assist with vendor booths (could include set up, finding items needed by vendors, etc.)
Set Up/Take Down: Provide miscellaneous sign-hanging, table and chair placement as needed.
Tech Assistant: Run multiple films per session. Work lights. Training is provided.
Food/Buffet: Help with serving food and helping keep the food area clean.
Check-In Rooms: Oversee the Green Room or Volunteer check-in room where guests of the festival and volunteers will be come to drop off stuff and gather information for their sets.
Children’s Activities: Assist with children’s craft booths.
As seen and heard on HBO’s acclaimed series, “Treme”, Grammy Award winning, Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown will be performing live with Karyn Quinn on bass, Greg Balfany on sax, Larry Price on piano and Richard MacDonald doing percussion, Saturday January 28, 2012 at 8:30pm in the Somsen Auditorium at Winona State University.
Kid Chocolate began learning the trumpet at the age of nine years old and has toured the world playing music since the age of 15. Along Kid Chocolate’s musical voyage, he has had the honor of being nominated for a Big Easy Award, won a Latin Billboard Award, been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards and won a Grammy in 2010. Like other young New Orleans musicians, Kid Chocolate is musically diverse and fluent in jazz, blues, soul and New Orleans R&B.
This show is a fundraiser for The Frozen River Film Festival and Winona State University’s Friends of Jazz
CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets.
Head For The Hills and Whiskey Blanket come to Ed’s (no name) Bar on January 28, 2012 for the Frozen River Film Festival’s Meltdown Concert. H4TH was voted the “Best Bluegrass” band in Colorado two years in a row and produces an endearing mixture of homegrown compositions, traditional harmonies, and improvisation. Whiskey Blanket is a Boulder, Co based hip-hop band that is composed of a classically trained violinist, cellist, and pianist, and all are MCs as well.